I love a good book...
CS Lewis developed an interesting tail that carries the story of Narnia into a very interesting space. I appreciate this book.
Farm girl, voracious reader, lover of wine & whiskey.
Northam is the perfect "Narnian" narrator for me. He's able to give each character voice, without being too melodramatic in invasive. For me, it is curtail that narration isn't too dramatic - I want to feel like I'm being read to, not like I'm at the theatre. At the same time, you don't want someone so monotonous they put you to sleep (unless you do!). Northam is the perfect balance for me. I particularly loved his use of different English accents and dialects to voice the different characters.
We've probably listened to about a dozen children's and young adult audio books (including the preceding Narnia ones, which were also great), and this is our favorite. The book is a children's classic no doubt, but the narrator Jeremy Northam does an extraordinary job of bringing all of the characters to life in a way that's interesting to both the children and adults listening to it.
I was really disappointed in this book. The first ones being quite good. I really think C. S. Lewis was trying to come up with something to keep the story-line going. Like a TV series that should have ended years earlier, but didn't. I won’t call this work garbage, I will call it something that should have been left out of the series except all the references to GOD and the need to explain some aspects of religion in the series. Really, this could have been a story from the Old Testament without the wrathful GOD. In the end in order to understand the last book you need to read this one.
The reader was very good and the story excellent as are all of the books in the Chronicles of Narnia. This is not just a kids book.