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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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    Well written well narrated fictional history of events that take place in the present and in the past. Riveting from start to finish.

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    I laughed, I cried....heart warming!!! I love this book and the reader was great too!!!

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    loved it. couldn't stop listening. i can't imagine that things like this actually happened. wow!

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    "Wonderfully written story about hardship and joy."

    A perspective on life that will cause you to evaluate the goodness in life amidst the problems of society. Well with your time during this holiday season.

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    "Great Book, Not so sure about the narrator"
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    I read from My Kindle and really LOVE this book, so I purchased the audiobook version. I only played the audiobook for around 20 minutes and stopped it. I can't stand the narrator. I'm not sure the narrator suitable for this book. I think I will refund the audiobook.

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    Amazon Customer CO, USA 12-04-16
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    "Beautiful story, excellent performance"

    Loved the words and how they were read. Wonderful book that I couldn't "put down."

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    This is another one that brings so many emotions out. I loved this book. I love the characters and the story. It touched my heart. It is a book that I won't soon forget.

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    "beautiful narration and equally lovely story"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration was perfect for it. The focus on the historical side of this was really what made it so good.

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This stupid amazon app made this book pop up in a notification and when it was tapped it actually purchased this!! I don't want an audible account, I don't want this book, why can't I turn this off!!!


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    Clare 11-25-16
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    Such a sad but unshakable story. Would highly recommend this read. Author incorporates he voices of each person well.

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