The Railway Children


Read by Karen Savage

(4.6 stars; 290 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!

Very Evocative

(4.5 stars)

A wonderfully written and read story that reminds me of how free we were when I was young with life full of adventure and excitement. It brought home to me the stark contrast of childhood then and now.

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 :)

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!

a wonderful book!

(5 stars)

This was a great book. The whole family enjoyed it while we traveled. Karen's accent wasn't so strong tha we Americans couldn't understand it. And she did a get job with the characters.

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.