The Phoenix and the Carpet (version 3 Dramatic Reading)


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(4.4 stars; 7 reviews)

Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane need a new carpet for the nursery, but it turns out to be a magic carpet containing a phoenix egg! They discover how to hatch the egg, but a magical creature with a big ego and a wishing carpet that can read but not talk leads straight to another hilarious series of adventures! Throw in a thief, a cook, a lot of cats and a cow, and stir well with a Phoenix feather for a recipe for excitement...

The second book of the "Psammead" trilogy, following on directly after "Five Children and It" sees the children once again being caught up in magic events which, despite their best intentions, cause chaos and usually result in their being sent to bed! (Summary by Beth Thomas) Narrated by Beth Thomas
Phoenix: Peter Yearsley
Anthea: Arielle Lipshaw Cyril: Aaron M. Lebowitz Robert: Lydia Jane: Rachel Other characters read by: Amy Deuchler, Diane Alailima, Ezwa, Jenna Eleni, Jennifer Fournier, Kangaroo, KHand, Larry Wilson,Leanne Yau, Sonia, ToddHW, Tomas Peter, Twinkle, Vicki Hibbins, Edited by: Kim, Devorah Allen, Arielle Lipshaw, and Rachel (5 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Dedication and Dramatis Personae 3:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1: The Egg 32:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2: The Topless Tower 32:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3: The Queen Cook 36:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4: The Two Bazaars 29:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5: The Temple 33:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6: Doing Good 25:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7: Mews from Persia 27:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8: The Cats, The Cow, and The Burglar 27:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9: The Burglar's Bride 26:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10: The Hole in the Carpet 24:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11: The Beginning of the End 24:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12: The End of the End 26:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

(5 stars)

A fun story and an excellent recording - just as good as the first book in the series.

A classic tale of the macabre, excellently told.

(5 stars)