The last several hours of the novel grew ever more ridiculous; storyline needed to be more believable, ending was meaningless. It seemed that the author had a pressing appointment or was tired of the characters, thus ending it all by ending the novel. A plausible last few chapters, characters that one could care about, and an ending that does not leave the reader with thoughts of "that's it, are you joking?" we're all necessary to improve this read.
Kirby's female voice was annoying but overall his voice quality and reading were excellent and enjoyable to listen to. Julia's performance was acceptable.
Storyline was interesting for vast majority of the novel, which added to the disappointment in the last few chapters.
What fun is anyone without a dose of mystery.
Outstanding plot, real characters, great pacing. The story is written from the perspectives of husband and wife and the audio recording is likewise divided between his voice and hers.
Believable voices for the characters
It was well spent but the end of the book ruined it for me.
The first part of the book really keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Both of their voices are incredible. I felt like they played the parts very well and really brought the story to life for me.
A completely fucked up story about love.
Yes, to catch any details I missed the 1st time.
I've listened to KH before. They both did a fantastic job as their own character. Not so great when they narrated a character of the opposite sex.
I love a good story
Mystery, Story Twist
Getting to the ending was more enjoyable than the ending itself. Really bummed about the ending.
I liked the "Amy" narratives, especially half way through the story when her cynical side shows. The readers voice fit the character perfectly!
You don't know what you have until it's gone
Worth the listen. I've been trying to read this book for months, but life just gets in the way. This was my very first book with Audible, which allows me to "read" a book while I work my computer job. This book made me a huge Audible fan and I convinced a number of friends and family to join.
The story was great and held my interest after the first 30 minutes or so. The story takes a weird turn, it starts out as a "where is she?" and ends with an almost sadomasochistic vibe. Kind of weird but still a good "read."
I loved the two different voices for the story and they were both really good at conveying emotions.
There were a few funny moments that made me laugh out loud
The twists in this book were unbelievable!
The truly sociopathic ways.
Part two of this was shocking.
It was a great story - so it was time well spent.
Yes, but only to those who are not easily offended by hundreds of F words, C words, and other profanity.
Yes. Though their narration was awkward at first (especially when they impersonate another voice) it does grow on you making it less uncomfortable.
You think you have the story figured out - but you don't. Not even close. There are so many twists and turns that have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Then it ends - and the ending sucks.
It was a very intense story that had me binge listening for hours on end. The male and female narrators really helped to bring out the story more and allowed me to dive into the mind of both Amy and Nick as seperate beings.
It really did; I had no idea how the story would end. There were scenes I had hoped for and characters I wished would triumph, but I could not truly grasp how the story would unfold until the last two chapters.
Julia Whelan did a PERFECT job in her roles, even simply as Amy. She kept my attention and made me feel exactly what she wanted me to until the very end.
The way to book ended me moved me the most, because it was not what I expected but realistic in many ways. I felt disgust, sadness and disappointment, but not in a "I hate this ending" kind of way; I felt for the characters outside of Nick and Amy. Without giving away too much, this whole book had me writhing with emotions, both negative and positive.
I am glad to have listened to this book before the movie comes out. It allowed me to see the big picture of everything in my head and to get a sense of the characters on their own without having to refer myself to the actors portraying them on the big screen.