Yes, i would. I gives you a different perspective of orphans and their lives. I really enjoyed the book and the narrations were done really well.
When Vivian reunites with her lover from the train. It was very touching.
i honestly can't tell who is narrated by whom, but i think all characters were narrated very well.
Yes. I enjoyed it very much. I was sad when it ended.
I bought this audible because I had heard the narration was amazing, and I was not disappointed.
Vivian in her older years. I want to be like her.
Historical, Moving, beautiful
Vivian, She was so strong.
Their range of voices was wonderful.
"What would you take on your Portage? What would you leave behind?"
My Grandfather was a "British Home Child". He had been sent from England to Canada and placed in foster homes. This book reminded me of his experiences.
This was an interesting book and a good story, but I had a hard time listening to this narrator. Also, I didn't care for some of the foul language which was occasionally inserted, could have left that out and not damaged the story line. I almost gave up on this book too early when the young modern day teens were described in a "making out" scene. That too,could have been left out. However, I am glad that I tolerated that and finished the book because it was an interesting story. Again, the narrator was difficult to listen to and it took me about 3/4 of the book to get used to it.
This is definitely the best audio book I have listened to. I listen and also read a lot of books. I listen to audio books for my long commute and listening to this I was always glad when I was stuck in traffic.
I thought Jessica and Suzanne did such a good job of reading this, I have not listened to either one of them before, but they were so good that I'm not even sure reading the book would have been as good as listening to them read it. That is unusual for me as I usually feel reading a book is better than listening to it being read.
I don't usually write reviews, but I finished this today and had to write a review as I loved everything about this book. Story and plot were both amazing. The audio was fantastic.
I wouldn't recommend Orphan Train to anyone I know.
I felt the story was lackluster, and I was expecting more based on the reviews. I enjoy history, and historical novels in general, but this seemed aimed at the Young Adult level. I was not aware that it was aimed at a younger audience. I found it less than compelling, and overly simplistic in narrative.
I found the juvenile voice to be irritating, grating, even.
This is an interesting bit of American History for a young audience.
Yes, I enjoy historical fiction.
I am not sure, it wasa good story.
A tale of perseverance and hope.
I like when a story line takes place in two different time periods... The NOW and then looking back into the memories of childhood.
Vivian - She's a bit of a spark... and a good roll model. A character that has overcome great adversity without seeming to even know how unfair life was being to her at the time.
Vivian as an elderly woman.
I nearly did!
I have recommended this book to personal friends.
I really enjoyed the parallel of the "then and now" of this story. It is a story of a part of our history that isn't talked about often, Orphan Trains. It is told from an orphan's point of view and is paralleled with a modern day foster child.
Vivian was my favorite character.
I loved this book, it is one of my favorites by far
I loved going from the past story to the present. How will they tie together?
I loved the name---it's perfect.
I were urge you to read this one.