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The Railway Children Audiobook

The Railway Children

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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.

Public Domain (P)1999 Recorded Books

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  • Jennifer Tait
    Milpitas, Ca USA
    14/10/15
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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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Deb
    02/01/17
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    "Justice Triumphs"

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    05/08/16
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    "Delightful"

    What a delightful old story of mutual family love and respect as told through three young children

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/02/16
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    "Fit for any age"

    very clean, the reader did a good job at making you feel apart of story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • E. Jensen
    19/11/15
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    "Magical family classic."

    Though I stumbled upon this story recently, it affected me in a similar way as Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved story "A Little Princess" did when I read it as a child and reread still. (Audible has an unabridged recording of that title also narrated equally wonderfully by Virginia Leishman.) It's a delightful story, beautifully and gently told in the time of British trains that will appeal to readers young and old.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth Bain
    Orange County, CA
    30/07/17
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    "Nice for children"

    Sweet story, good narration. It might be a bit tame for kids in today's fast paced, hi-tech world, but maybe it's not a bad thing to be reminded of a more innocent time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • BonSue
    28/03/17
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    "Delightful"

    I throughly enjoyed this book, which holds up well against the passage of time. At its core, the tale is one of trying to do good for everyone who crosses your path and holding a family together despite injustice & financial woes. The ending is a happy one for all involved, so I'll probably be reading this one to my grandkids

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    09/08/17
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    "loved it"

    it is a great story and was read beautifully. We really enjoyed it. highly recommended

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  • Jennifer Thiessen
    Salem, OR
    29/07/17
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    "Great! Its a lillac book!"

    narrator, not So good. She speaks with a flat vioce, but otherwise, great! so recommend! I am so impressed . go Roberta, Phillis, Peter, Mr perks, and mother! (oh and in prison, father! )

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Gustafson
    Kansas City, MO United States
    28/07/17
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    "Great"

    Excellent narration! My family and I enjoyed this. My kids are 4-9 and reminded me of the three children in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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