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Dark Places

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gillian Flynn

Narrated By: Various

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2009

Duration: 13 hours 46 minutes

Summary:

I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in 'The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.' As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for details, proof they hope may free Ben, Libby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, she'll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club . . . and maybe she'll admit her testimony wasn't so solid after all.

As Libby's search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libby's doomed family members, including Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started, on the run from a killer.

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  • Fatemeh S

    Such a depressing but well-written story. The characters were well developed and the multiple narrators' slow drawl represented the depressing mood of the whole book very well. Inadvertently it's also an inside story about the way depressed people feel inside and their daily struggle to survive daily tasks that seem so easy

  • Monick Rocha

    Love it love it love it! Perfect book! So far soooo good!! The narrator is great!

  • Anya Brown

    They need to make a movie out of this.. Good read!

  • aubrey fisher

    love love! such a good twist! keeps u on edge the whole time! totally recommend!

  • Cheryl Zweibohmer

    Dark Objects by Gillian Flynn keeps you on the edge of you seat from Chapter one. Each chapter is better then the previous one and makes you want to never stop reading/listening. Gillian Flynn is my favorite author all of her books included Dark Ojects are suspenseful, scary and surreal. The moment you think you have things figured out, Gillian thoughs in a twist and you are back at square one trying to figure out where she's heading with the book. I have heard this book is going to be made into a film. If that rumor is true I hope that Gillian Flynn works closely with the production to keep the story line as close tot he book as can be. I recommended anything by Gillian Flynn. I am waiting for her to release another novel! Happy Reading/Listening everyone!

  • Holly Harrison

    Another wonderful, surprising, and breathtaking suspense novel from Gillian Flynn. The majority of the novel is told through the viewpoint of Libby but when it comes to the night in question you are only given flashbacks of the event told by her mother. An extremely clever mystery with twists and turns on every page. Rumor has it that next year this book will be adapted into film, I can`t wait to see how they adapt this brilliant audiobook for the big screen.

Dark Places

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