loved the story....narrator... not so much. her voice was a little grating and whiny. maybe it won't bother others. wish I had read the book instead of listening. but the storyline was awesome.
This is a feel good book. it is always entertaining to hear stories of later generations. The narrator did a wonderful job representing the various ages of characters in the storyline.
This book is just awful. It is boring, predictable, preachy, dogmatic and Disneyesque. It relies heavily on one-dimensional characters with, at times, offensive stereotypes to propel a plot that was telegraphed from the first few paragraphs.
Anything but this book.
A valiant effort, given the material they had to work with.
Um, all of them. There is not one redeemable or interestingly nuanced character in this entire book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The backdrop of the not-to-known-about orphan train service was intriguing. If you love a novel that connects past to present, this is for you. Although I can't imagine making the same decisions the main character made, the end came full-circle. I usually love mysteries in this time period, which caused me some reluctance is reading this one, but I'm glad I did. This kept me listening from page to page. No slowness. No dullness. No overly expressive and flowery narrative. She tells a great story with the perfect depth and timing needed. Good read!
The only reason I gave narrator 3 stars was bc she didn't offer distinguishable male voices for the various male characters. They all sounded the same, more or less. This is no way affected the story though.
This was a truly amazing story. If you are a foster parent adoptive parent or child this story will inspire you and give you hope for a happily ever after. From the history of the orphan trains to the modern day look at the feelings and fears of a child in the foster system I was rivited I listened straight through once I turned it on I couldn't turn it off. Read and enjoy!!
this book has been on my list to read for several months. I wish I hadn't waited so long. I am going to have trouble choosing my next book. I'm afraid it won't be as good as this one.
the narration is great. different accents come through without being phony.
overall a great story that captivates you, and leaves you wanting more