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Southern Gal 2014

I have sworn thee fair, thought thee bright, who art black as hell, dark as night - Shakespeare

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  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15367)
    Performance
    (13618)
    Story
    (13650)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Meh."
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    Story

    This book was four stars up until sixteen hours into the audiobook.

    Okay. Let me just say that, overall, I enjoyed this book. Now, I know the two star review negates my statement of liking for this book, but I have more than enough reason to feel...jilted.

    I started this book kind of annoyed. The writing felt overly done; like it was written for a movie and not for readers; I kept thinking of Gigi from "He's Just Not into You". I mean, do people REALLY write like that in their diary? When I write in my own, it's basic. Seriously. There are no turn of phrases, wittiness, or etc. I explain what happened, and then I close the damn thing. But, eventually, I was drawn in by the sickness of Amy and I was steadily shaking my head at Nick. The writer definitely pissed me the **** MORE than once with Nick's nonchalance and dumbassness.

    I made it through the first fifteen hours of the audiobook completely reeled in. Seriously. I looked forward to my morning and evening commute, so I could find out what happened next (I only listen to audiobooks on the road). So imagine my shock when sixteen hours and one second into the book, it became SO out there I nearly clawed my eyes out because everything was so...just...I don't even know how to explain it.

    For instance, I'm not going into detail (I don't like to spoil the surprise), but the lengths to which Amy goes to **** over Nick and the ends to which Nick is such a dumbass were staggering. The complete entering and exiting of characters, without them having any real purpose, left me with a metallic taste in my mouth and scratching my head.

    I worked through this, though. (Please believe their were MANY things that bothered me about this book). I gritted my teeth as the climax happened and groaned when Nick caved in. My ultimate despair came with the ending. Seriously, what the **** was that? This thrilling and skin tingling book SURELY can't end like that? CAN IT? Oh, but it did. And with eighteen hours of my life gone, I feel annoyed and I'm pining for the next book in my audiobook cue; hopefully it won't disappoint me.

    76 of 91 people found this review helpful

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