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Gone Girl | [Gillian Flynn]

Gone Girl

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.
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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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    Lee-Ann Johannesburg, South Africa 08-19-13
    Lee-Ann Johannesburg, South Africa 08-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Thrilling...but also SLOW"
    What did you like best about Gone Girl? What did you like least?

    I loved the twists and turns in the story line!
    I did not love the loooong pauses between lines?


    Would you recommend Gone Girl to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe...not too sure?


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked Kirby's performance, but I found Julia's to be too drawn out for some reason and she did not connect with the character for me?


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes...until I got to the end, but now that I know the ending I don't think I would!


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    Lisa Faifield, Australia 07-27-13
    Lisa Faifield, Australia 07-27-13 Member Since 2011

    Addicted to Audible.

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    "shockingly brilliant!"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    LOVED Gone Girl and recommended it to six others to read.


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

    I haven't experienced a book like this before with so many plots and twists.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant book. Well thought of, well written and well read.

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    Erica Patria Lack New Zealand 07-16-13
    Erica Patria Lack New Zealand 07-16-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Couldn't finish this"
    What disappointed you about Gone Girl?

    Mainly the story. Very dull but in a nervy kind of way. Akin to listing to strangers having a heated argument over something inconsequential.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Golem and the Jinni


    What didn’t you like about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance?

    I found them grating but I think that was more to do with what they we're reading rather than the performance


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane North Shore City, New Zealand 07-08-13
    Diane North Shore City, New Zealand 07-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Nerve wracking and gripping story; well told"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is a long story but don't let that put you off listening. Just when you think it can't take anymore twists or turns.. It does. It is clever. I wanted to keep listening even though I had other things to do.


    Any additional comments?

    It is narrated by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne and they enhanced the suspense in their portrayal of the leading characters.
    I can thoroughly recommend it for those who enjoy devious psychological thrillers.

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    05-31-13
    05-31-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Could not get into it"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    Probably not. This was a book recommended by a friend so I forced myself to listen to at least the first 8 chapters.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Winds of War. Already bought and downloaded it and looking forward it.


    What three words best describe Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s voice?

    Slightly over done.


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    katherine islinton, Australia 05-13-13
    katherine islinton, Australia 05-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "WoW!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    I was addicted to this book, such a great story line, so many twists... as soon as you think you know whats happening it does a 180. I loved it. Highly recommended! GET THIS BOOK!


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    Liz Ocean Grove, Australia 04-27-13
    Liz Ocean Grove, Australia 04-27-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "Disturbing"

    There were several moments of astonishment at the turns in the tale. The story is a twisted tale of entrapment and will keep you guessing to the end, although I could have hoped for a better or at least more satisfying ending.

    Although the story is quite well written and hard to put down I found the concept quite disturbing. Not a horror story but a horror that could be reality with the right blend of circumstances. The characters were well presented, believable and made me uneasy.

    The narration was excellent.

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    Raechel Carnegie, Austria 04-24-13
    Raechel Carnegie, Austria 04-24-13
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    "Slow to start brilliant in end"

    Not sure at the start but then just grabs you. It twist each time you think you have it worked out. Want to listen to it again to pick up the things I missed

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    kiwimum 04-15-13
    kiwimum 04-15-13 Member Since 2010
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    "This Is A Book That Will Make You Think"

    When I was halfway through this book, I was scrolling through facebook and one of my friends had posted the quote: "I want someone who says I love you every night and proves it every day." I nearly asked them if they were reading this book, because this story has made me look at that quote in a totally different way!
    Gone Girl is brilliantly written. I found the first half start to get a bit tedious towards the end, but had read reviews to persevere past the halfway point, so I did. The story changes tack completely at halfway, and then you won't be able to put it down.
    Though many have complained about the ending, I loved it. It is the perfect ending for the disturbing, but exciting thrill of a ride while living in Nick and Amy's world. It's a psychological thriller, that's for sure!

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    Janice Perth, Australia 04-05-13
    Janice Perth, Australia 04-05-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Started book, became more gripped by audiobook"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, twisting, dark


    What did you like best about this story?

    So many unexpected turns


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

    They really brought the characters to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    End of Part One


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend it

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  • HMPS64
    London, UK
    7/7/14
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    "intelligent"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    The twists and turns were unbelievable. The female lead seems emotionless.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot was incredulous but psychologically fascinating.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favourite?

    The female lead.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Felt incredulous


    Any additional comments?

    It is a good book

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  • shirley moaa
    6/25/14
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    "Gone girl the story of a ill fated couple...."
    Any additional comments?

    "What are you thinking, Amy?" Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question 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...

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    "you will like the book but"

    The ending killed it for me. If it had a different ending I would have not been so let down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Stone
    Dorset
    6/9/14
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    "Soooooo slow"
    Would you try another book written by Gillian Flynn or narrated by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    It took a little time to get to grips with the readers and very slow to get started, over halfway through the book and still struggled to be bothered to listen on. I couldn't get into this book at all and forced myself to listen on just incase it got better. It didn't.


    What was most disappointing about Gillian Flynn’s story?

    All of it


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performances?

    No


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes it ended


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  • Mrs
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    6/1/14
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    "A skin crawler"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Ambivalent. We all are familiar with the mixed feelings one can have after reacting to a novel once read or listened to. Here is a cast of truly repellent characters, without exception, but I was drawn in to their ugly, contemporary world with some shameful sense of fascination.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The knowledge that the ending was more like real life than other, popular media examples, gave the novel an authentic feel.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No. Their renditions of the characters were accomplished enough and did not detract from the writing.


    Did Gone Girl inspire you to do anything?

    It did help me further my resolve to avoid popular fiction in certain genres.


    Any additional comments?

    It is interesting to listen to a rather bland, uniformly uninteresting style of writing when it is used to tell a long, bleak story. The listener has to work extra hard to suspend disbelief and keep paying attention. There is very little to commend this contrived collection of modern snivelling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emmaskoss
    5/25/14
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    "Psychological thriller, brilliantly writen"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Can't put down!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book took me though an array of emotions and how I would feel about my partner being 'gone'
    Gripping read and oh so happy to have read the book before it has hit the big screen!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nadina
    London, United Kingdom
    5/15/14
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    "Chilling"

    Not your usual thriller crime novel and so a round of applause and congratulations to Gillian Flynn. She has managed to turn a rather cliché genre, where authors only attempt to raise interest is by trying to come up with a more gruesome and bloody murder, by creating a completely new type of seething horror. What a fantastic read with some rather interesting questions. It is a page-turner (in the case of audible I guess it would be a "minute-turner") without being shallow and forgettable. If you are looking for a light-hearted listen, don't pick this, but it you are interested in stirring up the mud at the bottom of the pond, then this is your book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Asta
    4/13/14
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    "First predictable and then boring"

    I do not really like this book. The first half was predictable. As soon as Amy disappeared I guessed how it had happened and after a rather long boring listening I found out I was right, I guess I've read to many criminal novels. The other half is ever more boring. It is supposed to be a psychologic thriller but I just think it is boring. It's talk, talk, talk, talk. Possibly it is because of the narrators but I can't really say if it is a boring book or it is the narrators doing it but I was so reliefed when this book finally came to an end. I will not recommend to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • June
    Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom
    4/12/14
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    "Interesting book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Well read and interesting book which took a while to get into but ouch what an abrupt ending. Almost as if there is a second book in the wings.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Dual character lines


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Probably


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    4/4/14
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    "Explores the Idea that Context is Everything"

    This book is difficult to review, as the discoveries we make along the way form the excitement of reading it. Initially it's a bit frustrating just how evasive our male narrator is being, but this is slowly replaced by explanations and context of how people can end up treating each other badly. We see that life and relationships are complex and what we expect can differ greatly between two people.

    Anyway, I'm sure others have said how surprising this book is, and it really is. I felt uneasy almost all the time, in a way that shows Gillian Flynn knew exactly what she was doing when she wrote it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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