Great storyline and characters. Explores thoughts that one may have in a relationship, and the lengths one will go to in preserving it. Thoughts you never knew you had, make you start to question what extremes you might be capable of exploring. A twisted tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and the desire to hold it all together under pressure. A bizarre psychological exercise.
Fatal Attraction. Classic memorable characters that will be remembered.
Can't say, would be a spoiler.
You'll be asking yourself, would I ever be capable of going this far?
The book gave more depth to pull you in, but the movie followed along quite accurately thanks to the author also writing the screenplay.
I could not wait to hear the next twist and turn for the 2 main characters, Nick and Amy. I felt every emotion, I loved and hated and believed both of them, and what is so scary is that I think someone could actually do something like this. The narration was perfect for these characters, and now I see why both Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan are among the few "Narrator's Greatest Hits". The subtle nuances of their voices and the other characters they brought to life were perfect. I am especially in awe of Gillian Flynn. This was an exceptional story. What an imagination!! Loved everything about this book, so I am not sure I would be as happy with the movie. I will be looking for more from this author and the narrators! Thank you, because I listen to books as I drive 50-60 minutes each way to work...my fellow drivers thank you as well, since I am a much calmer driver as I listen!! Christie
Kept me on the edge of my seat.
Great book and wonderfully written! I would recommend this to all.
I have have read a countless number of books by many, many different authors over the course of 40 years. This is by far the very best book ever!!
The narration pace is plotting and irregular. The written book reads well because you can change the pace of your reading. In the audio version, the male narrator is rather expressionless. The female narrator is a bit better with realistic tonal expressions but it doesn't carry the story. Because the narration pace was so slow, I found it hard to stay engaged in the story line. I gave up after chapter 5.
My next read will be something in the science fiction genre where the author works to develop deeper characters and environments.
The male narrator needed a deeper more sonorous vocal tonality like James Earl Jones.
Wish I had something good to say but this one was a real dud - from the poor narration to the story line. I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie but that is just not happening. Had a hard time getting through the chapters but kept hoping it would get better.
Love the book - great story that keeps you engaged every page. But hate the woman's voice - she sounds way too into herself from the very beginning, and that's when we are supposed to like her the most. The female reader sounded so arrogant it bothered me the entire time, until the very end when it aligned much better.
Didn't know where story would take you.
Julia was too arrogant in first half of the book - so much so it made me dislike the character. She overdid intonation.
Yes, but couldn't
So many twists and turns. It is a very good book. You want to keep listening and never stop until you've reached the end. It made me want to read more by Gillian Flynn
Suspenseful but disappointing
The most disappointing part of “Gone Girl” was the ending! It was like all this time was taken in creating this story that I was sucked into and then the publisher said, “You’re out of time and we need the book done tomorrow” and Flynn just wrote the last two chapters in 5 minutes and disregarded everything else in the book! I would have loved if the characters went to court or someone was murdered. It feels like a real cop out.
My first reaction was to have Nick just die and get his @$$ handed to him. Then I just wanted Amy to die a horrible death. Then the ending gave me the most emotional reaction – pissed.
All in all, I loved this book. I heart was pumping the entire time! But when it came to the last couple chapters I wanted to punch someone. It is worth reading but be prepared to be disappointed