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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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    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

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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.

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    Mary United States 05-25-13
    Mary United States 05-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "An excellent glimpse into one marriage."

    The twists and turns in Gone Girl kept me rapt until the very last word was read. I could not predict the story, couldn't guess what the characters would do next. Thrilling and chilling to the end. Excellent listen!

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    Mktsell117 05-24-13
    Mktsell117 05-24-13

    Mktsell117

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    "So good, I gave the book to Mom for Mother's Day!"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    I plan to listen to it again, because it was so intense, I might have missed something!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The wife. Listen to it, and you'll KNOW why! All of the characters were well-developed and fully integrated into the plot.


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

    The moment that you realize that the plot is definitely NOT going where you thought it would.


    Any additional comments?

    LISTEN TO THIS! It is one of the best books I have read/listened to, ever, by far. It was like a good movie; I couldn't wait to hear what would happen next.

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    Pat Sisters, OR, United States 05-23-13
    Pat Sisters, OR, United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "what a horrible ending"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Having an ending that didn't make you sorry you ever spent time slogging through the book.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not a book by this author.


    Any additional comments?

    A very unique writing style with interesting twists to the story. The author plays with your emotions because what you think is happening isn't what is really happening. Then at the end when the story line should coalesce into something satisfactory, the author ends the story in a way that is makes one sorry they ever spent time reading it.

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    Tierney 05-22-13
    Tierney 05-22-13
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    "Tremendous Book, Captivating and Insightful"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Yes. She portrays a victim who is not, shows a damaged woman, with all odds against her, finding justice of a kind. Also, the book is thrilling & characters behaviours make sense.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Uplifting in a way. Courage shown.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Will spoil the story.


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

    Several, again don't want to ruin this book for those yet to read it.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this book, get all Ms. Flynn's books. You will be most pleased, I believe, with your purchase.

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    LA 05-22-13
    LA 05-22-13

    Musician, reading addict, Canada!

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    "Oof. I kept trying..."
    What disappointed you about Gone Girl?

    The main characters are beyond irritating, which I suppose they were meant to be. I did not want to hear one more thing about either of them. The story had interesting twists and turns, but nothing could make me like anything about it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Flynn again?

    Doubtful.


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

    The performance successfully portrayed the insipid annoying characters.


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    killthebananas 05-22-13
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    "loved it"
    Any additional comments?

    I really liked this book. It was full of suspense, and very twisty. Just when I thought I had figured it out, Flynn threw in another curve ball. I highly recommend it. The narrating was also very well done.

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