Fabulous! The first part of the book was a bit tedious but it sets the foundation for the roller coaster. Its the chug chug chug up the incline and then BAM you tip over the top and WOW! Perfectly done.
This was an entertaining crime novel that did make me want to keep reading, though if I'd lost the book I may not have re-purchased it. I liked it, and it will be a somewhat entertaining film, but am puzzled about those who put it on lists of the best 100 books, best books of the year and so on. The outcome is just not that original, the plot has been written before, the characters are not special. It is a pretty good read, but not fine literature by any means.
good, great, then WHAT?
Julia was amazing. She brought Amy to life in a way that made you really like and hate her. Kirby didn't do a lot for me.
The ending was good and bad all at the same time. I am anxious to see the movie since Gillian wrote the screenplay for it. I'm curious to see if she will end the movie the same way she ended the book. If that is the case, I don't see the movie doing well at the box office.
The best so far.
The two narrators.
In search for another as good.
This story was so far out there I could never connect to it. Great narrators and good performance of the book. Liked the references to current issues and news shows. The book moves slowly and the couple is completely ridiculously unhealthy and its unbelievable to think anyone would willingly live that way.
I own 494 Audible Audio books. (See my Stunned Look) That can be a good or bad thing. Either way I'm always entertained and enlightened!
Experiencing the twists and turns of not just the story but the characters. I lover her… I hate her. I love him…I hate him until finally I’m too exhausted and numb to have an opinion or any other feeling than immense regret that the story was over yet a tiny bit of relief that I was finally released from this mad house of a book.
Amazing Amy. Is it wrong to say that she is kind of my hero? Well except for the murder part of course.
Excellent performance by both actors!
See answer to question one
The only thing more Impressive than this story is the mind that thought it up. Ms. Flynn you are “amazing!” I look forward to the many other stories you’ll blow my mind with.
All business but contemporary fun!
Absolutely! This book kept me up until 2:00a.m. in the night because I just could NOT put it down. The surprises and U-turns on how you feel about the main characters, over and over was mind blowing. Thoroughly enjoyed it! The author is simply wicked! Well done!
The book had be me hooked till the last page. Usually you can skip the last chapter, it's like a cool down...but not this one. It has you guessing till the end, and even then, i felt unsatisfied. I will say, that this book is definetely NOT boring. It's told from Nick's point of view, then the Wife's point of view, and keeps switching. You'll find yourself switching sides on who you think is the antagonist...I do wish that there was a little more justice/closure at the end...but it was worth it.
Probably not. There is so much ugly in the real world that, when I'm reading about it in fiction, I want the "good guys" to win. Ugly, brutal, vindictive characters who are irredeemably nasty (and who never get their come-uppance) are my least favorite of all - and that's the essence of this story.
Possibly, but I would need to know a whole lot more before I would spend money again. I bought this one only because of all the hype. If I'd had any inkling at all of what an ugly story it is, I would not have bothered. There are too many books to read for me to waste time on something like this.
Quite possible. I thought they both did a good job, despite the material they were reading.
I probably would not have accepted it in the first place. It's way too much of a "downer" for my taste.
I would not listen to another book narrated by this pair. Kirby Heyborne was dull and lacked the liveliness needed I felt was needed in the Audio genre for a book this dark.
I enjoyed the mystery.