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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,895 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Tim Matheson Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to Los Angeles 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.

Equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful, and thrilling, David Baldacci’s The Christmas Train is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief, and a story that shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during the season of miracles.

This audiobook includes the bonus short story “Bullseye.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Baldacci has ventured with success beyond the thrillers that made his reputation…The narrative is loaded with cool train lore and plenty of romance and good cheer…Baldacci’s fans will snap it up as the Yuletide treat it is.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Tim Matheson reads this entertaining, though familiar, story with good humor, his broad accents adding to the color of David Baldacci’s holiday tale.”

    AudioFile

  • “Baldacci’s latest offering—a sweet holiday tale—is a departure from his last thriller, Last Man Standing…This latest Baldacci might not appeal to all of the fans who lap up his fast-paced thrillers, but the heartwarming holiday story might win him new fans who enjoy seasonal tales.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Belinda | 2/17/2014

    " A light read, a favorite to reread during my Christmas reading holiday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bill Carpenter | 2/9/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. It had a magical feel to me and I loved all the characters in the story. There was certainly a romantic feel to the story. I finished this book about a year and a half ago. I'm going to re-read this book. I'd love to buy it in hard back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debra | 2/7/2014

    " A little contrived, but fun. All the principals met on a train traveling from Washington D.C. to LA to arrive before Christmas, but fate and weather have other plans. I enjoyed the train employee characters and their love for their jobs, along with the stories that they told. I only wish that our train travel from Philadelphia to Denver would have been as friendly, but then it was over the 4th of July, not Christmas so I suppose the magic is lessened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/7/2014

    " Many of these Christmas books get trite and tiring, but the great skill of Baldacci made this so entertaining, and I loved the surprise at the ending. "

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