Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
This is just the sort of book I look for when I want something different. Each time I thought I knew where the story was going I was wrong right up to the end of the book. It was definitely one of those where I didn't want to stop listening. I'm not always a fan of dual readers but in this case it worked perfectly. If you're looking for something a little dark, a little different and maybe more than a little twisted this is your book.
This book is unlike anything you've every read
I hated all the characters.. But LOVED the book
I couldn't stop. Nothing got done till the book was done. Including sleep
Best book every
When I finished this book I said "ahh!" Not, "ahhh" as in I'm satisified, but "ahhh" as in, I've lost my balance and am trying to keep myself upright. Weeks later I am still unsettled.
The narrators did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life, and I greatly enjoyed their performances. The only reason I did not give this title an overall rating of 5/5 stars is because of the language issue. I do not understand why the need for constant vulgarity in today's literature. And while I can skip over words when reading, it is much harder when they are coming into my ears as part of a story I do not want to turn off, but detest the language in which parts of it are delivered.
That being said..
This story sucked me in and did not let me go. I didn't have the luxury this listen of getting the whole book in in just a few days, as is my wont. But every time I had the chance, I was listening, totally wrapped up in the drama unfolding in Nick and Amy's lives. And feeling increasingly uneasy.
This is not a comforting read, but it is engrossing and thought-provoking.
This review contains spoilers. This book was a three star listen for me - not because it's average, but because it contains hints of brilliance surrounded by boring, and also seems to include some pretty bald-faced plot devices. The first half of this book was quite slow at times, and hard to get through. It seems to lay the groundwork for the major plot twist early on, then spent a lot of time trying to distract the reader before the twist. Amy's character is particularly unlikeable, ultimately, of course, but was also really inconsistent in a few places. For example, Amy is incredibly controlling and wary. She can see intended harm in the most innocent actions of friends and takes immediate steps to protect herself and punish the "offender." But she's somehow also lax enough to be robbed by strangers she has willingly spent significant time with, taken essentially no measures to protect herself from, and, most out of character, made no effort to control or manipulate. The robbery just feels like a clumsy plot device to make the reader feel a tiny bit better - something bad finally happens to evil Amy - and to move Amy toward going home.
All in all, a decent story I enjoyed very much at times, but not one I'd bother with again - it's too much of a downer, and not quite clever enough to make up for that.
Busy Mom to 3 boys and awesome wife to a stand up guy :-)
Fun and twisted!
I really liked all of them!
Fun and twisted!
I was surprised! Doesn't happen a lot but this book got me!
Mom, Photographer, Designer
Amazing narration/acting. Oh yeah. If you can listen to it, by all means do. I'm really glad I had the opportunity.
Hmmm... tough question. I haven't encountered a book exactly like this one. She is a talented, comical, dark author. She's witty and smart. Such an enjoyable experience.
Oh that's a tough one. They were both incredibly good.
Yes, and if time permitted, I would have. I finished it in a week, at staggered times.
I highly recommend this novel. I especially enjoyed the audio version.
Couldn't stop listening! Recommend to anyone who likes a good, not-too-gory, thriller/mystery.
Narration added to depth and emotion and development of characters.
Absolutely! I have probably convinced 12 people to read this book after I finished it.
The whole story is a wild ride.
I love hearing Nick and then Amy's point of view. Great way to present the book.
Every time I thought I had it figured out . . . I was surprised again. I love that.
How about a sequel???
Great book, great audio, was really surprised at how much I loved it. Finished it in less then a week.
Now I'm on to Sharp Objects. Highly Recommend!
In the top 3
The twist and turns and how it lead you believing one thing and then did reveal pieces as time went on, very well done
Loved the male and female narration it made it easy to follow, almost like it was really them