Lover of books, art & family but not in that order.
Gillian Flynn NO. Others YES.
No. I did not like the story & how it ended. Will not be seeing the movie since it is the same as the book.
The narration of this book was very good. I could follow it easily. I just did not like the way the book ended.
It ranks among my top picks, including "The Goldfinch", "A Visit From the Goon Squad", "The Help", and "Water for Elephants".
I loved Flynn's adroitness in crafting completely original characters whom she goes on to fully develop in utterly unpredictable ways.
Amy and all of her many facets!
This was a very well written story that left me disturbed at the end. No happy endings here. I honestly wasn't sure how I felt when I listened to the last chapter.
The narration was great. They both did a great job portraying their respective characters.
This book made me want to listen until the end. Somewhere it takes a disturbing turn and I kept waiting for the happy ending that never came. I enjoyed the book immensely and was also disturbed by the story ending. Love/Hate.
I waited some time before downloading this book, despite it having been promoted as a great book. But on a bus trip I realized my smart phone battery wouldn't hold out for as long as I'd need it, so I bought a book, Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn. I enjoyed reading it, and so I finally bought Gone Girl. It was also a compelling novel - an easy listen, and one I wanted to stay with until it was finished. Recommended as a very good book for a long ride.
Listening to audio books help make the long commute into work tolerable. Favorites are Liane Moriarty and Jennifer Weiner.
Absolutely loved this book! Brilliantly written, I couldn't stop listening. One of my favs by far.
Pair a masterful story with two wildly entertaining narrators and you have an audiobook worthy of taking a road trip for. I opted for longer commutes, ran extra errands and even looked forward to hitting the treadmill in order to listen to more of this book. Having a voice for each of the main characters added so much to a story where ones perception of the characters is constantly shifting. The alternating voices kept you on your toes and matched well with the differing timelines and accounts of its characters. A must listen!
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I finally jumped on the Gone Girl wagon and found Gillian Flynn's book enjoyable but troubling. Nick and Amy, the married protagonists of Flynn's story, are a toxic mix of love and hate. Flynn has written Amy as a manipulative bitch who leaves you wanting more subtlety of character in her portrayal as such. While Nick is a nice likable character who leaves a lot to be desired. But what kept me listening was the page turning tension that saves the book because without the nuanced story and the surprise ending the characters would not be worth our time.
The end of this book made me wish I had never read the book in the first place. I don't life cliffhanger books, especially ones where you are fairly sure the good guy and an innocent life is getting royally screwed over but you never know for sure. The book leaves you wondering how and if he able to escape from her manipulation and if their baby was saved from having to endure it's mother' coniving ways. I will never read another book by this author. Not recommended.
Not leave the ending up to the imagination of the listener. As stated earlier, I hate cliffhangers.
The narrator did not necessarily detract from this book, she just had a bad storyline to work with.
It started out quite good. Even when you found out she had planned everything the book remained interesting. It wasn't until towards the end of the book when her true character was revealed and you find out how her husband and child are manipulated that the book turns bad. Then it just rather ends without really an ending.
Do not read this book unless you are prepared to be very disappointed. I am disappointed in very few books, but this was one of them.
I highly recommend this book to people who have already seen the film and for those who have not. The book is super suspenseful and really fleshes out the intense nature of Amy and Nick's relationship, I put her name first so I don't get into Amy's deadly sights, is defined in a way the movie could not do.
I've read some reviews that talk about how Amy was an over-the-top character and there is not really any woman out there like her. I find that extremely naïve and I can only assume the reviewers have a "June Cleaver" or "Brady Bunch" image of most women. There are women and men who are "evil", for lack of a better word. Watch your back, carefully.
The narration was great and Julia and Kirby's voices completely complimented each others and really helped to deliver a perfect package of story and narration.
This will definitely be a book I read again and again.
This story is very captivating. The newly released movie is nearly 100% true to the book. The only reason i didn't rate it 5 stars was because I would have preferred less foul language... but that is my personal preference. The story was really good. I recommend both the movie and the book.