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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 132,933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117,268

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

Don't waste your time!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-16

What would have made The Girl on the Train better?

If it it had one sane person in the novel

Has The Girl on the Train turned you off from other books in this genre?

yes

Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

The narrator did her best, but the characters were all so crazy, pathetic and uninteresting, there was not much she could do with the material

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Girl on the Train?

The whole thing

Any additional comments?

This is the worst novel I have ever read.

  • Black Cherry Blues

  • By: James Lee Burke
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,553
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,193

Dave Robicheaux had begun to put the pieces of his broken life together again when an old friend turned up on his doorstep, dredging up old memories and new threats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Geoff on 12-15-08

One of the best American writers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-09

James Lee Burke has an uncanny way of making you see the scenes he describes in poetic depth. He understands the complexity of human character and has a loving way of seeing all humans through the eyes of compassion. He is not a stranger to human suffering, vengefulness, hatred, passion or greed. The reader is to be commended on his touching reading, especially when he refers to Alifair as "little guy".

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  • Shop Class as Soulcraft

  • An Inquiry into the Value of Work
  • By: Matthew B. Crawford
  • Narrated by: Max Bloomquist
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 495

Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common but now seems to be receding from society - the experience of making and fixing things with our hands. For those who felt hustled off to college, then to the cubicle, against their own inclinations and natural bents, Shop Class as Soulcraft seeks to restore the honor of the manual trades as a life worth choosing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mercedes Have No Dipstick

  • By Ray on 06-16-11

Brilliant insight

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-27-09

Matthew Crawford has made us aware that some of the most important experiences in life are "hands on" experiences that help us to learn how things work. We deprive ourselves and our children when we eliminate this step by using only the latest technology. We may easily succumb to the expedience of technique and thereby miss life.

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