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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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    "Gripping. Suspenseful. Creepy."

    How can a book be amazing and sick at the same time?! This is a great read--will definitely leave you with goosebumps at the end.

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    Amazon Customer 07-05-16
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    "A MUST READ (or listen)!!"

    I couldn't stop listening! Even after you think you've got it figured out the plot twists. No predictable ending with the quintessential happily ever after here!

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    Destiny 07-05-16
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    "You thought you knew...."

    Gillian Flynn is an amazing writer. She has a talent for writing these twisted stories that come to life as the book is narrated. Gillian Flynn and Anne Marie Lee work well together. I will read more by her! Credit very well spent!

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    judy ann fogg st. john, usvi United States 06-30-16
    judy ann fogg st. john, usvi United States 06-30-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Very ugly! makes me wonder about the author!"
    What disappointed you about Sharp Objects?

    It was really twisted and dark


    Has Sharp Objects turned you off from other books in this genre?

    YES


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ann Marie Lee’s performances?

    yes


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

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry to say ! done with this author

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    Lovesdogs 06-28-16
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    "Great book very suspenseful!"

    Loved it. My husband and I listened to it on a car trip. It was fun!

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    Susan 06-28-16
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    "Weak woman woes"

    The story was too weak and sad. The main characters constant crumbling nature was exhausting to listen to.

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    Amazon Customer 06-27-16

    Im just me! Grandmother, runner! book lover.

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    "Dysfunction doesn't even come close"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes...I love the way this girl writes. Its a twisted tale of dysfunction and and mental illness.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense and the characters in the book are flawed. The narrator is a cutter and as the book progresses you understand why.


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

    I have not but I loved her reading this book she did an excellent job


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I just really enjoyed this listen. I love audible

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    Rebecca 06-27-16
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    "This story made my stomach hurt!"

    This book is well written, but deeply disturbing. The story is more violent and gruesome than Gone Girl. And at times, it was difficult to get through. Book contains troubling sexual descriptions, drug and alcohol use, desciptions of body mutilations.
    As far as the mystery aspect, the plot is quick and keeps interest. And the ending is understandable but unexpected.
    For the narration, I thought the pace was very slow, and would have preferred a quicker reading with more inflection for the voice of the main character.

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    Liz 06-25-16
    Liz 06-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not for me"

    This book was horrible. Too descriptive. Even the descriptions had a description. I think it got more than it deserves.

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    megannoonan86 06-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    I liked the story and the twist ending. I didn't like how much the author sexualized the children though. Came off creepy and not as character building.

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