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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 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,958

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Psychological Thriller Mystery

  • By Victor @ theAudiobookBlog on 01-23-18

good story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-18

it started out a little slow, but as the story progressed the twists in the plot raised curiosity and interest. I found following the jump in dates and character narrative something of a challenge to keep up with. I needed to concentrate more to allow the dates to actually sink in. The actual narrator of the book did a great job with the voices although sometimes I would come back I could recognize the "character's voice"😉

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered

  • Alaskan Courage, Book 2
  • By: Dani Pettrey
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

A rising star, Dani Pettrey has received critical acclaim and popular accolades for her suspenseful fiction. In this exciting follow-up to Submerged, Piper McKenna is shocked when her brother, Reef, shows up covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder is dead - but despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. Deputy Landon Grainger, a close friend of the McKennas, is determined to get the facts - even though he has deep reservations about what he must do to get them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shattered

  • By Susan Fryman on 03-07-14

very entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

the narrator did a very good job. this is the second book in the series for this writer. I think she's done a great job for a Christian story

  • The Way Life Should Be

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn't want and a life that seems to have somehow just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it - these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine - a charming reminder of a life that could be hers if she could only muster the courage to go after it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simple story

  • By Dianna Bogart on 06-09-15

Simple story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-15

The story was interesting. there was some language and sexually explicit content that did not need to be there with less detail would not have taken anything away from the story Personally I feel if you can do without the extra language and details then you should.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Orphan Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Christina Baker Kline
  • Narrated by: Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,313

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving story of sharing and transformation.

  • By Kathi on 04-03-13

A very good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Orphan Train to be better than the print version?

Though sometimes a bit predictable the author writes with and integrating flair. I really enjoyed the story. The ending seemed.a bit abrupt not sure if we should be expecting a sequel. I would be interested if there was.

What does Jessica Almasy and Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The story narration was wonderfully done. The characterization was clear in the readers voice. I fully enjoyed the audible