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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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    Michael 06-02-16
    Michael 06-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Four stars."

    Awesome story, well written, well narrated. Just not sure why the "F" word was necessary. I like great stories with out all the sex and language. This one almost fit.

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    jasmas 05-28-16
    jasmas 05-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An amazing story and it's based on real events."

    I loved this book and found I learned about the Orphans on a train that really existed.

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    Kay 05-22-16
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    "Wonderful book."

    I love this book. It has historical depth,great character development, and a good story line. I had a hard time putting it down.

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    curiousmuch 05-21-16
    curiousmuch 05-21-16
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    Excellent book. Fabulous narrator. Based on true events. Wide range of emotions felt. Proud, likable, strong main characters.

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    LAK 05-20-16
    LAK 05-20-16

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    "fascinating learning experience"

    loved it
    great narrators
    superbly researched
    fantastic plots
    good for book clubs
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    Casey 05-19-16
    Casey 05-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    I loved this book and the stories of the orphan. Amazing what she had to go through. It makes you realize that everyone has a story and it's not always good.

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    anewlife Texas 05-17-16
    anewlife Texas 05-17-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Excellent and Relevant"

    Still happening today. And who pays the price? The children. I see the same attitudes today by the system, including all adults involved who fail children. The innocents. Something needs to change, starting with transparent accountability of those responsible for the damage they cause.

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    Laurie 05-17-16
    Laurie 05-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Really enjoyable presentation"

    I chose this book because the topic interests me, and I love the genre of Historical fiction. The reader does an excellent job narrating and using various voices. It was a great story, but I gave the story 4 stars because I thought it had quite a few elements from Anne of Green Gables and could have been more original. Nevertheless, I would recommend it. Very enjoyable

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    tamara 05-12-16
    tamara 05-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Shockingly beautiful"

    Amazing story of love and the power of a broken and mended heart. Maybe we need to be broken to appreciate and try to mend.

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    Michelle Perth, Western Australia 05-11-16
    Michelle Perth, Western Australia 05-11-16 Member Since 2015

    Just love books.

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    nice emotionally moving book. narrative was excellent. enough twists to keep u guessing. have a listen.

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