Gone Girl

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gillian Flynn
Narrator: Kirby Heyborne , Julia Whelan
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: July 2012
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

Flynnas bestselling novel is a dark and cynical treatise on how malignant a marriage can become when the wrong people say aI do.a The book begins with Nick Dunneas first-person account of wife Amyas disappearance on their fifth wedding anniversary and his subsequent encounters with the local North Carthage, Miss., homicide detectives who suspect him of murder. Interspersed throughout the book are Amyas diary entries, which chart her possibly unreliable version of her and Nickas meeting, marriage, and eventual growing apart. This literary setup is perfect for the dueling narration provided by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne. The latter has a soft, youthful delivery that registers a vague sincerity that could also be interpreted as sarcasma just the sort of voice one might expect from an intelligent, oddly disaffected, potential wife killer. Whelanas version of Amy is filled with entitlement, egotism, and the edgy anger of a genuine or imagined victim. The combined narration of Whelan and Heyborne infuse Flynnas bestseller with an energy that audio fans will find even more satisfying.

Reviews (3)

Disappointed

Written by Lin on June 12th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 1/5

It was disappointing to spend 18 hours to find that evil triumphs after all. I could have just listened to the daily news. This book had the potential to be really creative but it just quit towards the end. I would not recommend it.

enthralling

Written by Barbara on December 11th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

If you haven't seen the movie, then this book keeps you in suspense constantly, and the ending is a surprise.

Gone Girl

Written by Linda from Waxahachie, TX on April 28th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book started out slow for me. And about 3 CDs in I was wondering if I made a mistake by ordering this book. But hen I got hooked. And boy was I Hooked! The story pulled me in, and held me. Great and unique concept. I highly recommend the the book.

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.