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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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    P. Erickson Michigan 08-24-15
    P. Erickson Michigan 08-24-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Disturbing on many levels"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it was fast paced and kept my interest.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the development of the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the main character got high with her little sister and climbed home. It was written so well you felt confused like she would be in that condition.


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

    Yes - but I didn't.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall the book was great, characters were great and the narrator did a very good job. But the whole book was depressing and even sad. Even the ending was sad.

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    Emily Anne McManus 08-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow"

    Amazing and scary!
    Twisty and turning!
    I'm at a loss words!
    Gillian Flynn is an excellent story teller.

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    Andrea C. Swain morristown, tn 08-22-15
    Andrea C. Swain morristown, tn 08-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "pleased as always with gillian!"
    What did you love best about Sharp Objects?

    omg, the story, like all of her stories was just amazing! SUCH a twist at the end!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    amma. i love a good 'BAD SEED'


    Have you listened to any of Ann Marie Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    i've enjoyed all of her performances


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    favorite flynn book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey 08-20-15
    Lindsey 08-20-15
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    "a little slow"

    it is not where you thought the story would go but the beginning starts off slow. overall its good but not the best book she had written

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    Allison 08-18-15
    Allison 08-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Tough story"

    I loved "Gone Girl" but this story left me wishing that the ending would be a nuclear warhead being dropped on Wingap, MO and incinerating everything and everyone there. It is well written and performed well here on audible but it is very dark; too dark for my tastes. I need a good comedy after that to cleanse my mental palate.

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    donna queeno 08-17-15
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    "Disturbing"

    Thats the only word I can use to describe this book. I did not like any of the main characters. Had no empathy for Camille and totally disliked Amma. Now on to find lighter reading material .






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    Yvonne 08-15-15
    Yvonne 08-15-15

    Vonne

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    "Excellent Listen!"

    The story had me from the start. Ive had trouble finding a book that can do that for awhile now but this one wouldn't allow me to wonder off. Had to keep listening. I won't spoil the story for anyone with too much said here, just know the narration is AAA+ and the story itself is a hell of a ride! You won't regret using a credit on this! If you've listened to Gillian Flynn you know she delivers!

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    Trent 08-13-15
    Trent 08-13-15
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    "That whole town is F-ed in the head, & it's great!"
    Would you listen to Sharp Objects again? Why?

    Yes, because I'm awesome, and the book is awesome; so it's a natural fit.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Definitely did not see the the pulled teeth question being answered like that at the end. Jesus...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Anger, because I was listening to it while mowing and got so distracted that I ran over a sprinkler head, jacking up the blade.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. 2nd best Flynn book next to Dark Places.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dana 08-13-15
    dana 08-13-15
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    "Predictable and miserable."

    You knew where the story was going long before the end and it left me feeling miserable and sick with negativity towards humanity. If you are purposely looking to be absolutely miserable from beginning to end then by all means read this. Please don't read my review and get accidentally curious on what the contents of this story contain. It's boring and completely predictable. Pleaseeeee spare yourself the boring, predictable empty sadness this book will illicit. I expected some mystery in the story and wanted to enjoy the read, but no such luck here.

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    Jessica Buchanan 08-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Sharp objects"

    Takes a while to get into. Gory descriptions not much suspense. Would recommend Dark Places over Sharp Objects

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