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3.00033921302578 out of 53.00033921302578 out of 53.00033921302578 out of 53.00033921302578 out of 53.00033921302578 out of 5 3.00 (5,896 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, D.C., to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, 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.

David Baldacci’s The Christmas Train is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief…and shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.

This audiobook includes the bonus short story “Waiting for Santa.”

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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.”


  • “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.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ruth | 12/22/2016

    " A friend of mine gave me a per copy of this book because I love train travel. I had it sitting on my shelf for a couple of years, so I bought the audio version. I ended up binge listening! It is a laid back story, which matches the laid back nature of train travel, the perfect mind cleanse after a hectic day. There are memorable characters, a bit of romance, some adventure, and a realistic look at what long distance train travel from New York to Los Angeles is like. "

  • 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. "

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