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  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow to start and pace was a bit too slow for me

  • By Henry on 30-06-2016

Slow to start and pace was a bit too slow for me

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-2016

I struggled through the first 1/3 of this audiobook. I don't think I would have finished the actual book if I had to read it. It needed to be trimmed back. The reading performances are also drawn out --I played it back at 1.5x just to get through it. Once the story picks up, it is quite satisfying, however its hard to feel sympathy for either of the main characters. Perfect trust fund socialite marries selfish husband. They never really grow or develop as people, which ultimately makes the ending a little hollow and unfulfilling. The plot and narrative format of switching voices makes the story entertaining, and the ending is ultimately worth it, if you can get past the beginning.

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