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Summary

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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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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great experience

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

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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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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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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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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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A bit dull

The storyline is not bad but a bit dull for David Baldacci's normally captivating writing.

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Disappointing dross

My book club choice. Wanted to like a Christmas themed story to lift the spirits in these difficult times but this was just dire. Clunky, embarrassing dialogue and a plot whose holes were so big the eponymous train could have passed through with consummate ease.

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Super Story

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Worst ever

If this had been the first David Baldacci book I had ever listened to it would have been the last!
The story is poor, the characters are poor and the delivery is poor.