Customer Review

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 1hr 15mins of fun & engaging Thomas stories for the kids, 14 July 2011
This review is from: Thomas and Friends: The Railway Stories, Branch Line Engines and Other Stories (Thomas & Friends) (Audio CD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Length:: 1:21 Mins

'Thomas & Friends - The Railway Stories' is a one CD audiobook comprising of three separate 25 min long stories, each of which are narrated by the longstanding narrator of the Thomas The Tank Engine Series - Michael Angelis. The three stories included are original Revered W. Awdry tales, given a fresh new recording and 2011 release.

The tales are:

- Branch Line Engines
- Gallant Old Engine
- Stepney The 'Bluebell' Engine

Each of the above tales are split up into four chapters for ease of listening (if your little ones happen to fall asleep during a story you can easily find your place again later).

The stories are the usual 'original' tales with a light-hearted moral message planted at the route of the storyline. The characters and tales are each engaging and energetic, with Awdry's voice setting the scene in a soothing but entertaining manner. The many accompanying sound effects add a good addition to the storytelling which the kids seem to enjoy immensely.

We've found that the audiobook is ideal for use in our car during a long journey, in which the short tales will keep the kids entertained for a solid 25 minutes for each story. In between a few of the stories are short musical songs which have an upbeat tone and easy to sing-along with lyrics. Once again - ideal for travelling in a car with the youngsters (but not so good for bedtime stories).

All in all we were very happy with the audiobook collection, delivering good quality recordings to the standard that you would expect from such a popular children's character. The stories are entertaining and segregated in such a way that they would even be suitable to be broken up for shorter journeys. So yes...we're very happy with it!

The included video hopefully gives you more of an idea of what to expect.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in