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 (39670 )
5 star
 (21332)
4 star
 (11900)
3 star
 (4010)
2 star
 (1324)
1 star
 (1104)
Overall
4.3 (35246 )
5 star
 (19082)
4 star
 (9870)
3 star
 (3757)
2 star
 (1386)
1 star
 (1151)
Story
4.5 (35161 )
5 star
 (22127)
4 star
 (9162)
3 star
 (2626)
2 star
 (707)
1 star
 (539)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Farien 03-21-14
    Farien 03-21-14 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Lailybell Des Moines, Iowa 03-19-14
    Lailybell Des Moines, Iowa 03-19-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer Anson, TX, United States 03-15-14
    Amazon Customer Anson, TX, United States 03-15-14 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    75
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karen Marion, IL, United States 03-14-14
    Karen Marion, IL, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2007

    Listen on people!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amanda Lake City, FL, United States 03-11-14
    Amanda Lake City, FL, United States 03-11-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disturbing"
    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".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer 03-06-14
    Jennifer 03-06-14 Member Since 2009

    40 something Realtor lawyer and dog lover.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good Read..."
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    The alternating narrators made the characters more relatable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They were all awful in their own way!


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

    Amy was the more complex character. As her personality disorder is slowly revealed you question your own sanity a little.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Michigan, USA 03-04-14
    Jennifer Michigan, USA 03-04-14 Member Since 2016

    You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney

    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    22
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Twistedly Splendid"

    The first hour or so I am thinking "Meh... I just don't see what all the fuss is about, just another murder, mystery, who-done-it". And then... (nope, no spoilers here). The most difficult part about writing this review, is that it hard to describe how amazing this book is without ruining it for anyone who has not read it yet.

    The premise is that a woman (a wife) goes missing on her 5th wedding anniversary. The story is told dueling piano style. It alternates views from the husband and wife. It starts off just a little slow... but you have to wait for it... and then BAM it turns into something you can't put down or stop thinking about when you have to put it down.

    Every time I thought I had it figured out I was wrong and I wanted to know what was right. I wanted to know all the pieces that held it together and all the pieces that would make it fall apart. It is a puzzle that you take out of the box and swear none of the pieces will ever fit together, but somehow they do. Absolutely brilliant!

    This is the best book I have read/listened to this year, so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dana REDONDO BEACH, CA, United States 03-01-14
    Dana REDONDO BEACH, CA, United States 03-01-14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dumbest ending ever"
    What disappointed you about Gone Girl?

    The ending was ridiculous.


    What could Gillian Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing. Told the author to not suck.


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

    They were fine.


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

    Disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JulieR RIVERSIDE, CA, United States 03-01-14
    JulieR RIVERSIDE, CA, United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting, captivating and VERY very dark."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version but I loved listening to it- the narrator did a great job of creating a voice for the listener.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was as if you thought you knew what was happening and then suddenly it went a completely different direction!! I listened to this book in about three days- I couldn't stop!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    A. Zumach Wisconsin 02-28-14
    A. Zumach Wisconsin 02-28-14 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worst ending ever!"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    no to the author, yes to narrators


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

    no, the ending was so disappointing, I wouldn't want to waste my time


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    no


    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.