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Gone Girl: A Novel | [Gillian Flynn]

Gone Girl: A Novel

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. 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?
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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)

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    Angela Lecompton, KS, United States 03-31-14
    Angela Lecompton, KS, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Story had the potential to be interesting and almost got there a few times but really never got there for me. Especially as it was such a long story I expected more. Performances however were top notch.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Flynn again?

    unsure yet


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

    Kirby


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

    no


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    Kathy COPPERAS COVE, TX, United States 03-28-14
    Kathy COPPERAS COVE, TX, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Story however the end was a let down"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    Readers were very good and the story flowed nice. The first have was better than the second half. I feel the end of the book was a let down as I feel the reader was not given a real solution to the problem.


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

    Yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorites


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

    Just a thrilling ride


    Any additional comments?

    I have read that producers are thinking of changing the ending in the movie. That would be wise as the end of this most thrilling ride will leave wondering "What????"

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    CRM151 Ellenwood, GA 03-27-14
    CRM151 Ellenwood, GA 03-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen!"

    loved the twists and turns. Very entertaining. I would love to hear more about the couple after they have had their child

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    Michelle 03-27-14
    Michelle 03-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very good story"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good story kept my interest. Very good narration. I didn't want to stop listening.


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    Martie YPSILANTI, MI, United States 03-23-14
    Martie YPSILANTI, MI, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2013

    If I don't answer your call its because I'm totally in love with this audiobook!

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    "Absolutely twisted, and I couldn't get enough!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've already recommended this book to so many of my friends! The way the book is split up from one narrator to the other is in and of itself amazing but the story just keeps you engaged the entire time, draws you in!!! My ears were glued I couldn't pause or stop for anything!!!


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

    Nora Roberts The Witness (also a Julia Whelan narration!!!!


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

    I love Julia Whelan and have even on occasion searched for books based off her a a narrator rather than the story! She portrays the characters she reads so incredible well! And Kirby Heyborne was new to me but I enjoyed him a lot too!!!


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

    By definition: Riveting!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Seriously if you are thinking about getting this book hesitate no longer! You won't be disappointed!!!

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    Farien 03-21-14
    Farien 03-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Hard to believe anyone could be this twisted."
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 3


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

    Not sure I have read this genre enough to compare. A good read if you like mysteries and tales of life how they are truly lived.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Learning how she did it all, planned every small detail.


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

    I couldn't stop, yes! It was a great listen and I think I finished it in a week.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lailybell Des Moines, Iowa 03-19-14
    Lailybell Des Moines, Iowa 03-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "I give it 10 stars!!!!"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My favorite novel!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unforeseen twists and turns.


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

    They brought the characters AND the story to life in a way I've never experienced in an audiobook. So much so, that I couldn't "read" the hard copy I bought (to quell my desperate need to continue the story when I couldn't listen)! It just wasn't the same...not even CLOSE.


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    Amazon Customer Anson, TX, United States 03-15-14
    Amazon Customer Anson, TX, United States 03-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Could not "put it down""
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This has been one of my favorite reads. The twists and turns in this novel are jaw-dropping.


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    Karen Marion, IL, United States 03-14-14
    Karen Marion, IL, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2007

    Listen on people!

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    "Who did it? I don't care!"

    Close to end......and I am thinking "WILL THIS EVER END?"....Seems to just drag on & on.
    I do not get the high reviews. At this point in the book, I don't care who killed her or if she's still alive!

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    Amanda Lake City, FL, United States 03-11-14
    Amanda Lake City, FL, United States 03-11-14
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would only recommend this book to someone that likes to be emotionally thrown around with a story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I honestly didn't like this story, but I couldn't quit listening.


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

    no


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

    yes. I didn't laugh or cry, but I was highly irritated with how this book ended, Only listen to this if you don't mind a story that ends unexpectedly.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to turn this off, but I was morbidly fascinated. Sort of like how people rubberneck when you pass a car wreck on the interstate. You don't want to look but you are compelled to. It was awful. I could only say "wow" when it was over and quickly downloaded a light funny series to take my mind of the horror that was "Gone Girl".

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