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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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    June Los Alamos, NM, United States 08-29-14
    June Los Alamos, NM, United States 08-29-14 Member Since 2012
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    "OK, but not my cup of tea"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    No. The story was interesting, but I found it a bit "over the top."


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Lots of projection.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Don't remember that I had one.


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

    No extreme reaction. Just, "Really?"


    Any additional comments?

    Not my type of story. Interesting enough, but not a page-turner for me.

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    Kelley 08-29-14
    Kelley 08-29-14
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    "Spoiler Alert."
    What was most disappointing about Gillian Flynn’s story?

    The ending was so disappointing. I prefer stories in which characters get what's coming to them. Instead, the poor child will probably end up as screwed up as the parents.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    maybe


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

    Not really


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    Annie 08-27-14
    Annie 08-27-14
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    "What a roller coaster of a story!"
    Any additional comments?

    Fabulous! The first part of the book was a bit tedious but it sets the foundation for the roller coaster. Its the chug chug chug up the incline and then BAM you tip over the top and WOW! Perfectly done.

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    Connie 08-27-14
    Connie 08-27-14

    Connie

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    "Surprisingly well reviewed"

    This was an entertaining crime novel that did make me want to keep reading, though if I'd lost the book I may not have re-purchased it. I liked it, and it will be a somewhat entertaining film, but am puzzled about those who put it on lists of the best 100 books, best books of the year and so on. The outcome is just not that original, the plot has been written before, the characters are not special. It is a pretty good read, but not fine literature by any means.

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    Lisa 08-25-14
    Lisa 08-25-14
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    "??????"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    good, great, then WHAT?


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

    Julia was amazing. She brought Amy to life in a way that made you really like and hate her. Kirby didn't do a lot for me.


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

    The ending was good and bad all at the same time. I am anxious to see the movie since Gillian wrote the screenplay for it. I'm curious to see if she will end the movie the same way she ended the book. If that is the case, I don't see the movie doing well at the box office.


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    Tracie 08-25-14
    Tracie 08-25-14
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    "Wicked --- Fantastic"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best so far.


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

    Yes, twisted.


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

    The two narrators.


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

    amazing


    Any additional comments?

    In search for another as good.

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    Sheets 08-24-14
    Sheets 08-24-14
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    "Story of a crazy, ridiculous relationship"

    This story was so far out there I could never connect to it. Great narrators and good performance of the book. Liked the references to current issues and news shows. The book moves slowly and the couple is completely ridiculously unhealthy and its unbelievable to think anyone would willingly live that way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Senora Maven 08-24-14 Member Since 2008

    I own 605 Audible Audio books. (See my Stunned Look) That can be a good or bad thing. Either way I'm always entertained and enlightened!

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    "I'll Never Look at Another Amy The Same Way"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    Experiencing the twists and turns of not just the story but the characters. I lover her… I hate her. I love him…I hate him until finally I’m too exhausted and numb to have an opinion or any other feeling than immense regret that the story was over yet a tiny bit of relief that I was finally released from this mad house of a book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amazing Amy. Is it wrong to say that she is kind of my hero? Well except for the murder part of course.


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

    Excellent performance by both actors!


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

    See answer to question one


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing more Impressive than this story is the mind that thought it up. Ms. Flynn you are “amazing!” I look forward to the many other stories you’ll blow my mind with.

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    Margarita New York, NY 08-23-14
    Margarita New York, NY 08-23-14 Member Since 2016

    All business but contemporary fun!

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

    Absolutely! This book kept me up until 2:00a.m. in the night because I just could NOT put it down. The surprises and U-turns on how you feel about the main characters, over and over was mind blowing. Thoroughly enjoyed it! The author is simply wicked! Well done!


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    Kori Haleiwa, HI, United States 08-23-14
    Kori Haleiwa, HI, United States 08-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Twisting and Turning, hard to put down..."
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    The book had be me hooked till the last page. Usually you can skip the last chapter, it's like a cool down...but not this one. It has you guessing till the end, and even then, i felt unsatisfied. I will say, that this book is definetely NOT boring. It's told from Nick's point of view, then the Wife's point of view, and keeps switching. You'll find yourself switching sides on who you think is the antagonist...I do wish that there was a little more justice/closure at the end...but it was worth it.

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