This is an interesting book, with quite a few twists and turns. It's definitely unexpected and clever. Many times during the listen, I could imagine how this would unfold as a movie. However, if a movie is made, they'd definitely change the ending. I really liked this book, but probably wouldn't read again because I know how things resolve. Also, not a book to have rolling in the car with the kiddos, because the language rivals an R rated movie. Glad I finally got to hear this book as it's been on my list for a while.
Definitely. With the movie in the making, I can put a face on the character.
Part two was the turning point but the ending was unexpected, never see it coming. (Don't wanna give anything away)
I'm usually critical of the narration but this one gets me going. Love them both, they brought the characters to life.
Hope the movie do it justice.
Both the story and the personalities were too twisted for me, and the ending was unsatisfactory. I was enticed by positive reviews to give this a try, and I'm glad I listened. Just can't say I enjoyed it a lot. Kept waiting for the ultimate clever twist, which didn't happen.
Just reached professional level!
Yes, most definitely. I'm not much of a murder mystery girl but Ms. Flynn has elevated this genera with such a eloquently and classily written novel. I was hooked in only a few minutes. The twists were jaw dropping. Interesting and entertaining.
The different voices that were used to tell the story.
They flowed as if truly unscripted.
This book was so captivating, and such a mind-f**k. I loved the husband, then the wife, then no one, and then both of them again in a chilling fearful way. Like I wasn't supposed to love them, but I couldn't help it. They are just AMAZING. For those of you who've read/listened this book, or about to read/listen to this book... you'll understand... and you'll understand what AMAZING really is.
If you can take a break for this book, I envy you. I sat completely captivated, and sick to my stomach with anticipation.
The narration was great, but the story moved slowly and wasn't very gripping. I turned it off after a couple hours.
It depends. The twists and turns weren't all that surprising. My main problem with the book was I didn't like any of the characters so I didn't care about any of them. The wriiting was compelling enough that I listened to the whole book, but this was not a favorite.
Gone girl ranks very high among the audiobooks I have heard. I listen to a lot of mysteries, but this book was quite different than most of the books I have listened to. I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first, but I became more and more intrigued as the story went along.
The anniversary scavenger hunt was very memorable. I won't say any more for fear of giving away a spoiler.
I really liked both of the narrators. I thought they both brought their characters to life in a very believable way. Most audiobooks do not have different narrators for the different voices, but this was a particularly excellent book for that because of the alternating point of view style in which it is written.
This book truly takes you on a rollercoaster of twists and turns, ups and downs. I read enough mysteries that it unusual for a book to completely take me by surprise, but I can honestly say there were several parts of the story that I never saw coming. The book is definitely not a light read, but I was absolutely fascinated by the characters and the intricately woven relationships in the book.
The suspense- I had no idea what would happen next or how the story could possibly end. I stayed up way past my bedtime thinking..."just one more chapter..."
Amy- she was brilliant! I loved how her story played out.
I have not. They both did a good job narrating this novel.
Storyteller, reading teacher, author...when it comes to stories/books, it's my vice and I have unashamedly made addicts of my entire family!
The readers did an excellent job, loved the tandem style.
It would depend upon the book. Pro: author made characters that made me empathize with them. I found the characters to be realistic people that I loved, hated, felt sorry for etc. Con: Although, this is an excellent example of a literary tragedy, the author failed, in my opinion, to give a satisfactory resolution in the end.
The pace was good and they were each able to define male and female characters with voices that worked. The tandem telling was the best part of the audio, it really made the dual point of view style effective.
I would have scratched the entire ending after Amy speaks with police. I would have developed a stronger question on what will eventually become of the antagonist. Although I am not a sequel lover, in this case I think there could clearly be two segments: the gradual development of the sociopath's skills (Gone Girl) and the final undoing of the skilled/ practiced sociopath (sequel). Leaving the female police officer with strong doubts about the situation would have been more satisfactory that eventually things would be made right.