The Railway Children


Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 1204 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

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 book and reader


(5 stars)

Feb 2019 Listened to it again. Wonderful book and wonderful reader. Ten stars! I did think that the anti-Russian political aspects of the book - the rescued Russian ex Siberian convict, and Father's false incarceration for spying for Russia - this was before the Bolsheviks seized power - was rather incongruous with the rest of the book. Interesting analysis of the book here (of special interest to the Bookworm reviewer below): https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/mar/26/theatre.booksforchildrenandteenagers May 4, 2014 It's great, and Karen Savage does the best reading job ever!

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.

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.

Jessica


(5 stars)

I LOVE THIS STORY! I am a 10 year old who is very into Librivox. I hope that when I grow up I will be as good a reader as you, Miss or Mrs Savage.

Delightful and satisfying.


(5 stars)

This is the kind of story that encourages us to carry on amidst hardships. The children's focus was what seemed conducted them through thier great sorrow into courageous behavior.

rediscovered delight


(5 stars)

I love Karen Savage's narration! She is a delight to listen to, and her choice of books is always trustworthy. Thank you for a lovely rediscovered book from my childhood.

lovely


(5 stars)

I haven't heard this story before, but it is quite delightful. I must give my warmest approbation to the reader, Karen Savage, as always. She is such a talented narrator.