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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?

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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 Listener Since 2009
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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.

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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 :-)


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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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    Stroud, United Kingdom
    2/23/13
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    "Keep going with this"

    When I started listening I thought I had made a mistake - I didn't like the voice of the man, the aggressive tone and the bad language,but I always think it worth persevering for a while and I'm glad I did. It's one of the those books that might take a bit of getting into, but once the characters were established and the book began to deal with the disappearance of Amy the feel of it changed and it became absorbing. So I would recommend - and if you start listening and have some doubts, keep going you will enjoy it.

    53 of 54 people found this review helpful
  • christina
    Chislehurst, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "A bit of a struggle"

    Although this book is clearly well written, the characters are so unlikeable that I really struggled to finish it. I suspect that if I was reading it rather than listening to it I may very well have given up. The narrators are good, though I like Amy's voice better than Nick's so there was a jolt every time they switched while I got used to the voice again. If you like psychological thrillers then I wouldn't want to put you off altogether - as I said - it is well written,I just found that because I wasn't routing for one of the characters the plot wasn't enough to hold me.

    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Saffy
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    1/16/13
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    "Exceptional"

    There has been so much hype surrounding Gillian Flynn's latest novel. It's been on lots of 'best thriller of 2012' lists, was apparently the hippest read in New York in 2012 and there is talk of a Hollywood movie. I am also a big fan of her two previous novels which I think show her to be one of the most original contemporary thriller writers. Therefore, I was very excited about the release of this, her third novel and actually started listening last year when it was first released. However I became really stuck about half an hour into it

    and could not move beyond Amy's narration- I did not like the character or the narrator. However, my New Year's resolution is to finish all those unfinished

    listens (I am so pleased I decided to do this as my first unfinished listen I

    revisited was Alex Marwood's 'Wicked Girls'. - outstanding!)

    So am I glad I put in the effort to finish this? I can't believe I initially stopped listening- so if you are struggling, once you get past the first hour it is definitely worth persevering.

    Initially I found Amy's narration irritating and wanted to hear more of Nick's story, however as the book progresses and you navigate the many twists and turns of the plots you are drawn further in to both narrator's stories never knowing which one to believe. This is the real strength of this novel - the

    reader is kept guessing throughout - all the way until the end.

    This is a long listen but I could not stop listening and as with any excellent read I miss the characters stories and am struggling to find a listen to match it.

    56 of 60 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    london, United Kingdom
    3/27/13
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    "Poor ending"

    I had to listen to the last 3.5 mins 3 times as I thought I had missed something or that my audio app was not working.The poor ending spoilt the whole experience of a great novel. Even though I was gripped by the story I feel ripped off in the end......

    38 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
    3/17/13
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    "Not a Thriller"

    If am confused with the positive ratings that some have given this novel. I spend a lot of time driving long distances and find listening to thrillers an ideal way to relax when stuck in traffic.



    Some of the thrillers I have recently listened to such the Forgotten by David Baldacci have caused me to remain in the car once I have arrived at my destination as they were absolutely riveting.



    It is crucial that the book I am listening to is exciting, not dull and tedious or the journey feels like it is taking longer than it actually is.



    I listened to over half this book before, I made the decision to sack it, it just wasn't getting interesting. This is the first time I have not finished an audio book or bothered to write a review.



    Take my advice and try another book.





    24 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Alice4000
    Hampton, United Kingdom
    1/22/13
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    "Not quite 5 stars"

    This book is totally absorbing from the start, the characters are complex and interesting and although they are unlikeable they manage to pull you in; I became immersed in their viewpoint. The first 2 thirds of this book I found so gripping that I thought it would be a five starer but I think because it was so involving I expected a slightly more satisfying end. Worth listening to though for the weaving plot and the characters that are so well thought out.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    2/28/13
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    "What a disappointment!"

    I read all the reviews and was really looking forward to a good thrilling read. The book started well and hearing the story from 2 perspectives was an interesting twist. I was gripped for the first few chapters, but then it turned into a sour, angry, outpouring of bitterness and lust for retribution. The characters became hateful and I found myself not really caring what happened to them. I rarely throw books that I have paid for away, but after I had finished the last chapter, I deleted it disgust.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. I. L. M. Challis
    UK
    1/24/13
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    "Great Book, but poor ending"

    I just raced through this book. Loved the style of writing. It certainly was one of those books you just didn't want to put down and not a dull page until the ending.

    I couldn't believe Gillian gave such a good book the crappy ending that she did.

    It left me feeling like I wished I hadn't wasted my time reading this book. A poor conclusion which I'm sure most people would agree just didn't do the story justice at all.

    27 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • GG
    Ireland
    7/30/12
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    "The perfect holiday listen"

    The perfect holiday listen. Brilliantly written. Two wonderful characters. Two wonderful voices. The writing is sharp and incisive and both Nick and Amy are completely believable. The plot is brilliantly planned and the secrets are held back and revealed in teasing snippets. Loved it!

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    3/10/13
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    "Intriguing story marred by language"

    This is a well-crafted if implausible story with excellent narrators who must have got as tired as I did of the author's rather juvenile use of the F-word hundreds of times so that when it would have had impact it fails to register as it had been used so indiscriminately as verb and adjective ad nauseum. I don't object to swearing when it's justified but it is lazy writing that diminished an otherwise compelling story.

    32 of 37 people found this review helpful

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