The Railway Children

  • by E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by Virginia Leishman
  • 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Father has suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. Now Mother has moved Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis from London to an old English country house. Missing the hustle and bustle of the city, the children are ecstatic to find that their new home is near a railway station. Making friends with both the porter and the station master is great fun. So is waving to a kindly old gentleman who rides through on the 9:15 every morning. When mother gets sick, it is he to whom they turn for help. And later, when a fortunate twist of fate returns their father to them, they are surprised to find the old gentleman involved once again.
Written by an unconventional woman whose friends included H. G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw, this classic has been popular since it was first published almost 100 years ago. Virginia Leishman’s enthusiasm translates these adventuresome children into heroes for modern listeners.


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Enchanting Performance

This was a delightful performance of an enchanting book. This is one to snuggle in with children or grandchildren and set out adventure after adventure, where all comes right in the end. I loved this as a child and it is still a great antidote for bad days!
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- Jennifer Tait

Justice Triumphs

Have seen this movie several times, but reading the book gives more details. Great for kids.
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- Deb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books