love to read, love to listen
Yes. It was an engaging story, even if not entirely believable.
I think it was the same. Without giving the story away, the "twist" is both interesting and yet, pretty unbelievable. I just found it impossible to believe that the bad person got away with everything they did for as long as they did.
Huh, I didn't really like any of them that much, now that I think about it. I guess Nick's sister Margo. She was likeable and believable, though not central to the story. I didn't like the main characters very much and the peripheral characters were not especially complex.
Listen to something a little more substantial the next time.
It is really difficult to say much about the book without giving the center of this story away.
The narration was excellent, with alternating narrators for each chapter. The dialogue was well acted and each character's voice was distinctive. The characters are interesting, complex. The plot was plausible and surprising but with no sudden, unbelievable, or unmotivated changes. There are lots of observations on how public opinion and the news and entertainment media affect highly publicized criminal cases.
I listened to the book steadily over two days and was very anxious to reach the conclusion, but I found the last hour less satisfying and plausible than the rest of the novel.
Read "the bad seed". Or "the hangmans son" If you really want to experience a psycho
I really loved this book. About 1/4 of the way through I thought I had totally figured it out and then everything was turned upside down and I just held on for the ride.
It is one of the few books in recent memory that I've heard that I've gotten so in to that I've yelled at it and gasped out loud (in the grocery store, no less. That earned me some strange looks).
It's a great romp with some really interesting and unexpected twists. I was sad when it was over.
Very good twisty story with nice suspense. However, I have trouble loving a novel when both the main characters are essentially dislikable. It's certainly worth reading if you like suspense and want to hear the story, which really rings true, of a marriage gone bad, but don't expect to like anyone.
Yes, the voice acting was amazing!
I thought the ending although keeping with the book was kind of a lame. I think the Author took the easy way out. I'm conflicted, although I see where she's coming from I didn't think it had the gravitas required to make folks satisfied with the ending.
The book is a good read but some may be disappointed with the ending, I know I was. That being said I would recommend.
The narrators read so slowly it is hard to focus on the story. The story builds up and you think there is a good ending coming and it is a bland and uninteresting ending. I have no idea how this book ended up on the best sellers list, it was awful and a waste of a credit.
read so slowly
First of all, the readers were irritating. Kirby Heyborne's pronunciation was so slowly precise as to sound silly most of the time. Julia Whelan bordered on the same, but not to Heyborne's extreme. Regarding the story, it was weak. And, after sticking it out for hours of poor narration, the ending was very disappointing. Overall, somewhat entertaining, but probably not worth the time invested.
freakin unbelievably awesome
The dark sides of the characters were expressed exquisitely!
I can't tell you....it would be a spoiler
Just buy it......you wont be sorry
I loved how Ms. Flynn led you to believe it was a predictable plot but then did something quite surprising with that predictability.
Could not put it down.