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Sharp Objects Audiobook

Sharp Objects

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Publisher's Summary

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.

HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, she will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, well-crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

©2006 Gillian Flynn; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Mystery Writers of America 2007 Edgar Nominee, Best First Novel by an American Author

"A witty, stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner." (Harlan Coben)
"Flynn delivers a great whodunit....Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying." (Kirkus Reviews)
"To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris' All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By, and that was 30 years ago, give or take. Sharp Objects isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last 30 pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights." (Stephen King)

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    K-Town 05-02-16
    K-Town 05-02-16
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    "Drags on & on"

    I kept listening to this book because I loved Gone Girl and Dark Places was good too. This book however just kept going with a lot of drivel. I regret spending a credit on it.

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    Sara 05-02-16
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    "Twisted and Different"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you're into darker books, this one is perfect for you. It has a depressing tone but we still root for the main character. If you're sick of plain and boring books, this one is sure to shake things up.


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    Kim 04-29-16
    Kim 04-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Darker read than I was expecting"

    Very dark story. Difficult to listen to at some parts. Despite that, it was a good mystery and didn't drag anywhere. The ending was a little predictable I thought, but still good.

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    Katherine Capello 04-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "READ GONE GIRL FIRST, THIS WASN'T AS GOOD"
    What did you like best about Sharp Objects? What did you like least?

    The story flowed well and it was not a boring tale. It was a bit too predictable


    Would you recommend Sharp Objects to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'd tell them it is OK but not the best I've listened to recently.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hard to say. Nothing stands out as wow that part was really great.


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

    No, I don't see many movies


    Any additional comments?

    I will read more of Gillian Flynn's novels. This did not sour me to her writing. I've heard others are really good.

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    Dee Pizzo 04-27-16
    Dee Pizzo 04-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Really good, just shy of great ..."

    I definitely would recommend this book to others! I found it hard to turn off at times! Having said that, I felt as though some of the characters evolved from their original personas, and the storyline just didn't tie together as I think it should have. I love GF and it's obvious that this was one of her first novels, yet it's still pretty damn genius!!

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    IMO 04-21-16
    IMO 04-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Ms. Flynn is dark"

    This is 3rd book by her that I've read so I knew it was going to be a grizzly story. The depraved areas of the human psyche is where she likes to take me. I have to be on the mood to go there. Characters are well developed. Narration was a bit too sweet but maybe that's what kept me listening to the end. I was able to figure out ending for the first time reading Flynn novels.

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    Holly Faulkner Bartlett, TN United States 04-21-16
    Holly Faulkner Bartlett, TN United States 04-21-16
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    "Great cathartic book."

    I loved reading and listening to this book. I felt a very strong connection to the main character (Camile). Just a well written (well read) story.

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    Erica Bumgardner 04-18-16
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    "A classic 'who done it' mystery"

    love the story from the perspective of the daughter. Seem to end very abruptly, which I am not sure is good or bad.... it just didn't seem to go with the rest of the book. overall, it is a great book.

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    Jorge 04-18-16
    Jorge 04-18-16
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    "Clever book"

    Once again Gillian Flynn finds a way to suck me into a murder mystery. Loved this story! And the voice of the narrator has a nice liquid sound that I appreciate!

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    lovemykids 04-18-16
    lovemykids 04-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't miss this one!"

    Amazing from start to finish. Twists and turns that you would never expect had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Up there with the 5 top books I've ever heard.

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  • Mr Paul Johnson
    11/8/09
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    "Brilliant"

    A real surprise - had me hooked from begining to end! I don't think it's too heavy though some of the subject matter isn't the most cheerful. Well written book I thought.

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  • Karen
    Plumstead, London, United Kingdom
    3/25/08
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    "A Good listen"

    I liked this book but it was rather heavy. Worth a listen but not a 5 stars product

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