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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Love the Irish accent...

Orphan Train

Orphan Train

By: Christina Baker Kline

Genre:  Adult Fiction

Pages: 304

Published: 2013

Audiobook: 7 discs (8 hrs 35 mins)

Read: June

2.5 out of 5

I expected more from this book. It received so much hype and was supposed to be a great book club book. I don’t understand the hype. It was an OK story about a 91 year old woman and a troubled teenager that become friends once learning they were/are both orphans. That is original…NOT! Most orphans no matter their age will connect on some level because they were both orphans. There was no climax, nor unpredictability whatsoever. However, it was a pleasant enough story and the audio was fantastic. I loved the Irish accentJ  I was hoping for a little of something that just wasn’t there and don’t understand why it would be a good, let alone great, book to discuss – unless the participants are orphans themselves.

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