Read from October 6, 2018 to December 6th, 2018.
I listened to The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins on audiobook, and I can say it was definitely confusing when going from one chapter to the next because it switched characters and time periods every time. It’s easy to physically see and memorize a date, or be able to flip back really quick to remember when and who was speaking before, but was super hard for me to do so with audio, both the memorizing and flipping back to the date and speaker. I would suggest reading this not-in-chronological-order book physically.
I’m tempted to give this book a 3 1/2 stars out of 5 only because I almost quit listening to it a million times in the beginning. The only reason I continued was because I remembered I had a 12-book reading goal before the end of the year and I was 2 of the 10 hours into it.
The beginning of the story is very slow, and that’s why I really didn’t touch it for a month or so. I’d say after 3 hours or 30% of the book, though, it finally starts to pick up. I flew through the rest in a matter of days. It was a great mystery, maybe a little predictable at moments, but I enjoyed it. There were some great plot twists. If they cut out the first couple of chapters, I could see myself giving this book a 4/5. But whatever you do, don’t watch the movie adaptation. It completely ruined it for me.
I’m going to give The Girl On A Train by Paula Hawkins a 3.75/5 stars. My rating system is below:
- My rating system stands: 5/5 is a knock out of the park; this book deserves to be read by everyone. 4/5 is, “I really liked it,” but it did have a couple of kinks. 3/5 is, “I believe there are a lot of people who would enjoy this book, but for one reason or another, it didn’t sit well with me.” 2/5 is, “I really didn’t enjoy it and I’m not going to recommend it.” 1/5 is, “no one read this – throw it in a lake.”
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