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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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    "Great summer read"

    Enjoyable relaxing read- loved the story, readers did a great job conveying the emotions of the characters.

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    Jayne 08-04-17
    Jayne 08-04-17
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    "Narration annoying voice/accent"

    Couldn't finish this book due to the narration being rather irritating... bad Irish accent.. good story but can't listen anymore

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    Tabatha JE Hyatt 08-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Full circle"

    Enwrapped and entangled, two lives, both troubled, traumatic, and all comes full circle to each and an oddly happy closure.

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    eliza gabai 08-01-17
    eliza gabai 08-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good read slow start"

    Good read. Some parts were great. Others felt kind of, "been done". Beginning starts off slow. Worth hanging in there, not too long to get going. Interesting topic.

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    Clifton Hennecy 07-31-17

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    "Deeply moving!"

    Well written parallel of the lives of two orphaned girls in two different eras! Some things never change, and caring and love are two examples! Wish there were more stars!

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    Christine Holley 07-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed the story, less so the narrator"

    Enjoyed the story. The narrator was good with character voices but read at a frantic pace like in a hurry to finish. The timbre of her voice was a bit irritating but I enjoyed the story enough to keep going.

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    Heatherhaha 07-26-17
    Heatherhaha 07-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved this book!"

    Having been a foster kid myself, I instantly related to the story line. I thought the journey portrayed was both dismaying and accurate, yet laced with hope.

    The characters fit beautifully and the author did a lovely job of making then come alive.

    The performance was spot on too. I can easily become irritated with voice actors, but this one did not disappoint in any way.

    I'm looking forward to more from this author and from this actor! Thank you!

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    "Narration was perfection,"

    Storyline flowed and characters came to life. What a thoroughly enjoyable story. Typically I read tragic story lines. So this was a great find!

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    Anna Burlington, WA 07-26-17
    Anna Burlington, WA 07-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolutely beautiful story!"

    I loved this book! I actually only bought it because I was on sale. Started listening, and at first I wasn't sure about it because it's not the kind of book Im usually in to. But a few chapters in, I fell in love. It's beautifully written and captivating, with some parts of the story so sad and emotional they actually made me cry. Basically I would say that it's a story about the human spirit and our ability to adapt and survive the worst circumstances and still rise above and have a meaningful life. Maybe that sounds corny, but I don't care. Definitely listen to this book!!!

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    Martha Casey 07-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "powerful"

    Loved this novel. learning about these poor children and the lives they led and the coorilating modern story of a foster child was wonderfully woven.

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