I love combining two favorite hobbies of reading (listening) to books while sewing quilts & baby blankets!
Loved the Amtrak setting & story line. The characters are well developed & the characters' past stories are integrated nicely.
I got this book based on reviews. I was looking for a nice book to listen to on a long drive over the holidays. It was awful! I made it through, but it was torture. The story was lame and the characters were not interesting. I wish I had quit after the first chapter.
I loved this Christmas book. I really like it when these great authors write them. Hope for more!
Tolkien King Wilder Seuss Rowling Montgomery Bradbury London Alcott Poe Dickens Twain Faulkner Shakespeare Lee du Maurier Wells James
Heard this as a book on TAPE several years - it is as good now, as it was then. And it still makes me long for a trip on the rails :)
Better story. Better reader.
Written dialog that people in the way people actually talk. People not talking about trains every fifth paragraphs (not everyone who rides a train talks about trains for there entire journey.)
Way too earnest. Annoyingly so.
Agnes Joe. Just because of her annoying name...oh, and because she pushes the main character down some stairs for no apparent reason.
Skip this. It's amateurishly written and will not get you into the spirit.
Very high. I love the storyline. I love books that make you inwardly reflect. This one did just that!
Ok, it is a level 3 story BUT if you are an Amtrak lover it is special for you. If you know the Capitol Ltd and the SW Chief it is great. The use of the train sounds, etc was a great idea. Pretty far fetched but surprise ending--no spoilers here.
It was funny--a nice, light read.
I was pleased that things worked out as they did--but maybe too neatly! I liked that it was funny, but some of the plot devices were a bit silly.
The scene in which Tom meets Agnes Joe.
Agnes Joe, what a hoot!