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
Tolkien King Wilder Seuss Rowling Montgomery Bradbury London Alcott Poe Dickens Twain Faulkner Shakespeare Lee du Maurier Wells James
Heard this as a book on TAPE several years - it is as good now, as it was then. And it still makes me long for a trip on the rails :)
Better story. Better reader.
Written dialog that people in the way people actually talk. People not talking about trains every fifth paragraphs (not everyone who rides a train talks about trains for there entire journey.)
Way too earnest. Annoyingly so.
Agnes Joe. Just because of her annoying name...oh, and because she pushes the main character down some stairs for no apparent reason.
Skip this. It's amateurishly written and will not get you into the spirit.
Very high. I love the storyline. I love books that make you inwardly reflect. This one did just that!
Ok, it is a level 3 story BUT if you are an Amtrak lover it is special for you. If you know the Capitol Ltd and the SW Chief it is great. The use of the train sounds, etc was a great idea. Pretty far fetched but surprise ending--no spoilers here.
It was funny--a nice, light read.
I was pleased that things worked out as they did--but maybe too neatly! I liked that it was funny, but some of the plot devices were a bit silly.
The scene in which Tom meets Agnes Joe.
Agnes Joe, what a hoot!
I love everything about this book from the sound effects to the wonderful reader and certainly the story that entertains and keeps you guessing. This is my second year of listening and it is as great an experience as the first.
yes, this book was fun to read.
Tim did a great job!
Tom, he really stepped up to the plate with Elle.
what a fun read. Believe in the Christmas spirit!
Loved the journey.
I felt like I was on the train. I came to know the other passengers.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
I felt this book had a newspaper article feel. It needed less of an interview feel and more of a story feel
Yes I will try another ....every author has a bad book hopefuly I'll find one I like.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
I liked the concept. It made me check rates for overnight train trips. $$$
I really like David Baldacci. It's nice that he wrote a Lighter side Christmas story. Will be a yearly read for me.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.