Gallup Strengths: INPUT ~ LEARNER ~ ACHIEVER ~ RESPONSIBILITY ~ DISCIPLINE
Could not see anything coming...the twists and turns were sensational and horrifying. The plot(s) were relentless, yet believable. Not sure if I want to date, marry or ever commit again. 😕
The characters Amy & Nick are so well written & constructed that the reader (listener) could swear they actually exist in situ. Here is the arc of a fairy tale marriage which comes apart not at the seams but with the rips & tears of well-aimed punches & reluctant counterpunches. Original & unforgettable, it asks how well can we really know another & offers up a most brutal answer.
The narration was fine.
The movie was a far cry from the details of the book but I suppose that is i ally the case. However, something was missing, there is an ending of course but I feel like it leaves you hanging.
I'd give it a 4.5 star review if it were an option. Each chapter definitely leaves you wanting more.
the differing voices for Amy and Nick/female and male speaker
Julia Whelan - Amy!
The ending! the book is way more impressive than the movie...also the part where she explains that she'd actually kill herself!
It hit the right suspenseful break points in switching from Nick to Amy. It believably used the recession as a fabric of the story. When making a small social point about wife's or husband's actions in society, and social perceptions right or wrong, the work let us see the larger ripple or darker shadow in framing the event.
I enjoyed four characters a great deal: policewoman Rhonda Boney, Nick Dunne, Amy Elliott Dunne, and Nick's sister Go (Margo). If I had to pick, I would first consider Nick, a flawed man who knows he is flawed, but not the monster the public perceives. Yet Amy in her journal has such an overpowering sense of romance at times, that realistically or unrealistically, it was difficult not to be swept away at times.
They did their character voices superbly as well as those voices speaking to their character. Julia could make Amy believable in a romantic rapture or in a cynical clinical recounting. Kirby made it easy to believe Nick as a writer, with Nick's humor and attention to language. Kirby also elicited Nick's range, from grounded caring to scared-for-his-life, frustrated, angry, feeling crucified, wanting release, feeling disgusted with himself or others.
Nick's recounting of the couple's move to Missouri, nearer to his ill mother, after the recession in New York had already impacted his marriage.
It's difficult for me to imagine anyone reading this book without pausing several times to compare to his or her own life experiences.
The ending sucked, left u hanging and waiting to hear what happened to them. Does she ever get caught, do they end up happy, what happens to the baby. I mean left so unanswered questions. Good overall
I found the beginning hard to get into but I listened on and the story finally started to get capital G good, but the end was super disappointing. I know it had to end some how but really? I still want to see the movie only because I was told the end is different. it is a good filled book but not as good I hoped.