Gone Girl

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gillian Flynn
Narrator: Kirby Heyborne , Julia Whelan
Genres: Suspense, Detective Stories
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: August 2014
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “mercilessly entertaining” (Vanity Fair) instant classic “about the nature of identity and the terrible secrets that can survive and thrive in even the most intimate relationships” (Lev Grossman, Time).

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE AND ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • People • Entertainment Weekly • O: The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Kansas City Star • USA Today • Christian Science Monitor

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. 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? 

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY San Francisco Chronicle • St. Louis Post Dispatch • Chicago Tribune • HuffPost • Newsday

“Absorbing . . . In masterly fashion, Flynn depicts the unraveling of a marriage—and of a recession-hit Midwest—by interweaving the wife’s diary entries with the husband’s first-person account.”—New Yorker

“Ms. Flynn writes dark suspense novels that anatomize violence without splashing barrels of blood around the pages . . . Ms. Flynn has much more up her sleeve than a simple missing-person case. As Nick and Amy alternately tell their stories, marriage has never looked so menacing, narrators so unreliable.”—The Wall Street Journal

“The story unfolds in precise and riveting prose . . . even while you know you’re being manipulated, searching for the missing pieces is half the thrill of this wickedly absorbing tale.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

Reviews (101)

Written by Amanda J. on June 4th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Book was good but I liked the movie better. Maybe because I watched the movie first.

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Written by Anonymous on April 17th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great narration and story. Enjoyed every minute and recommend to other thriller/mystery fans.

Written by Jason H. on March 24th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wow I really like this book a little slow at first then at end you can’t stop thinking what going to happen next

Written by Yalmadani on January 7th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really enjoyed the storyline, however in my opinion the use of profanity was unnecessary, I couldn’t finish the book.

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Written by Stephanie W. on November 24th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I watched the movie several years ago and liked it. I always wanted to read the book. I love reading a book and then watching the movie or vise versa. Boy am I glad that I watched the movie first. Had I read the book and then watched the movie, I would have been extremely disappointed! As always, the book is so much better! The characters are so much more developed and the story is so much more twisted. Excellent read!

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Written by Florentina G. on July 15th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is one of my favorite books. Way better than the movie (of course)... I did not really liked the male narrator, but it did not make much difference because the book is absolutely fabulous.

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Written by Judy L. on July 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic book, wonderful narration.

Written by Anonymous on May 8th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The story line between the antagonist, and the protagonist's, maybe several of them; it's quite a clever continuous twisting, unimaginable deceptive jaw dropping, dangerous reception of belief. It's so amazing however, the language usage is quite unabridged as stated, at any rate I rate this book at 100% pleasurable knowledge that isn't quite inevitable but, revealing sensuality, of naughtiness and incredible affluent. thank you,JpJ

Written by Pamela J. on February 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Oh yeah! I almost hated to see this one come to an end. Kept me interested from start to finish!

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Written by Terri D. on January 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Gone Girl was an ok read. It was excit8ng in many places! Just not super intense.

Author Details

Author Details

Flynn, Gillian

Gillian Flynn est nee a Kansas City dans le Missouri. Apres des etudes d anglais et de journalisme, elle rejoint l equipe d "Entertainment Weekly", un magazine specialise dans le cinema pour lequel elle travaillera pendant dix ans. Elle publie en 2007 son premier roman, "Sur ma peau", qui a ete recompense par plusieurs prix litteraires dont, fait unique dans l histoire, deux Britain s Dagger Award. Publiee dans plus de vingt-cinq pays, Gillian Flynn est considere par la critique comme l une des voix les plus originales du thriller contemporain. Son troisieme livre, "Les Apparences", a connu un succes hors norme en France comme a l etranger.