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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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    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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    deon alberton, South Africa 07-31-14
    deon alberton, South Africa 07-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent"

    This book is brilliant. The twist and turns are chilling and sometimes downright scary. I can not recommend this novel enough. Slowish start but really takes off from there. I could not put it down!

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    Sennia Griffith, Australia 07-30-14
    Sennia Griffith, Australia 07-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Dark and brutal"

    A book that constantly made you question the narrators and their motives. Very intriguing as it gave a new spin to the the thriller/murder mystery genre.

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    Shom Hyderabad, India 04-15-14
    Shom Hyderabad, India 04-15-14 Member Since 2014

    Marketer. The Engineer-MBA stereotype. Sports-fiction writer. Poor reader of text. Thus at Audible. God Bless.

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    "Wow!"

    Gone Girl
    Author : Gillian Flynn

    Genre: Thriller, Mystery

    Source - Audiobook

    Rating - 5

    April 14

    Shudder. A delicious, twisted, evil, satan of a book. Unreliable, lying, attractive, detestable, addictive narrators; the most realistic take on a crumbled marriage I've read in recent times; twists and double twists and triple twists and then --- just as we were slowly moving towards some kind of an expected conclusion, a whoosh-what-the-f**k-was-that howitzer of an ending. I hated, HATED the ending. Perfect ending. Hated it. Loved it.

    PS: Great performances by both of the narrators too.

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    Lisa Auckland, New Zealand 04-02-14
    Lisa Auckland, New Zealand 04-02-14
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    "Hard to switch off and go to sleep"

    This is not the usual type of book I go for, but it was genuinely gripping - flows along in a way that makes it really hard to put down at any given point.
    Very well written, sharp and mesmerising insight into two people's psyche's and the tension never stops.
    It did get a bit too dark for my liking, and though I'd like to read more from the author, I read the synopsis for her other books and they sound ever darker, so think I'll give them a miss.

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    nina førde, Norway 03-23-14
    nina førde, Norway 03-23-14
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    "Is she gone?"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    If I have time


    What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    Natural way of telling the story


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

    Gone girl


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the psychology in the book.

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    Jenny Auckland, New Zealand 02-27-14
    Jenny Auckland, New Zealand 02-27-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Loved the narrators, so engaging. This book interrupted my life as I had to listen at every opportunity.


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

    Generally I stick to non fiction, but this book as reignited my enthusiasm for quality fiction.


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

    Beautifully written - some colorful language - but in keeping with the characters. Otherwise great writing, and neatly woven together strands of narrative. Kept me on the edge of my seat.


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

    Could not fault narrators performances whatsoever.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Such a great book - surprising twists, even after 19 plus hours I did not want this to end.

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    Lorna Johannesburg, South Africa 02-10-14
    Lorna Johannesburg, South Africa 02-10-14 Member Since 2010

    I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!

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    "Not your typical "whodunnit""

    It took me a few chapters to get into this book. When I started listening I thought I had bought a romantic novel with a sicky love story.. Girl meets boy, blah, blah, blah.. I nearly stopped listening, but pushed on because I was on a road trip. Well, what can I say! It turned out to be fantastic.. So push through and enjoy!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Camilla Recife, Brazil 02-02-14
    Camilla Recife, Brazil 02-02-14 Member Since 2015

    Looking for characters to fall in love with and stories that will blow my mind!

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    "A bit disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    Probably. And the performance by Heyborne and Whelan was REALLY good. I believe they really did absorb the essence of the characters.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gillian Flynn? Why or why not?

    I would. She can write, I'll give her that, her story here is pretty clever, but I found the characters quite real and at the same time they're like the worst people with the worst character you can find, well, I didn't find that appealing, people are pretty messed up as it is. Moreover, I'd probably try another book because Flynn seems to really be good at writing, I just hope to see some characters the you could empathise a little bit more.


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

    They make it sound a lot more real, they make you think of the characters as if they were real people. Their performance was excellent, I guess that's one of the reasons I kept on going with the audiobook.


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    Not really, but it wouldn't be fair to say that there was nothing to it. I guess it made me think a lot about how we behave, how we try to be accepted(or not), how we play cool, just to fit in, or to think it is the only way we can be loved; and a lot more concerning behaviour, acceptance, deception...


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    Liesl Pretoria, South Africa 01-29-14
    Liesl Pretoria, South Africa 01-29-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Expected more"

    After reading all the rave reviews over this book, I figured it must be really good. The first part of the book really bored me - I even skipped a few hours. I started listening again in Part 2 and only here did the story grab me. The middle part of the book is really excellent and you are completely pulled into the book and I found myself listening non-stop. The story had such an immense build-up, but the ending was just so unbelievably disappointing! I had a jaw-drop-"no-this-cant-be-the-end"-moment* when I heard the familiar voice "thank you for listening to audible". Even though the story was gripping, I'm not sure I would recommend it due to the awful ending.

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  • Kate
    Flinders, Australia
    2/27/13
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    "Couldn't put it down!!"

    I loved the twists in this audiobook...cost me sleep as simply could not stop listening!!! Was wonderful. Great readers too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Rowlands Gill,, United Kingdom
    10/6/15
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    "Misogamy and misogyny....maybe"

    I’d heard mixed reviews from people in the office - all female - who’d read this and decided that, with a link to the film, this would make a good holiday read for both of us when we went to Menorca in the late summer. I made the mistake of reading it ‘in conjunction’ with Umberto Eco’s Focault’s Pendulum - and where that became the motif for all that is good in literature, the shadow cast from Bologna definitely obscured any chance of enjoying this.

    My fault with Gillian Flynn is two-fold - and in the first instance purely a matter of personal taste and in the second a link that no other reader would readily make, I’m sure: but here goes.

    Primarily, I didn’t like the take on the female characters - specifically, I’m sorry to have to report, the olfactive pronouncements which are made repeatedly. They are not nice and, whilst I am sure they would be defended as a narrative trick, I just didn’t get how this best selling novel was so nasty in the mouth. I’d heard declarations of misogamy and suggestions of misogyny and was left thinking that if I’d written this book I’d be embarrassed that the world would know that I was capable of this take.

    The wider reserve relates to my readerly wanderings in the fictional woods....and Chesterton’s trope ‘When Man ceases to worship God he does not worship nothing but worships everything’ which swings in at the start of Signor Eco’s book. Because here you really do have to sell your soul to Mammon to get even a foothold. The wild supposition is that you are alone, fixed and fixated and that the world is your tool and, actually, God or no God - that’s something I just don’t buy.

    I’ll watch the film, though.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Happy and Smiling
    London, England
    10/8/13
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    "unlikeable characters & voices and a slow plot"

    I have struggled with this book for 2 months and I am stil only half way through. Normally I go through an audio book in 2 weeks. I am forcing myself to listen to this one but am not enjoying it. The voices are aggressive and bored in the way they are read,and the characters and self centred and unattractive. The husband and wife in the story clearly don't get on so why on earth were they married. The husband is a self centred dislikeable character, and you get annoyed at the wife for putting up with his selfish childish behaviour to the point that you really don't wonder where she has disappeared to. Clearly she left because she realised how horrible her life was and because she is better off without her sponging loser of a husband. I can't imagine a twist in this, except maybe that she is trying to get him to miss her by running off, because clearly he just found her intensely annoying before she disappeared, and vice versa. I will stick it out, because I am not a quitter, but this is not worth the accolades.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    London, United Kingdom
    4/26/13
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    "Recommended by a 40-something male."

    I trend to avoid anything hyped as it rarely lives up to expectations, but the sound of this book intrigued me and I have to say it really is a corker. Beautifully read by two readers who seem to inhabit the skin of their respective writers, it is hard to say much about this book without giving too much away. There are enjoyable and believable plot twists, swipes at the manulpulation by, and of, the media, and musings on how we play out reality at second hand, like characters in the (too many) films we've seen. But it is the psychological detail of the writing which gripped me. Rarely have I believed in main characters so much. Gillian Flynn has really got inside this man and woman. She is not judgemental of them (whatever your opinion, as a reader, is of them), and I really admired the way she built them up as humans who are the result of both nature and nurture. And it is so beautifully constructed, especially in the second half, that I laughed with pleasure at the audaciousness of it; and it is never too smart for its own good. For me it's a rare thing - it's absolutely as good as they are all telling you.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    11/12/12
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    "Excellent"

    Great story, and fantastic value. Hours and hours of listening - and never a dull moment.



    Spent a chapter or two getting accustomed to the American accents, but they did grow on me (just as well as there's about 18 hours of audio). After that, really enjoyed the book, and having two narrators was excellent - wouldn't have been nearly so good with only one.



    Only problem now is i've got to find something else to replace it, and not sure it will be as good.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Margo Parkes
    1/18/17
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    "Addictive listening!!!"

    Really excellent story, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book. The downside for me was in the actual recording - although the narrators were brilliant the recording had loads of 'gaps' in weird places which made me think that the book had stopped or something had gone wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Bishops Stortford, Herts, United Kingdom
    1/14/17
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    "Good Literary Foreplay but sadly no Climax"

    Enjoyed it a lot. Cleverly constructed and well read. Only 4 stars overall as just thought that towards the end, a bit like Amazing Amy, it didn't really reach a climax.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odwa
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    1/8/17
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    "True chiller; concerningly disturbing"

    Took me a while to get into the book but once I got going, I couldn't stop.

    i was hoping for a different ending but then mine wouldn't allow for a sequel. I hope that a sequel is in the pipeline.

    Great vocal performances

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karon
    12/23/16
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    "Brilliant"

    I enjoyed every minute of this book. The story was brilliant and there were so many twists and turns that I kept having to reconsider my views of the brilliantly crafted characters. The attention to detail and brilliant descriptions of two very complex characters made the book come to life for me and I could imagine every scene as if it were being played out in my head. The narration was fantastic and made the story even more lifelike.

    I have never wished for long car journeys more (I listen to audio books whilst driving) and often continued listening to the audiobook before I went to sleep as I so wanted to know what happened next.

    Now I've finished it, I feel quite bereft - I want to know what happens 5 years down the line... was the complex conundrum ever unravelled?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jane smith
    12/16/16
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    "clever story line"

    loved it. couldn't put it down. good narrative easy listening kept me wanting to hear more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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