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Gone Girl Audiobook

Gone Girl

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Janie CAIRNS, Australia 06-26-12
    Janie CAIRNS, Australia 06-26-12 Member Since 2016

    I am an artist, living in Cairns, Queensland, Australia right next to the Great Barrier Reef. I listen to audiobooks everyday while making art and on into the night. I really like mysteries with a good serving of suspense on the side that keep you wondering right to the end. However, I won't say no to any entertaining and well written book which has been read by an excellent narrator.

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    "Get Gone Girl soon!"

    Remember the film, War of the Roses with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas? Well, this is along similar lines but there are less physical thrills and far more psychological ones which makes for a better read whereas the former, perhaps, makes for more excitable viewing. I found it pretty impossible to "put this book down." It went everywhere with me while I completed my daily tasks and then again late into the night. I had finished it within 3 days but unlike other books I don't want to read another immediately as I would like to 'soak' this book up for a while and think about it. It is very well written and contains some complex ideas which are described in metaphoric symbolism and therefore made easier to understand. I am looking forward to Gillian Flynn writing another excellent book. Very highly recommended.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Plympton, Australia 08-15-12
    Paul Plympton, Australia 08-15-12
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    "Not just another whodunit"

    Without giving the plot away, suffice it to say that Gone Girl isn't just another missing person story, but a psychological thriller that keeps up the suspense to the last page. So don't be put off by the length. I'm left pondering the character of the victim as well as the perpetrator, and wondering what will happoen next. It's one of those books I will read again. With the two antagonists telling their story in the first person, the alternating male and female readers was a must. A top book all round.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Kitto Townsville 10-07-12
    Michael Kitto Townsville 10-07-12 Listener Since 2009

    from Knowledge Lost

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    "Thrilling and Disturbing"

    I’ve been trying to review this book for a while now and it has become a real struggle. I don’t want to give any spoilers for this brilliant book so I will try my best. Advanced warning: this review may have spoilers or turn out incredible vague. When I first saw this book I kept thinking this was just another YA novel but then I noticed this book kept popping up everywhere so I thought I better read what this is about and when I did, I had to read it right away.

    When Amy disappears in suspicious circumstances all eyes fall to her husband as the primary suspect. Nick claims he is innocent but the evidence is not in his favour. Did Nick kill his wife? As this novel progressed any ideas of what happened will be shattered, any presumptions you’ve made about the characters will be wrong. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a dark and twisted journey with so much unpredictability that you will be up all night trying to find out what really happened to Amy.

    What I loved about this book was that you never really know what to expect. The book is told from the perspective of Nick and Amy, the diary of Amy tells the back story of their lives while the alternative chapters told from Nick takes the story from the disappearance. Slowly the pieces start to fall into place but there is always another curve ball just around the corner. The dark and psychological aspects of this novel remind me of something Jim Thompson would write but then the thriller and suspense of this book reminds me a lot of books like Before I Go to Sleep or Into the Darkest Corner.

    Flynn did a brilliant job with this novel, it kept me up at night, made me want to skip work to read this book and in the end any spare time I had I was back in this book trying to find out what really happened to Amy. I wasn’t sure what I was in for and I didn’t know who to believe but in the end I enjoyed the ride. On reflection this book seemed incredibly basic with its plot but writing in a brilliant way that while reading you never have enough pieces to solve this puzzle. Highly recommend this book to any lovers of mystery and suspense.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Sally J britain 09-24-12
    Sally J britain 09-24-12

    An avid listener of fiction, it almost makes the long journey to work worth it.

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    "continuing twists and turns"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, enjoyable and well read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Absolutely Nick Dunne


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

    Amy Elliot Dunne


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

    If I could I would have finished it in one day.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jaime 08-27-12
    Jaime 08-27-12
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    "Gone girl, lost boy"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not a favourite by a long shot. Easy to pick the plot from early on and the rest was just filling in the details.


    Any additional comments?

    Got the book after searching top tens, wish I'd gotten something else. Wasn't very interesting but once I'd started I had to finish to see if anything else popped up. Narraters were fine, just not a fan of the story line.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Johannesburg, South Africa 01-21-13
    Dianne Johannesburg, South Africa 01-21-13 Member Since 2016

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Absolutely loved this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Great story with many twists. Fantastic characters and I enjoyed the comedy (even though the story is quite dark).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both main characters, although in the end I would chose the male lead.


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

    Excellent delivery and timing. They were fantastic as their own characters as well as portraying the other characters.


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

    Gives a new meaning to 'Woman scorned'


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book, the twists were believable and characters strong.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Colin Manly, NSW, Australia 06-28-13
    Colin Manly, NSW, Australia 06-28-13 Member Since 2014

    Live in Sydney, Australia. South African heritage. Love audio books. Constant company on my non-stop business travels.

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    "Twists and turns and a little bit of wow"

    Get this. Gone girl deserves its best seller status because it is good old fashioned story telling where the journey is just a thrill and ride and the destination a... well, you will see. I felt myself listening without distraction (as I would if reading a book) which for me is the best test of a really good audio book. The narrators both do an excellent job.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. T. Denby Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 02-09-13
    L. T. Denby Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 02-09-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Complicated dark and intriguing"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    The characters are delightfully packed with dark secrets.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense and surprises....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The flip in the middle when everything becomes clear. ....but I don't want ,give anything away !!!


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

    Absolutely and I more or less did between the gym, office and car.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen and enjoy

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nina Bratislava, Slovakia 01-27-13
    Nina Bratislava, Slovakia 01-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Gripping till the very end"

    A wonderfully written and well performed book. A husband telling the story of his missing wife and the wife revealing their life in her diary. Or so it seems at first... and just then when you feel yourself choosing sides (will you be in the Amy or the Nick camp?) the story takes on an unexpected twist. What looked like a pretty straightforward story now has you guessing - how on earth will it end. So go ahead, listen and hold your breath till the very end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kris Australia 11-09-12
    Kris Australia 11-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Intruiging"

    The story was intriguing. I picked some of the plot points, but not all of them and enjoyed the twists.

    The two main characters were both likeable and unlikeable; it was a bizarre feeling to mostly dislike the characters, but want to keep hearing their stories.

    The author seems to have no idea what the word "literally" means. More than half the times it's used it's about something that is figurative... if those things were literal it would have been a more horrible and terrifying story. It bugged me so much that I wasn't sure I wanted to keep listening, but I persevered and was glad I did. That is the main reason I didn't give the book 5 stars all around.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Joanna
    5/9/15
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    "A very good book."
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A very good book. I did wonder, if I were in a relationship whilst reading it, whether it would have had an impact on that relationship... as it is quite twisted.


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  • phil
    5/9/15
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    "Tragic & tortuously brilliant"

    Wow
    A deadly diary with smooth Panic attack passed charters.
    A real insight into marriage and manipulation.
    Done done done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lynda Kirk
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    "Good , but...."

    This is a good story just a pity about the foul language and cursing.

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  • Maria
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    5/8/15
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    "Disappointed..."

    This book didn't grab me as much as I'd hoped. It starts ok but is a little slow to get going. Somehow it nonetheless ended up capturing me so I wanted to continue to the end. I hoped for a great ending but that did not materialise. Actually it was an anticlimax. The narration was good and the narrator easy to understand. Would I read another book by this author? Maybe but most likely it would be because I had nothing better to hand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/7/15
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    "Audio Book"

    yes I did enjoy this book. The outcome was not what I expected. The ending a little unfinished but the author is getting ready for part 2. I would read a follow up well done

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 2BSmaller
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    "Husbands, be warned!"

    Where to start? This story takes 'bunny boiler' to a whole new level, a new stratosphere in fact. Superbly chilling and excellently crafted, we're taken along into the inner most psyche of the ultimate scorned woman, swathed in her madness and neatly returned to our seats when the journey is over; when she decides. 5 stars. The narration is brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs CC Carolan
    5/5/15
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    "Excellent"

    Loved it from start to finish. The only problem is trying to listen and getting interrupted by family asking 'am I ever going to listen to them?!'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mandy
    liverpool
    5/4/15
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    "overated"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing for me, hated this book


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

    Maybe think gillian flynn just not for me this is my 2nd book of hers and disliked both


    Did Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Yes


    What character would you cut from Gone Girl?

    Most of them


    Any additional comments?

    would not recomend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J
    United Kingdom
    4/30/15
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    "Roller coaster!"

    A great book with lots of ups and downs. Little bit slow to get going but once it did it was fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    4/28/15
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    "Disappointing ending"

    I enjoyed the book and loved the back and forth between the two characters. However thought the ending was a little disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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