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Summary

In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet.... That's the old story everyone knows and loves (even if they don't really believe it). But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and there's a new story in the making: the story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an adventure to end all adventures when their village is flattened.

It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn't do something about it.

A hilarious fantasy, co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged 17, and master storyteller Terry Pratchett, aged 43.

©1992 Terry Pratchett (P)2007 Random House AUDIO GO

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Fantastic!

A fantastic listen on an 8 hour car journey! Pratchett's first book is as good now as ever! Well read by an animated reader, go unabridged and hear the entire story!

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Not one of my favourites!

I usually enjoy the children's books, this one was OK, but not, in my opinion, up there with the rest. It might have been because the names of the different 'tribes' were a bit too odd for me to remember and 'place'. Still good, but Mr Pratchett sets such a high standard that I always expect to be bowled over! This book still had its 'common sense' feel for the behaviour of the characters.

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Early TP

Complex and detailed with fewer jokes, in fact hardly any, than later TP books. Interesting glimpse into how TP’s writing develops. Glad there are more laughs and chuckles (cackles!) in his later books which I adore and reread often. Probably won’t reread this one though ..

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Not​ my favourite

Not my favourite Terry Pratchett story. Didn't enjoy it as much as the Discworld series.

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my favorite book

I'm used to the tony robinson voices and pronunciation so the performance seemed a little strange to me but still very good.
This has been my favourite story since I was little, and it was amazing to hear again. Anyone and everyone should experience this book, whether reading or listening, it has so many depths its hard to do it justice in an explanation

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Superb! Fantasy under your feet.

Brilliant fantasy story, suitable for 8 years and up. I still thoroughly enjoy it as an adult.

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loved this.

I love a Pratchett kids book. This did not disappoint. Great narration. Cool story. Made a long journey more interesting.

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Brimful of Colourful Characters

An imaginative and fun storyline. Kept me interested. Perfect for children from 5 to 95!

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great

excellent absolutely excellent exceptional superb, top banana a book u don't put down until its finished

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A book that becomes a lovely memory

It was lovely to hear this again. I read it in my early teens and was delighted to find that it still conjured the same feelings of curiosity and wonder. I would recommend this to all young people and most adults! A simple but engaging story that teaches you how to think in new ways

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Just Good Fun

I loved it I would love to see a sequel "Beyond the Fringe" maybe. This was just good clean fun all the way through and I would recommend this for any age,I laughed out loud in several places.

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just a fun read

What did you love best about The Carpet People?

Constant humor.

Have you listened to any of Richard Mitchley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Love the way Richard Mitchley reads this sort of book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are parts where you can't help but laugh out loud.