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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Found myself looking up train trips when I finished this book. Was an awesome book to read during the Holidays!
I was hooked from the start of the trip. I could not believe how the story went from a romance to a suspense tale and managed to have surprise twists until the end.
I cannot tell about a suspense moment without ruining the moment, and I cannot tell about a romance moment without revealing a surprise. So you will have to listen yourself.
This is the first Tim Matheson narration that I have heard. He was great.
I would love to take tom to dinner and learn more about his adventures..
Fast paced and light, great reading if you don't want to put too much effort into it. The plot was a little thin in places with a few inexplicable turns of event.
The characters were colourful and fun.
Probably not - not enough to it.
Tim Matheson's "female voice" was very odd, sounded like a drag queen at times - would have been better off not trying I think.
Pure, simple entertainment, could stand a few twists
Relived some wonderful train trip memories.
You will look up the Amtrak schedule after you read this book.
After reading this, I really want to do a cross country train ride!
I cannot think of a book like it... it was great!
He had a way of sucking you in to the story & you felt like you were there... not just listening/reading a book.
Very different from other David Baldacci books. A very good quick read/listen. Enjoyed every minute of it.
With almost 800 books in my library, I am an experienced listener. I appreciate a well written good story. I am pretty critical of trash.
If I were David Baldacci I would be mortified. Obviously he isn't because this has been published. perhaps the reader takes it down several stars???
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
I this I would, even tho the story ends up going weak and there should have been more of a focus on Christmas and more christmas on the train would have made this so much better.
I loved Tim, he did a great job and hope to listen to more from him
I wish he would redo it and make it more on Christmas and and more on the train then I think it would be so much more kick ass.
Yes, when I first started to listen to the story it was a little slow to start but I was intrigued by the different characters that we met on the train. The more that I listened I started to connect with Tom and all that he experienced on the train! I loved the ending...it completely surprised me!!
I love David Baldacci and would not dare to compare this to his other work. I wanted a short, light book for listening during holiday travel, and this perfectly fit the bill. Narrator Tim Matheson adequately brought the characters to life in a somewhat predictable, but enjoyable story. I recommend The Christmas Train for the very reasons and timing for which I read it, but not much more.
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