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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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    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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    Amazon Customer TRAVERSE CITY, MI, United States 05-30-13
    Amazon Customer TRAVERSE CITY, MI, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2015

    Krysty

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    "OMG I love this book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    Only have the audio version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved to hate Amy!


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

    Both


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

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    When I started listening to this book I hated Nick, then towards the end I hated Amy. Both are really Messed up people.
    The only negative thing about this book was how long it was, i feel they could have condensed it more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Holly 05-29-13
    Holly 05-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great Performance, Shallow Story"
    What could Gillian Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I did not like either of the main characters, at all! Nothing about them was the least bit appealing and I had nothing to relate to with them so it made me not care what happened to either of them. I struggled to finish the story because I started it and that is about it.


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

    I did like the shared narration. The book was well put together and thought out. There were twists and it did keep me guessing most of the book which I do like.


    Any additional comments?

    Had more attention been given to character development, even with the end the way it was, I would have enjoyed the story more.

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    Ian Dayton, OH, United States 05-28-13
    Ian Dayton, OH, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Concept and Engrossing Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    I loved the style in which is was written. Since it was written from multiple points of view it made the story more interesting and enabled the author to more easily build stronger suspense and sub-plots.


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

    Towards the middle of the book when Nick's world begins to unravel and he's taken from being the golden boy to the bad guy.


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

    Nick.


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

    He thinks she's alive but finds out he doesn't want her to be.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book and definitely worth listening to. I wasn't a huge fan of the last 10-20% of the book or I might have given it a perfect score.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy West Bloomfield, MI, United States 05-28-13
    Nancy West Bloomfield, MI, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Best Cat and Mouse Story Ever!"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Cat and Mouse


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

    personality, a true sense of the characters...amazing!


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book! Just when you think you have the hang of it, it turns the corner and goes in a different, shockingly different, direction. I really had fun reading this one and I highly recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Rielley Worcester, MA United States 05-28-13
    Cynthia Rielley Worcester, MA United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2014

    Momster

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    "tried, honestly did"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Could not even get into it enough to find out who it is written for. The characters bored me


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Flynn again?

    I might but I don't know.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performances?

    I rarely think it is the performers fault


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

    I don't think I would have even started.


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    Wendy Virginia Beach, VA, United States 05-26-13
    Wendy Virginia Beach, VA, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "I didn't see that coming ..."
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    captivating, unexpected, fresh


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

    The diary revelation. This changed the story and also added another layer of intrigue. There were many twists in the story and very complex characters.


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

    Amazing Amy the Final Chapter


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    Hiking1957 Portland, Oregon 05-26-13
    Hiking1957 Portland, Oregon 05-26-13 Member Since 2012

    Hiking1957

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    "WOW!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    I never got to the print version. Only the audio.


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

    Yes it did.


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

    I didn't really have a favorite.


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

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    Wow. What an amazingly crazy story. I was enthralled from the very beginning. I thought for sure I knew what was going on but alas, I did not. I have to say I was surprised at the many twists and turns this story took. Sometimes the characters did exactly what I expected only to find that they didn't really. Again...WOW.

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    Everett CAMARILLO, CA, United States 05-25-13
    Everett CAMARILLO, CA, United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Duel narrators was a twist"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    No. Knowing the ending makes listening again pointless.


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

    The way the book is written makes it perfect for two narrators


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

    No


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    Jane Lee Gainesville, Florida United States 05-25-13
    Jane Lee Gainesville, Florida United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not recommended"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    No. The main character was discusting.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Shoemaker's Wife


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performances?

    NO


    What character would you cut from Gone Girl?

    The main character.


    Any additional comments?

    There are so many good books out there, why read about meanness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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