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The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

by C. S. Lewis
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Product Details

  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • Publishing date: 01/06/2005
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780060793371
  • ISBN: 0060793376


The BBC Radio production of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a delightful two-hour sail on the most fabulous ship in Narnia. Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader, and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will take them to the edge of the world. Their adventures include being captured by slave traders, a much-too-close encounter with a dragon, and visits to many enchanted islands, including the place where dreams come true. The adaptation is faithful to its source, C.S. Lewis's series of Narnia books, which have provided exciting and uplifting tales for generations of children. BBC Radio does wonders with sound effects--the ship creaks in the wind, the sorrowful dragon roars lugubriously--and musical cues and interludes that keep the pacing dynamic. There's also a splendid cast of plummy British voices, making this far more than a book read onto cassette--it's an audio drama, as enjoyable as a trip to the theater. Grownups who buy this tape for their children will want to borrow it for themselves. (Running time: two hours, two cassettes) --Blaise Selby

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  • An enchanting tale
    From Amazon

    It is a year now since the two brothers and two sisters returned to England from their second adventurous trip to the magical kingdom of Narnia. However, three years have gone by in Narnia. Caspian has secured his throne over Narnia and has decided to search for the seven nobles that his evil uncle had banished when he seized the throne of Narnia from Caspian's father. Edmund and Lucy are visiting their uncle and aunt when their rather obnoxious ever-complaining cousin enters their room. The three are looking at a picture of a ship and are suddenly magically transported to Narnia. They land in the water on the side of King Caspian's ship The Dawn Treader and are rescued and taken on board. Caspian tells the three about his quest, and the siblings, but not Eustace, look forward to participating. Eustace is an amusing addition to the story. His foolish antics, reactions, remarks and behaviors adds humor to the tale, such as his misguided battles with the brave mouse Pug and his attempt to steal water when it was rationed. Edmund, Lucy, Caspian, Eustace and Pug visit an island in the middle of their journey and are captured by slave traders. Caspian is rescued by one of the seven men that he is seeking. The slave traders have a huge army and Caspian hasn't enough people to beat them. He uses a clever deceit to rescue his friends. The group set off again in search of the remaining six nobles. They experience a terrible storm and a sea serpent. After three weeks of danger, they arrive at an island. Eustace sneaks off by himself, gets lost, finds a treasure, turns into a flying dragon, and the noble lion Aslan arrives and turns him back into his human shape. Readers will be intrigued with what follows. Did Caspian find the remaining six nobles? What had happened to them? Did the group reach the Far East? Is the Far East the land of Aslan? Did Eustace learn to behave properly? Did the brother and sister who were not in the beginning of the journey come to Narnia? Did the children get back to England; and, if so, how?

  • Sail On!!!
    From Amazon

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a fantasy adventure story set in the land of Narnia. We embark upon a voyage of discovery and danger with Price Caspian, Lucy, Edmund and the mouse Reepicheep. One of the distinct pleasure of reading this book is how the author, with economy of words, transports us as a passenger on the Dawn Treader - "when they turned aft to the cabin and supper, and saw the whole western sky lit up with an immense crimson sunset, and felt the quiver of the ship, and tasted the salt on their lips, and thought of unknown lands on the eastern rim of the world, Lucy felt that she was almost too happy to speak". A word of warning to new readers your enjoyment of this story will be greatly enhanced if your read the Narnia books "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" and Price Caspian" before the "Dawn Treader". As an adult reader of fantasy I can, without reservation, recommend this novel to all age groups. I surmise that many adults pass on the Narnia books because they "appear" to be written for pre-teens. The continuous popularity of the Narnia books long after the passing of Lewis and well before the recent films suggest to this reader that these books were intended for all age groups.

  • Great book and srevice.
    From Amazon

    Thank you Amazon. The book i s great. I am pleased with the book and the timely service in which it was delivered. C. S. Lewis is such a great author and the Chronicles of Narnia are some of his best works. Thanks again for the good service.

  • Episodic adventure
    From Amazon

    Edmund and Lucy Pevensie return to the magical land of Narnia in the company of their disagreeable cousin Eustace. They accompany Caspian on a voyage to find the loyal noblemen who were exiled by his evil uncle. This installment of C.S. Lewis's series is rather episodic, as our voyagers sail from one adventure to another, so your appreciation of it is bound to be colored by how much you enjoy the individual episodes. While some, such as Eustace's encounter with the dragon, are very interesting, most did not appeal to me very much, and I felt the book suffers from the lack of a unifying dilemma. One very strong aspect of the novel, however, is the development of Eustace's character as he grows more self-aware.

  • Chronicles of Narnia review
    From Amazon

    The book arrived on time as advertised, and in good shape, as advertised. I would not hesitate to order from this vendor in the future.

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