Just plain fun
The characters were flawed, a bit sick and incredibly interesting.Just when I got comfortable with a story direction, it would twist and turn another direction.
It kept me awake for hours in spite of extreme jet lag… it made me toss and turn to try to stay awake after an 11 hour flight. 21 hours+ awake and I still listened….
I would recommend this book to a friend with a few reservations.
The plot definitely kept me interested and engaged in trying to figure out what would come next. Definitely lots of twists and turns to keep the reader coming back for more!
Loved her and (I'm really sorry) just HATED his voice. He did not sound remotely like the character described in the book. He would make a great simpering gay man in another story, but he was so far from Nick in this one that it really dampened my enthusiasm for the story. Not sure who cast him for this part but they really missed the mark!
I was always anxious to see what was coming next.
I liked the book although I felt the police investigation fell way short of the CSI perfection we've come to expect. The ending was unexpected, and I'm not sure I liked it, but I did find it an interesting choice by the author.
I'm not sure. The plot was completely ridiculous, yet I kept listening hoping it would get better.
No but I will definitely avoid this author if she publishes anything else.
They were both fine.
The premise was interesting.
I have no idea what all the fuss is about and I'm shocked that so many people rave about this book.
Well read, entertaining, but ultimately there are no appealing characters and didn't really feel worth all the time I spent listening to it. Little meaning in the end.
I don't know why books like this achieve such popularity. You will rarely find lead characters so unlikeable as those in this book. Maybe it is not the narrator's fault, but she really brings out the snarkiness in the husband and wife's observations -- they are snarky about EVERYTHING, big and little. Overall, it's a nasty piece of work. There is one - and in my opinion, only one - neat little twist in the plot. But other than that, spending so many hours in the company of these vain and annoying people is time I could've better spent so other way. I do, by the way, sometimes like mysteries featuring twisted or sociopathic characters (Ruth Rendell comes to mind) but this story pours it on too thick without any charm whatsoever.
The ending was horrible. The book was great up until the end.
I liked how they went back and forth between Amy's story and Nick's story.
Again, it was until the end.
Couldn't get enough. The plot twists were awesome. Then there was no justice. At the end she basically won. And she does not deserve to win.
This is one strange book. A woman plans her disappearance so that it appears her husband has murdered her. It is amazing how she plans it, and it seems so hopeless that her husband would be charged with her murder. Julia Whelan just cannot do a male voice. Her male voices are very feminine.
What I loved the most about this book was how well written the characters are, Gillian Flynn knows how to enter the psyche of human beings. But the most interesting thing is that you never know what to expect with this story.
The narrators are A+ as well and they capture perfectly the personality of both Amy and Nick. I can't wait to listen to it again.
I definitely recommend the audio version of Gone Girl. There's a certain intonation that comes from this audiobook that I think really helped set the tone of each chapter.
I can't imagine loving this book so much had it not been for the excellent narration by Julia Whelan. She's not narrating the Amy sections, she becomes Amy. I Didn't care much for Kirby Heyborne's over enunciation of words though.
It started a bit slow but once it got going, it was real hard to stop listening.
High! Was very well written and performed.
All of it but the ending! It built such suspense but it left me somewhat hanging.
"Did he, or didn't he?"