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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, where he will rediscover people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost.

In equal parts hilarious, poignant, suspenseful and thrilling, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci is a delightful journey filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief....

©2017 David Baldacci (P)2017 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • Mrs. H. L. Rider
  • 11-26-17

sheer delight!

such a real, unexpected treat. Such a evocative setting and storyline No need for guts or gore Baldacci kept me captive with great charectars and plot twists. superb vocalisation by Matheson who created an equally impressive set of voices & accents made for a journey I am sure to take again.

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  • Judith
  • 12-11-17

Saccharine sweet

If this book were a film you would watch it on wet Sunday afternoon and it would still be too corny! It is corny, predictable and sweet. I’d that’s your thing then it may cheer you up, if not walk away now.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-22-17

Dire Is this even written by Baldacci??

I think this has to be the worst book I’ve ever heard/read in my life!! Saccharine, cliched, banal etc. No character depth , narration mediocre at best! Are combination of pink panther, carry on whatever film you want to insert, St Trinians. Etc.Oh and did I mention corny. It only confirmed what always suspected, Americans have no stoicism if they think being stuck on a train fir a few days was a disaster !!! Dataport that she will not be getting any money from me soon. I think he must’ve dictated this while having a cup of coffee. He certainly gone down in my estimation. I know we don’t read Baldacci for high brow literature but this has sunk to new depths of appallingness. Waste of a credit!!!

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  • Paul
  • 11-15-17

great experience

Five stars from me, my first Baldacci will not be my last. Good story very well read

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  • I T Platt
  • 11-02-17

A great Christmas tale

Once again David Baldacci weaves a masterful tale, bringing together excellent characters. Tim Matheson brings the characters to life throughout this funny and heartwarming journey.

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 11-02-17

Great storyline

What a wonderful story , make's you want to go jump on a train, but only if you are offered a great adventure like this

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  • Jacky
  • 12-01-21

Brilliant compelling love story on a train

A brilliant love story that starts with loads of misunderstanding and mistrust , it is a brilliant listen as the characters unfold with a few twists here and there, narration was very good and bad me chuckling in places

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  • M
  • 01-08-21

Enchanting

This book is so different from many of Baldacci's other books. No violence, no guns, no brave heroes or sassy heroines. Just full richly drawn characters combined with the romance of transcontinental rail travel. Delicious!

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  • Richard B.
  • 04-07-22

Stop the soundtrack

Whoever thought this needed a soundtrack of train noises missed the mark

They were just silly

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  • M. Price
  • 04-02-22

Excellent stories, beautifully presented

I have never read or listened to anything by David Baldacci previously and bought this item on a whim when it was a Deal of the Day. Imagine my surprise on listening to my purchase, to find that I enjoyed it so much!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-17

a bit of Christmas cheer

Nice little Christmas story, easy to listen too but a bit too predictable. enjoyable all the same

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