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The Girl on the Train

Durée : 10 h et 57 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (145 notations)

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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

Critiques

"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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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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Paula

Pas terrible, avec des longueurs plus ou moins penibles.

Histoire par trop conventionnelle, ainsi que des personnages vulgaires.

Sans compter l'omniprésence de l'alcool.

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Prenant, personnages un peu deprimants

Bien ficelé et très bien lu
J'ai eu l'occasion de l'écouter en français et anglais en //, les 2 sont vraiment bien lus.

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I couldn’t stop listening to it

Right up until the last minute there are twists and the narrow ties are just amazing. My very first experience of an audiobook, it set the bar very high! LOVED IT

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Couldn't nearly stop listening

This is the book I've listened to in the shortest period of time.
The British accents are great and the protagonists' feelings are very well described.

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Passionnant !

suspens de bout en bout, formidables lectrices. Un thriller passionnant qui m'a tenue en haleine tout du long.

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je recommande

Bon suspense, bien raconté et facile à comprendre même si on ne parle pas couramment anglais.

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A must-read/listen

This story kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish, and I could hardly put it down.
The main reader (Rachel) is really dedicated and a pleasure to listen to; however, Anna's reader sounds slightly stiff or robotic, hence why I put only four stars for performance. This should not deter anyone from listening to this book though, because it's a real page-turner!

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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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First audio book

Gripping. loved every minute. First audio book for me and it was a great experience.

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  • Claudia
  • 14/04/2015

Fantastic

A really great story, very intriguing and original, read by wonderful voice actors who fit the story perfectly - highly recommended.

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  • Brendan
  • 25/04/2015

Not bad at all.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The author had me guessing who the killer actually was till almost the end. This is one of those books that would be hard to put down. Very entertaining.

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  • Gabrielle Karsai
  • 05/02/2015

Wow!

What did you love best about The Girl on the Train?

It really was a thrilling ride!

What did you like best about this story?

The three viewpoints, all in first person.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

All the characters were flawed - in a pretty major way.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I wanted to slap Rachelle!

Any additional comments?

This was an excellent reading of a great thriller. I highly recommend reading it before it's turned into a movie.

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  • alvaro de torres
  • 14/04/2015

Great book

Entertaining, well written, page turner, never dull, recommended for the lovers of mystery, suspense, crime, and plots that are hiding below the surface of apparently normal lifes

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  • Francine Taylor
  • 14/03/2015

Excellent story

This novel was full of suspense . It was well read and easy to listen to ,with a lot of twists. A thou rally enjoyable read .

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  • Schneider
  • 09/02/2015

Not so much like Gone Girl but good

I must admit, I got this book because it was said it’s a bit like Gone Girl. Even if I can imagine what readers meant, I find the two stories are not so much alike. I enjoyed the book nonetheless, especially because the the main narrator does such a great job. With the second and third narrator I had some problems but that was maybe because I couldn’t get a good grip on the characters they were reading.
However, the book is well worth the credit and listening time. If you like your stories wicked, you should give it a try :)
Have fun!

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  • Moa
  • 08/09/2015

It grew on me

Great story which kept me guessing all the way trough, could be somewhat slow sometimes though. I loved the voices of Rachel and Megan but hated the voice of Anna, it was almost unbearable to listen to. Overall I ended up loving the book!

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  • WillowWiz
  • 22/08/2015

Brilliant

Loved it! Beautifully told and narrated story, compelling listening, with lots of unexpected twists and turns.

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  • Cristina I.
  • 15/08/2015

Great summer read and not only

I bought it because of the buzz around it. It worth the time and the money. Loved how the story evolved only with the help of the characters and their feelings. I liked the unexpected twists of situations. It kept me wanting more.

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  • Niki Wano
  • 03/03/2015

If you liked Gone Girl you'll probably like this

Loved it, didn't want it to end. An engaging story, very well narrated. Kept me guessing!

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  • BikerJoe
  • 12/02/2015

Heartbroken Alcoholic Woman turns Sleuth

The story is fascinating, but also highly abrasive, it is not always pleasant to listen to. This is not the fault of the speakers, they did a great job.

The misery of lost love, the end of a marriage, the shards of a broken life and the rapid decline into alcoholism are too real and the emotions too raw to be taken as entertainment. Unfortunately this side of the story rings very true, while some of the aspects and details of the later crime cross the line of the plausible.

Rachel, the heroine of the story, lost her job, because of her drinking problems, but continues to commute every day to London to keep up appearances. Every day she passes her former home, where her ex-husband now lives with his new wife Anne and their little baby daughter Evie. Every morning she also watches a young couple, some houses down the road and fantasizes about their live. She calls them Jason and Jess. In her romantic dream world the life of this couple turns into everything she wanted to have, but lost forever. One day Jess goes missing and somehow Rachel is drawn into that mystery and she feels forced to find out, what happened.

The story is painfully slow at times, but there is enough tension built up to keep you going. It is after all a good book.


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  • Aljoscha Dreisörner
  • 12/08/2015

Mittelmäßig.

Das Buch verfolgt die Perspektive von Rachel, einer Pendlerin, die eine schockierende Beobachtung macht. Guter Aufhänger.

Die Umsetzung ist wie der Titel sagt mittelmäßig. Sterbenslangweilige und konstruierte Figuren, 0815 Plott und keine wirkliche literarische Innovation. Alles anderswo schon besser gelesen.

Die Sprecherin von einer Figur (Megan), Louise Brealey, ist exzellent, kann die banale Geschichte jedoch auch nur wenig zum Leben erwecken.

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  • eva
  • 22/05/2015

Super spannend und gewöhnliche story

Sprecher +++ super angenehme stimme! Gut zu verstehen.
Geschichte +++ fast bis zum schluss wusste ich nicht wer der mörder war! Extrem spannend

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 09/09/2017

gripping from the start

what a great story. got me from the beginning. I especially enjoyed the different voices of the three ladies. each reader managed perfectly to interpret their character and furthermore the characters they encounter throughout the story. i really didn't think of the actual outcome until the end. gripping.

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  • Bibliokrates
  • 22/07/2015

Positiv überrascht

Ich habe das Buch auf eine Empfehlung hin gehört. Hatte durchaus Vorbehalte: Eine Geschichte aus der Ich-Perspektive von drei mehr oder weniger depressiven Frauen. Hmmm...
Aber die Geschichte hat mich doch relativ schnell gefesselt und ich wollte wirklich wissen, was da nun wie passiert ist. Das Gleichgewicht aus Selbstreflektion und Vorantreiben der Story mit immer wieder neuen Einblicken und Offenbarungen fand ich sehr gelungen. Die Charaktere wurden sehr gut gezeichnet, zumindest empfand ich ihr vielleicht manchmal extremes Handeln sehr nachvollziehbar.
Der Wechsel der drei sehr guten Sprecherin hat da sicherlich viel zu beigetragen und dem ganzen zusätzlich Leben eingehaucht.
Gegen Ende war mir dann doch irgendwann klar, wer es war, aber gut, diesen Spannungsbogen bis zur letzten Sekunde zu halten ohne dann einen Geist aus der Maschine zu zaubern ist ja auch nahezu unmöglich.
Fazit: Spannend und bewegend mit sehr greifbaren Charakteren die einem schnell ans Herz wachsen. Warum keine 5 Sterne? Die sind für weltklasse reserviert, und das war es dann doch nicht;)

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  • D.G.
  • 18/04/2015

Stunning and Great

This story is amazing, the story gripping and the speakers very good. I can really recommend this book. You won't stop listen to it.

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  • Lesende
  • 17/04/2015

Beste Sprecher seit langem! 6 Sterne!

Die Geschichte ist gut!
Die Sprecher arbeiten die Charaktere wunderbar heraus. Sie schaffen eine super Stimmung, die vllt "nur" beim lesen garnicht aufgekommen wäre.
Hoffentlich gibt's bald weitere Bücher/Hörbücher!

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  • J
  • 15/09/2015

Storyline leider sehr flach.

Man erwartet ja keine Meisterwerke, aber diese story line war so flach, dass ich mir unsicher bin warum so ein Tamtam um dieses Buch gemacht wird.

Nett ist das spielen mit den verschiedenen Tagen, die verschiedenen strenge kommen so gut zusammen.

Es war jetzt natürlich nicht langweilig, aber auch nicht so spannend dass ich nicht aufhören konnte zwischendurch.

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  • Diaconescu Nicusor
  • 02/02/2020

Thrilling

Easily one of the best audio books and books in general .
I do recommend this!!

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 25/11/2019

Absolut boring

Absolutely boring, I wouldn't recommend it.
You‘d rather save your money than spend it to this Book.