Very different from other David Baldacci books. A very good quick read/listen. Enjoyed every minute of it.
I have purchased over 400 books. I have high standards for writing and content, but indulge in "travel trash" or fairly good entertainment.
If I were David Baldacci I would be mortified. Obviously he isn't because this has been published. perhaps the reader takes it down several stars???
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
I this I would, even tho the story ends up going weak and there should have been more of a focus on Christmas and more christmas on the train would have made this so much better.
I loved Tim, he did a great job and hope to listen to more from him
I wish he would redo it and make it more on Christmas and and more on the train then I think it would be so much more kick ass.
Yes, when I first started to listen to the story it was a little slow to start but I was intrigued by the different characters that we met on the train. The more that I listened I started to connect with Tom and all that he experienced on the train! I loved the ending...it completely surprised me!!
I love David Baldacci and would not dare to compare this to his other work. I wanted a short, light book for listening during holiday travel, and this perfectly fit the bill. Narrator Tim Matheson adequately brought the characters to life in a somewhat predictable, but enjoyable story. I recommend The Christmas Train for the very reasons and timing for which I read it, but not much more.
I'm a sucker for Christmas stories, but I hate flat, saccharine tales. The characters are one-sided, the story is predictable, and when things get "tense" the author tells us the events in a distant sort of way, not engaging us, not making us feel the worry, the cold. Without spoiling too much, two characters fall asleep in the snow with no hypothermia or frostbite, which destroyed the story for me. The characters were flat, the story convenient and unbelievable, and the writing was lazy.
Refreshing..enjoyable. Not the usual David Baldacci suspense novel.(no spies or killing) .It's a feel good, perfect holiday listen to lift your spirits. I listen to it on long drives or when I am baking for the holidays. It truly is my favorite audio book of all time. I love Baldacci, Patterson and old Patricia Cornwall Scrarpetta suspense/mystery books. Tim Matheson's narration is great.Just wish Baldacci would write another one...
Cheezy and uninteresting. I would have stopped listening to it, except it's my book club's selection this month.... Wish I had that credit back.
This was an easy listen but certainly not going to keep you on the edge of your seat. It has a little mystery and lots of different relationships that keep one interested. I liked learning how the train operates and the different jobs on board. Made me want to take a train trip.