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Dark Places Audiobook

Dark Places: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer.

Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details, proof they hope may free Ben, Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she'll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club...and maybe she'll admit her testimony wasn't so solid after all.

As Libby's search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby's doomed family members, including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town.

Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started...on the run from a killer.

©2009 Gillian Flynn; (P)2009 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." (Stephen King)
"A gritty, riveting thriller with a one-of-a-kind, tart-tongued heroine." (Booklist)

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    time2rest CA United States 10-11-15
    time2rest CA United States 10-11-15 Member Since 2015

    I live in CA where the traffic is a nightmare. It could take 90 mins to get to my location when it should have only taken 25 mins. Audible!

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    "easy to immerse yourself"

    I loved this story. I thought it was better than Gone Girl. There were times that I cried; and there were times that I was surprised. Lastly the narrators were fantastic.

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    Michelle Johnson Round Rock, TX USA 10-09-15
    Michelle Johnson Round Rock, TX USA 10-09-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Another great story"

    Really enjoyed this book. I don't think there was one character that was very likable but I liked NOT liking them. The story did jump back and forth from past to present but it wasn't hard to keep it straight.
    If you like Other books by Gillian Flynn then you should enjoy this one.
    Narration was very good.

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    Edye Daggs 10-08-15
    Edye Daggs 10-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent read/listen!!!"

    This was not at all what I thought it was about. I don't always want a happily ever after that typically happens in books. But a thought provoking real life ending. I'm still thinking about how I would have dealt with Libby's situation and what my reaction would have been. Loved this more than gone girl.

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    Donna Brady Miller 10-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fabulous storytelling"

    I forgot I had this book in my wishlist and went ahead and watched the movie. I debated about buying the book afterward since I knew the ending already, but boy am I glad I decided to buy it anyway. Even knowing how everything turned out in the end I was hanging on every word! This book is a great listen.

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    Elizabeth Aviles 10-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent story"

    Raw imagination proven in this excellent story.
    Looking forward to reading the rest of Ms. Flynn's books.

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    Patti W. Minneapolis, MN 09-30-15
    Patti W. Minneapolis, MN 09-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome twisted story!"

    The book grabbed my attention! Loved every minute! The actors did a great job with the character voices! Wonderful book!

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    Ariel 09-30-15
    Ariel 09-30-15
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    "Narration will BLOW your mind!"
    Would you listen to Dark Places again? Why?

    Yes, most definitely! I would also like to see the movie. The way this book is written is absolutely enthralling. 3 different narrators, all amazing! 3 different story lines bending and twist to make the whole picture. Definitely the best one yet! Use your credit, you will not regret it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Places?

    My most memorable moment from Dark Places would have to be the anticipation you feel when one story line ends, for the moment, and you are left thinking, "Omg, what next??!..." However, you are not disappointed long! Right when you feel like you wish they would tell you something, you get thrown into the next view point and you get sucked into that part. This book has the ability to make you feel like you are right there, in the story, watching it all happen!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A more visible picture. When physically reading you all have your imagination, which can be great. However, when listening to Dark Places you get the pleasure of defining the characters for thoroughly. These characters are able to be associated with the same voice each time. In the case of Dark Places, you get 3 different people who have an amazing talent to voice for several. This makes the book come to life! It's honestly amazing!


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    Zakia 09-30-15
    Zakia 09-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    I truly love the way the author writes her novels and all her books are just better than the last!

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    Amazon Customer 09-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book!"

    loved this book! kept me guessing till the end. Excellent thriller to listen to. Will probably listen again!

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    Lisa Saliture 09-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "love this book! Libby is hard, vulgar and honest."

    The terror relived by Libby freaked me out! Great read and a scary ride throughout!

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