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Sharp Objects Audiobook

Sharp Objects

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Publisher's Summary

WICKED above her hipbone, GIRL across her heart
Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

NASTY on her kneecap, BABYDOLL on her leg
Since she left town eight years ago, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful 13-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed again in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille is haunted by the childhood tragedy she has spent her whole life trying to cut from her memory.

HARMFUL on her wrist, WHORE on her ankle
As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, she will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming.

With its taut, well-crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

©2006 Gillian Flynn; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Mystery Writers of America 2007 Edgar Nominee, Best First Novel by an American Author

"A witty, stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner." (Harlan Coben)
"Flynn delivers a great whodunit....Piercingly effective and genuinely terrifying." (Kirkus Reviews)
"To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris' All Heads Turn as the Hunt Goes By, and that was 30 years ago, give or take. Sharp Objects isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last 30 pages or so but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave. An admirably nasty piece of work, elevated by sharp writing and sharper insights." (Stephen King)

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    I saw the ending coming in some aspect but the writer still found a way to throw me off the scent.

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    Robin Kelleher 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    it was good. but read almost like light porn. but still was enjoyable. I recommend it.

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    I've never read a book that made me gasp and yell so much. The plot twists are twisted and will actually surprise you. The layers of this book are incredible

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    Hershley Oge 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It's a great book to read!"

    I tend to love suspense books, I also love a good twist. If you're interested in that kind of stuff this book is for you. There was some pre teen sexual comments. Other than that the book is amazing!

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    This story is thought provokingly sad and scary and the performance is top notch. I have read this book 6 time (4 audio and 2 hard copy). it's that engaging.

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    "Amazingly Creepy!"

    This book lingers in your mind...so good and yet so bad. It is a must read! The writing and the narration are spectacular!

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    Trine Malde 11-09-16
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    arox 11-09-16
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    "Solid, engaging, suspenseful book."
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    This was a really enjoyable mystery. Gillian Flynn does a great job of developing characters. This is the first book of hers that I have read, and I am favorably impressed. Although I had some suspicions, I did not foresee the ending (at least not completely). I really enjoyed the twists. I also thought this narrator did a wonderful job! A narrator is such an important part of the audiobook experience, and Ann Marie Lee was exceptional. She added to the story, which I believe is difficult for a narrator to do. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who loves a good murder mystery.

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    Gail BROOKLINE, Morocco 11-08-16
    Gail BROOKLINE, Morocco 11-08-16

    Spent my childhood flipping endless audiobook cassettes in my boombox, now an avid listener and audiobook narrator working my dream job!

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    "Maybe even better than Gone Girl"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sharp Objects to be better than the print version?

    Most likely. Gillian Flynn writes such deeply subjective fiction that it helps to have someone read it to you in their voice, like an account.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amma. She was just so delightfully creepy and sad.


    Which character – as performed by Ann Marie Lee – was your favorite?

    Also, probably Amma. Ann Marie Lee hit the nail on the head with this little know-it-all's tone. She painted a portrait of her with her voice. But also Camille, the lead.


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

    Sure! But also again and again.


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    Kimberly 11-07-16
    Kimberly 11-07-16 Member Since 2016

    Have loved books and reading all my life.

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    Story was OK. I thought it lacked an even flow and the plot was a bit too easy to figure out.

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