KT, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by KT)
This thrilling story of a missing woman is told by two people. The missing woman and her husband. The narration alternates between them, one beginning when they met and the other from today. It goes on this way until the stories meet. The audiobook uses two voices - a man and a woman. It is a very exciting story and perfectly easy to imagine.
Random House Audio -
"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Flynn's bestselling novel is a dark and cynical treatise on how malignant a marriage can become when the wrong people say 'I do.' The book begins with Nick Dunne's first-person account of wife Amy's 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 Amy's diary entries, which chart her possibly unreliable version of her and Nick's 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 sarcasm — just the sort of voice one might expect from an intelligent, oddly disaffected, potential wife killer. Whelan's 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 Flynn's bestseller with an energy that audio fans will find even more satisfying. A Crown hardcover. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
GILLIAN FLYNN is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl and the New York Times bestsellers Dark Places and Sharp Objects. A former writer and critic for Entertainment Weekly, her work has been published in 42 countries. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.
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