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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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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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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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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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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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A wonderful book

Beautifully read A joy to listen to by children and adults who love a good story . A wealthy family from London become poor and move to Yorkshire. There they have adventures and make many friends. The three children explore the countryside with few restrictions and gradually become the ‘Railway Children.’

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To confusing

The book is quite confusing and the people in the book keep on appearing in different places in seconds. E. Nesbit is a good author though and Jenny Agutter is a good narrator.

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Brilliant Story

I have read and listened to this story more times than I can count. It is exciting, comfortable, kind and emotional.

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Truly fabulous

I had forgotten just how wonderful this story is, don’t hesitate to put into your library it will take you back to the magical innocence of childhood..... fabulous!

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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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  • 20-08-21

Children story for for adults

A wonderful story and most beautifully read. The new film should be a real hit