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Gone Girl Audiobook

Gone Girl

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Ruby 05-24-15
    Ruby 05-24-15
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    "Sub-par narration; good but not unpredictable stor"

    Very disappointed with the narration; almost bad enough to toss the audiobook. But I wanted to hear the book more than the performances irritated me.
    The story itself was good. Not unpredictable, but still twisty enough to be intriguing in the details. The details are where this book is most enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone wanting to listen to a intriguing mystery that is told from several perspectives. You'll know "whodunnit" by the halfway point (is it halfway? Hard to recall with an audiobook), but it's still a fun mystery seeing how things pan out.

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    Cypher4u 04-20-15
    Cypher4u 04-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow start but then a head of steam"

    A Great book once it got going captivated the reader, well researched and clever themes, will there be a sequel?

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    Stephanie 04-14-15
    Stephanie 04-14-15
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    "Better than the movie"

    I watched the movie before! But the book is just so much better, really enjoyed in particular the last part

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    Louise Kangaroo Point, Australia 03-11-15
    Louise Kangaroo Point, Australia 03-11-15
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    "Frustration!!"

    What a great story, to end in such a ridiculously frustrating way. I am so sorry I started it. Fabulous storyline, dreadful end.

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    Amazon Customer 03-02-15
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    "Bleak, too much F-ing Language"

    It could have at least had a clever or even satisfying ending...written well but where's the plot, where's character development? What did they learn, what did we discover?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 02-24-15
    Sarah 02-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Totally Engaging"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Yes. Even though the twists would no longer be a surprise listening again would allow you to focus more on the details rather than the overall story


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

    I don't normaly read fiction, so don't know.


    What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great narration


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

    Yes, and I did.


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    Chris 12-31-14
    Chris 12-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Addictive"

    Highly intriguing tale, slightly disappointed with how everything just fell into place as the perpetrator planned and felt slightly rushed and a bit lazy three quarters through. However, I couldn't put it down and finished it in 4 days! Most enjoyable.

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    Kate Austen Australia 10-04-14
    Kate Austen Australia 10-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Gone in no time"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved this book when it first came out and so when my book club chose it I was excited to read it again....or listen to it as I thought a change of venue would be nice. I was wrong. While the story was as good as every and great to revisit, Julia Whelan's voice was so grating, so annoying that I had to forward past her. Kirby Heyborned more than made up for it. I ended up reading "Amy's" parts and listening to "Nick's" part.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unreliable narration and how brilliantly that is done gets me every time with this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Julia Whelan's voice, in particular her long sssss's got on my last nerve. It completely ruined the audible experience for me I'm afraid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Perth, Western Australia 09-22-14
    Michelle Perth, Western Australia 09-22-14 Member Since 2015

    Just love books.

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

    Yes, it is an interesting book from the start.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a full story from start to finish. No wading through the first half of the book to get to the guts of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not the ending! It didn't go how I wanted it to :-)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pratalife Singapore 08-09-14
    pratalife Singapore 08-09-14 Member Since 2016

    imho - ymmv

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    "Almost the masterpiece I'd hoped for"

    The story unfolds in parts, with wonderful narration. The use of two (talented) voice actors is perfect for the book.

    Part 1 is a cracker of a whodunnit. Gillian Flynn has mastered the art of parallel story-lines, a skill honed in Sharp Objects and wielded here to perfection.

    But wait! There's more - a psychological suspense-thriller in the final parts as the protagonists grapple with the consequences. And while Gillian Flynn's second book, Dark Places, fell a bit flat due to improbable coincidences and a largely unsympathetic cast, Gone Girl had me totally sucked in.

    I felt so sure this book would be 5 stars and a heart.

    That is, until the final climax; the final few pages. WTF? I am underwhelmed and unconvinced.

    Perhaps the silver lining is that Gone Girl was almost - but not quite - the ultimate masterpiece in the style that Gillian Flynn has been evolving over three stories to date, so I am left eagerly looking forward to her next. Will that be "The One"?

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  • issie
    Billericay, United Kingdom
    3/4/13
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    "Very disappointed"

    Most of this book seemed suited to an adolescent. Towards middle of Part 2 and a lot of Part 3 was OK but I felt for most of it that I was too old (62).

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Cabaspre
    Mallorca
    7/27/12
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    "A psychological thriller without compare!"

    How can I describe this without giving anything away? Superbly written and brilliantly narrated. The main characters by turn are hateful and deserving sympathy. I sincerely wish that I could read this again without knowing the outcome. You will not be sorry to get this in your library.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    3/29/16
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    "Insight into female mind, even if not typical"

    I was fascinated by insight into the female mind even though the female is hardly what you would call typical. Clever plot with its twists and turns

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    4/21/15
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    "WOW....not the ending I anticipated"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Excellent narration. Good characterisation, particularly Amy. A bit too long (19 hours) but worth the journey


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Not really, love thrillers.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes I'd say so. He drew in numerous characters, all with various quirks in to the storey line and kept their uniqueness constant throughout.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing, he was excellent


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom
    11/1/14
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    "Love the language and the ending"

    I was continually surprised by the Gone Girl it was not at all what I had expected.
    It is wicked, contemporary and real. OK amazing Amy is far from a typical wife but her and husband point out some of the uncomfortable truths about modern relationships. I particularly enjoyed Amy's vitriolic essay on "cool girls" at the start of part 2.
    It is a thrilling, thriller but that's not the point the book is really about relationships.
    The language in every sense is dazzling and often shocking.
    As to the ending it is perfect, chilling and both inevitable and not what you expect.
    It's not a comfortable read but if you don't like cliches you may well enjoy this scintillating, engrossing book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alice
    Exmouth, Devon, United Kingdom
    9/8/13
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    "Not sure what the hype is about...dull."

    This book came highly recommended so I listened and stuck with it.

    I feel robbed of my time having listened to it... the ending is NOT worth the wait. So if like me you get half way and think (for obvious reasons) I HAVE to know what is going to happen. My advise is don't bother, it left me cross and let down.

    The two main characters are horrible, I wouldn't have cared if they had both succumbed to their demise, I spent the majority of the book hoping they would. The story was overly descriptive (I don't care what colour the lawyer's tie is, get on with it), it never really got going, it's a slow pace, and so unbelievable that I was angry by the end.

    Then the ending, really thats it.

    Didn't enjoy it and would not recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Coco the Coo
    7/15/13
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    "Great start, annoying ending"

    Overall it's really absorbing and clever book, ican see why it had to end as it did, but it was still annoying!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    London, United Kingdom
    7/11/13
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    "Secrets and Lies...and then more lies..."

    Being a firmly indoctrinated member of the Hollywood generation, I'm comfortably used to my crime/thrillers having very definite good/bad guys, and for them to behave in a certain way, with minor twists and variations...

    That's why I was gripped to this book once I got about a third into it, as all of my beliefs were pretty shattered, then the rest of the time I sat back in relative disbelief, wondering who would be next to show their true hand.

    Whilst having a few flaws (notably certain rather quickly executed turns of events towards the end of the book and arguably, the not-entirely-satisfying ending), this book kept me happily entertained and occasionally gobsmacked for a good couple of days - although I'll admit that I spent a few bleary-eyed mornings at work, after staying up into the early hours listening out for what would happen next...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian Keaney
    London
    4/23/13
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    "A First Rate Thriller And A Great Deal More"

    This is the story of a young woman who goes missing in Missouri. It's told in two contrasting and utterly believable voices: the woman's and her husband's and the truth about their relationship is gradually revealed as layer after layer of lies is peeled away.



    It's hard to say much about the story without giving away the plot. What I can say is that the premise is wonderfully audacious and the structure is a labyrinth of twists and turns. Watch out for the really dramatic twist half way through the book that projects the novel into a whole new narrative dimension.



    The result is a first-rate thriller but what makes it stand out from other first-rate thrillers, is the quality of the writing: the keen observation of human behaviour; the cinematic use of visual detail; the attention to even the most minor characters, the rigid control of narrative technique, and, above all the forensic examination of contemporary relationships. It's an acute commentary on love and infatuation, marriage and parenting, gender stereotypes and social class and it's perfectly read by the two narrators.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • El
    United Kingdom
    4/16/13
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    "Ok"

    This is one of the fastest books I've listened too, not because it was so brilliant and a must listen, but more that it was easy going and I was decorating.

    The story isn't bad, it's a Hitchcock wannabe thriller, that plods along with no real surprises and an ending the writer obviously thought was ingeniously clever, but In reality leaves you with a disappointing "oh"

    I give it three stars as it isn't a bad book, just not all I was looking forward too, after all the good reviews.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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