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Gone Girl: A Novel | [Gillian Flynn]

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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    Randi Lebanon, NH, United States 06-02-14
    Randi Lebanon, NH, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Surprising twists."

    When I was in college taking a script writing class, my professor would say, "You can't shoot the gun in the third scene unless you hang it on the wall in the first scene". Well... no-one had the gun hanging on the wall in this book. Expect the unexpected...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Denver, CO, United States 06-01-14
    Carol Denver, CO, United States 06-01-14

    I love audible books, although I've been a voracious reader before I joined Audible. I long for really good books. I've had a few.

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    "The Unsatisfying Ending"

    Very well constructed story, kept me on the edge of my chair until about 3/4 of the way through. The ending was so unsatisfactory for me. It just didn't match any of the finesse and great storytelling that came before. I hear there's a movie. I hope they fix the ending!

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    Don Young 05-26-14
    Don Young 05-26-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Mixed experience"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    Probably not another book by Gillian Flynn as Gone Girl was too uneven; would get a book narrated by either Julia Whelan or Kirby Heyborne.


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

    No- too uneven


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

    They were both good at ecoming their ccharacters


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    overall, no


    Any additional comments?

    She started the book out as rather boring; the middle part was fascinating; the ending was strange and disappointing; the denouement non-existent

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    Deborah Battreall Colorado 05-24-14
    Deborah Battreall Colorado 05-24-14
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    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    This book was well-performed, but the story was not remotely plausible. This is not high-brow fiction by any means, though some of the phrasing was very clever.


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

    yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


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    Keenan 05-20-14
    Keenan 05-20-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great actors"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    The actors make this story. Not every audiobook is so well read, but these two bring it to life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    After 18 hours, Nick calls Tanner and Tanner's response is priceless.


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    Sara 05-19-14
    Sara 05-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Keeps You Guessing"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    It was interesting from start to finish.


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

    Yes, Flynn does a great job with the character development and is constantly aware of the way she's leading the reader in order to keep just ahead of us.


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

    GO.


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

    Yes.


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    Janet 05-17-14
    Janet 05-17-14 Member Since 2009
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    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ms. Flynn must be a little crazy to come with a plot like this one. Language is a bit raunchy. The characters are so complex and well developed. I was a little disappointed with the ending. However I don't know what kind of ending I would have wanted. Overall I enjoyed this book very much.


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    Natalie 05-17-14
    Natalie 05-17-14
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    "Thrilling"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read it, I only listened so I cant answer that.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nick, because its so easy to get wrapped up in his character.


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

    Amy, because her voice fits perfectly.


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

    Get ready for a back stab.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Kaye Halterman Charlotte, North Carolina United States 04-02-14
    Mary Kaye Halterman Charlotte, North Carolina United States 04-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    The story line was good and kept you interested.


    Would you recommend Gone Girl to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, I did not like the ending....as it felt ...undone


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

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 02-20-14
    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 02-20-14 Member Since 2010

    I listen to a book a day just about. I am 49, I love mystery, thriller, true crime. G.Guidall best reader for me.

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    "way over rated"

    Easy read, mindless. Nothing chilling about it, no mystery, no thriller, just a story with a somewhat who done it, at best.

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