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Stop the Train!

by Geraldine McCaughrean

This title is now available on MP3-CD from Brilliance Audio for only $14.99. (Please go to Brilliance or to order - we no longer sell directly.)

Digital editions, some for download, some streaming, are available from Hoopla,, Tales2Go, Playaway, and Overdrive.

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.

Stop the Train!

Product Details:
Availability:  In Stock – Ready for Shipping
Approximate Running Time:  7 hours

Librarians: click here for a printable product information page

Listen to samples from this audiobook:
Sample 1Opening—waiting for the land rush to begin (2:22, about 2.2 MB)
Sample 2The trouble begins… (1:18, about 1.2 MB)
Sample 3Author's note from Geraldine McCaughrean (opening) (0:16, about 272 KB)
Sample 4Red Rock Runner Theme Music (The entire theme is included as a bonus track) (0:45, about 704 KB)

"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
"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

Meet the Cast:

Holly AdamsMiss Loucien Shades
Karam AnthonyEzra Warboys
David BakerEverett Crew
Liam BartlettFred Stamp
Karel BlakelyHerman the Mormon
Daniel BostickSherrif Emile Klemme
Janine BostickMrs. Klemme
Nathan Glyn BostickBarney McKinley
Graydon BrownNate Rimm
Sofia CoonMarleen Bell
Bruce CovilleSamuel T. Guthrie
JP CrangleJake Monterey
Ted DavenportMarshall Haggar
Phil EisenmanCharlie Quex
Jon EnglishNeville T. Crupper
Kevin FitzpatrickPeatie Monterey
Liam FitzpatrickAmos Warboys
Frank FiumanoThe School Inspector
Leonard FonteLloyd Lentz
Tim FoxThe Train Attendant
Grace GatesHoney
Moe HarringtonBlosk Warboys
Mark HoltGaff Bowden
Kate HuddlestonHildy Sissney
Seth JacksonFuller Monterey
Grace KellyCissy Sissney
Bill KnowltonVirgil Hobbs
Michael MacriOllie West
Phil MarkertSven Lagerlof
Albert MarshallMonday Morning
Marissa McCleanTibbie Bowden
Richard McKeeCyril Crew
Mimi MeadMiss May March
Emily MeidenbauerEmile Klemme's Daughter
William MeidenbauerPeter Bull
Alan MilairClifford T. Rimm
Bill MoleskyHulbert Sissney
Peter MollerJim Fudd
Gerard MosesVokayatunga
Ellen MyrickNarrator
Michael O'NeillPickard Waryboys
Joey PanekThe Minister
Daniel PoormanNahum Warboys
John SeaversGlasstown Daybreak Editor
Ryan SparkesKookie Warboys
Daniel StevensEngineer Bob Eagle
Mike StevensFrank Tate
Tessa StreeterSarah Waters
VerShawne TerryThe Negro Guard
Patti ThompsonLotte Lagerlof
Directed by:Daniel Bostick
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