The performance of this story is perhaps the best of all the fine readings in the Narnia series, even though the reader is not quite so famous as some of the others.
The book is interesting in that it takes place entirely in Narnia, with not a single scene in this world. We get to see several of the Pevensey children as adults, an thus near the end of their first Narian adventures. This is the work in which Lewis introduces Calormene, the foil of Narnia in that other world. It does not worship to true god, but a false one—and yet, like Narnia, there are attractive and virtuous people in that land. The sorting of good and bad comes in the final version of the series, The Last Battle, which cannot be understood without the visit to Calormene provided here.
A wonderful adventure that I could listen to over and over again. The narrator does an excellent job with each character.
Wonderful reading of Lewis' classic story. I recommend all the Chronicles of Narnia books for children- probably better for ages 8 and up - I love them, so a great experience for all.
Alex Jennings' voice is very animated and soothing all at the same time. Of all the narrative voices, I feel that his is the best on developing each of the character's voices without being over the top. Most of the narrative voices grate on my ears after a while, but Alex Jennings stands heads above any other narrator I've heard thus far ... and I'm a grandparent!
Regarding the book 'The Horse and His Boy', it is one of my favorites in the Chronicles of Narnia series. It covers humility versus pride, servitude versus selfishness, also integrity and nobility of character are conveyed and encouraged ... which we should all aspire to attain. This is an excellent book for teaching goodly character to children.