Besides gillians other two books, please recommend books that are similar to. Lorelei king is one of the best audio book narrators and she does a grand job with this story. If by then youre a fan, why not top it off with the grownup. Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter camille preaker faces a troubling assignment. Then i read the grownup in one day and now i am reading sharp objects and will read dark places after this. Its always hard to say why a particular book explodes at a particular time and why others by. Dark places downloadable audiobook king county library. A good book with good narration works really well to distract me from my own thoughts. This is a short story although it states that it is 96 pages in length, a lot of this is taken up by praise for her longer works first, followed by a sneaky extract of her novel, dark places. A former writer and critic for entertainment weekly, she lives in chicago with her husband and children. That night, libbys mother and two sisters were brutally murdered. Dark places was shortlisted for the crime writers association ian fleming steel dagger award and won dark scribe magazines black quill award for dark genre novel of the year. Buy dark places book online at low prices in india dark. Libby day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in the satan sacrifice of kinnakee, kansas.
Which is your favorite gillian flynn book and how would you rank all her 4 stories. Stephen king this exclusive ebook collection brings together the three novels from bestselling author gillian. The tale is dark and at times rather gritty and yet there is so much hope in this story. The girl on the train has been compared frequently to gone girl by gillian flynn, as both novels employ unreliable narrators and deal with suburban life. Flynn s previous novels, dark places and dagger award winner sharp objects, were also new york times bestsellers. Another great gillian flynn read i had just finished reading dark places, and liked it so much that i had to get sharp objects.
I struggled with the first half of the book with the readers accent and tone. The character who ties everything together is libby. Gillian flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre. Dark places is a fascinating story but not a fun read. A former writer and critic for entertainment weekly, she lives in chicago with her husband and son. Flynn explores whether one is ever able to fully know his or. Award winning author gillian flynn talks about her new novel dark places. Gillian flynn s crime novels seem to have recently exploded in popularity, but she has been enjoying her success for a while now.
Dark places is a masterpiece of cold blooded horror. Dark places, a mystery by gillian flynn published in 2009, deals with class issues in rural america, as well as intense poverty and the satanic cult hysteria that swept the united states in the 1980s. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Villains and victims gillian flynn has written three popular mystery novels. Gillian flynn author of gone girl, dark places and sharp. Her story serves as a frame of sorts, and as a result, its told in first person. Gillian flynn takes a similar route with her characters as libby day is a deeply troubled individual, seeking the. I have no doubt that gillian flynn is a very good writer and that she has a special niche as far as her mystery stories go.
If youre on board with that, head on over to dark places. Despite its small size, the grownup does manage to build some tension and creepiness. Gillian flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre gillian flynn s writing is compulsively good. Libby survived a horrendous thing and yet she has done nothing with her life other than skate by. To ask other readers questions about dark places, please sign up. Now also a major film starring ben affleck and rosamund pike, this. The sole survivor of a family massacre is pushed into revisiting a past shed much rather leave alone, in flynn s scorching followup to sharp objects 2006 on a january night in 1985, michelle day, ten, was strangled, her nineyearold sister, debby, killed with an ax, and their mother, patty, stabbed, hacked and shot to death in the family farmhouse. Admirers of gillian flynns previous books, sharp objects and dark places, will be ecstatic over gone. Sharp objects, dark places the novels of gillian flynn. On a rainy april morning, she is reading auras at spiritual palms when susan burke walks in.
You ran out and bought sharp objects and dark places and read them in. Dark places by gillian flynn penguin random house audio. Dark places is a mystery novel by gillian flynn published in 2009. Throughout the book, many characters seem to feel as though life is something that happens to them. Lastly, the narrator who narrated libby day was a spot on choice for the voice of libby.
Written by gillian flynn, narrated by lorelei king. If you loved gone girl and are waiting for flynn s next suspense thriller to be. Download and keep this book for free with a 30 day trial. Flynns unflinching wordsmanship embues it with the realism of a truecrime whodunit. You are eligible for a full refund if no shippingpasseligible orders have been placed. There is sexual content and language that some may find offensive. Dark places written by sandra gutowski on november 8th, 2016. Dark places movie tiein edition audiobook, by gillian flynn. Click to read more about dark places by gillian flynn. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survivedand famously testified that her. Gillian flynn audio books at simply audiobooks simply.
A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. The bestselling gone girl written by gillian flynn and narrated by julia whelan and kirby heyborne is an audiobook so affecting it will have you looking at the closest members of your family and wondering how well you really know them at all. I found the narration a little bit boring, but then again, its told from the perspective of someone who is very depressed. There are so many pieces that when the last one is finally locked into place, not only is the reader relieved finally to see the big picture, but the revelation is truly original and surprising. Dark places examines libbythe sole survivor of the farmhouse. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survivedand famously testified that her fifteenyearold brother, ben, was the killer. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and. Her brother, ben, was in a difficult, frustrated place before the event and libby hasnt spoken to him since. Dark places is the story of libby day who, in 1985, helped a jury convict her 15 yearold brother ben for the brutal murder of. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich susan as.
Dark places by gillian flynn libby was seven years old when her mother and sisters were massacred, one freezing winters night, leaving her traumatised, suffering from frost bite and believing that her brother was the murderer. I would rather read her than just about any other crime writer with her blistering debut sharp objects, gillian flynn hit the ground running. It has different voices for different characters but not overwhelmingly so. Twentyfive years later she is contacted by the kill club and pumped for information they hope to use to free ben.
She escaped and survived to later testify that her 15yearold brother ben was the killer. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of dark places by gillian flynn. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. On tuesday, gillian flynn, author of gone girl, dark places, and sharp objects treated fans to a reddit ama. Well, if you absolutely hated gone girl you probably just dont care for gillian flynn, but if you almost liked it, wanted to like it, or genuinely loved it, id recommend giving her another try with sharp objects. The book takes pity on no one, least of all its readers. The novel deals with class issues in rural america, intense poverty and the satanic cult hysteria that swept the united states in the 1980s. The bestselling author of gone girl, dark places and sharp objects. Dark places by gillian flynn audio book simply audiobooks. Gillian flynn takes a similar route with her characters as libby day is a deeply troubled individual, seeking the truth behind her familys murder. You cannot receive a refund if you have placed a shippingpasseligible order. Dark places is a masterpiece, composed of troubled characters,disturbing deeds and buried secrets.
Such a dark, dramatic story that builds up so nicely. The tendency to write about unpleasant characters and go to their dark places worked much better for me in dark places than the aforementioned novel. Dark places unfolds at a tantalizing pace, each short chapter fitting another little piece of the puzzle into place. It didnt pull me in as much as sharp objects did, but it was great to listen to over the course of a. Once the storyline took off i found it less annoying. Dark places downloadable audiobook tulsa citycounty.
Im looking for suggestions for an audiobook thats well written, well narrated. Gone girl is a major motion picture from twentieth centuryfox. In this case, the customer care team will remove your account from autorenewal to ensure you are not charged for an additional year and you can continue to use the subscription until the end of your subscription term. Listen to dark places audiobook by gillian flynn, narrated by rebecca lowman, cassandra campbell, mark deakins, robertson dean. Which is your favorite gillian flynn book and how would.
Its always hard to say why a particular book explodes at a particular time and why others by the same writer simmer away less noticed. She wields her unreliable narrators to stunning effect, baffling, disturbing and delighting in turn, practically. This truly is the stuff of nightmares, one sadistic chapter bleeding over into the next. For me, it wasnt as good as gone girl or sharp objects but it still managed to be a fantastic mystery, full of suspense and tragedy. Before gone girl burst onto the scene with enormous billboards and a twitter hashtag, gillian flynn had already published two novels, the second of them this dark places. Set in 1980s kansas and the present day it tells the story of the day family. As her family lay dying, little libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing january snow. Flynn is just coming off of writing the screenplay for the muchhyped, david fincher. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. There are multiple dark years covered in dark places and multiple dark days, too, as libby day circa 2009 works to uncover the truth behind her familys murder on the night of january 2, 1985.531 1392 642 704 737 196 792 1089 1104 1046 109 512 1171 25 1020 498 1337 1510 604 1314 1364 103 703 148 1470 1018 484 1438 553 605 115 1263 559 940 455 102 1470 298 283 1236 341