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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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    Andrea Linz, Austria 08-09-14
    Andrea Linz, Austria 08-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Amazing!"

    Very slow in the beginning but worth every minute. Perfect pace, kept me hooked, the final chapters I had to do in one turn. Excellent work of light fiction, can highly recommend it.
    The writing called for two narrators who did their job perfectly.

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    ColoradoDVM 08-08-14
    ColoradoDVM 08-08-14
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    "Ridiculous waste of time"
    What would have made Gone Girl better?

    The last several hours of the novel grew ever more ridiculous; storyline needed to be more believable, ending was meaningless. It seemed that the author had a pressing appointment or was tired of the characters, thus ending it all by ending the novel. A plausible last few chapters, characters that one could care about, and an ending that does not leave the reader with thoughts of "that's it, are you joking?" we're all necessary to improve this read.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Flynn again?

    Highly Doubtful


    What aspect of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s performance would you have changed?

    Kirby's female voice was annoying but overall his voice quality and reading were excellent and enjoyable to listen to. Julia's performance was acceptable.


    What character would you cut from Gone Girl?

    Amazing Amy


    Any additional comments?

    Storyline was interesting for vast majority of the novel, which added to the disappointment in the last few chapters.

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    Jillian 08-08-14
    Jillian 08-08-14

    What fun is anyone without a dose of mystery.

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    "Enjoyable story from start to finish"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    Outstanding plot, real characters, great pacing. The story is written from the perspectives of husband and wife and the audio recording is likewise divided between his voice and hers.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Absolutely!


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

    Believable voices for the characters


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    Lindsay 08-08-14
    Lindsay 08-08-14
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    "Loved it!"

    I loved Flynn's writing style. The narrators were great but I had to speed it up a bit to listen. The standard speed was too slow.

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    kandi ames 08-07-14
    kandi ames 08-07-14
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    "Too much hype"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was well spent but the end of the book ruined it for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The first part of the book really keeps you on the edge of your seat.


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

    Both of their voices are incredible. I felt like they played the parts very well and really brought the story to life for me.


    Did Gone Girl inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    A completely fucked up story about love.

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    Allison 08-07-14
    Allison 08-07-14
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    "Wow"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Yes, to catch any details I missed the 1st time.


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

    I've listened to KH before. They both did a fantastic job as their own character. Not so great when they narrated a character of the opposite sex.


    Any additional comments?

    Completely gripping.

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    Kathryn McCarthy San Diego 08-04-14
    Kathryn McCarthy San Diego 08-04-14 Member Since 2014

    I love a good story

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    "Awesome "performance" of the story"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Mystery, Story Twist


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

    Getting to the ending was more enjoyable than the ending itself. Really bummed about the ending.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the "Amy" narratives, especially half way through the story when her cynical side shows. The readers voice fit the character perfectly!


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

    You don't know what you have until it's gone


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the listen. I've been trying to read this book for months, but life just gets in the way. This was my very first book with Audible, which allows me to "read" a book while I work my computer job. This book made me a huge Audible fan and I convinced a number of friends and family to join.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B. Legrand USA 07-31-14
    B. Legrand USA 07-31-14
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    "Great voices"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    The story was great and held my interest after the first 30 minutes or so. The story takes a weird turn, it starts out as a "where is she?" and ends with an almost sadomasochistic vibe. Kind of weird but still a good "read."


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

    I loved the two different voices for the story and they were both really good at conveying emotions.


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

    There were a few funny moments that made me laugh out loud


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    Taylor 07-30-14
    Taylor 07-30-14
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    "Sooo good!"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    The twists in this book were unbelievable!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The truly sociopathic ways.


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

    Amy


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

    Part two of this was shocking.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!!

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    Chana 07-29-14
    Chana 07-29-14

    Cwald

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    "Excellent Thriller - Super Vulgar"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a great story - so it was time well spent.


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

    Yes, but only to those who are not easily offended by hundreds of F words, C words, and other profanity.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ?

    Yes. Though their narration was awkward at first (especially when they impersonate another voice) it does grow on you making it less uncomfortable.


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    You think you have the story figured out - but you don't. Not even close. There are so many twists and turns that have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Then it ends - and the ending sucks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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