This book is amazing and I have recommended it to everyone. It absolutely grabs you and doesn't let you go no matter how many times it twists and turns.
My favorite part was the first big reveal when I realized that someone wasn't at all who I thought. It turned the whole story upside down!
They were fantastic. I felt like they were the characters and that they were just chatting with me. I will definitely be looking for other things they've done.
I'm a writer and a yoga teacher with a Masters in English Literature.
Intriguing, surprising, delightful
Every time the story twisted and turned was memorable. As a reader you really got to watch your expectations keep changing. Gillian Flynn offers an interesting feminist perspective in the book which really gets you thinking. She doesn't let you get away with a "normal" story. That being said, I wasn't thrilled about the way it ended. The intricate, careful story sort of fell apart in the last few threads. Overall though it was a great listen.
I don't want to give away any of the plot twists, but there's a despicable character that I ended up having a strange kind of respect for. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters, they were so much more complex than when you first get to know them.
Yes, I have never been so obsessed with finishing an audiobook. Usually I listen on my commute and when I'm walking my dog, but with this one I'd get home and make excuses to clean my house so I could keep listening. I didn't laugh or cry but I was so fascinated with what was going on.
I purchased Gone Girl on a whim and boy am I glad I did! Great storyline and superb character development. This book will make your jaw hit the floor on more than one occasion!
I've been an Audible member for a bout a year now and Gone Girl is by far the best listening experience yet.
I joined the party late - Gone Girl's hype has ebbed, though it's sure to ramp up before the movie comes out later this year. I'd heard it was good, just hadn't gotten around to reading it. But, from the moment I first clicked play it was nearly impossible to put down.
I think the narration makes this book. Sure, I probably would've liked it had I read it, but Oh My God it's awesome with the two narrators. They became Amy and Nick in a totally believable way.
As for the story, it's full of twists and turns and will have you pausing playback and saying, "What? Wait — what just happened?"
Loved it. LOVED IT!
I would recommend this book to a friend because of the story. It's good and you just want to know what happens. The people chosen to narrate this story do a fantastic job. Upon first downloading an audio book I thought their voices would be boring and make me regret it. But I actually felt like they were Nick and Amy.
I liked the way it ended. I also enjoyed all the elements and how it was thought out. I was surprised multiple times.
It's hard to choose. I liked and hated them both. I guess I could say I liked Amy better especially in her Diary entries.
The ending moved me. I was rooting for both of them and neither of them at the same time.
This book gripped me from the beginning - and I'm not going to lie - it had one definite surprise turn for me - but once that surprise passed - I knew how the book would play out. What I hadn't counted on was how much I would dislike certain characters. Don't want to get into specifics for fear of ruining it for anyone. But when I finished - I was actually annoyed. Which is not a bad thing. If a book evokes any sort of emotion - well - it's done its job!
Daughter, wife, mother, feminist, equestrian, vampire enthusiast
This book has more twist and turns than a slinky! Had me guessing right up to the end.
Good pace. Excellent character development. Fantastic story.
One main then the other. Can give to much away....
Read it, listen to it, whatever. It's a must experience.
After four hours I was intrigued... After eight hours I wished I had really not started this book but was determined to see it through... After twelve hours I just wished they would have killed each other at the beginning and saved us all the agony... I did finish it, but only because I thought there might be SOME redeeming quality in either of them... I was wrong.
Performances were outstanding... Just too bad the characters were so, so, I don't even know how to describe how twisted and unredeemable...
Again, the performances were great, and it was an interesting exercise to think about how this could have even possibly been worth my time, but I just can't get over feeling abused.
This is only my 2nd written review after 50+ listens... It basically pi--ed me off...story wise and loss of my time wise... At least the author got a reaction out of me...
I'm disappointed in Audible listeners. This is the first time I've listened to a book with an average rating above 4.0 that I didn't like. One of the main characters is pathetic. The other is diabolical. The lesser characters are one dimensional. The ending was unsatisfying. I finished the book, but wish I hadn't wasted the time.
I love Gillian Flynns writing. I always am waiting for the next page. I look forward to all of her new books.