The Girl on the Train

  • by Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by Clare Corbett, India Fisher, Louise Brealey
  • 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What would you do if you caught a glimpse of something you weren't supposed to see? Would you come forward? Would you let yourself get sucked into the mystery?
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....

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Audible Editor Reviews

This is the captivating psychological thriller audiobook The Girl on the Train, written by Paula Hawkins and narrated by Clare Corbett, India Fisher and Louise Brealey. Listeners are drawn into the seemingly ordinary world of Rachel. Every morning, Rachel observes from her train window the daily rituals of those in the houses next to the railway tracks. Rachel longs to join these people. But all is not as it seems. Rachel glimpses something shocking from her window one morning. In this intense story, Audible listeners are hooked - does fate lead Rachel to see this? Or have the people in the houses been watching Rachel?

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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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Disappointing

Started off really interesting. Couldn't stop listening. Got bored midway through and was sick of the constant referrals to the train.
Thought the ending was poor. Really disappointed:-(
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- Amazon Customer

Surprisingly dull!

Would you try another book written by Paula Hawkins or narrated by the narrators?

The narrators were great, so of course. Regarding the author, the quality of the writing was good, so yes, if the synopsis appealed to me.


What was most disappointing about Paula Hawkins’s story?

I listened to well over half of it, then gave-up as it wasn't getting any better. I found none of the characters appealing. The story dragged on and remained dull throughout. No doubt there will be an interesting twist at some point, but I just can't care enough to continue.


Any additional comments?

I looked forward to listening to this as the premise promised a really interesting story. This novel has been compared to Gone Girl - one if my favourite books. It doesn't come close in my opinion.

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- Ann D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-01-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks