I thought this would be much better because everyone has been talking about it. Terrible ending and it was slow to start. I hope they doctored it up for the movie.
There are so many other books that are more movie worthy.
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Truly original plot with lots of twists.
The bit when Nick is undergoing fertility testing and the... mechanics... are hilariously described.
When Nick reaches the end of the treasure hunt.
I was constantly in suspense over every detail. I found this a very engaging, totally unique thriller.
Excellent, spot-on performance.
Knowing that there was something really off about Amy and Nick from the beginning.
The ending was the amazing. I loved how Gillian Flynn ended the story.
Loved both of their performances.
I was just a little scared and wondered what if someone like Amy was in my life.
This story has twists that kept me listening to the end. The author takes the novel formula and turns it on it's side. This is a psychological thriller per excellence. The narration was OK, but the story line really grabbed me. Listen when you have plenty of time, because you will not want to stop!
I liked the way the characters portrayed what goes on in a long term relationship.
when nick calls some of Amy's former friends and finds out how she went about framing them
when Amy gets robbed at the cabin
Watch this before you shop for engagement rings.
I really wish the ending had been more satisfying. Felt like the author was leaving room for a sequel or something. very satisfying right up until the last few chapters.
I am speechless. Prior to listening to Gone Girl, I had tremendous pleasure listening to Code Name: Verity and heard great reviews about Gone Girl, which might have led to high expectations of this book. I did finish the book and feel I should have listened to my gut and stopped listening two hours in. First, this was not a thriller. Very predictable and written at a 10th grade level. The male narrator is marginally better than the female. When the female narrator would read a line that was a man speaking the narrator would try to sound like a man, but unfortunately it came off badly. I kept telling myself the wide variance in my feelings of this book versus others must be because this was unabridged, but now that I finished the book, I can not imagine that was the sole reason. This was an absolute waste of money.
The "man voice" the female would speak in was rather silly and very annoying. I didn't care for any characters nor cared what happened to them.
The reader of this probably good book made it impossible to get through the 1st hour
Kirby performance made me return the book
What fascinated me most about this book was the fact that I had to keep listening to story until I found myself chin deep in red herrings, plot twists and then I had to unravel everything until the end. This is a twisted story about twisted people and it is deliciously addictive. I enjoyed both narrators. I did not recognize the Carthage Missouri, where I live, but that is artistic license on the author's part, which did not take away from the story line.
Really did not enjoy this starts off OK but then downhill and totally improbable
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You will love this book if:
* You enjoy being surprised at every turn. This plot consistently seemed to be pointing the listener/reader in one direction and then turning 90 degrees. Just as soon as I thought "ah ha, I can now outguess the author", it caught me flatfooted again.
* You want well drawn primary characters with full dimension flaws.
* You love well executed writing with all the dramatic and short-term cliff-hangers that make for a good mystery.
You won't love this book if:
* You don't like fully self-absorbed characters. The two main players are vitriol laced and consumed with deep and dark anger.
* You need an "all's well that ends well" ending. Or even just an ending that suggests there's hope for something less malevolent.
I never once considered not finishing this book -- I had to know how it ended. However there is absolutely nothing uplifting or happy about this book. I wouldn't consider rereading it (my absolute litmus test for a good book) and I'm turned off enough that I don't think I'm interested in seeing the movie.