Lucy and Edmund, stuck with their awful cousin Eustace, suddenly find themselves in a picture of a sailing ship, the Dawn Treader, and realise they have been drawn back into the land of Narnia. They are reunited with old friends, the young King Caspian and Reepicheep, the mouse on a voyage of discovery to the End of the World.
This was the third book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the fifth book in the series.
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Derek Jacobi's reading was excellent, probably the best narrated book of the series so far. It was an enjoyable listen, and reading along with the print version made the reading experience so much better.
The most memorable moment for me was Eustace changing into a dragon, discovering himself and becoming a better person.
This is my favourite book in The Chronicles of Narnia series. It is well narrated by Derek Jacobi and the story is brilliant. A great listen and a great read.
Great. Jacobi is amazing. One of the best. . . . . . . . .
"Through The Picture"
This book just has you enthralled right from the introductory paragraphs.
At the beginning when the picture came to life and they were dragged through it.
I felt that he really made the book come alive.
Where Caspian met the lady who was to become his wife.
This book, for those who haven't yet read it, is the only one which doesn't take place in Narnia and there is only one talking beast on board, Reepicheep the mouse, who we meet in Prince Caspian. But the one person who Aslan needs to work on in this book is Eustace, who is a tiresome boy, sneering and jeering at his two cousins, Edmund and Lucy and their belief in Narnia. He is also selfish and Aslan meets him when he has run away from the ship when it has landed on one of the islands, for only Aslan can change him from a tiresome boy into a more thoughtful and well-behaved one.
But Lucy also must learn a lesson as she gives into temptation in Koriakin's house, where she listens in to what her schoolfellows are saying about her.
It is a book that will thrill you from the start.
The book itself is brilliant. It's the perfect family book to settle down with and you can listen to whenever. The narration was brilliant, not the voice you would expect for a C.S.Lewis but Derek Jacobi does a fantastic job of putting it into context and bringing the characters voices to life. Would definitely recommend it.
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