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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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    "Delightful!"

    I enjoyed every minute and loved learning about the train orphans. A great story well told.

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    Shireen S Dadmehr 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    I loved learning about this little-known fact in American history. The two female protagonists were fascinating. I eventually learned to like the narrator. The story kept me coming back for more.

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    Theodore Agrillo III Huntington, NY United States 08-22-16
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    The story was average. The reader made the story, very well read. The ending could have been better.

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    andrea 08-22-16
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    this book was so interesting I had to do my own researching ... no particular reason but just to know the history of people...well done writing

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    Tishaya 08-19-16
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    Please if you are looking for a good book to listen too this one is it! The story and its characters are captivating.

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    very satisfying story from beginning to end. recommend to anyone who enjoys history and female protagonists

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    well ya know I really think that this book was meant for people who like

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    A lot like Ann of green gables, nicely told by a girl who is lost and unloved. The bond she shares with the old woman changes both their Lives. I loved this beautiful story...it would make a nice movie.

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    Incredible story and narration. This is one of my favorites. I knew a woman who was on that train, or one like it; it was the Depression, her mother had died, her father couldn't keep her & her brother. She ended up with a different name & a family she was supposed to work for & never heard of her brother or father again.

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    I it didn't want it to stop. I never knew anything about the orphan train and find it fascinating, kids being shipped to the unknown.

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