We (Ages: 52, 20, 18, 16, 9) really enjoy this 2nd book in The Chronicles of Narnia. The narrator does an excellent job of changing her voice for each character and she especially sounds like Edmund and Lucy. The story is entertaining as C.S. Lewis is in all of his fictional/allegorical stories. I highly recommend this audio book.
I loved the Lion Witch and Wardrobe, but this book was lacking in content to me. The reader, EXCELLENT!!!!!! Loved her voices, and her acting adds a depth that kept me listening.
My daughter wanted to go see the Prince Caspian movie so I made a deal with her, I told her if she read the book I would take her. She never read a book this big, she was only 9 years old. So I bought her the book and I downloaded the audible book. Our agreement was to read the book together, so every day when I picked her up from school I played the book in the car while she read along. This allowed us to discuss the book and develop her comprehension. The book was great. The innocence of a child's imagination and their ability to believe in the amazing was awesome. The narration was some of the best I have heard. Great Book. Strongly recommend it!
This whole series is wonderful! I was especially impressed with Redgrave's narration; her reading is clear, her voices good. There were a few minor glitches in the recording, places where there was some hiss and a few places where words were clipped, almost skipped. These problems are on the store bought disks as well, so I suspect the issue lies with the master copy. Still, I recommend buying this story.
I had read the books before, but to have them read to me while I drive was amazing. Great story with some good Bible based lessons. The lessons are not pointed out, but they are certainly there.
An amazing adventure that introduces the reader to the next generation of Narnia rulers. This is a very welcome addition to the Narnian series. Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy are drawn back into Narnia by the summoning of Susan's magic horn. However, over one hundred years have passed since their last adventure, and the new human rulers have tried to wipe up "Old Narnia" and all of it's magical creatures--including Aslan! The four children must come to the aid of the deposed child, Prince Caspian so that he may rule over a free Narnia in Aslan's name.
Like all of the Narnian tales C.S.Lewis wrote this to help his step children understand the challenges and glory of the Christian faith pilgrimage at a time when their mother was battling cancer. Whether it is read for fun or faith it is worth reading more than once in a lifetime. Lynn Redgrave does a particularily good job as narrator.
In our time only a few months have passed. In Narnia decades have gone by. This book fills in the gaps of what happened between book 2/3 (both occurred at the same time). This book sets the stage for the the last 3 books. It also reminds us not to grow complacent in our thinking in our lives. I don't like where the kids from book 2 jump in without seeing what is really happening. However, this is what sets the stage for the next book.
Chronicles of Narnia is seven books in all, but this is as far as I got in Narnia. What disappoints me the most is how very, very simple, and almost linear the stories are. The only reason I started Narnia was because of a recommendation from a reader of Stanek's Kingdoms and Elves of the Reaches, which is a complex, richly detailed story. I may continue with the books some day, but for now I'm going back to the real thing.