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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (412 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rhian Ellis Narrator: Shannon McManus Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781469240084
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For Naomi Ash, growing up the daughter of a clairvoyant medium exposed her to the chicanery of a business where telling people what they want to hear is the only currency. And the sleepy hamlet of Train Line, New York, nestled against a frigid lake in the westernmost fringes of the state, was founded on, built, and is still sustained by it. Now a young woman and a practicing medium herself, Naomi still lives in the place that nourished and raised her — the place where she fell in love. Love, however, can be deadly. And the secrets behind the fake and the fraud, behind her deepest desires and greatest fears, and behind the lies and truths of her life collide with ferocity and quiet consequence, a profound duality that pervades the past and the present, and crosses the line between the living and the dead. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddielucy | 2/14/2014

    " It was good - kept me interested but I wasn't blown away by it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 2/1/2014

    " I read this at the recommendation of Nancy Pearl. It's set mainly in a small town known for its spiritualist community. You're never quite sure whether the main character believes in it all herself. The story is told in a series of flashbacks after you find her burying her boyfriend's body then building from her childhood in New Orleans. meh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 1/27/2014

    " It was an interesting read. I didn't realize there was so much reference to the paranormal or "medium" history in the book. It was also written in a time warp sort of way. I am glad I finished it. The ending somewhat surprised me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/21/2014

    " The town in this book seems to be based on a spiritualist community that really existed (exists?) in Upstate New York. It has an anti-climactic ending, but is generally a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 1/20/2014

    " This book started off so strong. The writing was often poetic and the narrator captivated me. I thought the story was interesting but I definitely felt like it lost steam near the end. The end felt contrived whereas the beginning was such a beautiful read. I still think it's worth the read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharma | 1/20/2014

    " Great writing, great characters, great plot. Lots of fun supernatural elements what with the narrator being a spiritual medium and all. Librarian friends: recommend to people who are looking for a well-written psychological thriller... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leon | 1/3/2014

    " A highly-suspenseful and evocative read about what life means when you make choices that affect the beliefs and lives of others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/3/2013

    " I liked this book because it was different. I like the fact that the main character is not a perfect beauty. The subject matter is handled in an unbiased manner so believers and non believers can both relate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K8e | 8/27/2013

    " Kinda creepy, kinda dark. Interesting if you like mediums. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer Louden | 8/15/2013

    " the writing is very compelling but the story and the main character are so unrelentingly flat and depressed/depressing, I would say avoid this. I finished it only because I had to know what happened. The ending does offer hope - thank god. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 3/20/2013

    " A great read! Part mystery, though not a who-done-it, since you know that from the onset, part character study, set in a lovely little town in upstate NY. Recently reissued under Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Reissued label. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 2/21/2013

    " A very captivating and enjoyable read from the first sentence. Ellis does a good job of revealing bits and pieces of the mystery during the telling of the story of a plain but interesting life. Keeps you reading from start to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/23/2013

    " Beautifully written although a little but slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/13/2012

    " wow, very sad and quiet book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 10/10/2012

    " I feel as if I've spent the past few days in Train Line. Ellis has such an astounding pen for sensory detail. Naomi Ash is convincingly tragic, afflicted with the ironic myopia of being able to see into the after life but not another life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Miller | 6/13/2012

    " Wonderfully written, well developed storyline and memorable characters "

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About the Author

Rhian Ellis grew up in Western New York State. She went to Oberlin College and the University of Montana, and now lives in Ithaca, NY, with her husband, the writer J. Robert Lennon, their two sons, and many chickens.

About the Narrator

Shannon McManus, award-winning narrator, is a Los Angeles–based actor, writer, and voice artist. Her natural vocal abilities and extensive theater training have led to work in audiobook narration, commercial voice-over, and animation. Critical praise includes an Audiofile Earphones Award and a Publishers Weekly Listen Up! Award in children’s and young adult fiction.