Complex story, with twists and turns you don't see coming. Well-written, intricate plot. Good performance, with male and female narrators.
Each time I thought I understood Amy well enough to predict her next move, she totally surprised me.
I though Ms. Whelan, in particular, did a great job of capturing Amy's "spoiled East Coast rich girl" persona. Mr. Heyborne did a good job of switching between "nice guy who messed up" and "misogynist".
Yes, but I don't have that kind of time or attention span.
The book was great, so many twists and turns. Everytime I thought I knew what was going to happen, something the complete opposite would happen. But I was hoping for a different ending.
Finding out what really happened to Amy.
Just plain fun
I can't write without spoiling the book.
Good question - I do not know.
A must read.
This book grabs you and engages you fairly quickly, and then becomes so absurd and unbelievable, that you find yourself saying ..."is this for real?" aloud. Any hopes of a more realistic story line are dashed.by the disappointing ending, that makes you feel like the author didn't know what do do, and/ or ran out of ideas and got lazy. By the time you reach the conclusion, you find yourself feeling that you could have written a better more climatic ending yourself.
Yes, I loved this book as an audiobook. The narrators did such an awesome job portraying the characters. I really liked how they split this book up into the different sections and had both Amy & Nick telling their sides of the story. I can easily get bored with audiobooks but this one kept me entralled the entire time. I usually am not a big murder mystery fan, but this one kept me guessing the entire time.
No comparisons, honestly.
I really enjoyed the part of the book when Amy was at the cabins. I felt like that was the time when she started to become her psycho self and it was a really interesting time in the book for me.
Neither laughed nor cried, but it was a great storyline with an even better narration.
READ THIS BOOK!
In no doubt, the story is intriguing, and the narrators' performance is impeachable.
However, the story is so twisted and sick. Can not tell you how much I hate Amy, Nick and especially the ending. This is a book that will make you feel very miserable and depressed. If you are looking for the book that make you laugh and happy, stay away from it!
Depended on the friend, I might have reservations.
Shorten it, too many unnecessary elements. Ending could be made more believable
Can't think of one
This book sunk the hook pretty quickly and I like that but it could have moved along at a brisker pace. The ending was difficult to swallow.
Gone Girl is the story of a sociopath who fakes her own murder in order to frame her husband. In her mind, the death penalty is the appropriate punishment for a man who doesn't love her the correct way. She quickly realizes being at home to torture him in person is much more fun than being on the lam, so she returns.
She is a horrible abuser, but even worse, he is such a loser he can't man-up enough to leave her. Knowing this is a novel, thus the characters should change in some way, I continued to listen through the very annoying readings given by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne to find out how Mrs. Psycho and Mr. Loser change their lives for better or worse.
"Blah, blah, blah," Julia Whelan whines.
"Blah, blah, blah," Kirby Heyborne drones on.
"Audible hopes you enjoyed this book," says Audible Man.
Wait, that cannot possibly be the end. There must be another section that didn't download to my iPod. But no, that was the end, at least the end of the words. It was in no way an end to a novel. I guess Gillian Flynn got as sick of her despicable characters as I did and just gave up.
Without this abrupt stop of the story I probably would have given the book three stars. With no end to the story, though, I was not only disappointed but also extremely frustrated, and that earns Gone Girl a solid one star.
The narrators were very good,..I felt like they WERE the characters
Amy...she was such a good sociopath
When he realized he was being manipulted by his wife...the treasure hunt
A girl can be gone in so many ways
Never read Flynn book before kept me on edge and back and fourth on my feelings about the characters.....not just the main ones.... all of them.