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Gone Girl Audiobook
Gone Girl
Written by: 
Gillian Flynn
Narrated by: 
Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
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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    Ineshia 10-26-13
    Ineshia 10-26-13 Member Since 2013

    Love life!

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    "Loved It!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it keeps you guessing. Just when you think you've figured out Nik or Aimee something happens to change your need. I couldn't wait to get in my car to go to and from work listening to Aimee and Nik's story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ohh, good question. Ok, so my favorite character was Aimee. She was very clever, patient and methodical in her plan(s) of action. She was the story. She's the reason I continued to read. I couldn't wait to see what was next on her list.


    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?

    No


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    Andrea Orion, MI, United States 10-24-13
    Andrea Orion, MI, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow"

    I never would have guessed all the twists and turns of this book. Only 4 stars because I didn't always like them :)

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    Tamara Duchesne, UT, United States 10-22-13
    Tamara Duchesne, UT, United States 10-22-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Crude language, but good story"

    It was a good listen, the language was a bit crude but I guess it was needed to portray the characters particular moods each time. A love story gone bad. The readers were exceptionally good! It was a captivating story with twists, however, I didn't like the ending at all.

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    JUSTINE NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, United States 10-21-13
    JUSTINE NEW PORT RICHEY, FL, United States 10-21-13
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    "Suspense"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES.THIS BOOK HELD MY INTERET FROM BEGINNING TO END. GREAT STORY WITH TWIST AND TURNS.


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

    BETTER VISUAL


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

    WATCH YOUR BACK


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christie chesterfield, VA, United States 10-19-13
    Christie chesterfield, VA, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book, such a fun read!"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my all time favorites. What a great and creative book. Be kind to your spouse.... Jump in for a great ride.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tigrr SAINT PAUL, MN, United States 10-19-13
    Tigrr SAINT PAUL, MN, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Just Can't Give Toss for these Characters"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    The reading was decent, I'd give them another shot. I would be VERY cautious about trying another book from Flynn.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Flynn again?

    Doubtful.


    Did Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes--separate voices, seemed well suited to the roles. I felt like Heyborne was weaker at conveying the main character than Whelan.


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

    If you want to come to the foregone conclusion that suburbia and the Midwest are deplorable, then this book will accomplish that for you.


    Any additional comments?

    Just couldn't stand the bland, navel-gazing characters. I couldn't care about the story or the conclusion when they were both so unlikable. I hate people like that in real life, so why would I like them in a book? If they want to kill each other off, then so be it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Evie S. 10-18-13
    Evie S. 10-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the worst male readers in history"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Engaging story, well written, intersting, rang true with me. However, the male reader really spoiled my listening experience. This is really one of the worst readers I've had the misfurtune to listen to. The female reader is just fine and the difference between them like day and night.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It engaged me


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The male reader detracted tremedously from my joy with the story


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

    No. I had to recover from time to time from the male reader


    Any additional comments?

    Please choose your narrators wisely!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Grants Pass, OR, United States 10-18-13
    Kimberly Grants Pass, OR, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I had higher expectations"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I felt it had too many, "twists and turns"


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

    Probably


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator did fine


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I heard a lot of hype and expected more.

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    Lynn 10-18-13
    Lynn 10-18-13
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    "Edge of my seat"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is near the top.


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

    The narration added an extra level of suspense. An A1 job!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julia 10-17-13
    Julia 10-17-13
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    "Long"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    Maybe. Depends on how many hours


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

    Maybe. Depends on how many hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story, but one book too long. The story was not worthy of 19 hours.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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