The Railway Children


Read by Karen Savage

(4.7 stars; 428 reviews)

Edith Nesbit’s classic story, in which three children, pulled suddenly from their comfortable suburban life, move to the country with their mother, where they come to know and love the ways of the railways. (Summary by Karen Savage)

(5 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 - The Beginning of Things 20:19 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 02 - Peter's Coal-mine 26:19 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 03 - The Old Gentleman 23:29 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 04 - The Engine Burglar 25:42 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 05 - Prisoners and Captives 18:13 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 06 - Saviours of the Train 19:07 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 07 - For Valour 23:04 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 08 - The Amateur Firemen 20:06 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 09 - The Pride of Perks 21:34 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 10 - The Terrible Secret 19:14 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 11 - The Hound in the Red Jersey 24:29 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 12 - What Bobbie Brought Home 18:54 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 13 - The Hound's Grandfather 21:24 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 14 - The End 19:12 Read by Karen Savage

Reviews

The Railway Children

(5 stars)

The reading is superb,one of the best in the series. The story of a family who something tragic happens to and the strength of how they pull together and still find excitement and a lust for life. This is a most captivating tale and will touch the heats of all that listen. Don't miss this story!

wonderful

(5 stars)

Loved it. Well read AND brilliant story. It reminded me of the lessons I learned as a kid to be nice and speak kindly to one another. It's been a long long time since I heard those lessons repeated in any entertainment medium. Today we're bombarded by violence, anger, and unceasing rudeness. This story was a pleasant refresher and I put the mp3 speakers on the dining table so my son could hear as he played his computer games. He didn't mind it either :)

Beautiful!

(5 stars)

If you have seen the film but never read the book, then you must listen to this! The film was remarkably close and captured the characters so well, the story still manages to bring a tear to my eye. Beautifully read by Karen Savage. A worthy listen.

No one writes like Nesbitt!

(5 stars)

What a delightful story of delightful children and their adventures. And Karen Savage does a great job bringing the characters to life. Thank you! I needed this story and it did not disappoint. one note: Karen reads very fast at first, but as she brought the characters to life, I did not notice the speed. Maybe there was an adjustment I should have made on my part. Karen is one of my favorite readers.

E. Nesbit should be more famous!

(5 stars)

absolutely delightful! Why is Edith Nesbit not more famous? Histories remind me a little bit of Narnia, and this one was particularly beautiful. I love the lessons learned, the fun personalities of the kids, and of course Karen Savage's brilliant interpretation and reading. She's marvelous.

Great inspiring story

(4.5 stars)

I love the way the writer tells the story of these children and their mother. Each adventure they live and the characters they meet make us feel more and more involved and hoping for a happy end.These brave and sweet kids will remain on my mind for a long time! Well read as usually by Karen Savage.

charming story, very enjoyable

(5 stars)

What a fun find! I was looking for a relaxing read by a good narrator and found both. I haven enjoyed Karen Savage's narrations of several other stories so I simply searched her titles and discovered this charming story as well. A fun and pleasant read by a very skilled narrator. A great addition to the librivox community. Thanks, Karen!

The Railway Children

(5 stars)

I could not help listening to the entire story again. What a heartwarming story. I watched the movie, too. The reader: Ms. Savage did a great job. I could imagine each scene and each character so vividly while listening to the recording. I listened to her recordings of "A Little Princess" and "Secret Garden." Thank you.