Before I finished listening to the book I couldn't understand all the negative reviews about the ending. I understand now that I've finished. The ending was extremely disappointing with how great the rest of the book was, with all the twists and turns.
Audio is always better for me especially when the narrative is as well done as it was here. The correct emphasis, voice inflection made it a very enjoyable listen.
Yes, yes it did! Usually my mind will try to come up with probable outcomes but with this story I honestly couldn't tell what was going to happen next.
I don't believe that I have.
No, not that it wasn't riveting but I did finish this book faster than many others.
Sometimes I don't trust the tastes of the general public and keep away from novels on the Bestseller list. My book club selected Gone Girl so I had to read it despite my hesitations. I'm so glad I read this book! I loved the back stories, I thoroughly enjoy the two voices of Nick and Amy in the read and best of all, I was surprised (a few times) by the twists and turns in this story - I have a nasty habit of figuring out the ending pretty early in a book. I couldn't decide which character to sympathize with and which to hate. I'm going to pick up another of her books and hope for the same result.
Definately Julia Whelan
I generally do not care for more than one speaker in the story but the mix of Ms. Whelan and Mr. Heybourne was very entertaining. Neither voice overpowered the other.
Even though the details of this lengthy story were tied into the final outcome, there were too many slow parts to the book with regard to the drawn out investigation.
I can usually guess what is going to happen in stories. Not with this one. It really kept me guessing.
Even though it had lots of twists & turns, it was easy to follow. Some books, I have to rewind and say "now who was that again?" Not this one. It was easy to follow and VERY interesting.
I have already recommended it to friends!
I would recommend to a friend. It was such a psychologically disturbing story that I can't quit thinking about it.
I pretty much hated all of the characters in the book, but the performances of Whelan and Heyborne were excellent.
I did have an extreme reaction to the book. Early in the book, I was appalled by the behavior of everyone involved. It was like that train wreck that you just can't turn away from. You don't want to see the horrible thing that is happening, but you can't stand not knowing, either. It didn't make me laugh or cry, but I was so tense the entire time I listened that it made me very tired.
I have already recommended it to several friends. It starts out so innocently, and then the layers peel back and you realiz all is not as it seems.
Absolutely! I listen to audio books in my car since I travel for my job. I rarely bring one in the house to continue listening, but this one I had to. It seemed like every chapter brought another twist and turn, and I could NOT wait to see what happened next,
No, I have not.
It was, but of course I couldn't. I did finish it in pretty record time though.
I cannot stop thinking about the psychological aspects of this book. I just really loved it,
Just when you think you have the story figured out it completely changes.
They do a great job of bringing the characters to life.
I would give it a middling recommendation. I enjoyed much of it and it had some nice, clever twists and turns but, overall, I was only moderately impressed
Probably not but who knows. I liked a lot of the writing - I found it clever and sophisticated. The story really pulled me in at first but, to me, it didn't really sustain itself.
They were fine