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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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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....
©2015 Paula Hawkins (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks
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"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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5 out of 5 stars
Auteur(s) : Deborah le 21/10/2016

Excellente lecture

Je ne sais pas si l'histoire m'aurait parue aussi bien menée si je l'avais lue moi-même. La narration est excellente et elle sublime l'ambiance du roman, lui confère beaucoup de dynamique. J'ai été vraiment happée dans cette lecture; certainement une de mes meilleures de l'année.

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5 out of 5 stars
Auteur(s) : Amazon Customer le 18/10/2017

Too good not to submit praise

I devoured this audiobook in just under two days (and nights). I’m not much of a novel reader, but in the recent weeks that have seen me increasingly engaged in audiobooks the game is rapidly changing ... This has been my most rewarding purchase yet ! The story is delivered in a form and at a pace that I found particularly effective and gripping; fragmented and hazy, gradually shedding light but at the same time casting more and more shadows on a decidedly sordid affair. The intertwining narratives of its three main protagonists come together in a fascinating, multi-angled and puzzle-like fashion that had me riveted from beginning to end, using every slot of free-time I could find to listen on.

I often become wary during a good read that the ending might not meet up to my growing expectations, hoping that I won’t be let down by an all too frequent anticlimax, but this one most definitely didn’t disappoint, and even added an ultimate stirring twist in the closing minutes after I thought that all had been revealed.

This review wouldn’t be complete without paying tribute to the marvelous voice talents that largely contributed to making “The girl on the train” such a compelling and heart-throbbing listening experience. Clare Corbett’s performance (Rachel), representing the larger contribution to the narrative, is remarkable; a warm and beautiful voice, passionate without ever sounding forced, which is quite a feat considering the high level of drama, and the ever-changing moods and “states” of her character. Totally believable. Louise Brealey (Megan) is equally brilliant, with her soft-toned, slightly husky voice, and that lightly peppered Northern England accent that I personally find heart-melting (obviously a subjective view). I immediately thought of Jodie Whittaker as “Beth” in Broadchurch and the image and tragedy-filled atmosphere stuck with me throughout, in what is arguably a rather fitting parallel ... I have already added both names to my growing list of “voice talent forces to be reckoned with” for my upcoming purchases ...

A truly wonderful audiobook !

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