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The Girl on the Train
    A Novel
    
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        Paula Hawkins
    
    


    
    
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        Clare Corbett,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Louise Brealey,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        India Fisher
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    32 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Suspenseful

  • By cherylynn on 2018-09-19

Suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Our book club picked this one. For me it was a little choppy to read, sometimes I'd have to regroup on where I was and what character was talking. We read the book in advance of seeing the movie together. Well I read along while audible read to me, the book clubbers are a keen group and I need audible to keep up. I liked the discussion we had around the differences between the the book and how they adapted it for the screen. The movie brought things together for me.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  • Written by: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, not great narration

  • By Monana on 2018-05-14

Considering a new career!

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

As a tidy person who hates clutter, this book spoke my language. I did not get caught up in the folding technique because I have space for the things I have, but the parts around living with things that bring you joy helped me with our home renovations. I've had people ask me if I'd be interested in helping them organize their homes - might open up a new career.

  • Big Little Lies

  • Written by: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Big Little Lies<br /><br /><br />

  • By Georgia Warner on 2018-01-12

Shhh - this is really good!

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

As a wanne-be writer, I love seeing how stories turn into scenes and this book and the show did not disappoint. Hooked me on Liane Moriarty, and so excited to see what's going to happen in Season 2 of the BLL show!

  • Crazy Rich Asians

  • Written by: Kevin Kwan
  • Narrated by: Lynn Chen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-12-12

Just in time for the movie!

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

I travel a bit for my job, and read this book when it first came out. (I went old school and put it in a book jacket so people wouldn't think I was reading something perhaps racially inappropriate - you know, book in disguise). In prep for the movie I just did a fast audible / book re-read and my daughter did as well so we could analyze the similarities and differences between the book and the movie -- loved both a LOT, and yep, some interesting differences. Looking forward to the sequel now.

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  • Honeymoon

  • Written by: James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Campbell Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

The honeymoon is over, now the murders can begin. America's #1 thriller writer returns with his sexiest, scariest novel ever. Hotter than The Beach House and scarier than Kiss the Girls, James Patterson's explosive new thriller introduces a bride who is beautiful, talented, devoted, and deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Patterson

  • By cherylynn on 2018-09-19

Classic Patterson

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

This was one of my first Audible purchases, I wanted to fast read this book while taking the James Patterson writing masterclass; he references the book outline for this book during the class. I realized I enjoyed reading along while someone else reads the book to me - it's become a new way of reading for me. I think sometimes I would be too tired to read or my eyes are tired from working on a laptop all day so having someone else read the book to me, is indeed lovely. I liked the voices and the suspense of a Patterson murder mystery. Inspired me to start writing!