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The Christmas Train | [David Baldacci]

The Christmas Train

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.
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Publisher's Summary

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.

Equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful, and thrilling, David Baldacci's The Christmas Train is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief...and a story that shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.

©2002 Columbus Rose, LTD.; (P)2002 Time Warner AudioBooks

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    Jeanne N Merrick, NY, USA 05-22-09
    Jeanne N Merrick, NY, USA 05-22-09
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    "Disappointing"

    I normally like this author but this was not up to par. Dull and plodding

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    Andrew Lenzen 04-08-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Decent christmas story."

    Not a real heavy story but a good listen. Never having traveled to California by train, that part was interesting and informative. Good character development and the narrator was above average. I recommend this for some light listening.

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    Gina 06-25-07
    Gina 06-25-07
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    "A treat!"

    The story is slightly hokey but I loved it. Nice characters and good background. Amusing twists in the story. Recommend it.

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    Alex Laguna Beach, CA, USA 03-11-07
    Alex Laguna Beach, CA, USA 03-11-07 Member Since 2003
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    "different but fun"

    This little book was different for Baldacci, but more light hearted and fun. A good read!

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    Jeff Boise, ID, USA 12-24-04
    Jeff Boise, ID, USA 12-24-04 Member Since 2001
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    "Disappointing"

    When I downloaded this book I was looking for a light, breezy read with some Christmas spirit to it. Think "Skipping Christmas," another holiday-flavored book by an author known for his more serious works.

    Unlike "Skipping Christmas" though, this book was a huge disappointment. Baldacci's writing is choppy and the characters are flat. I've been a fan of Tim Matheson since "Animal House," through "Tucker's Witch" and into "The West Wing," but he should stick to acting. His attempts at performing a woman's voice are the worst I've heard in four years of listening to audio books.

    Save your credit for something else.

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    Martha rapid city, SD, USA 03-20-05
    Martha rapid city, SD, USA 03-20-05
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    "too corney"

    At first I thought the corney humor was light an funny. But it kept on and on.I thought this was just dumb and predictable. Disappoiting,too, and one of my favorite authors

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    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 12-29-06
    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 12-29-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Infomercial"

    I was very disappointed with this story. The action was dull, the main character and his love interest were impossible to empathize with, and I stopped listening when the author launched into a long-winded infomercial about the wonders of Amtrak and the valuable service they provide to The American People. Perhaps you have to be a train-rider to appreciate this book?

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