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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,727 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Nesbit Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Edith Nesbit's classic story of three children whose lives are turned upside down when their father suddenly goes away and they have to move to the country. They are captivated by the local railway and make friends with the local station staff and the old gentleman who travels daily on the train.The children experience all kinds of adventures, but the biggest adventure is the one which they do not even understand themselves... the reason for their father's absence and the mysterious quest to bring him home. A captivating story for all ages. The Railway Children, published in book form in 1906 and never out of print since, has a special and enduring place in British children's literature.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adidja Musaka | 2/15/2014

    " What i learned from this book is how it is to have a father and then lost him for something that he got blamed on. I liked this book because it thought me something, like when you are really rich and then you became poor again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anirban, Freeman in Real | 2/8/2014

    " It hugs my childhood memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/4/2014

    " A terrific bedtime book, over about 2 weeks. Chaya's favourite at 6 1/2, and has led us into the rest of the Nesbit oeuvre. It starts with the children protagonists' father being mysteriously arrested, and the family abruptly plunged into poverty, which might have seemed frightening, but somehow wasn't. In any case, this was just a device for getting the family out of London and into a country shack where they could experience the full measure of the magical allure of the steam train. Nesbit's children are a marvelous mixture of adventurous, mischievous, and fundamentally decent and responsible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 2/4/2014

    " I loved this book! I think I'd read it before, years ago. All about some children and their mother during Victorian times. Really, really heartwarming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belinda Fox | 1/31/2014

    " Classic children's book which I don't think I'd ever read before! Interesting reading a book with the older style language and grammar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Stroh | 1/29/2014

    " A timeless classic and such an important part of my childhood! Still reads well now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Fackler | 1/29/2014

    " A story about children who do things that only children in stories ever actually do, and it is okay if you decide to confuse this with the Boxcar children. I can say the latter, because I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/25/2014

    " Pre-read for the kiddos. Loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Marshall | 1/22/2014

    " Not bad, very much a childrens book.. I thought it was a different book when I started reading it but then I didn't want to stop mid way. Needless to say it was a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 1/16/2014

    " English children make the best of hard times and have adventures. This is comfort reading, for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 1/6/2014

    " I like the Treasure Seekers better, though I think this is the better known and more traditionally beloved Nesbit book. It's wonderful, though, and much in keeping with the same thing. The kids are so earnest, but very likable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bronwyn | 12/27/2013

    " A good story in a similar style to The Chronicles of Narnia "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 11/11/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadaf Hussain | 11/6/2013

    " This book was part of the curriculum for our grade 5 literature class.. An amazing book but the repeated description of the fields, hills and trains tends to get a little boring but a classic nonetheless :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 10/9/2013

    " I read this years ago and re-read it today -- this book was written in times much more innocent than today (1905) and we might today consider it sappy -- but it was quite charming :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 9/1/2013

    " On the plus side of 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 8/27/2013

    " A book I have read many times, this timeless classic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabiel | 6/6/2013

    " One of my all-time favorite children's classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lely | 2/17/2013

    " the beauty of children way of thinking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eilis | 7/9/2012

    " Really this is an instance where the film was better than the book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Astrid Lim | 4/29/2012

    " it's different when you reread a beloved children classic when you're already an adult (or a parent). I questioned many of the decisions the mother made in this book. but i still loved the countryside atmosphere, a bit enid blyton-ish with more sarcasm... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bettie | 3/1/2012

    " The editions on GR are marked with a publishing date of 1978 and should indicate 1906. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 11/8/2011

    " A story about children who do things that only children in stories ever actually do, and it is okay if you decide to confuse this with the Boxcar children. I can say the latter, because I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 10/10/2011

    " Read as a child - loved E. Nesbit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahnaf | 9/23/2011

    " I have read this story 8 times already at never gets old. Whenever I want o take a break from chapter books this the one i always turn to. The story is so pure that the fiction in the story hides in the realisticness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 8/23/2011

    " The kids and I just finished this one. It was a bit long for them, but we all loved the story, and especially the trains! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meagan | 8/23/2011

    " The plot line and story itself was light-hearted and fun but the ending was completely anti-climactic and rather disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/21/2011

    " One of my favourite childhood books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stricklandaircraft | 6/21/2011

    " This book is our family evening reading selection. E. Nesbit is a wonderful author! We've read several of her books. I don't know how I could have not known about so many great classics when I was a kid. I might have learned to love reading sooner! "

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