I am listening and enjoying it. Not sure if I would like this at all if I were reading instead of listening. I don't see a single redeeming quality about the main character, Nick. This kinda reminds me of that pretty boy in Cali who killed his wife. Perhaps that real story inspired this book. Nick is a real jerk and I am hating him the more I listen.
Yes, this is a certain pick-me-up for any of my married friends. I have really never hated characters the way I hated these people. At first you think you're on one's side and against the other. Then you change your mind. You don't respect either of them, and they just keep getting more dispicable. I almost didn't finish... its hard to care about a book if you' re not sure you're really rooting for anyone. But you should finish just for shock value.
Even though I LOATHED both Nick and Amy, the character development was surprising and crafty. Just when you think you're getting to know them, you realize you don't.
Certain to make you feel great about your own marriage!
Not a Gillian Flynn book but I thought narrators did a good job
I wish the ending felt more resolved.
None of the character were very likeable. It was hard to connect with any of them so I ended up not caring what happened to them.
The author swears alot. I'm not particularly opposed to swearing but it was done so much I found it distracting. The author also beings portaying the character in a poor light so early on that you never get a chance to like them or feel for them. They seems sad, pathetic, miserable and deserving of everything that happens to them. I also didn't like them ending. There should be closure, instead things are left lingering. Thea author spent alot of time on the details which I appreciated. Alot of mysteries just pull clues our of nowhere.
The story was riviting . The turn of events were both surprising and shocking. I could not stop listening but was sad when it was over. This was one of the best audio books ever.
No spoilers here :-). To revel anything, might revel too much, the surprises are just too much fun.
Get this audiobook. If you like smart, wry, mystery/thrillers with complex charachters, this is as good as it gets!
I love the actors,very talented and colorful. You were in the story the whole time, the scenery, the sadness, the horror. From beginning to end, enthralling.
I felt this plot was predictable when I first began listening. You soon begin to realize that you are guilty of the same perception problems the characters describe. Even though I actually did have the general plot figured out pretty quickly, it ended up being a bit of a roller coaster ride, and a bit of a surprising ending. It is a terrific character study of the characters, and a lot of self reflection regarding how we perceive people and situations, and how we can be manipulated. Definitely worth the read!
In part 1 of 3 I thought this book was going to be a real loser. I almost quit on it. Glad I didn't because it really got moving later on.
Without giving too much away, I will say that one of the main characters could not pass the Psychopath Test. That became very apparent, and taking that into consideration the ending was a real surprise and shock.
Get this book and take a wild ride!
Edit it down by at least a third. Too much on and on, worrying about things just way out of control. So twisted and just can't catch a break. Needs a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.
The best thing about this book was the exciting twists in the plot. It feels like you begin to root for one person, only to have everything you thought turn out to be wrong. But after the first couple of times, even this device becomes annoying. Get on with it!The beginning shows promise and the first big twist had me yelling out loud. And in the end, everyone is just miserable. No one gets what they want. No one is happy or even satisfied. All that agony, but for what?
Performance was good. Easy to listen to and follow the action.
It was worth the first half of the listening time. Just way to long. By part 3 I was wishing I was doe already.
Twist and Turn
Somewhat, I thought I knew what was going to happen and then it would change direction.
They really made believe they were the actual characters
I made me laugh a few times, but not cry.
I really enjoyed this book and I am now listening to another one of Gillian's books, I think he style is interesting.
It was very well written and Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne did a wonderful job. The story was very distubing an showed the characters in the darkest light. I kept looking for a character to latch on to and support but it change constantly throughout the book.
The plot was good and there were so many surpises that made me think... "did that just happen" ?
They did a wonderful job.
I did not laugh or cry but I think it was more of a feeling of shock. The legths that the charaters went in the situtations were disturbuing and sad . It made you want to jump in the book and smack some sense into them.