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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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    GrammyKate Morgan Hill, CA, United States 07-22-14
    GrammyKate Morgan Hill, CA, United States 07-22-14 Member Since 2016

    Kate Gorman

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    "Fabulous!!!"

    Loved it through and through.... Hated to have it end.. but look forward to the movie.. and her next book.

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    Maria 07-22-14
    Maria 07-22-14
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    "Great narration!"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    I wouldn't because I'm not into re-reading and this is a novel in which you need to be unaware of what's coming next


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how you always knew something crazy was going to happen


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Hearing about everything Amy schemed


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

    No


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    Motorjaw California 07-20-14
    Motorjaw California 07-20-14 Member Since 2011

    Love every genre - read a book every 2 weeks or so- I mix between business books, classics, modern fiction, and biographies

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    "Very well written an read - can't listen with kids"
    If you could sum up Gone Girl in three words, what would they be?

    Marriage from Hell


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

    Yes - I knew what the end result would have to be but I wanted to see how the author got us there- clever


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

    Don't Know


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

    Yes


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    Patricia COLUMBUS, OH, United States 07-19-14
    Patricia COLUMBUS, OH, United States 07-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great up to a point"
    Any additional comments?

    A friend of mine told me this is a great book, but she didn't like the ending. I decided to be my own judge. And indeed, most of it is a great book, as evidenced by its popularity. The characters are well drawn. Nick is sympathetic but not perfect. Amy is a big surprise. The twists and turns keep your attention. But just when it's clear who we should be rooting for, Flynn seems to run out of gas. The ending is indeed unsatisfying -- it's like she got tired of writing and just stopped.

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    Julliette Yucaipa, CA, United States 07-19-14
    Julliette Yucaipa, CA, United States 07-19-14
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    "Hang on for the ride!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    What a roller coaster ride! Takes you back and forth between thinking he's innocent, hating him, hating Amy, felling sorry for Amy.....wow.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amy is brilliantly CRAZY!


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    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 07-19-14
    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 07-19-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.

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    "Who Will Get The Last Word?"

    Gillian Flynn has created a masterpiece. Although I had some difficulty paying attention during the first half of the book, I was hooked when the mystery began to unwind. I was never sure how the story would unfold, and I still don't know who got the last word.

    The book was recommended by my daughter-in-law and it was well worth the time, I can't imagine how much effort it would take to craft a book such as this. Gillian was in like Flynn!

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    DEBORAH G SMITH 07-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "this girl is gone"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one that I know that has read this book


    Has Gone Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    this was just plain weird


    What character would you cut from Gone Girl?

    The girl


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    Laura 07-18-14
    Laura 07-18-14
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    "Extremely well written"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    One of the best books I've ever read. Loved the twists and turns of the plot!


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    Beth W. 07-16-14
    Beth W. 07-16-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Really Cute Story"
    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Yes, It was a nice lil story to listen to while doing laundry ;)


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

    Not on the edge but curious yes.


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

    Julia


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Curious about the movie coming out.

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    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 07-16-14
    Diane Weatherford, TX, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2016

    My name is Diane Heine not Larry Bruce.

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    "I did not like this book at all."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have no idea. I hated the format. So hard to finish


    Has Gone Girl turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I still like mysteries


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

    The reader was ok but the story and format was not. Don't know how or why they would make a movie from it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Gone Girl?

    All


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