I have listened to The Silver Chair repeatedly. Jeremy Northam's narration is never boring. The best part of listening to it recently is I have turned my 7-year-old grandniece onto Narnia via audible.com
The character of Puddleglum, the best, most unconventional hero ever.
Jeremy Northam is masterful in creating characters. You recognize each character the minute he speaks, and he invests the most minor with personality and substance. My absolute favorite part? When he voices the evil Queen when she resorts to type: "What are you doing? Touch my fire again, mud filth, and I will turn the blood to fire in your veins!" Worth listening for that moment alone.
Well, that would be basically impossible, unless you were on an extended road trip.
The Chronicles of Narnia are probably the best book series on audio available today. Jeremy Northam is my favorite (followed closely by Alex Jennings reading "A Horse and His Boy"), but all of the books are well worth listening to.
Both are nice. Audio edition is nice when I don't have time to set down to read. I listen to it in the gym.
The prince appeal to the children to set him free.
the way he mimic the owl speaking is quite cute.
Not really. I have read the book before
My kids and I had read the 'first' three books then watched the films. I decided to do the Audible version on a car trip to keep them off screens and tablets. The story is fairly weak when compared to the others, and the allegory is a lot less transparent. Eustace isn't given much to do and Pole is the weakest female character in the series so far. All she seems to do is complain and threaten to faint. Despite Eustace' character development in the last book, it shows only slightly in this one. Jeremy Northram does a stellar job at acting out the characters with a bit of Michael Caine impression thrown in. Worth the price.
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.
The story and characters are engaging and there is much spiritual depth, when looking beyond the surface.
Other Narnian chronicles, primarily Voyage of the Dawntreader, The Horse and His Boy, and The Last Battle. These are particularly profound and insightful in Christian terms, as well as being good stories, to be enjoyed by both children and adults.
Puddleglum breaking the enchantment.
It always makes me think: do I remember my assignment and the signs in my own life? Is my focus on my comfort or on Aslan?
Wonderful performance by Jeremy Northam, who avoids the tendency many have to overact in the narration.
This was such an enjoyable experience. I listened to the Chronicles of Narnia as a kid and this brought back memories. Now I'm going to get the whole series on audio!
A tale as only CS Lewis could tell. Memorable characters and an exciting story from start to finish. A rich adventure with lessons to appreciate even if you aren't interested in the theological aspects. The story is all the richer if you are!
We've loved all the stories in this series. Jeremy Northam's narration is outstanding! The story is a lot of adventure.