The Christmas Train

The Christmas Train

Downloadable Audiobook - 2004
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Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Time Warner Audio Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9781594833175
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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