The Phoenix and the Carpet (version 2)


Read by Helen Taylor

(4.8 stars; 70 reviews)

Five children discover a mysterious egg in their new nursery carpet - an egg which hatches into a magical talking Phoenix! The carpet is a magic one and takes them on all sorts of adventures which never quite turn out as planned... (Summary by Helen Taylor) (6 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1: The Egg 32:15 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 2: The Topless Tower 33:26 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 3: The Queen Cook 37:51 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 4: Two Bazaars 32:43 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 5: The Temple 32:22 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 6: Doing Good 26:28 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 7: Mews from Persia 27:54 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 8: The Cats, the Cow and the Burglar 27:27 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 9: The Burglar's Bride 29:48 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 10: The Hole in the Carpet 26:44 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 11: The Beginning of the End 25:55 Read by Helen Taylor
Chapter 12: The End of the End 30:31 Read by Helen Taylor

Reviews


(5 stars)

Such a lovely heartwarming story! The reader is superb and the second installment of what happened with the five children was so very much fun that we had to buy a hardcopy after listening to this.


(5 stars)

Excellent story, beautifully read. I highly recommend this for adults and children of all ages. This is the second book in a trilogy. The first book was disappointing. Looking forward to the third book.

Second book of the Psammead trilogy


(5 stars)

Helen Taylor does is an outstanding narrator. Her pleasant voice and beautifully spoken RP English elucidated this charming story.

Another fine, fine reader


(5 stars)

I rarely read children's fiction. As far as I'm concerned, Hogwarts is a matter for the veterinarian. However, seeing good reviews for this reader, I made an exception - an am delighted I did! Helen is a gifted voice talent who (if she chose) could make a career of it. It's to be hoped she plans many more solo reads for LibriVox.

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(0 stars)

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So lovely!


(5 stars)

Helen Taylor has such a beautiful reading voice and style! And the fact that she obviously knows French as the section where they go to France has accurate accents :) Thank you!!

Five stars!


(5 stars)

‘I gave this story five story five stars because the narrating is clear and it is a very good children’s story book’. From Lucy, age 9

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(5 stars)

Edith Nesbit's childrens books, written over a century ago, are thoroughly delightful, and the reader, Helen Taylor, is absolutely superb. Her accents are the best!