We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Gone Girl Audiobook

Gone Girl: A Novel

Regular Price:$33.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times best seller Gillian Flynn, takes that statement to its darkest place in this unpausable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work "draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction." Gone Girl's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.

Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

©2012 Gillian Flynn (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Flynn masterfully lets this tale of a marriage gone toxically wrong gradually emerge through alternating accounts by Nick and Amy, both unreliable narrators in their own ways. The reader comes to discover their layers of deceit through a process similar to that at work in the imploding relationship. Compulsively readable, creepily unforgettable, this is a must read for any fan of bad girls and good writing." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (41225 )
5 star
 (22330)
4 star
 (12285)
3 star
 (4111)
2 star
 (1351)
1 star
 (1148)
Overall
4.3 (36640 )
5 star
 (19972)
4 star
 (10192)
3 star
 (3858)
2 star
 (1428)
1 star
 (1190)
Story
4.5 (36550 )
5 star
 (23126)
4 star
 (9434)
3 star
 (2708)
2 star
 (722)
1 star
 (560)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Timothy 02-04-15
    Timothy 02-04-15 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Can you say Thriller with a capital T"

    It gets your from the start! Very well written and read. Keeps you engaged and keeps you on the end of your seat. DRIVE SAFE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    IndoEiréannGirl PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, United States 02-03-15
    IndoEiréannGirl PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, United States 02-03-15 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Suspense Filled Read."

    Loved the suspense created by the author, but I found her to be a little unnecessarily verbose at times in her description of details.

    Also, if she had a purpose in ending the book the way she has, it does not convey itself ŵell at all. The ending seemed incomplete and as a result left me feeling bewildered and wondering what she intended her readers to infer from it.

    Other than that, the book keeps us hooked into the psyches and motivations of the characters. Basically, by seeing how Nick's background and childhood is and due to it, whether he's actually capable of doing what he's being accused of.

    Once the truth is revealed, Amy's psyche keeps us interested in the way she is portrayed by the author. All in all it is an interesting portrayal of the mind of a sociopath, and exactly how they are able to reason out their actions with such a remorseless attitude.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janet Otto 02-03-15
    Janet Otto 02-03-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "threw me for a loop"

    I never would have guessed the outcome of this book. very unexpected. suspenseful. a good read/listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Asha Bauer 02-03-15
    Asha Bauer 02-03-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good read, decent narration"

    Good easy story. Great twists, but didn't like the ending at all. Only con to narration was when they did opposite gender voices they were a little exaggerated. Other than that it was well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lady Dragonfly 02-03-15

    I'm not young enough to know everything

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    0
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This should be required reading for EVERYONE"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Sociopathic manipulation & destruction


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery and tension was incredible. It's been a long time a twist or turn actually suprised me, Gone Girl did just that. Nothing is what it appears to be. What really excited me about Gone Girl was taking the mask off a sociopath and showing the damage they can do, the lengths they will go to, to win, the other people they use to abuse their target for them.

    1 in 25 people is believed to be a sociopath, It's not an illness, it can't be cured. People who have this personality disorder don't have a conscious or empathy. Gone Girl illustrates in great detail the subtle and insidious ways sociopaths impact our lives for their own entertainment, pleasure or gain.


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

    They really were able to emote some very subtle stuff. They did an amazing job.


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

    Some books are only covers


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jason C 02-03-15
    Jason C 02-03-15 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointed..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    There were some great ideas in the book - the death of print, guilt by media, as well as some very meta pop culture references. I just wish the story had a little more time to build its resolution.


    What was most disappointing about Gillian Flynn’s story?

    It built up to the big reveal and did nothing with it. The pacing of the last third of the book was very slow, and the resolution seemed very rushed.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    When the narrators would perform voices of the opposite sex, it was very distracting. They almost seemed more like mock voices rather than performances. To me, it pulled away from the story. Had the male narrator stuck to male voices and the female stuck to the females, I think I would have enjoyed the book slightly better.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. The first two thirds of the book laid out a very concrete story, but the last third seemed very condensed and rushed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A. Donnon Marietta, GA 02-03-15
    A. Donnon Marietta, GA 02-03-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "crazy good"

    I love books that keep me pondering on them well after I've finished. This will be one of those books. Between the crazy plot and f'ed up characters, I'll be thinking on this one for a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mark 02-03-15
    Mark 02-03-15 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"

    Definitely keeps you on your toes. I had a love hate relationship with the main characters. A must read! Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    paul 02-03-15
    paul 02-03-15 Member Since 2016

    great stories that can change your world!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Devious!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, be ready for dirty and nasty tricks. True love to the blind.


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

    Haven't come across it yet.


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

    Keeps you on the edge.


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

    The end


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dre 02-02-15
    Dre 02-02-15

    Dre

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great for a Road Trip"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to a person who is looking for something to listen to while commuting to work or on a long road trip because it is easy to follow the plot. That is, you don't have to listen closely like you do with, say, a LeCarre novel.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The first-person narrative/diary format is well-suited to the plot action.


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

    Too youthful sounding.


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

    Neither


    Any additional comments?

    After the "big reveal" the plot seems overly contrived. And it was hard for me to believe that the wife could have fooled everyone so completely, but that was the premise, take it or leave it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.