Excuse my language, but it was a mind ####! First I hated her, then I hated him, then her again. These people!!!! But honestly I couldn't stop listening...I needed relief, I needed to know how this story ended and though it did not end how I would have wanted...there was poetic satisfying justice. I wish I could discuss details but I don't want to ruin it for you. It was great storytelling...read it, the crazy rollercoaster ride was worth the credit!
I should give it 5 stars because i enjoyed it but then what would I rate The Help, Memoirs of a Geisha, etc. in comparison?
They deserve each other!
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I absolutely will listen to Gone Girl again. This is an amazing book and like a movie you love and have seen a thousand times that you see a facial gesture or background object this book will yield clues and insights that will still have me reeling come the end of the book.
What did I like best? Well I am just going to say the ending. I was shocked and surprised and my mouth actually fell open.
I love Nick. He is a great guy and I don't want to give any spoilers so I am just going to say that his character was developed well and is rich and complex and one of the nice things was at the end the twist makes you realize just how true blue this fella is.
A moment that moved me? Isn't the shocking end enough? The book made me run back to Audible and buy all of Gillian Flynn's books and listen to them back to back.
I recommend this book to anyone that is stuck looking for that "thriller" that won't have you on the edge but has enough humor to have you smirking.
Format was lame. Bouncing back and forth in time. Tedious and excruciating.
Maybe. Her last book was a better story with an intereting premise.
Because he reads like the beatles played music. With three chords. Puts you to sleep. Didnt want to finish. I hope everyone who finishes this triathlon for the senses gets a big sexy reward at the end. Im of the belief that the end will make my ass hurt.
Professional Wig Consultant owner of Bambi's Makeover. 50 Yrs. old grew up around wigs & books. My mother always wore a wig & read a book.
Hum i feel sick, did i like this, i'm confused. Weird but keeps your interest.
I have recommended this book to several people...why?...because it is a great read!
The plot is great...awesomely disturbing!!
If you like books that keep you on the edge of your seat and you don't know the end as soon as you start it...this is the ticket.
I enjoy mysteries. I have little time to actually read. I love listening while driving much better then the terrible North Florida radio.
The performance was good. I disliked the story overall. It seems like an exaggeration of any broken marriage from my "single" point of view. Crazy wife, cheating husband, lets have a baby to trap the man with a lot of bull in the middle.
the story was just too much for me.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Not if it followed this type pf subject matter. I just wonder if all the characters in the book we related to Frankenstein?
I think so
They were prety good & probably the only reason I even finished the book at all.
Probably most of them.
Almost gave up reading this book about half way through. There was so much demented & bizarre action going on & it seemed to be written going backwards a lot. Then it seemed like there was a campaign going on to cheer for the husband, switch again & cheer for the wife. But to put this book in a psychological perspective it made the "War of the Roses" come off sounding like a children's bedtime story. It went way past weird, deceptive & competitive. I don't know where the author came up with such material but if you were an alien & read this book you sure would not head for his planet. It was way past normal behavior & it certainly came nowhere near the subject of love & compassion. My advice is to read at your own risk & do not expect any intelligence to be obvious. How far is too far? This book flew past that question half way through. My question is WHY? Why would anyone write a book so twisted & off the mark, depicting human behavior as mostly suspect, untrustworthy & ends with just plain vengeful & totally crazy. Did I forget gross?
I loved this audio book! I think I have read all of this author but when I saw the audible book on sale, I decided to dive in again. And this story is engrossing! I feel like I have just come up for air, I've listened every possible minute for three days! I think I like the audio book better than reading it myself. I highly recommend.
Dark, Mysterious, Amazing!
Those are the three words I would describe this book.
I loved it! This is the type of book that I look for. The kind you start it and think you have the whole story figured out but as you read you get proven more and more wrong! I love movies like that. I feel like this book should be put into a movie.
The most enjoyable thing about listening to Gone Girl was the fact that you COULD NOT anticipate what would happen next!
This book is so refreshing in that I was able to listen to it in it's entirety and immediately want to listen again! Not once did I guess where the plot was going, I just let it take me and enjoyed the ride!
I loved how detail oriented the book was and how it did not disappoint by not tying loose ends together, although there were a lot of loose ends to keep up with!
I cannot think of a book that I would compare to Gone Girl... I would compare the "Back to the Future" movies although it seems a strange comparison.
Both Gone Girl and the Back to the Future movies had a lot of twists and turns in the plot that need to be explained and "wrapped up" and both did an excellent job of creating a plot with a lot of "moving parts" that needed to be tamed in the end and there were no disappointing "band-aids" used to explain something away... For every intricate plot twist, there were enough explanations and "AHA moments" to keep even the most jaded reader understanding and believing throughout the book.
Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne were outstanding in their performances on this book. I can not imagine anyone else performing this book. THEY WERE NICK AND AMY!!!
Their performances were not overly dramatic, just believable and really drew you even more into the plot.
There were many moving moments in this book and I would love to go into a deeper explanation, but for fear of a spoiler, I will just say that in Amy's case, I have never loved a character that I didn't like so much in my life!!!
This was the first book that I read by Gillian Flynn and I immediately went and purchased all of her other books and I can not wait until she comes out with a new one!
Gillian Flynn has a writing style that is all her own and she knows how to create the most compelling characters I have ever encountered in my reading.
I did not want to do anything other than listen to this book. I was annoyed when the phone rang or when I had to sleep! I can listen to this book over and over...