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Michelle Watters

Shelburne,vt united States
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  • Gone Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,205

It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!

  • By Theodore on 01-20-13

I was sad when it ended.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

I've only heard the audio.

What other book might you compare Gone Girl to and why?

Nothing, it is in a league of its own.

Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to choose.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Do you really know who you married?

Any additional comments?

This book is a mind f---. It is a twisted psychological thriller that makes you feel less sane after reading. The narrators were fantastic and the writing amazing.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Harbor

  • Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,658
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,632

In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in the Series

  • By sara miller on 07-29-12

Love all Tana French's novels

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

Reviewed: 08-23-12

What did you love best about Broken Harbor?

The characters

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, by sympathizing with every character it was difficult to guess who was capable of what.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Hogan – was your favorite?

I liked all of them. Richie and his outfits were funny.

Any additional comments?

All of Tana French's books are great reads my favorite is The likeness.

  • Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace

  • The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady
  • By: Kate Summerscale
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker became Mrs. Henry Robinson at age 31 in 1844. Isabella chose to record her innermost thoughts - and especially her infatuation with a married Dr. Edward Lane - in her diary. One day Henry chanced on the diary and, broaching its privacy, read Isabella's entries. Aghast at his wife's perceived infidelity, Henry petitioned for divorce on the grounds of adultery. The trial would be a cause célèbre, threatening the foundations of Victorian society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Insight Into Victorian Culture

  • By Dracolichking on 01-31-13

Almost fell asleep

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

Reviewed: 08-23-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Real first person diary narratives. It was too subjective, someone narrating the history, than a small excerpt from a diary.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kate Summerscale again?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She sounded older than the character.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace?

Listing the price of everything, houses, dresses etc. it was like a tax audit.

Any additional comments?

I did not finish the book. I tried to exchange for another one but it didn't work . I recently just found out about this a week ago and exchanged all the books I didn't finish/like narrator etc. so I am guessing there is a limit.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful