The story becomes compelling as the plot twists but then the resolution at the end felt unrealistic. Mental health issues are real. But the issues in this story were not treated in a believable manner.
I would recommend this book. There are surprising plot twists and a few thought-provoking moments.
Gone Girl is an extremely disturbing story about a dysfunctional relationship between a sociopath and narcissist. It is very well written and the narration was performed perfectly. The subject is topical due to all the crime shows, both reality and drama, and how public reaction plays a role in today's 24 hour news cycle.
This is one book that I was unable to stop listening as I was enthralled with the characters. Although it didn't end the way I expected, the ending was the only way to end.
Excellent storyline. Excellent narration. Excellent choice.
This story is well-written and well-performed (hence the stars for story and performance), but it's an awful misery. No kidding. If you listen to this you'll be dropped into a terrible situation between two insane individuals. The story will be interesting and stressful, but a nightmare from beginning until the author grows tired of telling you about it. Justice is not served, evil prevails and the innocent suffer.
I wish that someone had warned me away from this because it will likely take the rest of the day to get this dark feeling out of my heart.
The nuanced writing is thrilling--pulling me forward into the story.
When Nick is in the police station Flynn perfectly communicates the alienation Nick is experiencing. "Tantalizing" is the word for the build up of suspense in that brightly lit room.
The recollections, feelings, and insights of husband and wife on every page...wow.
Absolutely - this book kept me guessing at each turn.
It did - sometimes books get into a groove and you can guess what's going to happen next. This book wasn't like that for me.
The narration is excellent and the story is s unique and interesting I was looking for any excuse possible to keep listening.
The male and female perspective in this book is so unique and interesting. It's so true! The male perspective - while the husband in this book has some issues from his childhood he's still a very typical guy...and it's so interesting to read his interpretation of things. The wife is a typical driver personality type....I read so many things that made me question myself and my own personal motivations. Just when you think you have the story figured out they start throwing some curve balls. Extremely entertaining.
Because the male and female perspective are presented as part of the story, it's great to have the story elements read by the appropriate sex. Both narrators are excellent.
Just when you thought you knew your spouse...
I've been recommending this book to all my female friends. This may be my favorite book ever and I read a lot!
Not wanting to stop listening
How often I thought about it during, after, and long after that
Subtle tones that convey the essence of the character. Especially Julia tackling such a complex and fascinating character.
Everything I think of is too cliche
This story is one of the most well written books. The metaphors are beyond clever and the characters are fascinating and slippery. Love it or hate it, this book will put its hooks in you. My mind raced the whole journey and continues to do so.
The story being presented from completely different points of view,
That would be telling. At first it was hard to believe the end, but after some thought It could only end that way.
When the diary's purpose was revealed
There were so many twists and turns that it almost made me dizzy. My only concern is that both of the characters are not sympathetic in the end. That is why I gave the story a 4. The story certainly swept you along. I stayed up until 2 in the morning reading.
I have not read the print version.
The plot twists kept me guessing. You can't decide who the "bad guy" is until well into the story.
It definitely adds a whole new dimension having male and female narrators to the story. It helps one relate more to each character.
This was a book I couldn't wait to get back to. Usually I only listen to audiobooks when driving, but this one lured me back when I was at work and home!
I have found a new favorite author. I am now going to buy all of her available audiobooks!