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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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    good book but language was a little much for me ... will have to rethink this author

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    Theresa 09-18-17
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    "One of the Best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is one of the best books I've ever listened to. I was so sad when it was over!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vivian at all ages


    If you could take any character from Orphan Train out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Vivian. Her story was amazing


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    The narrator did an excellent job of grabbing my interest from the very beginning!

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    naomi carpenter 09-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    A sweet story of two souls from different times finding they have much in common that they haven't been able to share with others. A journey of healing.

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    eunig 09-17-17
    eunig 09-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Truth in fiction"

    I loved this book so much. I am mother of 7 children, 2 of which we adopted thru the foster to adopt program in out state. Molly's story rang true with every sentence and Vivian's story was moving beyond words. I cried and cried and shouted out protests throughout this unbelievably moving book.

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    "outstanding book!"

    love this book! The characters just came to life in the writing and in the reading, you couldn't help but find great love for Vivian. The history involved was finely drawn. Wonderful book!

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    M.Lee Fox 09-11-17
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    "Excellent novel and narrators!"

    This book was a struggle to stop listening to. a woman who was the main narrator spoke in accents so well that it was easy to understand who was speaking at all times. the story was extremely compelling and tugged at my heartstrings to the extent that I was crying and sobbing with the character during certain events. I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys slices of Life, fiction, history, or happy endings

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    "Loved it!"

    Absolutely loved The Orphan Train and the Audible production. It is one that leaves you wanting to hear more.

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    Gary LLL Williams Weatherford, TX 09-06-17
    Gary LLL Williams Weatherford, TX 09-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A great read and a heartfelt story"

    I enjoyed this story of a 91 year old woman telling her life story, which included orphanhood and a train trip with a group of orphans to be handed out to people in the heartland looking for children. The characters were vivid, and the story was moving without ever being maudlin. My only critique would be the narrator...she talked very fast and I found her voice a bit annoying initially. I got used to it after a couple of chapters, however. I would definitely recommend this audio book.

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    Jessica Kos 09-06-17
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    "Bravo!"

    Loved it all! Recommended with my whole heart. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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    DarkIrish Depew, NY United States 09-05-17
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    Interesting, well-written with parallel story lines. Excellent performance. This would be a great book club read.

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