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Gone Girl Audiobook

Gone Girl

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What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions storm cloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love?

These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war.

©2012 Gillian Flynn (P)2012 Random House

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    Michelle Perth, Western Australia 09-22-14
    Michelle Perth, Western Australia 09-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is an interesting book from the start.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a full story from start to finish. No wading through the first half of the book to get to the guts of the story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not the ending! It didn't go how I wanted it to :-)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pratalife Singapore 08-09-14
    pratalife Singapore 08-09-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Almost the masterpiece I'd hoped for"

    The story unfolds in parts, with wonderful narration. The use of two (talented) voice actors is perfect for the book.

    Part 1 is a cracker of a whodunnit. Gillian Flynn has mastered the art of parallel story-lines, a skill honed in Sharp Objects and wielded here to perfection.

    But wait! There's more - a psychological suspense-thriller in the final parts as the protagonists grapple with the consequences. And while Gillian Flynn's second book, Dark Places, fell a bit flat due to improbable coincidences and a largely unsympathetic cast, Gone Girl had me totally sucked in.

    I felt so sure this book would be 5 stars and a heart.

    That is, until the final climax; the final few pages. WTF? I am underwhelmed and unconvinced.

    Perhaps the silver lining is that Gone Girl was almost - but not quite - the ultimate masterpiece in the style that Gillian Flynn has been evolving over three stories to date, so I am left eagerly looking forward to her next. Will that be "The One"?

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    deon alberton, South Africa 07-31-14
    deon alberton, South Africa 07-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent"

    This book is brilliant. The twist and turns are chilling and sometimes downright scary. I can not recommend this novel enough. Slowish start but really takes off from there. I could not put it down!

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    Sennia Griffith, Australia 07-30-14
    Sennia Griffith, Australia 07-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Dark and brutal"

    A book that constantly made you question the narrators and their motives. Very intriguing as it gave a new spin to the the thriller/murder mystery genre.

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    Shom Hyderabad, India 04-15-14
    Shom Hyderabad, India 04-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow!"

    Gone Girl
    Author : Gillian Flynn

    Genre: Thriller, Mystery

    Source - Audiobook

    Rating - 5

    April 14

    Shudder. A delicious, twisted, evil, satan of a book. Unreliable, lying, attractive, detestable, addictive narrators; the most realistic take on a crumbled marriage I've read in recent times; twists and double twists and triple twists and then --- just as we were slowly moving towards some kind of an expected conclusion, a whoosh-what-the-f**k-was-that howitzer of an ending. I hated, HATED the ending. Perfect ending. Hated it. Loved it.

    PS: Great performances by both of the narrators too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Auckland, New Zealand 04-02-14
    Lisa Auckland, New Zealand 04-02-14
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    "Hard to switch off and go to sleep"

    This is not the usual type of book I go for, but it was genuinely gripping - flows along in a way that makes it really hard to put down at any given point.
    Very well written, sharp and mesmerising insight into two people's psyche's and the tension never stops.
    It did get a bit too dark for my liking, and though I'd like to read more from the author, I read the synopsis for her other books and they sound ever darker, so think I'll give them a miss.

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    nina førde, Norway 03-23-14
    nina førde, Norway 03-23-14
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    "Is she gone?"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    If I have time


    What about Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance did you like?

    Natural way of telling the story


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Gone girl


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the psychology in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny Auckland, New Zealand 02-27-14
    Jenny Auckland, New Zealand 02-27-14
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    "Brilliant"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Loved the narrators, so engaging. This book interrupted my life as I had to listen at every opportunity.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Generally I stick to non fiction, but this book as reignited my enthusiasm for quality fiction.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Beautifully written - some colorful language - but in keeping with the characters. Otherwise great writing, and neatly woven together strands of narrative. Kept me on the edge of my seat.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Could not fault narrators performances whatsoever.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Such a great book - surprising twists, even after 19 plus hours I did not want this to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lorna Johannesburg, South Africa 02-10-14
    Lorna Johannesburg, South Africa 02-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not your typical "whodunnit""

    It took me a few chapters to get into this book. When I started listening I thought I had bought a romantic novel with a sicky love story.. Girl meets boy, blah, blah, blah.. I nearly stopped listening, but pushed on because I was on a road trip. Well, what can I say! It turned out to be fantastic.. So push through and enjoy!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Camilla Recife, Brazil 02-02-14
    Camilla Recife, Brazil 02-02-14
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    "A bit disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    Probably. And the performance by Heyborne and Whelan was REALLY good. I believe they really did absorb the essence of the characters.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gillian Flynn? Why or why not?

    I would. She can write, I'll give her that, her story here is pretty clever, but I found the characters quite real and at the same time they're like the worst people with the worst character you can find, well, I didn't find that appealing, people are pretty messed up as it is. Moreover, I'd probably try another book because Flynn seems to really be good at writing, I just hope to see some characters the you could empathise a little bit more.


    What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They make it sound a lot more real, they make you think of the characters as if they were real people. Their performance was excellent, I guess that's one of the reasons I kept on going with the audiobook.


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    Not really, but it wouldn't be fair to say that there was nothing to it. I guess it made me think a lot about how we behave, how we try to be accepted(or not), how we play cool, just to fit in, or to think it is the only way we can be loved; and a lot more concerning behaviour, acceptance, deception...


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  • Kirstine
    Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
    3/10/13
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    "Intriguing story marred by language"

    This is a well-crafted if implausible story with excellent narrators who must have got as tired as I did of the author's rather juvenile use of the F-word hundreds of times so that when it would have had impact it fails to register as it had been used so indiscriminately as verb and adjective ad nauseum. I don't object to swearing when it's justified but it is lazy writing that diminished an otherwise compelling story.

    32 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
    3/17/13
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    "Not a Thriller"

    If am confused with the positive ratings that some have given this novel. I spend a lot of time driving long distances and find listening to thrillers an ideal way to relax when stuck in traffic.



    Some of the thrillers I have recently listened to such the Forgotten by David Baldacci have caused me to remain in the car once I have arrived at my destination as they were absolutely riveting.



    It is crucial that the book I am listening to is exciting, not dull and tedious or the journey feels like it is taking longer than it actually is.



    I listened to over half this book before, I made the decision to sack it, it just wasn't getting interesting. This is the first time I have not finished an audio book or bothered to write a review.



    Take my advice and try another book.





    26 of 31 people found this review helpful
  • Gavingks
    Dunbar, United Kingdom
    6/10/13
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    "A fabulously hateful book"

    It will anger you frustrate you and as soon as you know where it is going you will be wrong. I loved it while I cringed at the characters. How can people be that hideous and shallow?
    The plot is just epic and I urge you not to find out to much in advance.
    It is a book that will challenge your faith in people.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mandie
    United States
    1/26/13
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    "Great Book, very poor ending"

    I loved this book, couldn't wait to hear the next twist and turn, of which there were many, and was listening whenever I could, was a superb book, until the ending, when it seems like the writer had run out of ideas, and finished the book with a very poor conclusion which left me feeling that I had wasted a lot of time listening to the book. Enjoyed both narrators.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Gatehouse reader
    edinburgh
    10/15/12
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    "Slow slow slow"

    I don't really care what happens to either of them I am so bored maybe its the narration or maybe the story is just unexciting but I love audiobooks and seldom leave one unfinished but this one is

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Amelia
    United Kingdom
    1/15/13
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    "What really??"

    I got this book as highly recommended everywhere The voices for the audiobook were really annoying and did not add anything to the story Basically I felt as if I should read it to the end as I expected to suddenly love it as everyone else seems to do I gave up halfway before Christmas and had to drag myself back to it last week and finished it today

    I won't say too much as don't want to spoil the plot but basically all the characters especially Nick and Amy are not interesting and to be honest I have wished that Nick could have been spirited away with Amy at the beginning to save us the annoyance of reading They are both toxic and really felt no empathy or understanding with either of them and felt they deserved each other They may be a product of their family life and upbringing but who cares 'Go' Nicks sister is totally spineless and again no empathy with her The plot was so unbelievable in parts especially re planting finger print evidence sperm storage and use etc Does not ring true and as such no value I wish I hadn't wasted my time reading on to the end Would give it zero star if I could I really cannot imagine why it is so popular!

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Verner
    Camberley, United Kingdom
    12/7/14
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    "Good intro and build up, but the end...is a wimper"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Its worth a listen - on double speed, but there are many better books and stories.The performance was good and fitted the characters. Its a shame I disliked the characters so much I'd have preferred them to all have died.


    What could Gillian Flynn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    At times the characters appeared to act out of character. Their actions actions did not feel right for reasonably intelligent thinking people.


    What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    To a great extent they helped believe the character might have done what they did.


    Do you think Gone Girl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If they all die in a follow up that might be appropriate for such awful people.However, there would not be much suspense in that.


    Any additional comments?

    I stuck it out to the end as I wanted to compare it to the film. And because I always do for an audiobook I have bought. Probably should have done so on double speed......

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom
    11/1/14
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    "Love the language and the ending"

    I was continually surprised by the Gone Girl it was not at all what I had expected.
    It is wicked, contemporary and real. OK amazing Amy is far from a typical wife but her and husband point out some of the uncomfortable truths about modern relationships. I particularly enjoyed Amy's vitriolic essay on "cool girls" at the start of part 2.
    It is a thrilling, thriller but that's not the point the book is really about relationships.
    The language in every sense is dazzling and often shocking.
    As to the ending it is perfect, chilling and both inevitable and not what you expect.
    It's not a comfortable read but if you don't like cliches you may well enjoy this scintillating, engrossing book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Isabelle
    United Kingdom
    1/14/14
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    "What an awful book"

    Read this on a personal recommendation. I was intrigued and in that respect it is a page turner. I thought it was overly long and I got irritated by the "oh so clever" descriptions.The characters were nearly all uninspiring and unlikeable.
    I was glad I was able to speed up the narration speed, for even though it was well read, I was finding it very tedious.
    I kept hoping for some redeeming quality but it never came.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    London, United Kingdom
    7/11/13
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    "Secrets and Lies...and then more lies..."

    Being a firmly indoctrinated member of the Hollywood generation, I'm comfortably used to my crime/thrillers having very definite good/bad guys, and for them to behave in a certain way, with minor twists and variations...

    That's why I was gripped to this book once I got about a third into it, as all of my beliefs were pretty shattered, then the rest of the time I sat back in relative disbelief, wondering who would be next to show their true hand.

    Whilst having a few flaws (notably certain rather quickly executed turns of events towards the end of the book and arguably, the not-entirely-satisfying ending), this book kept me happily entertained and occasionally gobsmacked for a good couple of days - although I'll admit that I spent a few bleary-eyed mornings at work, after staying up into the early hours listening out for what would happen next...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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