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Sharp Objects Audiobook

Sharp Objects

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.
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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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    H. Jamieson Los Angeles 06-04-15
    H. Jamieson Los Angeles 06-04-15 Member Since 2012

    loves amazon

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    "DON"T DO IT!"
    What disappointed you about Sharp Objects?

    I LOVED Gone girl and was expecting some great GF on this one. It was just too dark to be enjoyable and this comes from someone who loves Nordic Noir. The mamby pamby reading of this book made it even more insufferable. If you're suicidal and want the extra push to pull the plug then this is a must listen!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Uhm, I don't know how it could be much worse...


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    MaxMaxy 06-03-15
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    "Unnerving read"

    I've now listened to Dark Places and read Gone Girl and I've very much enjoyed all three. Gruesome story with some good twists.

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    Jenn 06-02-15
    Jenn 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst Gillian Flynn Book"

    This book had very little content until the end and was boring and disappointing compared to Gone Girl and Dark Places. I wish I never wasted time listening to it.

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    gagagail 06-02-15
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    "good but predictable"

    good story but mostly predictable. you know its one or the other who committed the crimes, possibly both but you can't stray too far from there.

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    Jessica 06-01-15
    Jessica 06-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy read"

    Very interesting. Very descriptive. Wild story. 👍 I enjoy Gillian Flynn books very much and this one was no different. Awesome

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    Patricia 06-01-15
    Patricia 06-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Little Dark"

    Narrator was very good. Book kept your attention. Subject matter a bit dark for me.

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    "Another favorite"

    I have to be sure to have free time my next Gillian Flynn novel because I cannot stop listening until the end, like a drug

    Love the narration equally and cannot imagine any other telling the story.

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    Cadt Browne San Diego 05-31-15
    Cadt Browne San Diego 05-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another blockbuster from Gillian Flynn"

    Excellent book. Great story. Signature piece from Flynn. Ann Marie Lee's performance is tops! Can't wait for her next book. One of my favorite authors.

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    HerColorTheory Oakland, CA 05-28-15
    HerColorTheory Oakland, CA 05-28-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Flynn does it again..."

    This is by far my favorite of Flynn's 3 books (Gone Girl, Dark Places, and Sharp Objects). The writing is captivating and Flynn does a superb job (again) of getting the reader/listener inside the mind of the main character. Couldn't put this one down!

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    Tara 05-28-15
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    "Loved it!"

    Better than Gone Girl and that was great. I love Gillian's female psychopaths! Highly recommend!

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