Yes, I would and I would listen more attentively to the first part which seemed to me a little run of the mill. Then, BOOM! the good and when I say good, I mean crazy, begins. What a wild story!
The plot twist. I tried to aniticipate them but I was stumped.
I don't know that I have a favorite but I would say I loved the confrontation between Nick and Amy when she returned.
It made me mad at times. I laughed at times, too.
This is definently a good book to try if you aren't sure what book you want to listen to next.
This book is somewhat slow in the beginning, then drags you in. It's told by both of the main characters, Amy and Nick Dunne. Each narrates their side of the messed up 5 year marriage, starting with their fifth anniversary. As it goes on, you see just how mentally messed up things are, and you start to worry about their fates. It's a suspenseful thriller, with totally twisted plots, and a very unlikeable main character. You find yourself craving for justice to prevail, and wonder if it ever will, in this story.
Many parts in the ending are so unbelievable, that it can really upset you. So don't go in to this book, thinking you will close that last page, feeling all warm and fuzzy. You may, feel justice is done, considering the two personalities involved, or you may feel very perturbed. I would say, like everything else in this world, it's just a matter of opinion.
startling, unusual, compelling
I cannot make a comparison-this book is truly oiriginal
I have not listened to previous performances, but I'll be on the look out now,
When Nick realizes the extent of the frame-up and turns to hatred of Amy
Really excellent recording.
I loved the subtleties of the individuals perceptions of the same events and how varied they can seem...until you really stop to examine things from the perspective of the other in the relationship. Motivations are the start, but personality and character are more important than values. Gillian Flynn accomplishes this extraordinarily well.
Spoiler alert: Sharing the discovering the contents of the wood shed with Go and how Gillian Flynn conveyed the layers of human reactions as poignantly as the discovery itself.
A marriage is made up of two and each were equally well performed.
5 Stars - Loved it & will listen to it again 4 Stars - Really liked it & may listen to it again 3 Stars - Liked it but will not listen to it again 2 Stars - Didn't like it very much 1 Star - Hated it
This is a modern mystery. The performances were fantastic. This story leaves you wondering at the end. This is my first Gillian Flynn novel and will listen to the others.
Wow, this book had all the twists and turns you could ask for. The people in the story, mainly Nick and Amy, were two messed up people. Having said that, they would be the last people you would want as friends, but great characters for a book. I enjoyed the narrators most of all.....Julia Whelan was perfect. The only reason I didn't give a 5 star rating all the way across is because, even though I finished the book almost two days ago, I am still unsure how I feel about the ending. A story worth the time never the less.
Couldn't stop listening
They really made you feel the emotion of the characters and each character was different and easy to distinguish.
It definitely made me reflect on my own marriage and what people may think about us! The characters are easy to relate to and the story takes you on twists and turns that are very unexpected.
I greatly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more Flynn!
I can't imagine anyone being quite as screwed up as Amy so the story was a little implausible for me. That said ; it was an enjoyable and unpredictable listen.
Gillian Flynn's books just keep getting better and better. Gone Girl should be high on the best seller list. Wish she were more prolific.
All characters are wonderfully developed but Amy is destined to become a deliciously evil babe of this genre.
Both are terrific.
The Black Widow scene when Amy has sex with her victim before she slits his throat.
Please, Gillian, write a sequel.
"Slow-going" is not quite the right description for Part 1 of the story, since the beginning is definitely arresting enough, but it wasn't until Part 2 that I started to get into the story in earnest. Part 1 is mostly about setting up the characters, whom I didn't find especially sympathetic (I still don't like either of the two main characters even after finishing the book, but the story is solid enough that the characters' likability or lack thereof does not detract from the appeal of the story itself). I am holding back one star only because of the somewhat indulgent and boring tone of Part 1. My recommendation to other readers is to hang in there past what seems like a parochial drama. In this book, nothing is as it seems.
I can easily see this book turned into a movie (strangely, the guided review has no question about who I'd like to see play the lead), with Charlize Theron and Paul Walker (or maybe Michael Fassbender?) in the lead roles.