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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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    Douglas Signal Mountain, TN, United States 10-31-14
    Douglas Signal Mountain, TN, United States 10-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Raw. Rough. Enjoyable."
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Don't look at me! Impossible to do! So is putting this down.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The missing wife.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The robbery.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Does anger count? Disbelief? Shock? Arousal?


    Any additional comments?

    Do not look at this book! (Unless you have time).

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    Trudy 10-30-14
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    "So totally bummed by the ending! Otherwise fab!"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    No, the suspense is gone.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Given Amazing Amy what she deserved.


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

    Not sure who was who?


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed and was shocked throughout. No crying.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic book and very glad I listened, no desire to see the movie though. I guess not everyone needs the happy ending.

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    christy Plano, TX, United States 10-30-14
    christy Plano, TX, United States 10-30-14
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    "HOLY MOLY...What a ride!"

    You know that moment in Sixth Sense (spoiler alert) where you find out he is DEAD?! This book feels like that from beginning to the end. Every moment you are going: What?! Are you kidding me?! He/She did what?! It is a fantastic read. BUT, LITTLE BUT.....I felt really let down by the hero(ine) at the end. You just wanted to scream NO into the speakers, slap (it, no pronouns) around and say: You have GOT TO BE FREAKING KIDDING ME??!!! It was part of the twist and that is what makes the book good...

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    Jody Santa Rosa, CA, US 10-29-14
    Jody Santa Rosa, CA, US 10-29-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Complex characters and story - quite a ride!"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    Kept me guessing


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

    Just the right tone and nuance


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

    Not really, I needed a break to digest all the interesting details.


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    KC Campbell Casa Kansas City 10-29-14
    KC Campbell Casa Kansas City 10-29-14
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    "Cringed at the End"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    3 Words: Sickening Psychotic Cringe


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

    Not sure what other books can compare.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Amy has to change her plans after Jeff and Greta's theft.


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

    Not during Part 1, but parts 2 and 3.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked hearing both of the main characters' perspectives, and each had a very distinctive style and voice. The timeline was interesting, especially in the beginning with the flashbacks. A few loose ends came to my mind since I was really hoping Dorothy would show up with A's fingerprints on some of the cash bills, or that A would be spotted with D on one of the casino cameras. The conclusion with N's changing perspective and the pregnancy was a little disappointing, but A's last words left me cringing.

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    James 10-29-14
    James 10-29-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Great book.....however!!!!"
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    One of the best books I have ever listened to. The narrators do a great job. A real "page turner" ( i.e. constantly listened to the book). I would have given it all five stars; however, the end was a surprise and left me wanting more, thus the deduction.

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    Abby Morton Lowell, MA United States 10-28-14
    Abby Morton Lowell, MA United States 10-28-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Great readers!"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    This story was insane.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to their other readings, but I am a little picky about audiobook readers. I've returned a few books because I couldn't stand the readers. This one is perfect, particularly Julia Whelan. She added a light touch to Amy's voice that made her character even more... even more what she is (don't want to spoil).


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

    YES!! I actually wanted to keep driving or doing the dishes!


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe the best audiobook I've listened to. The readers really enhanced the story.

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    lalatrue 10-28-14
    lalatrue 10-28-14
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    "Enjoyed the book but not the way it ends"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Good book that will make you listen to it as much as you can :) Well written story, but ending was not impressive (so many emotions for nothing). It seems that the author decided to keep the door open for a sequel.


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    Ria Reader Washington, DC 10-28-14
    Ria Reader Washington, DC 10-28-14 Member Since 2010
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    "This book is awesome!!!!!!"

    I just don't know where to begin with this review. Just listen to it its soooo very good. Then afterwards I went to see the movie and oh my goodness it was just really really really good. If you are on the fence jump off and take the plunge. I thought because it's so long it would get long winded but no I didn't want it to end. The story is crazy the narrators are good as well. Happy reading!!!

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    Karen EAGLE RIVER, WI, United States 10-28-14
    Karen EAGLE RIVER, WI, United States 10-28-14
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    "XXX Love "F" "B" & "C" words? The author does!"

    This could have been such a terrific book but obvious the author LOVES THE "F","B"& "C" WORDS TOO MUCH....

    The story is about a twisted, crazy, weird, twisted (again), perverted, abnormal, sick couple.... AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE!!! It's out in theaters now with Ben Affleck starring, I DO like him! I certainly hope it's not rated XXX like this book should be rated.

    The narration was very good, the story it's self was deep and was a "page turner".

    I knew it wasn't good for me to read after just getting started but the story was so darn good and even though it went against my grain, the vulgarity, I had to see how it would end!

    Gotta say, I expected a different ending, I "think", well, that's sorta halfway true. I did and maybe was hoping but kinda knew not going to be? It was a bit of a surprise I suppose, at least a part of it.

    All in all, gee, how do I say a good book when I don't want to recommend it because it's so gosh awful vulgar? I don't know... like I said, if you like the "f" "b" and "c" words, you'll love this book, I don't so I didn't... but it sure holds one's interest...

    Read at your own risk!!

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