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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fran Cannon Slayton Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meet a town and a train and a time and a boy – Jimmy Cannon. And meet his father – as strong as a Mallet locomotive – whom Jimmy simply cannot figure out! But who, in a dramatic and unexpected twist, turns out to be so much more than Jimmy ever knew. In a book that goes to the core of boyhood – its Halloween mischief, its hunting day mystery, its championship football game surprise, and its nighttime adventures – Fran Cannon Slayton brings her listeners to the breathtaking crossroads of an unforgettable West Virginia railroad town, a family that matters, and adulthood itself. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John Paul Mahofski | 2/9/2014

    " Inspired by Thomas and Beulah a book by Rita Dove and frequent stories from Slayton's father about the B&O railroad in Rowlesburg WV the reader will enjoy a chance to look at life in its simplest terms. Each chapter a short story exposes us to a time where money was scarce and a single industry would surround a town. The railroad was a constant in the life of Jimmy serving generation after generation but more then that we meet a small town that took care of one another. In sickness and health has real meaning be prepared for tears. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joy | 2/6/2014

    " I really enjoyed the last few chapters. My only criticism of this book is that I am not sure if kids and teens would like this book. Hope I am wrong! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Monica | 1/16/2014

    " Great story by local author -- having an interest in West Virginia helps too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Afton Nelson | 1/8/2014

    " A coming of age story about the relationship between a father and son, eventually. Told over a series of All Hallows Eve's, the main character grows and comes to eventually understand his father and their complicated relationship. "

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