Moral of the story, don't mess with the crazy girl.
Loved Amy even though she was crazy.
The male and female narrators made the book come to life, reading it from print just wouldn't give the same drama.
I've listened to it twice already and am hoping there will be a sequel.
The twisted plot line is imaginative. But the first person narration by two of the most repulsively boring characters in recent literature makes it a chore to listen to.
Neither (It is not a judgement of the narrators, but the characters)
I see Ben Affleck tailor-made for Nick Dunn. Not sure of the female character
Here is my full review:
This is the most painstakingly boring book I have ever listened to. The happiest task I have done in a while is deleting the damn audio book from my iPhone after finishing.
Many reasons. Partly because this narrative is in first person by two characters who are repulsively boring. The narrators, who are cast perfectly to the characters, does such a good job that it backfires mightily for this audio book. They just amplify the my dislike of the characters. If I was reading a physical book, I would have skimmed many pages. I cannot do that with audio version.
In other words, every half hour I devoted to this book in my afternoon commutes was like sitting in a dentist chair. Imagine getting your teeth cleaned everyday for three months.
The first part of the book is excruciatingly boring. That is 10 hours.
Things get better in the second part. But you have to suppress all your commonsense questions to get on with the story line.
Nonetheless, the author is very imaginative with the plot. That gives this book three stars instead of two.
The only reason I completed this book is the sunk cost of few initial hours listened, and a personal challenge I gave to myself to finish it. Believe me, I gave up on this book at least five times and one time I actually deleted it! I downloaded it back as a personal challenge and because of all the damn glowing reviews in this site.
Bottom line: If you are deciding on what to listen to next, my advice is to move on and get a better book. I am sure there are many better options in this site.
Thank you for reading my review.
awesome page turner
when you find out she is a sick twisted mastermind
there voices were perfect. they made me feel like they were the actual people right out of the book. an great performance
think twice before you cheat
this is a great book for guys or girls. you will not be let down. i hope gillian flynn makes a second installment.
I would have made it less predictable.
I've not listed to other books by Gillian Flynn
They were great.
A story about dysfunctional straight people isn't anything new. The 'twists' were no surprise and mid-way through the book I just wanted it to be over, regardless of the ending.
This book really caught me by surprise. The major reason for my reading it was that it was to be released as a movie soon. I didn't know what it was about, but was pleasantly surprised as to the format, content and twists in these stories. It was a great and fun ride to take with the two performers. I really recommend this audiobook!!!
What a great way to write a book!! So many times through the book I found myself OMGing.... Really really really hate the ending but the ride was soooo worth it!!
Not even if you paid me
They were fine. The story was crap.
It was an interesting idea but the execution was terrible.
I rarely buy print versions of books anymore because the only time I have for literature is during work, so I listen to all of them.
I loved Amy. She reminded me of me... Not Journal Amy, but real Amy!
I like how there was a man for Nick's part and a woman for Amy's part.
I listened to it in 2 days, so yes.
I appreciated the spin in this book. I don't want to spoil it for you, but if you get bored with part 1, hang in there until at least part 2.
This book was horrific. To say the least, it was just an awful story that left me feeling sick. I hate to start a book and not finish it, but I have to say that all through this book I kept asking myself, why are you listening to such a miserable, vicious, hateful story. YUCK!
At least the author could have had some justice surface at the end of this story, but no, manipulation, selfishness, cruelty, and their like all win in the end... how nice?!
This book has everything to make it the perfect audio book. The narration is spot on. All I can say is it is the most brilliantly written book I have read. I am sure other writters will try to copy this magnificent work.
The detail to the plot of the story was the most gratifying part. They charaters were so real due to the narration and the story line. I was right there inside their heads, seeing what they were seeing, feeling what they were feeling.
No. But I am difenately going to look up their work and purchase other audios by them.
Yes, but I won't give it away to other readers!
I am glad I listenened to this book instead of just "reading" it. It would not have had the same impact as with the narrators expert interrpitation of the characters.