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Download The Railway Children Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Railway Children (Unabridged), by Edith Nesbit
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,647 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Nesbit Narrator: Renee Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN:
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In this classic story, first published in 1906, a false accusation places the father in jail, leaving his wife and three children on their own. Circumstances force mother and the children to leave their ideal life in London to live near a train station in a rustic cottage. As the good natured children work to rescue their father, they befriend and help others along the way. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belinda Fox | 2/18/2014

    " 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. "

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

    " a sweet book with a beautiful ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali Newcombe | 1/20/2014

    " Was very good easy reading I love this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Khinna | 1/20/2014

    " A story I will have to read with son if his interest in trains continues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/8/2014

    " I read this quite a few years ago with my kids. Nice read aloud to teach children positive character traits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 thelifepursuit | 12/26/2013

    " If you are a fan of Elizabeth Goudge and similar authors, you will enjoy this story. It starts out a little sad because of the absent father and the lovely mother who is very busy making a living, but I like the touch of realism. The children get into many fun adventures, some of which involve helping others (a nice touch). A very delightful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 12/25/2013

    " Oh, I adore E. Nesbit so much! The Railways Children has always been one of my favourite books and films :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracey | 12/24/2013

    " No review recorded - I remember it being a bit twee for adults, but probably quite an adventure if read as a child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 12/9/2013

    " This is one of the classics that I really liked. Children after moving away from big city to smaller place and try to have a normal life. They have their own small problems, but there is still a shadow of the father, who disappeared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/5/2013

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 11/16/2013

    " The gentlest, most beautifully and simply written piece of political propaganda that you're ever likely to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/3/2013

    " good book, classic novel too... will have to read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 9/9/2013

    " Wonderful Children's book. Written in 1906 - very well written. Listened to it on an Audio book. Story was very well woven and the characters were all well developed. Really enjoyed how the author would get into the children's heads - I can remember thinking that way myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne | 2/11/2013

    " I had a beautiful illustrated edition of this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Fackler | 2/8/2013

    " 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 Cindy | 5/26/2012

    " What a lovely read. I wish I still had kids at home to read aloud to. Takes you back to 1900 England and the pleasant ruminations of turn of the century children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eyehavenofilter | 4/19/2012

    " I remember reading this at a young age and being delighted in the action and mystery Now after reading it again I can look back, and see these books as predecessors of the Lemony Snicket stories. Not quite as depressing but just as entertaining! Fun reading for any youngster, no matter what the age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/28/2012

    " This was the first book I ever read on my own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 11/11/2011

    " Another childhood favourite. I remember my mum reading a bit of it to me each night, and I still have my very battered copy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ozlem | 10/15/2011

    " One of the books I really did not like when I was child. I still feel tense and irritated when I remember the mother's behavior towards her children during a breakfast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 9/10/2011

    " I began reading this aloud to my kids before bed. It's refreshing to read that children CAN use their imaginations. Reminds me that my children probably could if they turned off the nintendo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/10/2011

    " I saw there is a play in Toronto based on this book and realized I had never read it . It is a childrens classic and I didn't want to miss out. It is quite entertaining so far "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/23/2011

    " This was very cute and a fun classic read that I hadn't ever picked up before. It is set in England and originally published in the early 1900s so some of the customs and expressions were a challenge to understand but entertaining at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 4/17/2011

    " My children listened this on BBC audiobook and absolutely loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 3/8/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/24/2011

    " I love the fun adventures and the subtle moral lessons in this book. Very fun childrens book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/9/2011

    " Loved the heroic adventures of these three siblings, and lots of life-long learning about courage, faith, work, loving kindness and honesty. Wonderful book, will read again to my children in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/8/2011

    " a sweet book with a beautiful ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will | 2/1/2011

    " More than the film the book gets me everytime. Each time I read it to my children almost every chapter would cause my voice to catch in my throat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/26/2011

    " "Don't you think it's rather nice to think that we're in a book that God's writing? If I were writing a book, I might make mistakes. But God knows how to make the story end just right---in a way that's best for us." Mother to Peter p192 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/16/2011

    " good book, classic novel too... will have to read more by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 1/14/2011

    " It was cool, it was fun and it ended happy. "

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