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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Audio Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title: Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Narrator: Julia Whelan & Kirby Heyborne
Publisher: Random House Audio
Format: Unabridged Audio
Length: 19 hrs 11 mins
Publication: May 25, 2012
Source: Library
Genre: Psychological Thriller

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?

My Thoughts:  Gillian Flynn breathes new meaning into the phrase hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Nick Dunne is by far the husband of the year and he continues to dig he grave deeper with each lie and evasion. At no point during the story did  I think that Nick was a murderer. I did think that if he had to go to trial he was going to be convicted because all the evidence was point to him and he was not making anything easy for himself. Getting the story form Nick, Amy, and Amy's diary's point made things very interesting and really put thing in perspective. My jaw hit the floor at the end of the story. I wanted something different for Nick but at the same time I felt that he got what he deserved. 

This is a multi-voiced unabridged audio told from the two main characters points of view. Each narrator clearly differentiated each character. Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne brought the book to life. appropriate pace was well maintained throughout the production. I loved my listening experience and would recommend both narrators for future productions. 

1 comment:

  1. I was shocked by this book, too! It was very different from any other story I've ever read.