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The Girl on the Train Audiobook

The Girl on the Train

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Publisher's Summary

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see - she's much more than just the girl on the train....

©2015 Paula Hawkins (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

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What the Critics Say

"You don't know her. But she knows you. Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller. Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read. " (S J Watson, best-selling author of Before I Go to Sleep.)

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    Rod Swift 16/02/2015
    Rod Swift 16/02/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow start, pretty good overall"

    The different narrators helped to bring the story to life. An entertaining read on my daily train commute through the suburbs...

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Josie 25/02/2015
    Josie 25/02/2015
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    "Amazing!"

    At first I was sceptical... I wasnt too sure what the story was about but probably 20 minutes in you find its hard to stop listening. Loved knowing what each character was thinking, and the depth of each character. Very impressed!

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Dreaming of Chanel 10/05/2015
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    "Had me guessing right to the end."

    Brilliantly written story. Loved every minute of it, three people telling the story was genius. A great who done it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Dani 29/04/2015
    Dani 29/04/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Surprised me"

    I saw another review for this book, about how it's from the point of view from an alcoholic. So I gave it a go.

    It is written from 3 people's perspectives. Two in present time, one in the past. Yes, one is an alcoholic. It is read in 3 different voices, which brings the characters alive and makes it easy to distinguish between them.

    It's a mystery. It has suspense. It links, and ties together. It had me guessing, and re-guessing.

    I really enjoyed it. It surprised me in a good way :-)

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberley Connery 02/10/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointed."

    Thought it would never end. Id heard so many great things and the reality was such a let down. It was too long by far, and needed some serious chapter culling to improve the story's pace. I saw the end coming a mile off, everyone compares it to the twist in Gone Girl, but this was clearly going in one of three directions. The reading voices put me off too, not sure if it was the accents, the intonation or the pacing but it took me awhile to get a feel for the three actresses. I stuck with it expecting a big stunning finale and just ended up disappointed.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Kellie 18/05/2015
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    "Excellent"

    Bit slow to start but worth the wait, I could stop listening, excellent, excellent, excellent!
    Five star book, you will enjoy!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    JK1 27/11/2015
    JK1 27/11/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth a listen"

    Off to a slow start, but definitely kept my interest throughout. Picked up a lot towards the end and was quite exciting.
    I didn't care for any of the characters, they're all a bit pathetic or crazy.
    Great narration.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kylie 25/03/2015
    Kylie 25/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it."

    I loved this book. the narrators are amazing, so beautifully spoken. I will certainly be taking it easy on the alcohol after this one though!!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Gemma 02/03/2016
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    "Overall good"

    Very engrossing, well read aside from the Anna parts, they are frustrating to listen to

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lawrie Boyle 24/02/2016
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    "Difficult to follow track of story"

    Because the story kept jumping from date to date it was difficult to keep track of time and date, unlike a printed book where you can go back to the start of a chapter and check character, time and date of setting. If the chapter index of this audio version could include this information it would make a vast improvement.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Claudia
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    "Fantastic"

    A really great story, very intriguing and original, read by wonderful voice actors who fit the story perfectly - highly recommended.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Brendan
    25/04/15
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    "Not bad at all."

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The author had me guessing who the killer actually was till almost the end. This is one of those books that would be hard to put down. Very entertaining.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gabrielle Karsai
    5/02/15
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    "Wow!"
    What did you love best about The Girl on the Train?

    It really was a thrilling ride!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The three viewpoints, all in first person.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    All the characters were flawed - in a pretty major way.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I wanted to slap Rachelle!


    Any additional comments?

    This was an excellent reading of a great thriller. I highly recommend reading it before it's turned into a movie.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • alvaro de torres
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    14/04/15
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    "Great book"

    Entertaining, well written, page turner, never dull, recommended for the lovers of mystery, suspense, crime, and plots that are hiding below the surface of apparently normal lifes

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Francine Taylor
    14/03/15
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    "Excellent story"

    This novel was full of suspense . It was well read and easy to listen to ,with a lot of twists. A thou rally enjoyable read .

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Schneider
    Berlin, Germany
    9/02/15
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    "Not so much like Gone Girl but good"

    I must admit, I got this book because it was said it’s a bit like Gone Girl. Even if I can imagine what readers meant, I find the two stories are not so much alike. I enjoyed the book nonetheless, especially because the the main narrator does such a great job. With the second and third narrator I had some problems but that was maybe because I couldn’t get a good grip on the characters they were reading.
    However, the book is well worth the credit and listening time. If you like your stories wicked, you should give it a try :)
    Have fun!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Moa
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    "It grew on me"

    Great story which kept me guessing all the way trough, could be somewhat slow sometimes though. I loved the voices of Rachel and Megan but hated the voice of Anna, it was almost unbearable to listen to. Overall I ended up loving the book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • WillowWiz
    22/08/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved it! Beautifully told and narrated story, compelling listening, with lots of unexpected twists and turns.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cristina I.
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    15/08/15
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    "Great summer read and not only"

    I bought it because of the buzz around it. It worth the time and the money. Loved how the story evolved only with the help of the characters and their feelings. I liked the unexpected twists of situations. It kept me wanting more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Niki Wano
    3/03/15
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    "If you liked Gone Girl you'll probably like this"

    Loved it, didn't want it to end. An engaging story, very well narrated. Kept me guessing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    5/02/17
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    "Hated it"

    Sorry but this was awful. So boring, banal inane musings of three very unlikeable women, too long, far too much detail of unimportant rubbish. I couldn't have cared less who killed ? I would happily have killed all of them.,,

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/09/17
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    "Was I listening to the right book?"
    What would have made The Girl on the Train better?

    So surprised by this as heard from many people it was a brilliant read. Perhaps I should have read it instead of listening to it. Couldn't finish it...


    Would you ever listen to anything by Paula Hawkins again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Didn't enjoy the narration apologies, too whiney and didn't enjoy the mix of accents


    What character would you cut from The Girl on the Train?

    The main one, too much repetition with her character


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bonnie Wallace
    6/09/17
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    "Hard to keep up with"

    Found it hard to keep up with, too much jumping around, didn't really get it, maybe one to listen a few times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DENIS
    dublin, Ireland
    3/08/17
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    "Good, but over rated."

    Good, but over rated. I was expecting a classic, but worked out the murderer half way through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Andrew M Hawkins
    1/08/17
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    "Dull and drawn out story."

    I cared about nobody in this novel and the story took so long to unfurl its dull entanglements that I'd lost interest in the underdeveloped and monofaceted characters. I stuck at it to the mediocre conclusion and felt relief that it was over. I would definitely not recommend this to anyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • schhol
    22/07/17
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    "not for me, slow and longwinded"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    if you like miserable people and basic psychology,


    What could Paula Hawkins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    not sure, i think the story and the style is just not for me. Also have not much for the timeline jumping


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    audible who was speaking,


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

    loads of them, lenghty and for the story unnecessary details in many chapters, guess pages need to be filled.


    Any additional comments?

    Others enjoy it obviously, I found it slow to get into, long time before s/t interesting happened, and then it took equally long to wrap it up when it was clear what had happened...quite boring really.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Akhil Kalsh
    25/06/17
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    "I don't understand why this book is so popular"

    I found the story frustrating, a story of a bunch of people who just can't stop making one blunder after another. It's like a typical Hollywood horror flick, except rather than splitting apart to find the ghost, the protagonists get drunk.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Hannah
    17/06/17
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    "Ok bit long."

    I have had this one waiting on my wish list for week and I was saving it for when I wanted a really good audio book. However it was very slow to get going. The lady who read Ann just did not work for me. Don't think I would recommend this one. I got a bit sick of listing to how depressed everyone was!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alexander
    Cirencester
    15/06/17
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    "Warning"

    sorry, am I the only one who couldn't bare the oration, so weak and inexperienced, this just wasted my money. The storey itself is the first I have stopped listening to, I gave it 40 min, it was 40 min of a person winging about her sad life, sorry I don't buy fiction, never 'lone thrillers for a load of depressive winging. Sadly the book night be brilliant after the 40th minute but I'll avoid suicide and listen to a better book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S. Godwin
    uk
    26/05/17
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    "A fairly dull story, where nothing much happens"
    What would have made The Girl on the Train better?

    The title says it all really, this story is about a girl on a train who has problems accepting her ex has moved on and starts to fantasize about how 'perfect' her life could have been. Not very interesting and rather dull. A couple of predictable twists and turns, but can't see what all the fuss is about. Mediocre at best.


    What will your next listen be?

    A thousand splendid suns by Vikram Seth


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    Maybe


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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