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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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    Liesl Pretoria, South Africa 01-29-14
    Liesl Pretoria, South Africa 01-29-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Expected more"

    After reading all the rave reviews over this book, I figured it must be really good. The first part of the book really bored me - I even skipped a few hours. I started listening again in Part 2 and only here did the story grab me. The middle part of the book is really excellent and you are completely pulled into the book and I found myself listening non-stop. The story had such an immense build-up, but the ending was just so unbelievably disappointing! I had a jaw-drop-"no-this-cant-be-the-end"-moment* when I heard the familiar voice "thank you for listening to audible". Even though the story was gripping, I'm not sure I would recommend it due to the awful ending.

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    Caspar 01-20-14
    Caspar 01-20-14
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    "Over Rated"

    Self confessed pathetic protagonist, inconsistent antagonist and deeply unsatisfying ending. The plot is interesting and excellent at building suspense, when it isn't introspection from immature, uninteresting failures, but has no pay off. You can predict the ending and hope it isn't coming, but when it gets there you just wasted nineteen hours.

    Some of that's hyperbole... I'm just mad about how much it sucked. When Julia Whelan reads for Nick she sounds as though she is performing a parody.

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    Jodie Pakenham, Australia 12-15-13
    Jodie Pakenham, Australia 12-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great read."

    Great read with lots of twists and turns. Unpredictable and original plot. Strong characters, good narration.

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    Jenny Woodlands, Australia 11-03-13
    Jenny Woodlands, Australia 11-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Too long by half"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only to a friend who a) really liked drawn out mystery/thrillers; b) needed an audio book that lasted a long time - ie someone who was travelling a long distance/time; c) had a lot of patience and d) is very open-minded about sexual dysphemisms.This is because this story, although filled with murderous and ghoulish twists and turns, moves remarkably slowly - and this is different from your average thriller book. There is a lot of backstory in it, which is interesting and to some extent useful, but it seriously interrupts the flow of the front story.Amy, the female protagonist is a particularly nasty woman with a sweet affect and a pitch black soul. Her various sexual images is disturbing and, was for me, unpleasant.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Amy's plot(s) were ingenious. Amy's back story was almost irrelevant.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The interview that Nick does with Rebecca in the pub.


    Could you see Gone Girl being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not without a lot of editing and shortening of the story. I don't think it has enough to carry a TV series, other than a 2 or 3 parter that tells the story in some detail.I am not very au fait with current stars, so am not able to comment on who would be good currently. From yesteryear - I think Amy was almost written for Joan Crawford and the hapless Nick could be played by James Stewart or Kevin Spacey.


    Any additional comments?

    The essence of this story is excellent. The twists and turns were not easily predicted, usually, and there were a lot of them. My difficulty was that it went on and on, and much of what was told did not take the actual tale any further forward. It was a lot of reflecting by one unreliable character about the other, equally, unreliable character. The opinion of one of them about the other was not often helpful.
    The format, of Nick and Amy speaking in the first person was very good. Neither of them are reliable narrators, both of them lying frequently but undetectably.The readers were very good. They brought the characters to life vividly.If you have a long time to fill in, or simply enjoy an almost neverending story - then this would be an excellent choice.

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    Matthew Singapore, Singapore 10-16-13
    Matthew Singapore, Singapore 10-16-13

    Moving further from work extended my daily commute... thank God for Audible.

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    "Masterful"

    As a general rule, I avoid anything that implies “dark” or “sinister” in the synopsis – it’s just not my preferred style. I only purchased this novel to see what all the fuss was about.

    19h and 17min later – I understand the fuss – this is the best book I have ever read. I literally had to drag myself away from the headphones each afternoon.

    To ensure I reveal not even a clue of the clever and flawless narrative, I’m going to avoid any discussion of plot.

    The pacing and quality of the writing is spot-on. The performances of the two narrators are excellent, and brought the perfectly formed characters to life – I really feel like I know Nick and Amy, which is simultaneously thrilling and distributing.

    Enough said. Read this book before the David Fincher film adaptation is released in 2015, and it becomes an even bigger deal than it already is.

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    Howard Sydney, Australia 09-25-13
    Howard Sydney, Australia 09-25-13
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    "Very gripping, but essentially nasty."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    Yes, excellent narrators.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Good start, flat middle, and gripping, but unpleasant ending.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The early days


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

    Yes, a real 'page turner'.


    Any additional comments?

    Unpleasant characters all. Nasty little plot. Wish I hadn't got seriously sucked into caring about these people.

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    Niki Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 09-13-13
    Niki Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 09-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Very surprising! Love the structure of the book"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    I loved the way the book was structured, not only shifting back and forth between narrators but back and forth in time as well.
    The narrators did a great job. They enhanced the content, you always knew exactly who was talking. I've listened to some bad performances recently, so I absolutely appreciated the lack of effort I had to put into concentrating.
    I also liked that the ending is not your typical everyone lives happily ever after and it's kind of up in the air.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    I think Amy was brilliant. Seemed kind of flat at first, but that was part of her unpredictable character, wasn't it?


    Any additional comments?

    Would definitely recommend. It's a refreshingly different read!

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    Jaydeep Kolkata, India 08-21-13
    Jaydeep Kolkata, India 08-21-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Inconclusive"
    What disappointed you about Gone Girl?

    After a promising start the book lost it's grip in parts. The central plot was good but wish more attention was paid to the planning which makes the plot thicker


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Amy's character


    What three words best describe Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s voice?

    Articulate, persuasive, cogent


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment - not about the plot but about the lack of authenticity in a relationship


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    Lee-Ann Johannesburg, South Africa 08-19-13
    Lee-Ann Johannesburg, South Africa 08-19-13
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    "Thrilling...but also SLOW"
    What did you like best about Gone Girl? What did you like least?

    I loved the twists and turns in the story line!
    I did not love the loooong pauses between lines?


    Would you recommend Gone Girl to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe...not too sure?


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked Kirby's performance, but I found Julia's to be too drawn out for some reason and she did not connect with the character for me?


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes...until I got to the end, but now that I know the ending I don't think I would!


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    Lisa 07-27-13
    Lisa 07-27-13

    Addicted to Audible.

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    "shockingly brilliant!"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    LOVED Gone Girl and recommended it to six others to read.


    What other book might you compare Gone Girl to and why?

    I haven't experienced a book like this before with so many plots and twists.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant book. Well thought of, well written and well read.

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  • Juliet Amer
    7/1/17
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    "Awesome book"

    Great story line and all that. The pauses between paragraphs and that are very long tho slightly frustrating.

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  • Lynn
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    6/9/17
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    "Best seller? Why?"

    Struggled from the start, couldn't get into it at all, gave up at chapter 17

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  • Amazon Customer
    hampshire, United Kingdom
    6/5/17
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    "slow burning rocket of a physiological thriller"
    What did you like most about Gone Girl?

    once the book got going, it shot off like a rocket. the pace was excilerating and the plot thickened. I almost didn't bother listening to it as bought it 18months ago and just hadn't got round to it. so glad I did.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

    none in particular


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

    nothing in particular, just liked the different voices. easy to switch between both story tellers.


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

    if I had, it would have been even better.


    Any additional comments?

    the book was great, although the ending was really anti climatic, almost like the author got bored and didnt' know what to do. really annoyed that Amy got her way in the end and there was no justice. psycobitch to the end.

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  • PG
    5/25/17
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    "Intriguing and Clever Writing"

    Initially story is slow to get started but definitely worth sticking with. Becomes very intriguing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fabrice Saenger
    4/23/17
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    "Gone Girl"

    Great story with many twists. I was hooked to it. If you like murder and psychology, I think you will really enjoy this book. Good narration.

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  • Cath46
    4/16/17
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    "Great story but disappointed by the ending "

    really enjoyed the story and couldn't wait to see what happened next until the ending

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • molly
    4/11/17
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    "good book, awful ending"

    enjoyed the twist and the whole book but the ending made me think that my phone hadn't downloaded the final part.... there was no resolution at all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas Q.
    3/25/17
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    "Enjoyed."

    Well narrated using male and female voices for the two main characters. Good intersting plot with some clever ideas in it. Good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline
    3/24/17
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    "Did notwant it to end"

    great psycholigical book. so many twists. Did not want it to end. So cleverly put together and much better than the film which I also thought was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    3/13/17
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    "Loose end"

    I can't mention the slight flaw in the story without spoiling it, so I won't. It was also unnecessarily too long, but the story line was OK.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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