The Railway Children

Read by Karen Savage

(4.8 stars; 1712 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.

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.

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!

(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!!!❤️❤️❤️

Loved it!

(5 stars)

The Railway Children is a fun and exciting story, and Karen Savage is an excellent reader!


(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.

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!

Karen Savage you should Read all E. Nesbits Books

(5 stars)

This heart wrenching book By Edith Nesbit about children whose father leaves and they move to the Railroad is a must read and is just the best, Edith Nesbit is a great writer I love all her books there exciting and dramatic and the reader just makes them better, I just love how Karen Savage brings each character to life she does all the voices and is a great reader! Karen Savage your the #1 reader!