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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 131,165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,649

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

Bestseller?

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

How could this have become a bestseller? Story was tedious, confusing. Would have been better if shortened. I skipped over 10+ chapters to the last few for the resolution.

  • The Aftermath

  • By: Rhidian Brook
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

1946, post-World War II, Hamburg: While thousands wander the rubble, lost and homeless, Colonel Lewis Morgan, charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the denazification of its defeated people, is stationed in a grand house on the River Elbe. He is awaiting the arrival of his wife, Rachael - still grieving for their eldest son - and their only surviving son, Edmund. But rather than force the owners of the house, a German widower and his rebellious daughter, out onto the streets, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged atmosphere, both parents and children will be forced to confront their true selves....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Post WW II Occupied Germany

  • By Sara on 03-21-16

Wziting for the movie

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-16

Such a good book. All the main characters were good people trying to do there best after war. I felt for all of them. Future movie just cast will be high on my list to see.

  • Jake

  • Destiny in Deadwood Book 1
  • By: Cynthia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Jake Anderson killed a man defending his fiancée from a brutal attack, but lost her and his freedom in the process. Now he's on the run, tormented by the need for vengeance. Becky Finnegan will do anything to escape her drunken father's fists, including slave away at their mine. Her only hope is to strike gold and make a new life for herself somewhere far, far away from Deadwood. But then Jake arrives and does the unthinkable... forces her to feel, to hope... and to love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will Becky Be Saved?

  • By Cinderella 7 on 07-12-18

Ok western romance

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

Reviewed: 05-14-16

This was an ok story but for some reason chapters 14&15 are skipped. How Jake's name is cleared is left out. Maybe it is covered in the next book in the series.
Also the narrator's accent sounds like she is Reba MacIntyre. Not sure if that was intentional.

  • The Mermaid's Sister

  • By: Carrie Anne Noble
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,884

There is no cure for being who you truly are.… In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie's healing potions. By night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara's favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O'Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree. One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister's skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ASTONISHINGLY GOOD!

  • By I-C Household on 05-08-15

A fairytale for young and old.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-15

A great tale to share with older grandchildren. Some adventure and alittle romance. I like the female hero motivated by love.

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