The Christmas Train

The Christmas Train

Downloadable Audiobook - 2005
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Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any chance of arriving in Los Angeles in time for Christmas with his girlfriend. To finance the trip, he sells a story about a train ride taken during the Christmas season. Thereupon begins one of the most hilarious-and heartwarming-journeys ever told. Along the way, Tom encounters a ridiculous cast of characters, unexpected romance, and an avalanche that changes everyone's Christmas plans. As the mighty Southwest Chief chugs along, Tom learns what really makes the holiday special in a remarkable novel that will charm all who read it.
Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2005
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781594833175
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 04 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Matheson, Tim 1947-
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Apr 14, 2018

It is short and I enjoyed it. Fun sound effects of the train and piano really sets the holiday mood nicely. This is lite fare not the usual Baldacci stuff. Parts of the plot are difficult to believe but it's all in good fun and I rolled with it and enjoyed myself. After this I listened to The Forgotten.

I really enjoyed the ending and was not disappointed.

Oct 16, 2017

Take a cross-country train trip just before Christmas; add a big movie director, a couple eloping, a love affair rekindled, a cat burglar, a boa constrictor, an avalanche and more. . . What do you get? An entertaining holiday read from David Baldacci. There are many humorous moments and even some danger, although not up to the usual Baldacci standards of peril.

I liked Tom and his experiences on a trip where he set out to follow the steps of Mark Twain and fulfill a last wish of his dying father while also going to meet his current girlfriend for the holidays. The well-placed plot twists were also welcome and expected from Baldacci. Get a hot chocolate or a cappuccino and curl up in your favorite chair for a break from the stress of the season.

Dec 10, 2013

This was a sort of a romantic comedy with a twist. Excellent book, with your typical Baldacci surprise at the end. Light reading, very enjoyable and fun.


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