The last half was hard to stop listening to. I didn't particularly like the ending, which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.
It kept me listening, for sure. I would have been on the edge of my seat if I cared about any of the main characters a little more.
I thought that both of the narrators were superb. I don't think you could have gotten better people for this.
I was downright depressed at the end of this book.
I know this is listed under mystery but it's less about the disappearance and more about the relationship. I think that would have been good to know before starting this.
I do enjoy Flynn's style and the story is good, I was just left wanting to root for either of the main characters. The supporting players, Go especially, I really enjoyed.
The story was unbelievable, the characters were unlikable
I don't think cutting characters would improve the story
This book has a really different story line than you expect. The ending is fantastic, nothing you would think would happen.
This was the first book with two voices that I enjoyed. Most of the time just one voice is enough but in this book it was great.
Yes, the ending!
This story is silly and unbelievable. Let's start there. And the characters are morally reprehensible. Someone has been watching too much CSI. But the WORST is the way the story dragged on in the middle, to the point I was nearly scratching out my eyeballs. Now that I am finished I realize I don't miss the characters, and I didn't learn anything about humanity, nor did I leave with any memories.
This is one of those books that you just want to tell people about - I shared parts of the plotline with my husband. I love that no one is totally right and no one is totally wrong - both spouses are deeply flawed. We really get into their minds. It's interesting how it's possible to misunderstand someone, even a person who we're supposed to know very well.
It did...there was so much second-guessing of a character's motives...even though I had a hint of what happened, when the whole story was revealed the details were incredibly well thought-out. You really catch a glimpse into the mind of a sociopath.
Both narrators did a phenomenal job of enacting Nick and Amy...the nuances of each person's speech were mirrored by the other narrator. They really caught different sides of each character.
Gone Girl...You just think you know her...
Makes me want to find more books by Gillian Flynn. Well done!
Retired autoworker, and photographer! Started to listen to audio books, when I developed cataracts, and never stopped! Love the listen!
I found this story to be so far fetched and improbable that it was difficult for me to finish this book. It just seemed to drag on with details so the author could complete the book.
worth your time
difficult to say... it was a love hate thing for all the characters ...
In the end... .it comes down to one thing: choices
I was hesitant at first and not really into the book until Part 2. There were parts in Part 1 that made you second guess some actions and built the intrigue but not enough until the very beginning of Part 2... then I was hooked. This is typically the case with good books.. it takes a little while to dig through the beginning or tredge through the beginning.. but it is well worth it once you get to the climax. This book kept on dishing them out though. I kept listening to find out what the next twist was going to be. I experienced many emotions while listening to the book. I was routing for the husband then the wife then the sister then the police then back around again. Really good twists and turns in the storyline.
For me, this book had a bit of slow beginning.. but that would just be me swallowing the hook, the line and the sinker! I loved the character development.. even if I didn't like the character.. I went deeper and deeper ... enjoying the ride... almost clapping my hands at the surprises... overjoyed .. until the ending. Bleh. Unsatisfying.. even irritating!.. So is it worth a listen??? You bet... but prepare to be left feeling a bit irritated.
This book is AMAZING! There were several moments of "Nuh-uh!" I couldn't believe some things that happened! I was sucked in. Couldn't stop listening!!!!