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Gone Girl Audio

Discuss the October 2014 book of the month, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Gone Girl Audio

Post Number:#1 by Alpha_Betty
» 07 Dec 2016, 09:57

I listened to Gone Girl as an audiobook, and I found myself wishing I'd read it from the page instead. It's not that the readers weren't talented, but their voices seemed completely mismatched to the characters. Julia Whelen, who reads Amy, often voices teen girl characters on audiobooks, so I couldn't get the image of her as a 16-year-old out of my head while listening. And Kirby Heyborne, who voiced Nick, sounds uncannily like David Sedaris! Even so, I enjoyed Gone Girl and found it so well-written that I could hang in there for the unlikely plot twists. This hasn't been the case for the spate of books billed by online sellers as "the next Gone Girl". The Girl on the Train, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart--basically any book with "Girl" in the title. Flynn's focus on character and sharp observation of details put her books (I'm thinking of Dark Places here, too) on a completely different level.
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Re: Gone Girl Audio

Post Number:#2 by Scerakor
» 27 Mar 2017, 08:47

It's too bad that you felt that way about it; I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version (but admittedly cannot say that I have read the text version as well.) Maybe I haven't listened to enough of those specific narrators to have the conflict of character as you have. Either way, I thought it was well done.
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