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Meh

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-19

Nice story. I kept waiting for the point though. Ended with something missing. Narrator did this insipid voice for the main character that was completely wrong. Why couldn’t they find someone with an actual southern accent that was comfortable with the accents and culture?

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

Hang in there

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you liked the first one, you may like this one. It's more ... um ... intellectual? There's a lot of theological debate about women, which I really enjoyed but I can also see why some people would find it tedious. I thought it was fun and interesting, though it caused the plot to drag a bit. But I think I will listen to this again. There was a lot I think I might have missed the first time.

What did you like best about this story?

As with the first book, I can especially envision Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes. Which is ironic as that movie was made after the book was written. Either way, I think she captures the essence of SH.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. The first half is slow and I found I needed to put it down occasionally.

Any additional comments?

Spoiler alert. The "romance" between the heroine and SH is ridiculous, IMO. He's what, 40 years her senior? I feel like maybe the author confused herself with her character.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

Not as dark as the summary suggests

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Not as dark as the summary sounds, this is a fun modern, murder mystery with great characters. Definitely worth the listen, but watch out, I didn't get much else done while listening (well, I did a lot of cleaning).

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Loved the crazy, bored with having it spelled out

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-13

What did you love best about Gone Girl?

The unexpected twist. Well done, but not completely original. Still delicious, and very worth the read for that alone. Trust me.... no really. You'll like it. Or at least you'll know what everyone's talking about at parties. It ain't no 50 shades nonsense.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The author spelled everything out, like she was so proud of the plot she created, and she should be, but sometimes it's better to let the imagination work a little. And the author did such an amazing job of making the crazy believable, but some of the circumstances worked out just a little too well. This made the book start to fall apart in the second part. While I agree that it was nice to see how the pair were perfect for each other, I think it would have been more interesting, and more likely, if things didn't work out for our lady quite so nicely. I don't say that because I love to hate her, I enjoyed her a lot, I just got bored with how miraculously everything turned out. I think I actually rolled my eyes a few times.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely. Especially the first part, after that, their cover is blown and its a little less suspenseful, and more excruciating.

Any additional comments?

Recommended because it's a great yarn, and strays off the beaten path of a lot I've read lately. Not your typical mystery, and thank god there's no vampires or werewolves or anything like that. This story could actually happen (yeah, right...).

Great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-12

What did you like best about this story?

The main character is lovely, and her evolution while in New York is a charming story. It just should've ended there. Still highly recommended.