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Olivia Colman Reads The Railway Children (Famous Fiction)

By: E. Nesbit
Narrated by: Olivia Colman
Length: 58 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Olivia Colman reads E. Nesbit's classic novel. The Railway Children is a masterpiece of children's fiction. It wonderfully evokes a bygone age and is packed with fun, excitement and adventure.

When their father goes away unexpectedly, Roberta (Bobbie), Peter and Phyllis have to move from London to a cottage in the countryside. At the local station they make friends with the porter, Perks, and spend their time waving to the passengers on the trains. But although they have many adventures, one question still remains: is their father ever coming back?

The story of the children's attempt to avert disaster on the line, the mystery surrounding their father and Bobbie's resourcefulness has been cherished by generations.

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Warning - very abridged!

I was so disappointed because I didn’t realize it was abridged and by a great deal. Olivia Coleman’s narration is lovely but the story is about 1/6 th of the book and is not credible.

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Left something else

I liked it but it left some stuff out It s not the best Tom

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Takes me back to my childhood.

A wonderful story of a different life. Olivia Coleman reads so well. It was like a bedtime story. Definitely one for the granddaughters.

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  • 30-11-2016

Memories from my childhood afresh!

Took me back to the many afternoons of my childhood cuddled up watching the film!