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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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    Laura 07-18-14
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    "Extremely well written"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    One of the best books I've ever read. Loved the twists and turns of the plot!


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    Beth W. 07-16-14
    Beth W. 07-16-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Really Cute Story"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Yes, It was a nice lil story to listen to while doing laundry ;)


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

    Not on the edge but curious yes.


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

    Julia


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Curious about the movie coming out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 07-16-14
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2016

    My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.

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    "I did not like this book at all."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea. I hated the format. So hard to finish


    Has Gone Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I still like mysteries


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader was ok but the story and format was not. Don't know how or why they would make a movie from it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gone Girl?

    All


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    Theresa LANCASTER, PA, United States 07-13-14
    Theresa LANCASTER, PA, United States 07-13-14 Member Since 2015

    Terry

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

    It caught and held my attention via pure storyline.
    Never really liking any character as the story unfolds, but able to picture them.


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

    The Help.
    Different characters, different points of view.


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

    Neither and both. They did equally well.


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

    I was disappointed when it ended.


    Any additional comments?

    The Fatal Attraction of this generation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LoriBee Northern California 07-12-14
    LoriBee Northern California 07-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Best Book I've Read This Year"

    This book is superbly written, performed perfectly by narrators Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne, and plotted to perfection.

    It will keep you guessing, will make you wonder which one of these two people you should be rooting for (you flip flop several times), and ends in a way that delights.

    After reading a string of bad to mediocre books, this one has restored my faith that there are excellent writers out there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JoAyn Maplewood, MN, United States 07-12-14
    JoAyn Maplewood, MN, United States 07-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointed"

    After all the hype I heard about this book, I was really disappointed in the story. I thought it would be a good murder mystery type and instead i got a twisted money pit story with a married couple showing how crappy they can be to each other and the ending was ridiculous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 07-11-14
    Karen 07-11-14

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    "Compelling narrative"
    Any additional comments?

    I got so absorbed in this audiobook that I was listening to it even when I should have been doing other things. I was fascinated by the fact that I found the story so compelling even though the characters were so unlikable. There wasn't a single character I could identify with, and yet I couldn't put this book down. This was my first Flynn book, and I will certainly be looking for more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Catherine NC 07-05-14
    Mary Catherine NC 07-05-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow - that was painful"

    Since so many people liked this book, it must be me. This was a painful experience. I listen to anything and everything, and love history, romance, mysteries, thrillers, fantasy, and humor. I was looking forward to this book, and I had saved it for a long weekend. I started the book in the car when I left home for the park where I walk and listen to my books. I didn't even get out of my neighborhood to the main road when I had to stop and turn the thing off. It couldn't have been more than a few minutes, but I couldn't stand another second of the story. Painfully awful to me - I wish I could wash the words from my memory. Awful, awful, awful. I am not saying not to read this book, but I recommend that you try the sample first. With all the high ratings, I didn't even think about trying the sample. Learned my lesson. I would give this minus five stars if I could. I have struggled through books I didn't enjoy, hoping they would get better, or trying to find something in them that was worth the time. I would not even consider listening to one more word of this book. This book was not for me. I will avoid anything by this author in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pattie Powhatan Point, OH, United States 07-01-14
    Pattie Powhatan Point, OH, United States 07-01-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    No, because I know what's going to happen now.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have to say Amy because she is such a clever, twisted person.


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

    I loved how Julia made you understand which Amy was talking by her incredible performance as Amazing Amy or just plain twisted, crazy Amy. Kirby Heyborne's intense portrayal of Nick made me repulsed by him but also made me feel so sorry for him.


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

    I just couldn't quit listening to it because I wanted to know what happened next.


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    msdtan 07-01-14
    msdtan 07-01-14

    Mom of two,I love listening and reading at the same time. I love the immersion reading option,I enjoy it a lot.

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    "only problem"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If only I had a seamless listening experience I would've given it 5 stars. Great story and voicing I felt the characters come to life,but it would always stop half way or when the page is about to turn. By the way I listen using kindle fire HDX with the immersion reading.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

    I would say the last part,towards the end when Nick seemed to have finally accepted his faith.


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

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gone Girl?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Really wish you could fix the immersion reading problem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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