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.
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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.
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.
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
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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