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
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
Reading is one of my great loves, but as a busy mum to 4, I seldom have the time to sit down with a good book. Audible changed that for me.
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
This is the second book I have listened to narrated by Julia Whelan and again she didn't disappoint, neither did Kirby Heyborne. Both did a fantastic job with their respective characters. The story itself was extremely unbelievable and twisted, but that's what made it such a good read. I love all the twists and turns, it kept you guessing every step of the way, especially at the very end.
I do realise that Amy's voice was meant to sound perky at times, but really, listeners are not 8 year olds that need bedtime-story narration with lots of modulation and emotion. It honestly hurt my ears. It is a book for adults please read it like adults. Both characters were in their late 30s but sounded like 16 year olds.
For story yes.
The suspense and the fact that initially it was difficult to determine which one was lying.
When you realise that he is the good guy
I would have preferred a better ending
It could have only ended the way it did! Amazing Amy!! Is there a sequel...
Really good but it did drag a little at the end because we already knew everything that had happened
"Addictive book with awesome twists throughout"
A really enjoyable and addictive book that kept me guessing throughout. I was a little confused how so much was allowed to go unexplained by the police, but still a great story and a neat idea of writing it from both of their perspective.
"Good, but not as good as I hoped it would be."
This was my 1st audiobook and I enjoyed the majority of it. Unfortunately I thought the ending was a let down. The narration was great, very easy to listen to. I just don't think it lived up to the potential it showed.
A fantastic read! never have I routed for one character, and hated another so much!
A real 'couldn't put it down' book.
No wonder so many have sold.
I have recommended this to all my fellow book readers and heard nothing but good things in return!
"gripping listen as the truth unfolds"
I enjoyed this listen. Narrators okay. intriguing story. obviously leaving door open for sequel. would thoroughly recommend.
Bit of a page turner... Difficult to put down... Very good narrators... Highly recommended to all
I liked most parts of the book, it was a good listen. The ending was rubbish but don't let that put you off. The character's are very annoying but they're meant to be. I've watched the film now and the book it much better.
"Slow start but soon picked up"
I am glad I stuck with it. It contained unexpected twists and turns. The review requires 20 words minimum.
"Good quality book"
I recommend this book as it keeps you wanting more! I used it during long drives which kept me entertained!
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