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)
This book is at the top of my winner list!
I read it six months ago and still think about it.
The relevance between children of the past and children today. The historical journey this story takes you on and how it relates to today's youth is amazing.
It was my treat at the end of the workday.
Sorry, it didn't feel genuine for me. The narration was forced and grating with the Irish accent. It's odd that there is a preface that is lovely done in someone else's voice. My other issue is the credibility of the characters. Be sure to listen carefully to the sample reading before purchasing.
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.
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