The Railway Children

Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 1509 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)


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



(5 stars)

I LOVE THIS STORY! I am a 10 year old who is very into Librivox. I hope that when I grow up I will be as good a reader as you, Miss or Mrs Savage.

Great book and reader

(5 stars)

Feb 2019 Listened to it again. Wonderful book and wonderful reader. Ten stars! I did think that the anti-Russian political aspects of the book - the rescued Russian ex Siberian convict, and Father's false incarceration for spying for Russia - this was before the Bolsheviks seized power - was rather incongruous with the rest of the book. Interesting analysis of the book here (of special interest to the Bookworm reviewer below): May 4, 2014 It's great, and Karen Savage does the best reading job ever!

Delightful and satisfying.

(5 stars)

This is the kind of story that encourages us to carry on amidst hardships. The children's focus was what seemed conducted them through thier great sorrow into courageous behavior.

rediscovered delight

(5 stars)

I love Karen Savage's narration! She is a delight to listen to, and her choice of books is always trustworthy. Thank you for a lovely rediscovered book from my childhood.


(5 stars)

A marvelous, heartwarming story. Beautiful language, brilliantly narrated. Nesbit’s stories simply beg to be read aloud; it’s a delight to hear them performed with such excellence.

(5 stars)

A delightful tale of the human condition and innocence of childhood which allows them to have undying faith in others; which is a blessing to us all.

(5 stars)

This is THE BEST book! I am a 10 year old who loves listening to LibriVox and this is one of the best books so far!!!❤️❤️❤️

A good story

(4 stars)

I am 6 years old and I really liked tbis story because of their fun life. The reader is very good!