In the top 12. I like thrillers and this one was a good one. I also like having individual readers for the two characters. They did a great job
I like the way the story introduces the characters and then later on we really get to know the real truth behind the characters.It was a fresh approach to telling a story and the opening scenes are slowly deconstructed.
When Michael goes on the "Oprah-like " talk show and turns the tables.
Worrth the credit!!
I found this book to be an interesting insight into others' minds and relationships, a sort of "you never really know what other people are thinking" or "you never really know what happens within two peoples' marriage" expose. Well written and read, interesting, and witty. My only complaint was that the plot moved a little slowly for me, although a counterpoint is that the detail and depth at the beginning is essential to the listeners understanding of Amy and Nick thereafter. Highly recommend.
Loved the great twists this book kept giving.
Just when you think you have story figured out there pops up another situation.
They did exellent job of taking on the characters emotions.
When the wife thought she was home free and then got double crossed.
Different story. You were exposed to both main characters personalities and rode the roller coaster of feelings and even shifting who you were "siding" with as the story progressed. Enjoyed!
I think they used the F word excessively and flagrantly, also much other unnecessery crude langauge that didn't really add to the story. It embarrassing to listen to in the car with the windows open and just seemed distasteful.
I recommend the story, but I won't recommend the book because of the profanity and use of words throughout. I feel like I cannot really recommend this book to any of my friends based solely on the amount of bad language.
I have not, but the reading was very good
Fantastic performance. Tremendous noir thriller. Made an incredibly long and tedious car ride go by like a trip to the corner store!
The two narrators for this book made me love this story even more
When we found out about the REAL Amy!!
Really grabbed hold for the characters and brought them to life!
This book was one of my first trillers and I am hooked !!!
The book itself is outstanding - it holds your attention to the last sentence, and the plot turns are perfectly executed. Ms. Flynn ensures that each is airtight, so we are not compelled to suspend disbelief. I highly recommend it.
However, the two narrators - male and female - were a problem. The female did not accurately capture the personality of her character, and the misinterpretation changed the feel of the narration. The male narrator is guilty of the same problem - misinterpreting the character.
Maybe it's generational, but they both infused their reading with sarcastic and/or ironic undertones. In addition, the male narrator's penchant for over-acting when reading the dialogs of secondary characters was off-putting in the extreme.
Finally, I decided to purchase the book and read the second half, rather than listen.
To say too much would spoil the story. But suffice to say that this is a story about the dissolution of a marriage as well as being a suspense story. Flynn can be a mean spirited writer--and I mean that in the best way.
The readers really make this work, as the story alternates between the point of view of the characters and moves back and forth in time. Julia Whelan in particular is SPECTACULAR.
A word of warning, this is a dark book. Quite funny at times, but dark. People who dislike it prefer Hollywood endings. If that is you, skip this.