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The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

The Christmas Train (edition 2004)

by David Baldacci

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Title:The Christmas Train
Authors:David Baldacci
Info:Warner Books (2004), Paperback
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:Read, Read in 2012

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The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

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    The Edge by Dick Francis (SylviaC)
    SylviaC: Trans-continental train journeys full of railway atmosphere. The Edge has more suspense, while The Christmas Train is light and cheerful.

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A nice Christmas story that made me want to go on an extended train trip. ( )
  TheresaCIncinnati | Aug 17, 2015 |
This was headed for a five star rating until the cheesy and, in my opinion, totally unneccesary and unbelievable ending. The characters were varied and nicely developed with enough twists and turns in the plot to create a great tale. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it, the stupid surprise ending not withstanding. You might want to skip the last two pages and leave yourself with a fine story, well told. ( )
  brucemmoyer | Jul 25, 2015 |
This was a very uplifting and lighthearted book set on a train during the Christmas season. (I have a love trains and have always wanted to take a ride across country, as seems so adventurous). I listed to the book on audio and offered great sound effects, which made it very realistic and put you in the mood and the narrator Tim Matheson was excellent. Reminded me a little of Richard Paul Evans’ books as his books tend to be centered around the holiday season.

It was full of colorful characters from New Orleans jazz, funny eccentric older ladies, actors, movie producers, and writers. Tom Langdon is the main character and writer taking the train to California to see his girlfriend to go skiing in Tahoe for the holidays. Ironically, he runs into his former love Eleanor, whom he has never gotten over who is now a big movie director. From romance, snow storms, thief, undercover folks, and Max the movie guy and a staff full of fabulous friendly Amtrak employees – making this a humorous and fun trip. Makes you want to plan a train trip soon to meet all the fun people along the journey in a slower paced time.
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
Probably won't finish reading it. It is just ok... ( )
  DeanClark | Nov 9, 2014 |
Great little read. Read it every year. ( )
  pife43 | Jul 23, 2014 |
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This novel is dedicated to everyone who loves trains and holidays.
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Tom Langdon was a journalist, a globetrotting one, because it was in his blood to roam widely.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446615757, Mass Market Paperback)

This edition of the "New York Times" bestseller--a heartwarming tale of humor, romance, and mystery by the bestselling author of "Split Second"--includes the brand-new short story, "Waiting for Santa." "Baldacci whips up a pleasant holiday confection."--"People."

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Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any chance of arriving in Los Angeles in time for Christmas with his girlfriend. To finance the trip, he sells a story about a train ride taken during the Christmas season.… (more)

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