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The Boxcar Children Collection Audiobook

The Boxcar Children Collection: The Boxcar Children (Book 1), Surprise Island (Book 2), The Yellow House Mystery (Book 3)

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Publisher's Summary

The Boxcar Children
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, four orphaned siblings, suddenly appear in a small town. The children make a home for themselves in an abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves - until Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her.

Surprise Island
Adventure abounds as Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny spend a summer living on their grandfather’s island. The kids confidently face everyday challenges armed with only their imaginations and the support of each other. Listeners are in for a suspenseful ride as the Aldens work together to discover the true identity of Joe the handyman before their holiday ends.

The Yellow House Mystery
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather and are determined to solve the mystery that surrounds an old yellow house on his property when they find a letter written by the brother of a man who vanished! And that’s only the first startling discovery they make!

©1942 Gertrude Chandler Warner (P)2011 Listening Library

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    GEW 01-30-13
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    "nice family stories"

    My five year old son loves these stories, and I enjoy listening to them as well. The cameraderie among the siblings is refreshing and it is nice how resourceful the kids are. Each of the stories has an element of mystery to them, which keeps you interested. (My three year old, however, starts to get antsy with these stories, because they are so lengthy - we have to take Dr. Seuss and Nate the Great breaks for him!)

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah YPSILANTI, MI, United States 08-06-12
    Deborah YPSILANTI, MI, United States 08-06-12
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    "A Classic!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Boxcar Children Collection to be better than the print version?

    This audiobook was so convenient to listen to. On my phone, on my tablet, even on my computer. I plugged a little speaker in to my tablet or phone and we listened while eating lunch and doing dishes.


    What other book might you compare The Boxcar Children Collection to and why?

    A cross between Columbo and Mayberry.


    What about Phyllis Newman’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was awesome and very understandable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, couldn't wait to restart it.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the convenience of audiobooks. I am a busy mom and don't have time to sit down and read books but on the go is amazing. I really like how it starts where you left off or you can rewind too. My daughter and I listened together. It was like listening to the old radio programs. Family time together was nice.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 05-17-12
    Jane 05-17-12
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    "My 8 year old loves the Boxcar Children Series"
    What did you love best about The Boxcar Children Collection?

    These books show how children can handle themselves in some serious situations with grace and kindness. There are also some history lessons - how did people get help before cell phones and computers? Maybe size up a stranger and consider asking them?


    What other book might you compare The Boxcar Children Collection to and why?

    My son has caught up on the Magic Tree House and Geronimo books and this gives him another big series, although most of the Boxcar Children series hasn't made it from hard-copy to audio yet. These are all stories that my son goes back to again and again.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    twyla 07-28-12
    twyla 07-28-12
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    "Love these on Audio - Great stories!"

    Had a great time listening to these stories with my 11 yr old son. I read all of these as a child and enjoyed hearing them all over again! Good books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Bryce Baltimore, MD United States 05-07-15
    Peter Bryce Baltimore, MD United States 05-07-15
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    "Good collection for a five-year-old"

    These are charming, positive stories, with likable and resourceful child protagonists. My kid liked the adventures and the main characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mario 04-02-16
    Mario 04-02-16
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    "Best"

    It is the best book I've ever heard!! The book is the best!!!!! I'm listened it 2 times!!!!

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    Johanna 12-10-15
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    "Good adventure and mystery"

    I am a 7 year old boy and I love this story and all of the Boxcar Children's books.

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    janine 12-10-15
    janine 12-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it!"

    Read the whole series as a kid, now listening to them with my children! Can't get any better!

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    Rebecca C. 09-22-16
    Rebecca C. 09-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loves by children ages 3,5,7"

    During a sick week we listened to the first three books--what a wonderful job the reader did! My 7 year old son jumped up and down about a half hour on yelling, "I love this story!" It was enjoyed by us all, we highly recommend these sweet stories. Also encouraging to see positive sibling relationships represented.

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    "Now this is a good book"

    My mom read these books when she was a kid and I like them too. They are great books

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