The Railway Children (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924)

Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are suddenly yanked out of their comfortable lives and removed to live in the country with only their mother and to "play at being poor". Will they ever again be allowed to have bread with butter AND jam? Why does mother spend all day frantically writing in her room? And what has happened to their father?

The Railway Children is one of Edith Nesbit's best-loved books. It has been made into five films and a musical. The story of three children making friends with everyone around them and doing their best to do good and to be good (but not always succeeding) contains no magic, but the warmth of Nesbit's storytelling permeates the book. - Summary by Beth Thomas and Wikipedia

Narrator: Peter Yearsley
Bobbie: Hannah Mary
Peter: Beth Thomas
Phyllis: Jasmin Salma
Mother: TJ Burns
Albert Perks (the Porter): axcel
Station Master: Tomas Peter
Dr Forrest: GRuss
The Old Gentleman: Algy Pug
Bill (the Engine Driver), Oldest Workman: David Lawrence
Jimmy The Hound, Jabez Inglewood, Clergyman, Workman 3: Eva Davis
Father: Tom Geller
Mrs Viney, Spot (Bill's dog), Draper's Boy: Foon
Mrs Ransome (the Post Office Lady), Ruth (the maid), Voice 3, Maria (Bill's Wife), The Hare (a college boy): Leanne Yau
Cart Man, Jim the Fireman, Farmer, Workman 1, Signalman, Blacksmith: Nemo
Young Man, Foreman: LikeManyWaters
Mr. Szezcpansky: tovarisch
Bill the Bargee: Son of the Exiles
Mrs Perks, Workman 2, Bailiff: Bhavya
Master Perks: TriciaG

Audio edited by: linny, and Devorah Allen

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Family

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication and Dramatis Personae Group 00:02:25
Play 01 Chapter 1: The Beginning of Things Group 00:27:03
Play 02 Chapter 2: Peter’s Coal-Mine Group 00:32:16
Play 03 Chapter 3: The Old Gentleman Group 00:29:50
Play 04 Chapter 4: The Engine Burglar Group 00:31:39
Play 05 Chapter 5: Prisoners and Captives Group 00:22:38
Play 06 Chapter 6: Saviors of the Train Group 00:23:41
Play 07 Chapter 7: For Valour Group 00:28:25
Play 08 Chapter 8: The Amateur Firemen Group 00:24:57
Play 09 Chapter 9: The Pride of Perks Group 00:26:56
Play 10 Chapter 10: The Terrible Secret Group 00:23:32
Play 11 Chapter 11: The Hound in the Red Jacket Group 00:30:05
Play 12 Chapter 12: What Bobbie Brought Home Group 00:22:53
Play 13 Chapter 13: The Hound’s Grandfather Group 00:25:49
Play 14 Chapter 14: The End Group 00:24:18