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Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Written by C. S. Lewis

Narrated by Derek Jacobi


Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Written by C. S. Lewis

Narrated by Derek Jacobi

ratings:
4.5/5 (377 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Publisher:
Released:
May 24, 2005
ISBN:
9780060854386
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Narnia ... where anything can happen (and most often does) ... and where the adventure begins.

The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

Performed by Derek Jacobi

Publisher:
Released:
May 24, 2005
ISBN:
9780060854386
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.



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  • (5/5)
    One of my favorites of the Narnia series, I love seeing the development of Eustice. I have read this numerous times.
  • (4/5)
    The fifth book in the Chronicles of Narnia tells the story Edmund and Lucy and their cousin Eustace Scrubb after they get pulled into Narnia through a painting in their aunt's house. The three children accompany Caspian as he goes on a quest to the edge of the sea.I really enjoyed this entry in the series. The story was well done and I enjoyed the anecdotal style (similar in some ways to the first Harry Potter book) where a series of different adventures happen. It's a great quest story and also includes all of the fun elements of a story about a sea voyage. Looking forward to the last two books in the series.
  • (5/5)
    This book read like a great adventure story, more so than Prince Caspian or LWW. It was fun and fantastic.
  • (4/5)
    I only partially liked it in the beginning, expecting a book identical in style to the other Narnia books. But the nearer it approached the End (capitalization intentional), the more I liked it, until finally, at the last page, I knew I loved it.The story, as a tale of exploration, ebbs and flows in a rhythm. It does not have one ultimate climax. It has many little ones throughout the book. You won't find battles or many tense moments. What you will find is a pleasant narrative with many interesting mini-adventures and allegories that will remind you a bit of Aesop's Fables without feeling kiddish or going out of its way to make a point.
  • (5/5)
    This is the THIRD book in the Chronicles of Narnia.This might be my favorite volume of the Chronicles. Something about the sea voyage, exploring new territory, the redemption of Eustace, the End of the World, and learning more about Aslan always appealed to me. Everything is so beautiful - the stars, the birds, the flower-filled lake. I know the religious undertones, and even though I'm not religious, I believe in Aslan.
  • (5/5)
    I still haven't seen the new movie version of Voyage of the Dawn Treader, so this review is strictly on the book, which is a good one. I've been trying to journey through Narnia for several years now. I think I received the set of books when I was around twelve or thirteen. That means I've had them for well over twenty years. I kept reading The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe over and over and over again. I am now making progress. I'm at least keeping up with the movies!Voyage of the Dawn Treader is quite a fun adventure book. We are introduced to Eustace, a spoiled cousin of the Pevensies. Lucy and Edmond go to stay with Eustace and his family one summer and are whisked back into Narnia, with Eustace along for the ride. They are hauled aboard a ship called the Dawn Treader where they find their old friends Caspian, Reepicheep, and others. The ship is sailing to find the seven lost Lords of Narnia. Through their search, they encounter strange islands and odd creatures. This is where the story really gets going. In my opinion this is one of the lighter and more fun books in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I regret that I didn't read it twenty years ago. It could almost be read as a stand-alone book if someone was not familiar with the rest of the series. Voyage of the Dawn Treader is recommended for all ages but there are a few places that might be a little intense. If your kids aren't reading independently at this level, I recommend you read it with them. You'll all enjoy it.