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Gone Girl Audiobook

Gone Girl: A Novel

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. 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?
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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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    Vicki ROCKWALL, TX, United States 06-04-13
    Vicki ROCKWALL, TX, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "What?!? Pleasantly surprised!!"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful twisted tale


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

    Yes. First1/3 angered me towards Nick..... Then WOW! Did not stop listening/reading until finished book same day!


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    Washburn MADISON, ME, United States 06-03-13
    Washburn MADISON, ME, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Well now"

    Unfortunately, I guessed the end to early. That being said, I was still entertained. The Voice of each Character came through loud and clear. I was drawn in to each twist and turn and was happily rewarded with each chapter. It was easy for me to feel the drama with in each character

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    Charles Beaufort, SC, United States 06-02-13
    Charles Beaufort, SC, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Story, Well Read, Too Long"

    I stopped listening to this book because I found my mind wandering and wishing something would happen. I started it again a few months later when I found myself with no books to read. This time, I determinedly plodded on and was rewarded with a really good story.

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    L Sandy, Utah, United States 06-02-13
    L Sandy, Utah, United States 06-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Too much use of the F word"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I felt that the use of the F word so frequently... made it hard to listen to. I just feel it is not realistic that every character swears as much as the author uses, expecially the F word. In my dealings with adults it seems few people make it part of their frequent vocabulary. Most educated people I know just do not have such a crude vocabulary. Every character really!!!


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

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrators were the best part of this book!


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

    Again take out so much use of the F word!


    Any additional comments?

    I felt that the use of the F word so frequently... made it hard to listen to. I just feel it is not realistic that every character swears as much as the author uses, expecially the F word. In my dealings with adults it seems few people make it part of their frequent vocabulary. Most educated people I know just do not have such a crude vocabulary. Every character really!!!

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    oaktown55 06-02-13
    oaktown55 06-02-13
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    "Sickest, Most Depressing Marriage Ever"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. Great plot, a surprise at every turn, but totally believable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both of the main characters are totally unlikeable, yet endlessly fascinating. The writer has a great ear for what drives men and women of this age.


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

    Julia's voice, in particular, went from vapidly pleasant to down right despicable at just the right time. And I can say the same about Kirby's. Great acting.


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

    Book 3 in particular was hard to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    Sometimes you think everything has been done in the mystery genre - this book was definitely a surprise and listening to it as an audio book with the great actors enhanced the experience.

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    Amy ROCKWALL, TX, United States 06-01-13
    Amy ROCKWALL, TX, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Incredible writing"

    The story is inthralling. I couldn't stop listening. The writing is by far the best writing I have ever come across and I read a lot. The only negative was the ending... It was kind if disappointing. But the rest of the book made up for it.

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    Katrina Arlingtin, TX, United States 06-01-13
    Katrina Arlingtin, TX, United States 06-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Twisted"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks an 8 on a scale from 1-10. It takes a little bit to get into and understand the point of view. Once you get it you're in.


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

    This book really portrays the depravity of a sociopath and the lengths one will go to in order to get payback.


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

    The author certainly brings thought to mind about who and why you bring new people into your life.


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

    The narration was good. I didnt have any problem with the performance.


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    Sharilyn United States 05-31-13
    Sharilyn United States 05-31-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Be Prepared"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    no


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

    Not from Mysteries, which I love, but definitely from books where the Sociopath wins


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

    Voice qualtiy and narrative were good and easy to follow


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

    Interest until the end and then complete anger at it ending with the bad guy winning. Unbelieveable. Perhaps all her books are this way. Have not read any other from this author and don't plan to in the future.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't recommend the time it takes to listen to this. I now have to go back and read other reviews - I'm interested in what other reactions were like????

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    Teri A. Walter Houston, TX USA 05-31-13
    Teri A. Walter Houston, TX USA 05-31-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Really great book!"
    Any additional comments?

    One of the few books I have read recently that I really didn't want to put down. Fascinating story, characters that you'll like - and identify with, at least in part. As the story unfolds, your view of them will shift in unexpected ways. You'll stay up way too late listening to this one.

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    Tyisha 05-30-13
    Tyisha 05-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Psychological THRILLER!"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    I was frequently surprised! I didn't have to wait for the end for a shocker. You couldn't guess the ending if you TRIED!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how the author kept you guessing at the identity of the antagonist. You don't know whose side to be on!


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

    The voices were unique.


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

    Yes! I recommended it to many couples! It made me laugh!


    Any additional comments?

    Both of the main characters are NUTS! I wonder how many people are living like they're living in the end?

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