Grand Central

  • by Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Sarah Jio, Sarah McCoy, Karen White, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck
  • Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform. A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother. A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing Room.…
On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through New York City's Grand Central Terminal, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell. Now, 10 best-selling authors inspired by this iconic landmark have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not a disappointment

Loved these post WWII stories. When I realized it was many short stories I was a bit disappointed, but after listening the first time, I wanted to listen again to glean how these stories came together and incorporated the same day in each persons life. If you love period stories you will love this read.
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- Amazon Customer

Beautiful tapestry

Would you consider the audio edition of Grand Central to be better than the print version?

I would have to say no. If the narrator had read the book straight-up, or there had been multiple narrators, I might have enjoyed it more. In particular her accent in one story by Amanda Hodgkinson made me glad I could skip through. This did a disservice to an author who promises to be talented.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The characters in Sarah McCoy's "Branch of Hazel" were haunting and unforgetable, as were Gregorie and Liesel in the opening vignet by Alyson Richman.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I liked her general reading, dialogue, and many aspects of it, but with "Tin Town" by Amanda Hodgkinson she put on this funny British-esque accent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no. The stories are linked and yet not linked, using Grand Central Station to tie them together.

Any additional comments?

Well worth your time and credit, particularly the entries by McMorris, McCoy, and Richman.

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- Daryl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio