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Gone Girl Audiobook

Gone Girl: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times best seller Gillian Flynn, takes that statement to its darkest place in this unpausable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work "draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction." Gone Girl's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge.

Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

©2012 Gillian Flynn (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Flynn masterfully lets this tale of a marriage gone toxically wrong gradually emerge through alternating accounts by Nick and Amy, both unreliable narrators in their own ways. The reader comes to discover their layers of deceit through a process similar to that at work in the imploding relationship. Compulsively readable, creepily unforgettable, this is a must read for any fan of bad girls and good writing." (Publishers Weekly)

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    KLewis 02-13-15
    KLewis 02-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "So many twists!!!"

    I'm not an avid reader but I couldn't wait to pick this back up- almost kicking kids out of the car for me to be able to listen

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    Amazon Customer 02-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Gillian Flynn and/or Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Flynn again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Male voice was often monotone, and female voice often emphasized words that made the reading odd.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt the book tedious up until chapter 38, then it became interesting, and then I hated the ending. The ending was not really an ending. I suspect that is so there can be a sequel.

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    Krista 02-13-15
    Krista 02-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow to start but worth the wait !!"

    I was disappointed with the beginning and put it down 2-3 times before I could stay interested. Once I did, it got better and better! I never understood why the need for the drawn out beginning though. Good enough read I would recommend but with the *warning
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    Nonna 02-13-15
    Nonna 02-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    It was okay. Not my usual read. Strange story. Not one to leave a book unfinished so had to finish it..

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    Karen S. 02-13-15
    Karen S. 02-13-15
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    "Page Turner! Haha"

    Well I wasn't actually turning the pages but I was sneaking it at work and awkwardly laying in my bed listening to headphones!!!

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    Sonia 02-13-15
    Sonia 02-13-15
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    "Couldn't stop reading"

    Loved the twists and turns. The layout really kept me guessing what would happen next. Absolutely amazing.

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    Manon 02-13-15
    Manon 02-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "awwwmazing"


    Loved it, story is great, narrators pace was just perfect, really enjoyed it, I recommend it

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    W. S. Klavon Pville, Virginia USA 02-12-15
    W. S. Klavon Pville, Virginia USA 02-12-15 Member Since 2014

    Read, Read, Read the book...

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    "Meh"

    Admittedly, the story was intriguing in that I was curious how it would end. I thought the storyline was predictable once you understand Amy is a psychopath. I wanted to read it to see what all the hub bub was about. Disappointing when I could have read a better story.
    I am not squeamish yet I found the profuse sexually graphic totality of the book to be over the top profuse. Disturbingly so. I would not recommend the book.

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    crystal Gloucester, Va 02-12-15
    crystal Gloucester, Va 02-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent, surprising, well written, unexpected"

    I'm not a mystery person, but after the seventh recommendation I had to read it. I'm glad I did. NOT your run of the mill mystery.

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    Walter 02-12-15
    Walter 02-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Appreciate what you've got"

    Psyco Bitch, Rage, love what a sick and twisted tale. Must read couldn't put it down
    Brilliant evil character and complex plots

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