The Christmas Train PDF ☆ The Christmas ePUB

The Christmas Train PDF ☆ The Christmas ePUB

The Christmas Train ❮Reading❯ ➶ The Christmas Train Author David Baldacci – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington DC to LA in time for Christmas Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures and holiday magic H Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington DC to LA in time for Christmas Forced to 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 The Christmas Train is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief and The Christmas ePUB ↠ shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.


10 thoughts on “The Christmas Train

  1. Matt Matt says:

    I love this holiday classic, even if it is totally cheesy It is one of my annual reads at this time of year and I hope it can be added to a holiday TBR list for others as well.Baldacci brings his readers a holiday classic sure to stoke the fires of the heart and keep the holiday season on track Tom Langdon is on a mission, to get from New York to LA in time for Christmas After a slightly intrusive and highly problematic search by airport security, Langdon finds himself on a red flag list, sti I love this holiday classic, even if it is totally cheesy It is one of my annual reads at this time of year and I hope it can be added to a holiday TBR list for others as well.Baldacci brings his readers a holiday classic sure to stoke the fires of the heart and keep the holiday season on track Tom Langdon is on a mission, to get from New York to LA in time for Christmas After a slightly intrusive and highly problematic search by airport security, Langdon finds himself on a red flag list, still needing to get to the City of Angels As a seasoned journalist, he tries to make the most of his issue and decides to take to the rails aboard Amtrak s best and brightest, writing all about his adventures His multi day journey puts many interesting and unique characters in his path, as well as some highly humourous adventures and even a mystery or two As the miles fly by, Langdon discovers that there isto the train than a slower means of getting from A to B When someone from his past appears on the journey alongside him, Langdon discovers true meaning of the holidays and how the heart is the best guide on any of life s trips A nice break for Baldacci thriller readers, the book is a wonderful addition to the annual holiday traditions.I would be remiss if I did not agree with many that this book is not cut from the usual cloth Baldacci presents That said, its hokey nature is offset by the wonderful story Baldacci tells and the humour he is able to weave into the larger narrative I have read this book many time before and love it each time, finding some new aspect to cherish Baldacci is a master at storytelling and this book is proof positive that his flexible ideas can stand the test of time and genre diversification.Kudos, Mr Baldacci, for this holiday treat that ranks right up there with shortbread and eggnog.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge


  2. Heather Heather says:

    The best explanation for this book is that his teenaged niece wrote it and he published it under his own name.


  3. Dale Harcombe Dale Harcombe says:

    It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did I enjoyed it It is a gently humorous story about journalist and ex war correspondent Tom Langdon who finds himself on a train trip from Washington to Los Angeles The plan is to arrive in time for Christmas and meet yup with his girlfriend As we all know, things do not always go according to plan in life The story is filled with quirky characters and also contains romance, a mystery thief, andthan one person who is not quit It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did I enjoyed it It is a gently humorous story about journalist and ex war correspondent Tom Langdon who finds himself on a train trip from Washington to Los Angeles The plan is to arrive in time for Christmas and meet yup with his girlfriend As we all know, things do not always go according to plan in life The story is filled with quirky characters and also contains romance, a mystery thief, andthan one person who is not quite what they seem I also enjoyed the references to the Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint movie North by North West Some people are probably going to think is a bit cheesy, but you know what I don t care It was just the sort of light read I needed after my last read and I was happy to be taken along for the ride with this quirky cast of characters This is only the second book by this author I have read and neither were his usual thrillers So if that s what you are after you might be disappointed But if you just want a light hearted, feel good story, then this could be the go for you Sometimes you just want to be entertained and I was It still didn t make me want to go on a long train trip though


  4. Linda Linda says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I did read one of Baldacci s other books awhile ago, but the fact that I can t really remember it probably says alot As far as characters go, I guess Tom was my favorite only because he was fleshed outthan most, which isn t saying much All the other characters were so cliche, and the story so formulaic, that it was hard to control the gag factor I found it interesting, however, that Tom seemed disappointed that the train experience wasn t playing out like the classic movie yet, that s I did read one of Baldacci s other books awhile ago, but the fact that I can t really remember it probably says alot As far as characters go, I guess Tom was my favorite only because he was fleshed outthan most, which isn t saying much All the other characters were so cliche, and the story so formulaic, that it was hard to control the gag factor I found it interesting, however, that Tom seemed disappointed that the train experience wasn t playing out like the classic movie yet, that s exactly what the author seemed to be aiming for This reminded me of all the old classic romantic comedies from the 40 s and 50 s, but with a barely plausible story line I found the women in Tom s life particularly annoying Eleanor was supposed to be this wonderful, intelligent soul mate , yet she irrationally played the you should know why I left you card Then Lelia what can I say about that one is she the type of woman that would attract our hero It doesn t seem believable I found the last part of the story the worst The trek on skis should have been a harrowing experience, yet it was glossed over completely And what s with Tom carrying his dead mother s ring around with him What man does that I did enjoy the references to Mark Twain and also the passenger train history lessons All in all, I found the story and the writing very amateurish and disappointing


  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I ve seen David Baldacci s name everywhere lately so I figure it s time to give in to all the hard work these marketing folks are doing Having never read a Baldacci novel before, I picked The Christmas Train since I watched the Hallmark move about 10 times last Christmas It s OK, ten times isn t excessive It only aired about 200 times Now that s excessive The Christmas Train was an interesting and feel good story It has humor, mystery, and a second chance romance, all set during a snow I ve seen David Baldacci s name everywhere lately so I figure it s time to give in to all the hard work these marketing folks are doing Having never read a Baldacci novel before, I picked The Christmas Train since I watched the Hallmark move about 10 times last Christmas It s OK, ten times isn t excessive It only aired about 200 times Now that s excessive The Christmas Train was an interesting and feel good story It has humor, mystery, and a second chance romance, all set during a snowy Christmas I do have a warning though You may find yourself researching ways to incorporate a railroad on your next vacation Baldacci makes you feel the whimsical, simple, nostalgic, social, and very American history of train voyages However, the last train ride I was on has me remembering very different feelings, mostly sick, stuffy, and smellybut there s always next time.My favorite quoteBut no matter how fast we feel we have to go, shouldn t there be room for a train, where you can just sit back, take a breath, and be human for a little while Just for a little while Note The Hallmark adaptation of The Christmas Train actually follows the novel fairly well If interested, you can findinformation on the film HERE


  6. Mackey Mackey says:

    In the past I was a huge David Baldacci fan but for some reason stopped reading him somewhere along the time of the Camel Club series However, in my quest for seasonal books I picked up The Christmas Train and I m very glad that I did There is a tiny bit of a mystery to the book so it often gets labeled as such You have to look long and hard for that mystery, though, and I would put this book squarely in seasonal fiction instead The writing is solid, factual, humorous and flows brilliantly In the past I was a huge David Baldacci fan but for some reason stopped reading him somewhere along the time of the Camel Club series However, in my quest for seasonal books I picked up The Christmas Train and I m very glad that I did There is a tiny bit of a mystery to the book so it often gets labeled as such You have to look long and hard for that mystery, though, and I would put this book squarely in seasonal fiction instead The writing is solid, factual, humorous and flows brilliantly The characters are perfect for a holiday book and are well developed Yes, of course it has the requisite happy ending but what would a The Christmas TrainThe Christmas Trainholiday book be without one What I loved most about the book was the train its story, its history, its life Baldacci clearly loves trains as much as I do and his research into Amtrack s passenger trains is impeccable His writing brings these trains and their crew members to vivid life He has a political and economic message in this book, it comes through loudly and clearly, and it is one with which I agree 100% We need passenger trains in America and we will be fools to allow them to close Regardless of your feelings toward the holidays and Christmas or if you like Baldacci s regular series of books, I highly recommend The Christmas Train It s a fun read, a short book and you will feel better when you are finished


  7. Melindam Melindam says:

    It was OK, but honestly, I expectedfrom this book When I reached the end of the story, it seemed contrived and over constructed, it lacked the spontaneity, which would have made it apleasant read altogether.Still, christmassy and fluffy enough, if you are in need of some short, festive reading.


  8. Pamela Pamela says:

    It s been my experience that most folks who ride trains could care less where they re going For them it s the journey itself and the people they meet along the wayThat s why trains are so popular at Christmas People get onlooking for some friendship, a warm body to talk toHow do you put a dollar value on that Festive, playful, snarky and insightfulnuggets of interesting bits of history and train lore woven in, a bit of mystery and serendipitous romance, makes thisIt s been my experience that most folks who ride trains could care less where they re going For them it s the journey itself and the people they meet along the wayThat s why trains are so popular at Christmas People get onlooking for some friendship, a warm body to talk toHow do you put a dollar value on that Festive, playful, snarky and insightfulnuggets of interesting bits of history and train lore woven in, a bit of mystery and serendipitous romance, makes this an all around fun read The major drawback preventing me from giving this four stars instead of three lies in the smattering of expletives throughout Which I found at odds with the underscored message towards the endIt s often said that God works in mysterious ways You have to really think about what He s trying to do You can t be lazy and believeIt takes Spirit and faith and passion to really believe Like most things worthwhile in life, you get back what you put into it Only with faith, you get back a lotAnyway, all things considered, mixed message or not, it was an overall enjoyable read And I commend Baldacci for stepping outside his genre comfort zone to attempt something fresh and different After all, If I were an author, I certainly wouldn t want to be pigeonholed into one genre, and one genre only So thanks for the train ride, kind sir Merry Christmas THREE PLUS Fun, Festive, and Feisty Holiday Season STARS


  9. Peter Monn Peter Monn says:

    Such a fun and endearing Christmas book My full review will be on my booktube channel at Such a fun and endearing Christmas book My full review will be on my booktube channel at


  10. Dean Dean says:

    I loved it Electrifying and well written, a genuine page turner This is a wonderful novel, with a Christmas flair, and enriched with a heart rending love story and much romance..This is also my first David Baldacci novel, but after this one, I want to read muchby this author A great novel for the Christmas season, it did make me laugh aloud and with tears Also a love story, rendered masterfully with much feelings, that has touched me..And you have here a thief and a mystery as a bo I loved it Electrifying and well written, a genuine page turner This is a wonderful novel, with a Christmas flair, and enriched with a heart rending love story and much romance..This is also my first David Baldacci novel, but after this one, I want to read muchby this author A great novel for the Christmas season, it did make me laugh aloud and with tears Also a love story, rendered masterfully with much feelings, that has touched me..And you have here a thief and a mystery as a bonus..But most of all The Christmas Train by Baldacci has achieved to capture the spirit of Christmas with the full magic in it An ex war reporter wants to meet with his girlfriend, and aims to travel from coast to coast trough the USA by train at the Christmas season A great surprise and an unexpected end awaits him in this fabulous train adventureThousands of miles before him, he discovers that Christmas is a time for wonders He learns that second chances are not fairy tales, not any..So, uplifting and for Christmas the novel to be read and enjoy It has my full recommendation..All the best, and happy reading to all my goodreads friends Dean


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