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Gone Girl Audiobook

Gone Girl: A Novel

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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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    RODNEY 01-17-15
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    "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Wonderful, fantastic!!!!!!! Great read. Great psycho thriller. Couldn't put it down until complete. Will read other titles by this author.

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    joyce 01-17-15
    joyce 01-17-15

    Greedy, voracious reader since age five. After a number of eye injuries & surgeries, reading is hard. So now, I listen.

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    "you've heard it already-it's excellent!"

    All-around great listening experience: very good readers, tight writing that pulls you through the story, terrifically plotted, every character layered and interesting at least and flesh-crawling-creepy at worst, and an unexpected ending that becomes, upon reflection, somewhat comforting, considering....
    What a great trick the author has played here! Amazing book, talented author!

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    TAMBE Sweden 01-17-15
    TAMBE Sweden 01-17-15

    Heavily addicted to the world Of books, exploring new styles that bring the author's fertile imagination from thoughts to print.

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    "loved it. the suspense was palpitating. "

    I would have preferred a different ending to the story. Murderer still out there.

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    Mary 01-17-15
    Mary 01-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great emphasis on details and tone"

    I don't believe I have ever loved then hated or hated then loved as many characters in one book.

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    hi 01-17-15
    hi 01-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Unexpected!"

    Couldn't put it down. Many twists and possible paths the story line could take but the ending was quite original. I thought the author did a fabulous job of building the characters image then slowly peeling away one layer at a time to reveal something very different than what we started with.

    Will definitely recommend!

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    Kimberly Ann Lum 01-17-15
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    "Went into blind...came out limp"

    Stayed away from any spoilers prior to reading and it was not what I anticipated. Good read, well written, but a sad commentary on America's thirty-something, post recession, twenty-four hour news followers, social media obsessed lifestyle. I did not identify with the characters, despised them both. A good read that kept my attention but overall, the ending was weak.

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    Anna 01-17-15
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    "Seriously?!?"

    I thought I would love the book...... Did not meet my expectations... The worst ending a person could have came up with... Absolutely hated the ending.

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    Karen 01-17-15
    Karen 01-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Way too much vulgar language.


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

    I liked how the story switched back and forth between the perspective of Amy and Nick.


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    The male voice needed to be more manly.


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    Mike 01-16-15
    Mike 01-16-15
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    "Life is not fair for Nick...."

    The story is great it builds up and you think she's gonna get what she deserves ...I expected a great finally but that's not what i got. But then again I like happy endings where is my hero and why didn't the villain got what she deserved? Oh well....Nevertheless I enjoyed it very much.

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    Elaine 01-16-15
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    "twisted!!!"

    I was completely clueless for it's entirety. I couldn't put it down because I just had to find out what was goingvto happen next.

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