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  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,614

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

thrilling, depressing, but extremely well written.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-16

I hated this book at first, but I stuck to it and soon found myself loving and cheering for the main character, Rachel. at times it was extremely dark and depressing but worth every word.

  • East of Eden

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,638

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Drama Prepares You for Life

  • By J.B. on 04-13-16

Absolutely the best book I have yet to read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-15

Not only is this book incredibly written, the narration makes it come alive in ways never imagined before. a masterpiece.

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  • The Forty Rules of Love

  • A Novel of Rumi
  • By: Elif Shafak
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

In this follow-up to her acclaimed 2007 novel The Bastard of Istanbul, Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives---one contemporary and the other set in the 13th century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz---that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!! I can't put the book down

  • By Jawaher on 02-20-15

absolutely in love with the story and characters

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-15

I finished this days ago and I am still enthralled. it has inspired me to read much more on Rumi and sufism. although at first I was annoyed by the character, Ella, I grew fond of her as well as all the other characters.