Not having read the print version, I cannot compare. But I highly enjoyed the audio edition. The narrators were wonderful and drew me into the story right away. Julia Whelan did a great job with the material, making me laugh and really enjoy what was going on.
I can't say that I could compare this book to another one, because all I kept thinking of while listening was the tv show Dexter!
This is the kind of story where the narrators bring the people to life. I could picture this book in my head. It is almost as if I had seen a movie instead. When I listen to a book, instead of just reading, I feel as if I know the characters personally. As if I could meet them on the street as best friends.
Laugh!!! I am sitting here laughing now just remembering it.
I agree with people who say don't read too much about the book. Just get it! Don't spoil the moments by knowing too much.
This book is unlike any I have ever read.
No, but I couldn't believe how sick this couple is.
Unbelievably good story!
It seems as though the author is proud of her ability to write intricate but cliche characters and then later reveal that the cliches were a fabrication. Well worn stereotypes and an abuse of all the good and bad things about New York and the midwest. I'll admit I got hooked enough to finish it, but it left a sour taste. I'd get home from work after 40 minutes in the car and be in a pretty lousy mood.
The book ends on a cliffhanger, but no.
They were fine.
It used some good vocabulary during one scene.
PROBABLY NOT THAT IS JUST BECAUSE I DON'T USUALLY LISTEN A SECOND TIME TO ANY BOOKS. BUT I AM PUSHING MY HUSBAND TO LISTEN TO THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD.
THE BOOK TAKES A TURN RIGHT WHEN YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
COULD NOT PICK BETWEEN THE TWO BOTH WERE GREAT.
YES I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND ANOTHER BOOK TO LISTEN TO THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS BUT I CAN'T FIND ONE THAT COMPARES TO THIS BOOK IT WAS REALLY REALLY GOOD. I WAS ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT AND WOULD GET FRUSTRATED WHEN I HAD TO PUT IT DOWN.
THIS BOOK WAS VERY GOOD I DID NOT THINK I COULD LOVE AND HATE TWO CHARACTERS IN ONE BOOK AS I DID THIS ONE. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE BOOK AWAY BUT IT WAS TWISTED.
This story was captivating for the many layers and plot twists. The characters are not very likable but are compelling and in the end you find yourself sympathetic. Do people complete each other in other than positive ways? Nick and Amy are somewhat frightening in how they grow to understand each other. The narration was fantastic and a great way to experience the story.
This is an incredibly creative work of art. It may be the great American novel. It describes a panorama of America, in New York and the mid-west. It involves the police, the media and every one else in this crazy society and how we as a society arrive at truth. Although this story is fiction it could easily be true (see OJ and Jeffry MacDonald, among many others). There is no need to go into the convoluted plot about the politics of an American marriage.Read it for yourself
No. I never listen twice.
Explaining would give away plot points.
Laugh at the twisted points.
Fun, sick, but fun.
I really enjoyed this audiobook, the psychological twists and turns really got me, and I found myself looking forward to spending more time in my car or on housework to find out what would happen next.
I don't think it ended necessarily like I would have preferred it to, but on the other hand I admire Ms. Flynn's not bowing to a Hollywood ending, which would certainly have been the more popular ending.
I found myself sympathizing with a character several times early on in the book, which then made me feel like a total psycho later on when more of that person's personality was revealed....then I felt okay again...then I felt like like I might be unhinged again! Nice sucking in of the reader so they start to question their OWN judgement, too!
Sharp Objects by the same author is one of my favorite books ever. This one doesn't reach that one's heights of genius, but it's still a good listen!
I Love Olive
Probably not. I liked the story, but don't really enjoy stories where the characters are arguing alot. I enjoy reading books like this, but somehow listening stresses me out. But the story really kept me interested.
Depends - I would have to see what others say about it first.
Nick was my favorite.
The story was amazing and the narrators were perfect for the characters.
I would love for this to be a movie. Gone Girl is the perfect title for so many reasons.