Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith audiobook

Trains and Lovers: A Novel

By Alexander McCall Smith
Read by Robert Ian Mackenzie

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5.34 Hours Unabridged
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As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives. A keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a coworker into a romance by spotting an anachronistic train in an eighteenth-century painting. An Australian woman shares how her parents fell in love and spent their life together running a railroad siding in the remote Outback. A middle-aged American patron of the arts sees two young men saying goodbye in a train station and recalls his own youthful crush on another man. And a young Englishman describes how exiting his train at the wrong station allowed him to meet an intriguing woman whom he impulsively invited to dinner-and into his life.

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Summary

Summary

As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives. A keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a coworker into a romance by spotting an anachronistic train in an eighteenth-century painting. An Australian woman shares how her parents fell in love and spent their life together running a railroad siding in the remote Outback. A middle-aged American patron of the arts sees two young men saying goodbye in a train station and recalls his own youthful crush on another man. And a young Englishman describes how exiting his train at the wrong station allowed him to meet an intriguing woman whom he impulsively invited to dinner-and into his life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Robert Ian MacKenzie creates a voice for each member of this quartet of travelers; each voice is very much in sync with the personality that the author has written into the character …Not part of any of McCall Smith’s often humorous series, this stand-alone novel presents engaging views of how complex love can become. The author is truly a master at bringing the personality of his characters to life.” SoundCommentary.com

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Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, and more. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. In 2004 he was named the British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 5.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English