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A Whistle from the Blunder

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A Whistle from the Blunder

By Diana Noonan

Narrated by Tina Regtien

Suitable for Kids

Published by Longacre Press

A gripping, ghostly holiday thriller. Cadence is awoken every morning by the haunting whistle of a long-forgotten steam train. Something from the past isn’t ready to be forgotten.

  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 111m 46s11m 46s
    Cadence hears the ghostly steam train whistle again. She begins to wonder how it connects to the old station master's house and Barney Abbott, the old station master.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 1
  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 210m 57s10m 57s
    In an old photograph of the station master's house Cadence notices a face at the upstairs window. She realises that it is Barney Abbott's face and knows that he is the one who might tell her about the ghostly train she hears.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 2
  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 311m 4s11m 4s
    Cadence finally gets to visit Barney Abbott. He tells her more about the old photo - when it was taken and why. As she leaves Barney's house she tells him she can hear the ghostly train whistle.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 3
  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 410m 37s10m 37s
    Cadence mentioning the ghostly train whistle shocks Barney Abbott - he starts to talk about a train and a warning whistle and an incident but then falls. Cadence continues her investigations, visiting the Glenfurley library.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 4
  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 510m 48s10m 48s
    In the Station Tearooms Cadence discovers The Blunder is a place where there was a fatal landslip onto the train line many years ago. She wonders if Barney was the station master at the time and what actually happened.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 5
  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 611m 4s11m 4s
    Kim is a researcher on a documentary film being made in the area. It still raining when Cadence and Kim climb up The Blunder and see the old train line and the tunnel where the slip happened.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 6
  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 711m 47s11m 47s
    Kim climbs down the slip and into the old, disused tunnel. Just as Cadence herself is about to enter, she hears the train whistle again. Strange things begin to happen where the present seems to cross over with the past.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 7
  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 811m 50s11m 50s
    Cadence crosses the river but has no memory of swimming across. The army rescue squad arrives and Kim is rescued. The documentary film on the area is about to be shown in the town hall - it is called A Whistle from the Blunder.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 8
  • A Whistle From The Blunder – Part 912m 38s12m 38s
    The documentary film about the Birchfield Valley is shown to the townspeople. It explains what happened all those years ago on the old rail tracks. It features Barney Abbott's story of what really happened.
    Cover of A  Whistle From The Blunder – Part 9