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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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    AnnieMo 09-24-15
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    "Wicked and disturbing"

    As a fan of Gillian Flynn's books, this story delivers the same engaging and fast-paced writing I've come to expect. The characters and small Missouri town come to life through Flynn's details and descriptions and by the third act, it's hard to put down. Not quite as enjoyable as Gone Girl but a must read for any fan of Gillian Flynn's work.

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    Nancy C. Kane 09-20-15
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    "Another winner"

    Loved it. Suspense to the very end. Enjoyed the narration a lot. Highly recommend it.

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    Bekah 09-19-15
    Bekah 09-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "How it made me feel"

    At first I didn't enjoy the narration but as I continued to listen it became more apparent as to why she read it the way she did. It makes you feel exhausted both the way the narrator reads it as well as the words the author wrote. You can just tell how tired the main character is.

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    Heather Nichole Ghomghani 09-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Captivating"

    Once finished with this book, it will leave you speechless and in shock! Gillian Flynn stuns me, yet again.

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    Leana 09-18-15
    Leana 09-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping & Suspenseful"
    What made the experience of listening to Sharp Objects the most enjoyable?

    This narrator is one of my favorites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story was very well written and suspenseful.


    What does Ann Marie Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voice, never annoying.


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

    YES


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    ~Portia Birmingham, AL 09-16-15
    ~Portia Birmingham, AL 09-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Predictable."

    I had most of it pegged in the very beginning. Lacked suspense. Dark Places and Gone Girl were so much better. Narrator was very good.

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    Maggie 09-16-15
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    "Not as good as Gone Girl but still really good!"

    Of course the last few chapters were the best! When everything started to unravel I had to put everything else I was doing on hold and listen. It grabbed my attention multiple times and was never dull. I really liked the book :)

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    Susan 09-12-15
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    "Great story! Great ending!"

    It was slow to start but it picked up quick. Gillian Flynn does not disappoint.

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    kblundell 09-12-15
    kblundell 09-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Haunting"

    the story is not for the faint of heart especially if you're sensitive to children being involved in murder, sex, and drugs. However if you're not, it is a great book!

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    "Masterfully Crafted"

    This was the most gut wrenching writing that I have experienced in quite some time. The characters were properly chilling and somehow relatable.

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