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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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    Darcy Flurry Alabama 04-08-14
    Darcy Flurry Alabama 04-08-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Wish I could read again without knowing anything!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The big twist and the ending! (No spoilers here.) Although many people didn't like the ending, I thought it fit perfectly for what the characters would do and how they would act. Loved it!


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

    No, but I only had one dislike. Kirby Heyborne reads soooo slooowly. Phew! It was never to the point of annoyance but it didn't take long for me to realize why this audio book is 19+ hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely loved this book. As my headline states, I wish I could read it again without knowing anything. I may listen to it again anyway, because it would actually be fun knowing the secrets and twists and turns.

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    Christina Carpenter 04-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Completely Disappointed!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The whole story. I started reading this book (paperback) and just couldn't get into it. It seemed to DRAG on. Then I saw it in audio format and decided to try again that way. Still very disappointed. I'm shocked that this book has done so well and that they are making a movie of it. I kept telling myself it would get better, the story will get interesting, the ending will make it all worthwhile. Wrong! The only feeling I got out of this story was frustration and disappointment. Not how I want to feel through the whole story and for sure not how I want a story like this to end. I was expecting a really good mystery/thriller and this book did deliver a on the mystery side but, no way would I describe it as a thriller. When I had to walk away from the story, I was never eager to get back to it. More like, "Ok, this is when it will get really good." Sadly no. Not for me. I was very disappointed.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not a Gillian Flynn book.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I can say one positive side was the characters were well developed. You really got a good understanding of them and felt you really knew them.


    Any additional comments?

    After reading this book I mentioned online that I didn't care for it and was surprised that there were several people who agreed (based on the reviews, I thought it was just me). I guess they just aren't the ones reviewing books.

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    rusticbelle 04-07-14
    rusticbelle 04-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Mind twist"
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    The story twist at the most unexpected moments.


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

    As soon as I thought I understood what was happening- everything changed and she took control.


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

    They have a pleasant voice and are very good at telling a story from first person.


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

    Mind Fuck


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    Peter Middletown, CT, United States 04-04-14
    Peter Middletown, CT, United States 04-04-14 Member Since 2017
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    "disturbing"
    Any additional comments?

    great story.....great narration....but just plain depressing. Twists and turns abound and while I was captivated for the entire book, I just found it to be depressing. Telling much more would give it away.

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    Stefanie 04-04-14
    Stefanie 04-04-14 Member Since 2016
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    "THIS IS A MUST READ!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Girl to be better than the print version?

    I would say yes because the narration is amazing! They really brought all of the characters to life.


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

    I honestly can't compare it to anything else.


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

    Amy is my favorite, she's brilliant.


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

    Don't believe everything you see, no relationship is perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    This book will take you on a crazy ride so hold on to your seats! Pay attention to everything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra LA MIRADA, CA, United States 04-01-14
    Sandra LA MIRADA, CA, United States 04-01-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Totally Twisted"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    The different view points from husband and wife.


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

    All the twists and turns in the story kept me listening.


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

    I really enjoyed both characters but I'd have to say the husband, Nick Dunn was my favorite.


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

    A Sick Marriage


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Lecompton, KS, United States 03-31-14
    Angela Lecompton, KS, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not a fan of the ending"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Story had the potential to be interesting and almost got there a few times but really never got there for me. Especially as it was such a long story I expected more. Performances however were top notch.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gillian Flynn again?

    unsure yet


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

    Kirby


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy COPPERAS COVE, TX, United States 03-28-14
    Kathy COPPERAS COVE, TX, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Story however the end was a let down"
    What made the experience of listening to Gone Girl the most enjoyable?

    Readers were very good and the story flowed nice. The first have was better than the second half. I feel the end of the book was a let down as I feel the reader was not given a real solution to the problem.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gillian Flynn? Why or why not?

    Yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorites


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

    Just a thrilling ride


    Any additional comments?

    I have read that producers are thinking of changing the ending in the movie. That would be wise as the end of this most thrilling ride will leave wondering "What????"

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    CRM151 Ellenwood, GA 03-27-14
    CRM151 Ellenwood, GA 03-27-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen!"

    loved the twists and turns. Very entertaining. I would love to hear more about the couple after they have had their child

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    Michelle 03-27-14
    Michelle 03-27-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Very good story"
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good story kept my interest. Very good narration. I didn't want to stop listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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