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The Girl on the Train: A Novel (Unabridged)

by Paula Hawkins

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture.   The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.   “Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair “The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times   “Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—USA Today   “Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.”—The Boston Globe “Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller.”—People      EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. 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. UNTIL TODAY 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 goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?         From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Huge Disappointment

I have no idea how this book became so popular or received such good reviews. The characters are all unlikable, the plot is predictable, and the end/big "whodunnit" reveal is yawn-inspiring. Do not waste your money or (more importantly) your time!


No one is perfect...and no one in this book is perfect or very likeable, either. The story is deliciously compelling, Rachel is awkward and opportunistic, Scott is pathetically broken, Tom is devilishly maniputative and Anna...well, you just want to throat punch the woman some of the time. However, they weave together to make a dynamic story that I can't quiet decide if I liked or not. I must have liked this book, because I kept listening until it was finished. I listened while I oil painted, I istened while I grocery shopped, listened while I cooked dinner...I couldn't stop. So I figured I must have liked it. So, yeah, I must have liked it.

Made me want to cut my wrists

I could only listen to 1.5 hours of this book before I became very, very sad. We learn about the first two narrators through their miserable negative inner dialog while we glimpse the pieces of the puzzle of the story. I do not know how these 2 characters can go on. I certainly couldn't go on.

Big downer. So much so That I couldn't bear it long enough to make it through to what I would have hoped would have been a thrilling, interesting and hopefully a happy ending?

If you would benefit from a pick me up, skip this.

Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train: A Novel (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: Clare Corbett
  • Published: 2015
  • Category: Fiction
  • Provider: Penguin Audio
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