Orphan Train is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to in a long time.
Molly is a great character, but Vivian is my favorite character. She is naïve, intelligent and strong, and helps Molly before Molly even knows she needs help.
I enjoyed this listen. The narration was perfect and the story based on an actual historical practice of sending orphans across the country to new homes interesting and moving. The author handled it without dramatic sentimentality and the parallel story of a modern foster child worked well so that neither story became too tragic. I would recommend this to anyone - did not tire listening to it at all.
Very well written story. Superbly read. I enjoyed every minute! I loved the way the story went back and forth from the young Vivian and the old. I recommend this book very highly.
I listened intently and couldn't leave this book till completed. The narration was flawless. The story line was, although sad and tragic in parts, beautiful and redeeming. Covering 91 years of a hard but fulfilled life, this is a book I fully recommend.
Yes most definitely would recommend it. Loved the two story lines and the connection. Very well written.
Vivian, she went through so much and is a survivor.
All I can say is it is a must read. Would recommend to anyone. Just LOVED it.
I found this book thoroughly engaging, although I confess to being more interested in the historical events than in the contemporary plot. The characters were vivid, the situation poignant, and the pace of the storytelling brisk. The major quibble I have with the audiobook is that the narrator read much of it at such breakneck speed that it felt like she glanced off of the emotional content rather than allowing it to settle in to the listener. Her accent was somewhat iffy as well. But overall, a very enjoyable listen.
It swept me into the story.
I suppose the woman taking Carmine from her hands and the relief that she is a nice woman who really wants him.
This was my big problem. The reading made me nervous and I couldn't keep up. I turned it to half speed and it was much more normal sounding. A tad slow but at normal speed it was a high speed race with a high pitched voice.
Not just a moment but Molly's affection growing toward Vivian and going to her when she needed help.
I enjoyed the two stories. Writing was good and informative.
Narration was great. Nice to have the two different narrators so both could give their A voice.
Many similar books out there, there is nothing that makes this book stand out from the rest but it was a good listen.