Stop the Train!

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by Geraldine McCaughrean

From the author of The Kite Rider comes another great historical novel, this time set in the American west, where the residents of a new settlement struggle against nature and the railroad to keep their town alive. Pulse-pounding adventure, moments of gut-bustin’ humor, and a deeply moving sense of community, make Stop the Train! a must-listen.

Author Geraldine McCaughrean
Narrator Ellen Myrick
Length 8 hrs and 11 mins
© Copyright 2001 Geraldine McCaughrean
℗ Audio Copyright 2005 Full Cast Audio

Meet the Cast:

Ellen Myrick Narrator
FIRST CITIZENS OF FLORENCE, OKLOHOMA:
Grace Kelly Cissy Sissney
Bill Molesky Hulbert Sissney
Kate Huddleston Hildy Sissney
Adam Graydon Brown Nate Rimm
Ryan Sparkes Kookie Warboys
Albert Marshall Monday Morning
Karel Blakeley Herman the Mormon
Mike Stevens Frank Tate
Bill Knowlton Virgil Hobbs
Daniel Bostick Emile Klemme
Michael O’Neill Pickard Warboys
J P Crangle Jake Monterey
Bruce Coville Samuel T. Guthrie
Leonard Fonte Lloyd Lentz
Moe Harrington Blosk Warboys
Patti Thompson Lotte Lagerlof
Peter Moller Jim Fudd
Phil Markert Sven Lagerlof
Phil Eisenman Charlie Quex
Mark Holt Gaff Bowden
TRAVELLERS TO FLORENCE:
Holly Adams Miss Loucien Shades
David Baker Everett Crews
Richard McKee Cyril Crews
Janine Bostick Mrs. Klemme
Jon English Neville T. Crupper
Joey Panek Minister
Mimi Mead Mis May March
Ted Davenport Marshall Haggar
Frank Fiumano School Inspector
THE RED ROCK RAILROAD COMPANY:
Alan Milair Clifford T. Rimm
Bill Meidenbauer Peter Bull
Daniel Stevens Bob Eagle (RRR Engineer)
Tim Fox Train Attendant
John Seavers Editor of the “Glasstown Daybreak”
OTHER CHILDREN OF FLORENCE:
Dan Poorman Nahum Warboys
Grace Gates Honey
Karam Anthony Ezra Warboys
Liam Bartlett Fred Stamp
Liam Fitzpatrick Amos Warboys
Marissa McLean Tibbie Bowden
Michael Macri Ollie West
Nathan Bostick Barney McKinley
Seth Jackson Fuller Monterey
Sofia Coon NaMarleen Bellrator
Kevin Fitzpatrick Peatie Monterey
Tessa Streeter Sarah Waters
Emily Meidenbauer Emile Klemme’s daughter
Gerard Moses Vokayatunga
Vershaun Terry Negro Guard
OTHER CITIZEN’S AND PASSENGERS:
Victoria King Homely Woman
Brett Hobin Citizen of Florence
Sue Streeter Citizen of Florence
David Kelly Child of Florence
Joshua Bostick RRR Passenger
Janice Wyatt RRR Passenger
Corey Hobin RRR Passenger

Reviews:

“Ellen Myrick’s narration is spot-on in this rollicking story of pioneer times. The Full Cast Family delivers all the emotions of families struggling to build a new life in a new land. They arrive in Florence to stake claims at the start of the 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush, discovering that it is up to them to create the community that currently is just a dream in the dust. Hardships arise when the train bypasses Florence because the settlers won’t sell their claims to the railroad. Hilarity ensues as various plans are hatched to force the train to stop. Hope wins out when success comes in a satisfying ending in which all sides win.” — AudioFile, 2006 

“Students will gain new understanding of the hardships of westward expansion and the control exercised by the railroads over the lives of the settlers in this engaging novel of the Oklahoma land rush. A full cast of excellent narrators, including children, and an original musical score transport listeners to the old West. ” — Teacher Librarian, Feb. 2008


Listen to samples from this audiobook:
  1. Stop the Train - sample 1 2:24
  2. Stop the Train - sample 2 1:19
  3. Stop the Train - sample 3 0:17
  4. Stop the Train - sample 4 0:45