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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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    todd a schlichter 03-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Much Darker Than Gone Girl"

    Something like a cross between a classic film noir and Heathers, w/ some American Psycho sprinkled in. Would be the perfect vehicle for someone like David Lynch to direct. The narrator is also spot on. Five stars.

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    Amanda Little 03-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVED THIS!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a fabulous listen - the narrator's voice captured the character perfectly, but it was very clear to hear when she switched to another character in dialogue.


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

    The story was tense, constantly driving forward (with a few lulls here and there to catch your breath), and creepy - the relationship between mother and daughters so f***ed up, you can't turn away.


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    Lori 02-25-16
    Lori 02-25-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good read"

    loved it. I usually listen while driving. road around the block a few extra times for this book.

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    jessica 02-24-16
    jessica 02-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great mystery!"

    i really enjoyed this book. Clues all throughout the book kept me guessing and wanting to know more. Very well written and acted.

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    Maremare13 Washington State 02-20-16
    Maremare13 Washington State 02-20-16 Member Since 2011

    ~Bead Goddess Mary~

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    "Excellent book!!"

    this book will keep you wanting more as you listen to it! I had a hunch about the ending about half way through, but wasn't positive, and I was hooked on the story by then and didn't care if I was right or not. I just wanted to keep listening to find out how it would all pan out. the ending was a surprise!! Highly recommended this book.

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    Iloveshoes 02-19-16
    Iloveshoes 02-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"
    Would you listen to Sharp Objects again? Why?

    Yes, because I thought I knew who the killer was the entire book until the very end. The big reveal made me want to immediately reread (listen) key chapters.


    Any additional comments?

    Hopefully the upcoming show is as good as the book. Every detail matters.

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    Krystal Hansen 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Unlikable characters"

    Gillian Flynn is a brilliant writer. She has a way of twisting and turning a story that you never saw coming. That being said I thought every character in this book was unlikable and selfish. I tried to look for redeeming qualities but I failed. I hated that the 13 year old child was such an adult and the main character was a pushover. Over all I did not like this book.

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    Dacosta 02-18-16
    Dacosta 02-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "so worth it!!!!👏👏"

    I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who loves a good mystery/thriller. The characters draw you in, and are perfectly flawed. This is a good read and a page turner. I encourage you to pick it up.

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    Cory 02-18-16
    Cory 02-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "honest and unbiased review (NO SPOILERS)"

    first off... I'm a fan of Gone Girl (both the book and movie).

    figured I'd take a chance with Sharp Objects. this story wasn't for me. many others I'm sure will enjoy this story. the reasons I didn't care much about Sharp Objects is because first, no one in this story is likeable... not even likable in a weird sadistic way. because the main character has her own flaws that make her the way she is, the narrator reads this entire story with such misery. making it hard for me to really get invested in this story.. however, once again I'm sure these qualities are what other listeners/readers enjoy in such type of story. there's a fair amount time when I got bored and wanted suspense, when the suspense comes, it leaves very quickly... I got to a point where I was looking forward to end and conclusion of the story so it'd be over. with that being said.. the ending I'm sure many will see coming but I like to not dig to deep into things and allow the story to unfold. I did think the ending was a solid ending. I actually enjoyed the last few chapters of the story and wished the rest of the story was as sadistic and odd as those ending chapters when everything comes full circle.

    many will love this story. I personally thought it was ok. if you're already a fan of G.Flynn and this type of genre I'm sure you'll love this book.

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    Jason 02-16-16
    Jason 02-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "crazy"

    crazy story i would not of thought about but very interesting read a few twist if you dont see em coming

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