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Orphan Train Audiobook

Orphan Train: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances from Christina Baker Kline, author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be.

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse....

As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life - answers that will ultimately free them both.

Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

©2013 Christina Baker Kline (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“The narrator of Orphan Train, Jessica Almasy, does an incredible read. Listening to Almasy’s rendition of this book - so vivid and emotional - was as much fun as getting swept away by an Oscar-winning movie.” (Parents.com)

"Absorbing...a heartfelt page-turner about two women finding a sense of home.... Kline lets us live the characters’ experiences vividly through their skin.... The growth from instinct to conscious understanding to partnership between the two is the foundation for a moving tale." (Publishers Weekly)

“Kline's vibrant, sophisticated language comes alive with the sparkling talents of narrators Jessica Almasy and Suzanne Toren. Their finely paced, enthusiastic portrayals of the charming main characters quickly capture the listener.” (AudioFile)

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    Beth Wise 07-28-16
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    This story is one of joy, laughter, heartache, and perseverance. The parallel stories of Vivian and Molly gripped my heart. The narrators are fantastic, especially when she portrays the 91 year old Vivian. More than once I found myself wishing I could meet Vivian. I highly recommend this book.

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    Patricia 07-23-16
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    The story of Vivian was very compelling. I enjoyed most of it. However at the end, Vivian did something out of character and that ruined the story for me.

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    April RENTON, WA, United States 07-18-16
    April RENTON, WA, United States 07-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "set it at .85 speed"

    good book but seriously she told it WAY too fast. I listen too a lot of books and never felt so rushed.

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    Carolmarie Steinegger 07-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    i lovd the historical storyline. the current time story was a little predictable but worked.

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    Maureen 07-10-16
    Maureen 07-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovely"

    A revealing story of a young emigrant at the turn of the 20th century turned orphan meeting a lost juvenile young woman of the 21st. Their friendship inevitable.

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    Amazon Customer IL USA 07-09-16
    Amazon Customer IL USA 07-09-16
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    "So great a story I was sad it was done. A+++++"

    Best audible book ever. Fantastic story. wonderful characters. it left me wanting more. My new favorite book

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    KeriLiz 07-08-16
    KeriLiz 07-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I found this book very hard to put. down! Sorry to see it end. Enjoyed the narrator as well, very good job with various accents & characters!

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    Paula Tamayo 07-07-16
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    "Excellent"

    This was a well told and heartwarming story of times and experiences most of us could never imagine.

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    rosalind r thomas 07-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    This book was amazing. I loved every detail from beginning to the end. This book gives hope.

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    Amazon Customer 07-03-16
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    "Emotions that I can't explain"

    This book really put you in the mind frame of the characters and takes you on what seems like a 3D journey with them.

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