Audiobook review of The Woman in Cabin 10

Posted August 13, 2016 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Audiobook review of The Woman in Cabin 10

I received this book for free from Simon and Schuster Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Length: 11 hours and 8 minutes
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published by Gallery/Scout Press on July 19th 2016
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook
Source: Simon and Schuster Audio

Narrator: Imogen Church
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From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.
In this tightly wound story, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…
With surprising twists and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.

AUDIOBOOK mystery thriller

What I thought of this book.

Okay, so I think it’s a bit hard to talk about The Woman in Cabin 10 without giving away something in this thriller as it has lots of twist and turns.

Lo is paranoid after a break-in at her home and she goes on a cruise where she thinks she saw someone being thrown overboard. The only thing is, is that all the passengers are still there and they said that Cabin 10 was unoccupied. Because of her past trauma and that she had been drinking, mixed with her medication, nobody believes her. Refusing to give up on what she saw gets her in a bit of trouble.

What I liked:

  • Lo is a travel journalist and I always thought that would be a cool job, but not so sure now…lol.
  • Once it gets going it’s got a great mystery that makes you really wonder what is going on. Is Lo crazy or did she see something?
  • I will give Lo one thing, she was a fighter.

What I didn’t like:

  • I didn’t connect much with the main character Lo. The first two or so hours into the audio and I had had enough of her and was tempted to quit. I am glad I stuck with it as it really is a good mystery/thriller but I just never really liked Lo all that much.
  • I felt at times that the book was longer than it needed to be.
  • At times it could be confusing with the parts that go from the boat to the mainland with her friends and family. (Hard to explain without giving something away.) I also thought the conclusion wasn’t to my satisfaction and I had questions.

Overall, it was a good mystery/thriller and I am glad I listened to it. If you are a fan of mystery/thrillers then you might enjoy it as well.  I do know I am curious about her other book called In a Dark, Dark, Woods.

The Narrator:

This is my first novel narrated by Imogen Church and though I did like her narration, sometimes I just didn’t like the voices she gave others.

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6 responses to “Audiobook review of The Woman in Cabin 10

  1. Still curious about this one. I can sometimes enjoy a book without connect with the main protagonist but I’m huge on character driven stories. Sounds like the mystery worked though:)

    • Stormi

      Most people I know have loved this book and the mystery was very interesting. I got a little confused a couple of times but by the end I was sort of like aaah that is why they said this…got it…lol. I think you might like it. 🙂

  2. I know what you mean about giving away, it’s a hard book to discuss. 🙂 The mainland stuff kinda threw me too, that first time I was like what? They found what? lol and Lo I mostly liked but wasn’t sure. I did like the end with how desperate she got. And I liked wondering if she was imagining things or if she was for real.

  3. I really enjoyed her first book so I definitely will be picking this up. I will be doing audio when it get to the library because I enjoyed the audio from that narrator before. I do hate when books feel longer than they need to be. Great review!!

  4. Hmmmm. I was really excited about this book. I’ve heard great things about it. I’m a very character driven reader, so if I don’t like the characters, then I don’t think I will enjoy the book. I will probably still tackle this one, but I’m not going to move it to the top of the list right now. I’ve got a few others that I’m very eager to get to. Great review.

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