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.
“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)
thoroughly enjoyed it and the characters were realistic. was also educational in regards to that era and life of orphans back then
Great Story about these times.
Yes, it explains the lives that these orphans lived and the way that they were passed around like merchandise.
yes she was good at narration
yes when she left in the bitter cold
The story was entertaining and worth listening to; however the narration was a bit too dramatic for my taste. It was a bit distracting from the story.
So Very Captivating
I really liked all of the book... couldn't put it down.
No... we read this book in our Book Club
I really loved Vivian, but Dutchy was pretty awesome!!!!
I highly recommend this book... so good and well written. I actually got it as an audible book, but well narrated. Kept me hooked at every chapter. The ending wasn't what I thought would happen, but perhaps left open for a second book about Molly's life?
I have been wanting to read this book for a while and so I chose to listen to it on a road trip. Best decision ever.... I loved everything about this book. From the woman narrating, all the way to the final chapter. Very pleased, would recommend to all.
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