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The Railway Children

(A Puffin Book)
By: E. Nesbit
Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Railway Children by E. Nesbit, read by Jenny Agutter.

When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself.

Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.

©2018 E. Nesbit (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd
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magical

An absolutely magical story and beautifully read by Jenny Agutter, I loved every minute and wished it could've carried on for longer!

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Congratulations

Having seen both film versions of The Railway Children where Jenny Agutter first played the eldest daughter Bobbi and then the mother in the remake, it was fitting that you should have asked her to read the book for Audibles, I enjoyed it very much and it will be a book that I'll be listening to again and again along with the other books I have on both my mobile and tablet.

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Classic

I've read this story more times than I can remember. I already owned one audio version but couldn't resist getting this one read by Jenny Agutter, and it doesn't disappoint. Easy to listen to, and with her experience of the story as an actor, Agutter brings something extra to the interpretation. This will be my go-to version in future.

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childhood favourite

I loved Jenny Agutter's narration of this beloved book from my childhood. A great listen.

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an excellent reading of the story

a classic that is beautifully told and will capture the imagination of children and adults alike.

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Lovely

What a perfect story! Jenny Agutter is obviously the perfect choice for narrator. I have always cried when watching the film, and I found tears in my eyes again when she said, "My daddy! My daddy!"
I love this book.

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Excellent narrator

I chose this version as it was narrated by the actor who played Roberta in the original film & she didn't disappoint 🙂

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Amazing story

This is a spectacular book, I loved it. l think this is a very good book to read for kids especially of age 7- to 12. I recommend your children to read books like this one to make them what to read other ones when they get older.

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  • 20-02-20

Great

I loved reading and lisining the book
It was great
It is a lovely book to reed

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  • 23-10-18

A beautiful story, beautifully read.

Ms. Agutter, who was in the film, really gives a top notch performance. The story is simple, charming and touching. A timeless classic that should be read by all ages.

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