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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,726 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. Nesbit Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were quite happy living in their ordinary red brick house in the London suburbs. But when their father is taken away, the children and their mother are forced to move to a dark, shabby cottage in the country, changing their lives more than they could ever imagine.

At first, the country seems lonely and dull. Then, one afternoon, a walk leads them to a railway tunnel where they meet Perks, the porter, make friends with the kind station master, and wave to the Green Dragon train as it goes by. Soon every day is filled with the excitement and fascination of the railway. Little do they know that the friendly old gentleman who waves back to them holds the key to the mystery of their father’s disappearance.

Since its first publication in 1906, The Railway Children has been one of the most popular and beloved children’s books, and it is sure to charm many generations to come.

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  • “As a listening experience, the story holds up well, for the plot contains plenty of action and lively episodes in which the children demonstrate their courage...The different characters are well conveyed in light, expressive tones by Ward. The cast of characters grows as the children get to know people around them. Their various dialects and speech patterns are narrated distinctly by Ward. Nesbit’s vivid writing has a freshness that has the potential to make this a pleasurable listening experience for youngsters.” 

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sarah-Jane Suddick | 2/14/2014

    " Ryan got bored as it took too long to get into "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Servini | 2/13/2014

    " One I can come back to time and again and never get bored. I've read to the kids and to other people's kids, roll on grandchildren (but maybe not quite yet). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob | 2/12/2014

    " I liked this because it was a touching story about children who saved people from all sorts of things like trains, and landslides. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carrie | 2/9/2014

    " Another one of my all time favourites. I never tire of reading this charming novel! I went to Haworth in Yorkshire last year and rode on the old steam train through the station that was used to make the film of this delightful book.....it was like going on a journey into the Past....yummy stuff! CK "

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