By

Read By

Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher

Length

11 hrs and 4 mins

Audiobook Review

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

Overall
Performance

Entertaining

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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💛 The genius of this story is in the deception of the reader and the complex flaws of The Girl on the Train, Rachel. In particular, her unreliability as narrator creates much of the mystery and the first time I listened to this I was blown away by the ending.

💚 Whilst captivating in many ways, this story has suffered from excessive hype that ignores problematic aspects. It takes place in a very sad, very dark world where all women are victims and men monsters. I adore flawed characters, but to make every one of them this deeply damaged is to stack the cards in your favour plot-wise.

💜 I found it hard to follow,. This is partly due to the nature of this story, but I also think three narrators was one too much in such an intertwined narrative.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 All three narrators do a great job overall, especially given the challenge of a complex plot read by three women of similar ages and backgrounds. I thought they read male characters very well and that they were directed well in terms of differentiating their voices for the listener.

🎧 Megan was particularly well narrated and came across as a believably damaged person. I felt that Anna was good, but directed to provide a more caricatured ruthless performance which didn’t ring true. That was my impression anyway.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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Perfect for fans of Girl on the Train…
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ABOUT

The Girl on the Train

THE BLURB

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....