Mom of 3 saved by her audiobook addiction!
It was an incredibly well written book as always. But the narrators were awesome. The book had everything mystery, suspense, and a twisted love story. I like that it kept you guessing, and the end was a surprise.
The constant twists and turns, and always keeping you guessing. And the twist halfway through was chilling.
I loved Nick and kept routing for him, and despised Amy. As it was meant to be.
I loved it when Nick started getting his control back.
Spoiler**** for as much as I LOVED this book the ending leaves you hanging and a little dissatisfied. No justice. But I do believe it could lead you to a second book to finalize the story and find justice and happiness.
Near the top
Two narrator's/performers - really enhanced the story line.
Both were excellent!
Intrigue and conflicting emotions for the characters - changing emotions toward each one at different points throughout the book.
The book was very well done - both the writing and the performance. It kept me guessing until the end.
The double readers certainly helped me get in the "voice" of the characters and as the story progressed I was impressed with the ability of Julie Whelan and Kirby Heyborne to advance into these less-than-likable characters minds....
But, the story was not my favorite and if compared to the other "young guns" writers I would choose their writing instead (Jennifer Egan)
I bought this book solely based on the reviews. I had a long road trip and really wanted something to keep my attention. This story nicely fit that requirement. I usually stick with scifi/supernatural stories and this was a venture from that. I enjoyed both narrators. Nothing destroys a good book like an annoying narrator. These two were good choices and were Nick and Amy. I will say this- it is RARE that I read a book and have such disdain for the main characters. These are the type of people I hope I never know in real life. I also found myself having some of the same opinions as the characters on certain topics. I actually think the minor characters were who I liked the most. I enjoyed listening to the different points of view from the character's voice. The detail behind the personalities and storyline surprises really held my attention. I can usually predict how a story will end and this really kept me guessing. I actually wanted my fourteen hour road trip to keep going. I finished the book today after I got much needed sleep. I am still musing through the tale and know this will be one that I read again.
A better ending!
Finish the story!!
Narrators did a really really good job!
Story kept me listening but then came the ending and all I can say to myself was: "What the heck! You have GOT to be kidding me!" And this was NOT a good thing!
I never listen to a book more than once unless the prose are extraordinary. This is definitely not that kind of literature. But if there was movie, I would watch it!
The plot is the key to this novel. Never a dull moment, always full of intrigue. I was so engaged in the storyline and the characters that I often pulled into the garage of my house, and stayed in the car to keep listening. I couldn't "put it down." I enjoy a good plot twist for the gratification I get in the end when I can say "psh! I totally knew that was gonna happen," this was NOT the case with Gone Girl. The plot twist was effective, and I at no point had it figured out. The plot twist in this book was perfectly executed.
This book is definitely a "page turner," and did not disappoint.
The performance was amazing, especially the voice of Amy. The story was a real page-turner, or whatever the audiobook equivalent of a page-turner is! Had to suspend disbelief a little but overall was gripping. The "smut factor" was a bit overdone, the coarse language and sexual references were a bit much, so not for listening to in the car with the kids.
The unexpected ending was my favorite part.
Althought I get involved while reading a book myself; listening to them helps bring out the intended emotions.
I love that the book was unpredictable from the beginning. It kept me guessing and wanting to her more.
#1 Aud Bks: T Help,T Darling, All D Sedaris,Prayer for Owen M.All G Flynn ,Secrt Lang of Bees, Bel Canto, 11/22/63 H2O fr Elephants Dog Star
This was my first Gillian Flynn and it was fantastic. Believable, wicked characters.
Great story, great reading. No happy endings here, but it all seems to make some sort of sense in the end. A little bit violent, but it serves the story- never gratuitous.
Gillian Flynn"s three books, Sharp Objects,Dark Places and this one, Gone Girl, have been the most compelling, intelligent audio experiences I have had in the last few months.
I am finding it very difficult to find anything close to this quality to read (listen).
I apologize for the cut and paste same review of these three books, but I wanted to contribute to the reviewing community that has helped me out so much. My time seems to get tighter and tighter all the time, which is why I value these great listening experiences so much ( mostly in my truck running around for materials- I am a contractor ).