I would not; I hated every character in the book. There was not a single likable character throughout the story.
I would say when the twist is revealed right when you are really starting to hate the male protagonist.
They did a great job portraying their characters. It was the story itself and the characters themselves that were completely unlikable and unrelatable.
I would not recommend, while it was engrossing it wasn't a pleasant engrossing. It really stirred up a lot of negative emotions for me. I have spoken to a couple of other people who have read this title and they have expressed the same.
I generally wouldn't do that, however with this book I would listen again with someone else to get their impressions/reactions to the fun parts of this book, sure. I loved the story and I would've really liked to have someone to discuss the book with.
My favorite character; hmmmm... I'm going to pick the easy one; the lady detective. She is quirky. I found myself rooting for her.
GREAT narration. Not sure what more there is to say.
Well, it made me question my notion about girl power; about being empowered; about the difference between justice and poetic justice. I definitely had thoughts about the characters in this book that were uncommon. It changed the way I view crime.
Listen. Its a great time.
Yes! The pacing is perfect. There is so much going on, I wonder how much I'll pick up on if I listen to it again.
I don't want to give too much away, but probably when Amy is essentially kidnaped.
Yes. It did. My only complaint about the narration is that it took me a while to get into it. I found both of them annoying, but their performance was good. I think this one is just a personal preference thing.
No. I was ok to break it up, but I did devour that sucker in just a few days.
Wonderful villain. Wonderful attention to detail. Broad story. The ending took a few listens to settle. I was really disappointed at first, but it grew on me.
Author of Kindertransport
I listened to Gone Girl twice just in case I missed something the first time!
There were many plots twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. Good guys and bad guys kept switching places, to my delight.
It took several days to finish this book, but if I could have, I would have listened to it in one sitting.
Jo Ann Brixie
Never, while listening to this book, was I sure I had the mystery figured out. I found myself swinging wildly between belief and skepticism. Even at the very end, I was stunned by the outcome.
Although I found the narrators' voices somewhat annoying, having the characters represented with gender-correct readers added to the book's authenticity. I rarely take time from my day to sit just to listen to a book, but this one kept me doing just that.
I'm glad I bought this book in the audible format, because I think I'd have had trouble resisting sneak peeks to learn what was coming. Since I was forced to wait in suspense, the novel kept me spellbound.
I'm in awe of Gillian Flynn's ability to mess with the reader's mind!
Between work , kids , school and everything that life shoves at us I need a GOOD Book
Really loved it , unexpected joy in my iPhone that i have over looked . I enjoyed every minute of the mind twisting tale .
The audio version is very well done! Very easy to follow.....
Gotta love Amy..... she is a psycho
Julia and Kirby really make this audio book interesting.
Indeed! I don't always do this but was stuck in my car both arriving at work and at home impatient to hear more..... more importantly, I did mindless work around the house as an excuse to listen to the story on my headphones. Not sure Amy would approve ; )
Buy it, listen to it, enjoy it....
Yes, I thought the narrators were amazing. The female narrator switched her tone about halfway through and was like listening to a completely different person, just like the character.
The complete change in personality of the characters.
Amazing narration, the kept me completely listening.
Actually Carrot Top making out with Joan Rivers while riding on a shark is the only thing that is more frightening than this book but I was limited to 50 characters!
This book is frightening but not "BOO!" frightening. It's a twisted, you'll never get a step ahead frightening. It was an amazing, out of control frightening. It's unsettling. I could not stop listening to it. Gillian Flynn put together a masterpiece from start to finish. The suspense and the "Oh My God!" builds on itself reaching a feverish pitch. It is a terrifying look into the darkest corners of manipulation. How self serving are we and how much do we need to be liked? How far will we go to be right? Gillian Flynn may very well be a mad genius. How could she put this whole story together? I am really looking forward to listening to her other work!
Julia Whelan was a fantastic narrator. She WAS Amy. She was amazing to listen to especially considering the range required by the role. A lesser narrator would not have been able to tie together all the complex emotions and presentations required by the character. I will look for books that she narrates as I enjoyed listening to her.
In my opinion, Kirby Heyborne was epically miscast. His voice work for supporting cast members was solid. However, he speaks really slowly and he takes long and sometimes unnecessary pauses. He sounds like a DJ at a classical music station, "And...that was.......Beethoven's Fifth....his.....fifth....symphony..." Oddly, the cadence Heyborne uses to narrate and the cadence he uses to deliver spoken lines from the characters is different. Characters speak in mostly normal rhythm. Early on I changed the listening speed to 1.25x to account for his very deliberate, very drawn out narration. Additionally, his voice is buttery, almost feminine. He could pass for a woman with a husky, cigarette laced voice. I could see him reading poetry or a self help book. Something where the narrator needs to come across as non-threatening and helpful. "I'm on your side. No sudden movements..." I bet he could do an incredible Kathleen Turner impression. When the character of Nick is first described by Amy in the book, she describes him as this unbelievable, incredibly good-looking, ultimate guy. I had to pause for a second. I wondered if they were introducing a second "Nick." Maybe that was the big "mystery" in the book as I had heard a lot about it. The "Nick" that Heyborne presents seems very soft, possibly diminutive, maybe a bit weak chinned. It could be a "Missouri" accent but it didn't work for me. Really this is the only negative in the performance, story and all but it made me want to listen to Julia Whelan much more than I wanted to listen to Kirby Heyborne.