What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions storm cloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love?
These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.
So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war.
©2012 Gillian Flynn (P)2012 Random House
I loved the twists and turns in the story line!
I did not love the loooong pauses between lines?
Maybe...not too sure?
I liked Kirby's performance, but I found Julia's to be too drawn out for some reason and she did not connect with the character for me?
Yes...until I got to the end, but now that I know the ending I don't think I would!
Addicted to Audible.
LOVED Gone Girl and recommended it to six others to read.
I haven't experienced a book like this before with so many plots and twists.
Brilliant book. Well thought of, well written and well read.
Mainly the story. Very dull but in a nervy kind of way. Akin to listing to strangers having a heated argument over something inconsequential.
The Golem and the Jinni
I found them grating but I think that was more to do with what they we're reading rather than the performance
This is a long story but don't let that put you off listening. Just when you think it can't take anymore twists or turns.. It does. It is clever. I wanted to keep listening even though I had other things to do.
It is narrated by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne and they enhanced the suspense in their portrayal of the leading characters.
I can thoroughly recommend it for those who enjoy devious psychological thrillers.
Probably not. This was a book recommended by a friend so I forced myself to listen to at least the first 8 chapters.
Winds of War. Already bought and downloaded it and looking forward it.
Slightly over done.
I was addicted to this book, such a great story line, so many twists... as soon as you think you know whats happening it does a 180. I loved it. Highly recommended! GET THIS BOOK!
There were several moments of astonishment at the turns in the tale. The story is a twisted tale of entrapment and will keep you guessing to the end, although I could have hoped for a better or at least more satisfying ending.
Although the story is quite well written and hard to put down I found the concept quite disturbing. Not a horror story but a horror that could be reality with the right blend of circumstances. The characters were well presented, believable and made me uneasy.
The narration was excellent.
Not sure at the start but then just grabs you. It twist each time you think you have it worked out. Want to listen to it again to pick up the things I missed
When I was halfway through this book, I was scrolling through facebook and one of my friends had posted the quote: "I want someone who says I love you every night and proves it every day." I nearly asked them if they were reading this book, because this story has made me look at that quote in a totally different way!
Gone Girl is brilliantly written. I found the first half start to get a bit tedious towards the end, but had read reviews to persevere past the halfway point, so I did. The story changes tack completely at halfway, and then you won't be able to put it down.
Though many have complained about the ending, I loved it. It is the perfect ending for the disturbing, but exciting thrill of a ride while living in Nick and Amy's world. It's a psychological thriller, that's for sure!
Compelling, twisting, dark
So many unexpected turns
They really brought the characters to life
End of Part One
Highly recommend it
The twists and turns were unbelievable. The female lead seems emotionless.
The plot was incredulous but psychologically fascinating.
The female lead.
It is a good book
"Gone girl the story of a ill fated couple...."
"What are you thinking, Amy?" Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war...
"you will like the book but"
The ending killed it for me. If it had a different ending I would have not been so let down.
It took a little time to get to grips with the readers and very slow to get started, over halfway through the book and still struggled to be bothered to listen on. I couldn't get into this book at all and forced myself to listen on just incase it got better. It didn't.
All of it
Yes it ended
"A skin crawler"
Ambivalent. We all are familiar with the mixed feelings one can have after reacting to a novel once read or listened to. Here is a cast of truly repellent characters, without exception, but I was drawn in to their ugly, contemporary world with some shameful sense of fascination.
The knowledge that the ending was more like real life than other, popular media examples, gave the novel an authentic feel.
No. Their renditions of the characters were accomplished enough and did not detract from the writing.
It did help me further my resolve to avoid popular fiction in certain genres.
It is interesting to listen to a rather bland, uniformly uninteresting style of writing when it is used to tell a long, bleak story. The listener has to work extra hard to suspend disbelief and keep paying attention. There is very little to commend this contrived collection of modern snivelling.
"Psychological thriller, brilliantly writen"
Can't put down!
This book took me though an array of emotions and how I would feel about my partner being 'gone'
Gripping read and oh so happy to have read the book before it has hit the big screen!
Not your usual thriller crime novel and so a round of applause and congratulations to Gillian Flynn. She has managed to turn a rather cliché genre, where authors only attempt to raise interest is by trying to come up with a more gruesome and bloody murder, by creating a completely new type of seething horror. What a fantastic read with some rather interesting questions. It is a page-turner (in the case of audible I guess it would be a "minute-turner") without being shallow and forgettable. If you are looking for a light-hearted listen, don't pick this, but it you are interested in stirring up the mud at the bottom of the pond, then this is your book.
"First predictable and then boring"
I do not really like this book. The first half was predictable. As soon as Amy disappeared I guessed how it had happened and after a rather long boring listening I found out I was right, I guess I've read to many criminal novels. The other half is ever more boring. It is supposed to be a psychologic thriller but I just think it is boring. It's talk, talk, talk, talk. Possibly it is because of the narrators but I can't really say if it is a boring book or it is the narrators doing it but I was so reliefed when this book finally came to an end. I will not recommend to anyone.
Well read and interesting book which took a while to get into but ouch what an abrupt ending. Almost as if there is a second book in the wings.
Dual character lines
"Explores the Idea that Context is Everything"
This book is difficult to review, as the discoveries we make along the way form the excitement of reading it. Initially it's a bit frustrating just how evasive our male narrator is being, but this is slowly replaced by explanations and context of how people can end up treating each other badly. We see that life and relationships are complex and what we expect can differ greatly between two people.
Anyway, I'm sure others have said how surprising this book is, and it really is. I felt uneasy almost all the time, in a way that shows Gillian Flynn knew exactly what she was doing when she wrote it.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content