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When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause... The five children find a cantankerous sand fairy, a psammead, in a gravel pit. Every day 'It' will grant each of them a wish that lasts until sunset, often with disastrous consequences.

©2019 E. Nesbit (P)2019 MustRead

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  • Richard Vega
  • 11-08-2020

The reading makes this painfull

The story is slow but interesting enough.
I feel sorry for the narrator/reading. She sound young and is trying. The problem is you feel like your in class listening to your teacher reading to you. That combined with the poor audio quality makes this hard to listen to for long times.

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  • Jake Jordan
  • 25-07-2019

Poor quality

Couldn’t understand her or hear her. Poor quality and very disappointed we had to buy a new version.

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  • Bananas
  • 12-12-2020

a bad beginning

Alrighty then. I couldn't even get through the first minute of the book. Mainly because of the narrator. Her voice is so tiny and she sounds like she is reading while she is in the bathroom.
I will be back later when I get more time to listen and then I will leave a much better (what I feel about the book)
I think that if I did have a few kids it might be a fun listen. But I don't have any.

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  • Katie Manchester
  • 20-01-2020

Novice Narration

This narration is appreciated for jts convenience but this should be free. I wouldn’t have paid for it!

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