The narrators did a good job. They won't become your new faves, but they did a fine job of convincing you to feel the way you needed to about each character (trying not to give away any potential spoilers). I'd listen to them again.
As for Gillian Flynn, she had my rapt attention all the way up to the last turn of events. I thought I had found a new set of works to devour and was planning to add every title she offered into my library when I was done with this book - I couldn't stop listening! The plot had wonderful twists and the author wove insightful characters throughout. But the end was so utterly disappointing I won't try her again.
I thought she did a great job developing the psychological layers of her characters. All I can think is that by the end she got too caught up in trying to be uber-sophisticated with their conclusion. The best word that describes the ending is, well, lame. No one wants to see a great story turn predicable but Flynn tried too hard to be unconventional and wound up being utterly lame. This book will leave you totally unfulfilled and even annoyed.
The narrators were wonderful. I liked the way they switched between the male and female voices. They made the characters really come to life.
I would definitely recommend this book. It was a great story masterfully written!
Life is too short to waste on bad authors.
It was slow to get into and get interested with the characters. The second part is where it really picks up. I think what detracted me was how self-centered/self-involved both Amy and Nick were with each other.
It felt like they brought the characters to life; despite how despicable both characters were.
Not really no.
The end was a cop out on Nick's part, in my opinion. That's all I can say without spoiling it for prospective readers.
With the best of them!
There are so many places in this story where I was thinking one thing, and then was surprised with "oh my gosh no way !"
Seeing how both of these characters make you feel as crazy as they are made me enjoy both of them however if I had to choose sides I like Kirby's more .
Yes! The constant twists and turns has made me more interested in reading more books in this category that is not my typical MO
Possibly. I always give an author more than one shot.
The plot was very twisted--I was annoyed at the ending--but overall, the story was engaging and kept me on my toes.
While this book was not for me, it was not badly written--just left me feeling disappointed and led-on. I was very displeased with the lack of resolution of conflict for the main character--but, for some readers, this might be a very pleasing twist on the presumed outcome of the story. ?? Who knows?
Part of my job is cleaning vacation rental homes so while doing so I love to listen to books! Mystery books and suspense are the BEST!
I would have to put this as my favorite story to date. The story, the voices, etc. SUPER!!
They are perfect. Voices they make...the way they tell the story...BEYOND good reading!
This is a MUST for anyone who loves audio books!!
The author began with an interesting premise, but failed to deliver a talent for writing that could have kept my attention. The "twist" were predicable and poorly played out. Better luck next time, but I still won't read it...
Probably because the characters have their own voice in the audio version.
I really liked the suspense! The entire story was excellent up until the end. I was a little disappointed with the ending, I won't spoil anything but I would give this book overall a 4.5.
There were so many twists and turns in the book it is hard to pick one!
I just thought it was a unique, well written book.
I am going to check out other books from this author because this one was so good!
Author DeAnn DeVille
I have a few friends that I have this audio ready to wrap for a Christmas Present already!
This unbelievable psychological thriller will have them on edge from the first time they hear Nick say his wife has gone missing.
Gosh... This book had so many dark and delicious turns I'm unsure of which would be my most uncanny delight. The entire book was like whoa!
Simply ...lost for words! I can't say without telling the story and I can't ruin it for anyone however when you do listen to the audio you will understand that it is by far Amy in the tulip house when she realizes the tulips grow year round.
I wanted to listen to it all in one setting because I wanted desperately to know what happen to Amazing Amy! It bothered me that Nick could have done something to her. Then it all hits the fan and you still can't stop listening...it's like your on the treasure hunt yourself and your finding the clues with Nick and you hope the last one does not lead to Amy's dead body?
This was my first Gillian Flynn book however it will not be my last... I think she has another fan!
Somehow I had never heard of Gillian Flynn and chose Gone Girl on a whim. Wow! I was delighted with the surprise turn this novel takes. I'm not the biggest fan of unexpected plot twists--they are difficult to do well and often come across as gratuitous or desperate. I didn't see it coming and was definitely snookered, in the best way possible. Flynn weaves her narrative turn into the fabric of the story like a master and loses not a whisper of momentum as the story rushes to its intriguing conclusion.
I went on to (happily) read Flynn's other novels and am now officially a fan, waiting as patiently as I can for whatever she writes next.