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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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    I found this book very hard to put. down! Sorry to see it end. Enjoyed the narrator as well, very good job with various accents & characters!

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    This was a well told and heartwarming story of times and experiences most of us could never imagine.

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    This book was amazing. I loved every detail from beginning to the end. This book gives hope.

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    This book really put you in the mind frame of the characters and takes you on what seems like a 3D journey with them.

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    Enjoyed narrator and story of how similar circumstances can be for two people living in different times!

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    Kaui 06-28-16 Member Since 2015

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    "A recommended beach read: historical fiction lite"
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    The Orphan Train is a light treatment of a fascinating topic: the mass forced migration of hundreds of thousands of children without guardians (orphaned or otherwise) from NYC to the Midwest by the Children's Aid Society, a Christian mission which believed that instilling Midwestern values in NYC's vagrant children would save them from a life of evil and vice. The element I think I enjoyed most about this book is how the author created a modern-day "orphan" and juxtaposed her with a nonagenarian orphan and had the two women (re)discover family, love and joie de vivre through their interactions. The characters could have been more deeply developed, more finely drawn. But as a light beach read, this book is very satisfying.


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    Lori Sykes 06-28-16
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    Well written story of hurt, hope and the will
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    Jenny 06-27-16
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    Couldn't put it down. I absolutely loved this book!! Anyone could relate to the heart break and I would recommend it to anyone. Such an invaluable life lesson told through this story. Will definitely be listening to it again.

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    Warren 06-26-16
    Warren 06-26-16
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    It was good, read nicely, ended with not enough. left you wondering what happened next.

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    Deborah 06-25-16
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    Wonderful story!! Full of heart and meaning! What lives some folks have lived!! Enjoyed the readers, too

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