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Summary

Gone Girl meets Fatal Attraction in Caroline Kepnes' You, a chilling account of the twisted psychology behind unrelenting passion, from the author of Hidden Bodies and the upcoming Providence, publishing June 2018.

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: tough, razor-smart, and sexier than his wildest dreams. He'd kill to have her. 

Soon Beck can't resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. When a string of macabre incidents tears her world apart, there is only one person she can turn to. But there's more to Joe than Beck realizes and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. The obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences.... 

A chilling account of unrelenting, terrifying deceit, Caroline Kepnes' You is a thriller more perversely clever and dangerously twisted than any you have ever listened to.

This unabridged audio version is read by Santino Fontana.

©2014 Caroline Kepnes (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Painful

I just about got to the end but it was very boring, I was waiting for it to gear up and it just didn’t - disappointing

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  • Kaggy
  • United Kingdom
  • 08-12-17

Oh yuck!

Now I have absolutely no objection to a charismatic psychopath (as long as they are not in the same room as me) but this character is so full of glib and smart alec observations that I wanted to cover my ears and scream. On top of that, the narrator has the sort of smug American accent which I find a complete turn off. From this I'm sure you can easily glean that this was not to my taste!

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Poorly written & unimaginative

I really didn’t enjoy this book! I rarely write a review but I felt I had to tell people not to waste their time!
The writing was dull and the storyline unimaginative. I like a thriller/crime book to leave me guessing or with a feeling of ‘I didn’t see that coming!’
I couldn’t wait for this to end!

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You

What would have made You better?

I have tried to listen to this story but have given up!!! It is not to my taste in content and narration I found it tedious

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strange and boring

Much too long for the simple and uninteresting story. Was obvious from the beginning how it would end.

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Recommended by Netflix

Really enjoyed this book. I watched the series on Netflix and enjoyed the book version more than the TV series. Santino Fontana has a beautiful voice which I really enjoyed

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Dark story of obsession.

Wasn’t sure about this book when I started listening but quickly got hooked. Written in the first person which made it more effective. I couldn’t see the ending , changing my mind several times as I listened. Lots of sex and swearing so don’t listen if you get offended. Highly recommended.

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Twisted Joe

a nicely twisted plot! I thoroughly recommend this book about the internal dialogues within this troubled man's brain

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  • TG
  • 20-09-18

Great narrator

Creepy story, great narrator.. really enjoyed listening to this and look forward to th follow up

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Best character for a while!!

Loved this without expecting much. So many thrillers out there, I stumbled across this. But it’s brilliant, which is why it’s being made into a movie. The character of Joe is brilliant and it’s great to see the story through the eyes of the bad guy.

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  • Kennedi
  • 05-02-17

Absolutely loved the portrayal of obssession

What made the experience of listening to You the most enjoyable?

I love how the story was able to rationalize the creepiness of the whole affair. I loved and hated and felt everything.

What was one of the most memorable moments of You?

I honestly can't describe it without spoilers. And I wouldn't want to do that to you.

Which character – as performed by Santino Fontana – was your favorite?

Joe, of course. He perfectly conveyed the insanity cloaked by a veneer of normality.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed right out loud in many (many) places, visibly cringed in others.

Any additional comments?

Some of the content was a little too explicit for me. Overall though, I love the pace and sense of humor that fills the book.

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  • Leanne Hegarty
  • 13-01-19

awful awful awful

I should have given up after the first chapter, but I persisted. Not worth it. Jo is awful. Bec is awful. The whole book is awful. Huge potential, but never got there.

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  • Dymps
  • 22-09-18

Sheer Genius

I love Joe!! I didn't want to, but damn that's how good Caroline Kepnes writes! I listened in pretty much one day! I couldnt get enough and went straight on to Hidden Bodies (book 2). Santino is an amazing narrator for this story also!! A must read!

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  • Noorhelda Hj Bahrom
  • 21-08-18

Not quite as good as the hype

I'm in a minority here. I dislike the story as i expected the book to be as good as gone girl but gone girl is 100 times better than this. I dont mind the writing style, it's more on the story itself.