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Gone Girl

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gillian Flynn

Narrated By: Kirby Heyborne, Julia Whelan

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: June 2012

Duration: 19 hours 15 minutes

Summary:

Marriage can be a real killer.
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable 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.

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  • stacie sexton

    This book was twisted. Extremely twisted and enjoyable. The turns will keep you guessing. The last 25 minutes of the book gave me anxiety. I just could not figure out how it was going to work itself out. Very good read. I loved the narration. Both the male and female parts were well done. Narrators can really make or break an audio book and these two did an excellent job.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • M K

    This is my favourite book of the year by a landslide. Flynn makes you dance between loving and hating her characters, but you always admire them. Fast-paced, compelling, filled with twists and never boring. Great narration, too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Diane R.

    What an amazing story. I do recommend this book. I watched the movie after listening to the book. The book is better.

  • Jennifer R

    Very interesting read. Lots of suspense and unpredictability. Great narration!

  • Claire H

    Wow. Love Gillian Flynn! I enjoyed the narration of this audiobook as well I think that it really captures the personality of the characters.

  • Jessica K

    I've been meaning to read the book after seeing the movie. The book is better.

  • Emily G

    This was the first audiobook I have listened to. It was suspenseful from start to finish. The multiple narratives kept me engaged throughout.

  • Katie T

    I have heard from many people " the book is way better". This is a great 14 hour build up to a HORRIBLE ending. I literally am left wondering if I missed something along this whole book......all I can come up with is that maybe a sequel?... I enjoyed the suspense through the whole book, then the whole thing fell flat. Also, the male voice who does the reading is awful. He sounds like this comedian I hear now and then and does not fit what you picture for that character.

  • Desiree P

    A very good book. I wish I read it before I saw the movie. But I was amazed how close the movie did stay to the book. Minor differences. But very good.

  • Arwa Y

    A very intense and smart read! I so much enjoyed reading this book.