The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins

  • by Instaread
  • Narrated by Jason P. Hilton
  • 0 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is a psychological thriller that tells the story of three women and how their lives intersect.
Rachel Watson is an alcoholic. Rachel often drinks to excess and experiences blackouts. She was fired from her job because of her drinking. Afraid to tell Cathy, her roommate, the truth, Rachel continues to take the train from Ashbury to Euston each workday morning and back again, as if she were still employed. She likes riding the trains. While on her twice daily trip, she often imagines what the lives of the people the train passes are like. She watches one particular couple along her route who happen to live four doors down from Rachel's ex-husband, Tom, his new wife, Anna, and their baby girl.
Megan is the name of the woman Rachel watches. A year earlier, Megan began suffering from panic attacks and insomnia...
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Glad I listed to this rather than the full book

What did you like best about The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins? What did you like least?

This book was on my book club list but after listening to this summary I am glad i didn't bother. Other people in the book club enjoyed the original but the story seems too depressing and negative for me.


Would you recommend The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins to your friends? Why or why not?

If you need to know the story but don't feel like investing the time.


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Very flat but less than and hour


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- angela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2015
  • Publisher: Instaread