I am in the process of listening to Gone Girl again - this time with my husband. The book is that good and the performances that excellent. Additionally, knowing now how the whole story played out, it is exciting to listen again and see what I missed in the first listen. It is such a suspenseful book and the characters and so well drawn. There is also a good deal of hipster-esque humor that makes me smile. Just awesome.
I really like Nick (and his relationship with his twin sister). He's flawed - deeply flawed - but interesting and funny. The reader definitely does him justice as well.
Yes - they are great, as always.
Too long to do that - but I basically had it playing on my headphones as often as I could for about 4 days.
Give this book about a half hour to really pick up steam - it is worth the wait as the story unfolds.
I am a very easy going audible listener - I like almost anything - so I wanted to make sure I reviewed this because it stands out to me as a particularly bad audiobook. The story itself has the potential to be interesting but the writing is juvenile. I have nothing against YA fiction (Hunger Games, for example, is amazing, as well as a book called Dare Me that I recently tried). However, in this case, it felt very dumbed down. Additionally, and, again, I am not usually too picky about my audible books, the narrator really bothered me. Mainly because every female that he gave a voice to sounded like a weird Valley Girl/Mall Chick bimbo - even the heroine of the story, which I am sure was not the author's intent. It was basically just an annoying listening experience so I wanted fellow listeners to be warned.
Not at all.
Perhaps - I think the issues were mostly with the material. But I won't seek out a book narrated by him just to hear him (as I do with other readers).
Honestly? They were all pretty one dimensional.
Sorry - I don't want to be mean - I just want to help people to have a good listening experience. Overall I really enjoy audible.
Silly, Indulgent, Fun
Julia Gibson is one of my favorite readers - she elevates material and makes it even funnier than it would be on the page.
It has a different tone than THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA but is definitely still well written and a great glimpse into how the 1% live!
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