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The Girl on the Train

A Novel
Written by: Paula Hawkins
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best seller and USA Today Book of the Year, soon to be a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.

The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

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?

©2016 Paula Hawkins (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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A modern masterpiece, expertly performed!

A great story, full of plot twists and suspense.
Expertly narrated, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Highly recommended for all the thrill seekers who enjoy a good mystery.

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Enjoyable

Very enjoyable listen with excellent narration. Light years better than the awful movie! I recommend.

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Best first audio book for me! I'm hooked!

Couldn't stop listening! Definitely recommend it! Narrators are great, perfect pacing for easy listening. Have searched for more books with these narrators.

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A must book to read or listen to

Listened for second time and found it just as interesting and intriguing as the first time .

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Terrible recording

I read the book which was great. I went on a road trip with my friend and downloaded the audio version. The beginning of each Chapter was cut off which made it really confusing to determine which character was being represented... very important to know. The only reason we could follow what was happening was because I could pause it and explain it to my friend. It was difficult even for me to follow. Anyway, the audio version was disappointing but it was a really exciting book.

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Great "Read!"

I decided to listen to this book long after the hype of it had died down and I had completely forgotten all I had heard of this novel in passing (I also never watched the movie). While the story was entertaining, unfortunately, I was able to figure out rather early on who did it, which is always disappointing for me as I like to be able to keep guesing right up until the killer is revealed.

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Incomplete recording!!!

The last hour of the audiobook is missing. Supposedly recorded in parts for faster download but there is no second part in my library. I really feel ‘ripped off’.

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Excellent Intro to audiobooks

Intense, and well played out. Narrated with talent. A definite page turner. Well worth your time.

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  • JC
  • 2018-09-18

This Story Unravels Like a Ball of Yarn!<br />#Audible1

I found the more I listened to the story the deeper the story twisted and turned. This book allows a person to explore how simple perspective can greatly influence how one might treat or judge another person or in fact themselves. We all think we know but do we really know?? Have a listen and experience this book from your perspective.

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So much fun to listen to!!

I loved this book! The story was captivating from the get go. The protagonist seems like such an unlikable character at first and such a plot twist. Great for long drives!

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  • Judy
  • 2018-10-31

An Okay Way to Spend Eleven Hours

Pay close attention to the opening chapters. If your attention wanders the least little bit, you will become hopelessly lost.

The story is somewhat longer than it needs to be, but does achieve a reasonable degree of tension and mild suspense.

The identity of the perp is a surprise, but the conclusion is rather clumsily executed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-10-29

Pretty good!

Enjoyed the story and most of the narration although the voice of Megan and when she did that accent of the psychologist were annoying for me to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-08-27

listen to the dates

Good story but I found timelines confusing and voices very similar. I advise listeners to pay particular attention to the chapter date headings.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-07-29

such good suspense, held throughout the book

loved listening to this book! it really kept my attention, always wanting to hear more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-06-13

Thrilling!

The performance is great. It helps to have 3 different voices while listening to this book.

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  • CT
  • 2017-05-30

Excellent and Gripping!

I'm sad it's over, I'm done and need to find another great book like this. This was a very captivating book, nice plot twists and the narrators were excellent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-05-01

Loved this book

This was a book that I couldn't stop listening too I loved it. enjoyed all the characters and loved the narrator.

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  • soobster911
  • 2017-03-22

Loved it!

Couldn't stop myself from listening. Addictively good! Great story and great reciters! Kept me hooked all the way through. Don't watch the movie, listen to this instead

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  • Gudrun
  • 2017-02-14

Started slow then kept getting better

I did not like most of the people in this book but I did like Rachel. This was quite far fetched but I enjoyed it more and more. It is worth the credit. The tension builds to a good conclusion.

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  • tristan
  • 2017-01-15

the girl on the train

slow beginning but leads to suspenseful ending.

great audio, sets the story up very well.

much better than the movie