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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 131,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116,082

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A festival of personality disorders

  • By Paula Dee on 04-20-15

Unlikeable main character

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

Reviewed: 07-09-15

Interesting story but very pathetic main character. Will probably not recommend. I I I I I I I I I

  • Luckiest Girl Alive

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Knoll
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,286
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,560

Ani FaNelli seems to have it all: a glamorous job at a glossy magazine, an enviable figure with the wardrobe to match, and a handsome fiancé from a distinguished blue-blood family. But Ani FaNelli is an invention, that veneer of perfection carefully assembled in an attempt to distance herself from a shocking, sordid past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Strange, unnerving, confusing.

  • By Candice on 12-06-15

Meh

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

After being heralded as Gone Girl 2.0 I was excited to read. But really hard to identify the main point author wanted to drive home. And not as twisty and tricky as GG. Didn't love up to hype. If you go in without comparison/expectation, will be an OK read. Maybe good for a casual beach read.

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