We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Sharp Objects Audiobook

Sharp Objects

Regular Price:$27.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (12835 )
5 star
 (6393)
4 star
 (4492)
3 star
 (1520)
2 star
 (305)
1 star
 (125)
Overall
4.3 (11055 )
5 star
 (5455)
4 star
 (3711)
3 star
 (1450)
2 star
 (305)
1 star
 (134)
Story
4.5 (11034 )
5 star
 (6894)
4 star
 (3187)
3 star
 (761)
2 star
 (133)
1 star
 (59)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    KatCee 08-09-16
    KatCee 08-09-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "good read/kill time"

    i shouldv left gone girl for last, after that this 1 was kind of a let down. at the end i realized i had figured it all out half way through, but i thought "nahh..thats 2 obvious/cant be/theres gotta be a good twist coming". oh well - still a good read tho & loved the performance, just dont expect it 2 be better than or even as good as gone girl (if u havent read that 1, def save it).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    grolarbear 08-05-16
    grolarbear 08-05-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Somewhat Predictable"

    Well written murder mystery starring on of Gillian Flynn's infamous messed up characters. The story is a little on the predictable side and sometimes Flynn's similes are over the top, but a great way to pass the daily commute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I loved this book! Narrator was amazing!!! "

    Loved it!!!! Narrator was amazing. Good read. I will be looking for more of this authors books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Terra M. Burton Kula, HI USA 08-01-16
    Terra M. Burton Kula, HI USA 08-01-16 Member Since 2017

    T Hawaii

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    62
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Gillian Flynn Does it again!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I


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

    Absolutely!! I almost stayed up through the night just to finish this book. I did finish it in less than 24 hours. I love her writing. I crave it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    humilitee 07-29-16
    humilitee 07-29-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Started off slow, but worth it...stick with it"
    Where does Sharp Objects rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great book...just like others Gillian Flynn has written. I'm going for Dark Places next...I've listened to this one and Gone Girl and was not disappointed with either. Only reason I gave it four stars was it started out a little slow, was difficult to keep going, but glad I stuck with it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's homey feeling...small town, which I can relate to because I used to live in one and work in one now.


    Have you listened to any of Ann Marie Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think this was the first. She is great narrator, keeps you interested...doesn't make you fall into a coma.


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

    At the end yes, for last 5-7 chapters...I ended up listening to it at my desk at work because it was getting so good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    H. Bard 07-27-16
    H. Bard 07-27-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    36
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining but it's no Gone Girl"
    Any additional comments?

    This book is entertaining enough but I figured out what was going on pretty early. I enjoyed Gone Girl more-- but I will say I was neutral on the book but loved the movie so maybe I'm just not a huge fan of the author?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Saisha 07-25-16
    Saisha 07-25-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book!"

    This book was really good. Gillian Flynn is a wonderful storyteller. I couldn't put it down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tamara 07-21-16
    Tamara 07-21-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved IT!!"

    Wow... REALLY enjoyed this. Writing is Fruitful and realistic! Think I will listen to it again!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    BJ 07-18-16
    BJ 07-18-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not her best."

    I found the story to be transparent from the very begininning. The voice provided for the teenage daughter were over exaggerated to the point of annoyance.

    Overall, disappointed with this and would not recommend, especially if you liked Dark Places, which was much more suspenseful.

    This read seemed more suited for teenagers verses the adult reader population.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robyn 07-18-16
    Robyn 07-18-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Meh. Gone Girl is much better."

    The story was strange in places and it felt contrived. The sex was overly descriptive for my tastes. The character of Ana could have been better even though it does come together at the end. Maybe it was the voiced used for Ana, but her character wasn't very believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.