This story is very captivating. The newly released movie is nearly 100% true to the book. The only reason i didn't rate it 5 stars was because I would have preferred less foul language... but that is my personal preference. The story was really good. I recommend both the movie and the book.
So many have reviewed this book that another long review isn't needed. Let me just say that if you think you've read them all, you haven't read this one.
Your typical mystery/suspense novel devotes the first third to the crime, the second third to the buildup that led to the crime, and the rest to the solution and the exposure of the criminal. Or even more commonly it starts with character introduction and the story leads to the crime and the crime to the solution and the bad guy.
Gone Girl breaks the mold, revealing the criminal and crime in the middle and still managing to maintain suspense to the end. The first third will have you suspecting that the author is up to something, giving out clues as to who has done what to whom, but you won't be sure and you will still be at least a little astounded when you run into the facts in the middle.
Despite the staggering originality of this novel, I only gave it four stars because the author could not pull it off without creating a character who anyone could ever mistake for a human being. This creature had to have some blood of an evil alien flowing through the veins.
Stopped listening after chapter 3. Then after revisiting the rave reviews I tried again. As much as I tried I couldn't get past Chapter 5. SLOW, and characters are annoying. I kept hoping the exciting part was coming up, but I never got there.
Yes, it helped me get through the tedious background on the characters
Once I hit the halfway point, yeah - because now we had a REAL story and not just a slow reveal of one side.
Depends, I thought Heyborne as Nick was terrible, and I hated his female voices.
language is so offensive!! don't like it for myself, therefore not recommend it for anyone i know!!
The most interesting is the fluency of the details; the least is the facts listed of the problem solving or conflict. full with stereotype and unreal facts .
Scorned woman's revenge.
When Amy shows her true self.
Where Nick realizes he has been played.
I loved this book, the way it was written, the back and forth from Amy's diaries to Nick, to real Amy. It was much more than I expected it to be and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this.
i enjoyed the movie, but i found that there really wasn't much more to the characters in the book than the movie portrayed.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. The story line was great. It keeps you in suspense from beginning to end.
The most memorable moment was hearing the TRUTH played out. Hearing "her" side.
No I haven't. It was a very easy listen. Nice voiceovers.
Yes, I was very emotional about the thought of the husband killing such a kind woman who wanted so badly to be loved and to make her husband happy.
Book: Interesting murder mystery. Most of the plot is believable. It is well written and has some great visuals.
Performance: Two readers do an excellent performance. They make up for any plot shortfalls.
Didn't read the print version.
SPOILER ALERT: I really wanted to see Nick "get even."
Both did a great job...especially liked Julia's performance.
Was never particularly "moved," but was amazed at how far Amy went and how smart she was.
The story was good overall, but the ending was just, "blah." It did make me think about what the future might hold for the characters, but it was disappointing, considering all the build up.