Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan's own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia, the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.
This was the second book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the fourth book in the series.
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"This is an audio page-turner that will have you sitting in the car after you reach your destination just to hear the end of the chapter. Lynn Redgrave delivers a lively interpretation of the adventure, with a cultured British accent and nuances that give every character a unique voice." (AudioFile)
Lynn Redgrave's voice! What a master she is at portraying the many voices in this tale!
The very last! And the few right before when the children are leaving Narnia to return home. It makes the mind run wild with wondering other possibilities.
Her rich voice and easy variability from one character to the next. She also truly caught the feel of each situation.
Just pure enjoyment!
I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.
Not that I was particularly familiar with the work of British actress Lynn Redgrave at the time I heard of her death from cancer. But as has been the case with every one of the Narnia books I've listened to so far from Harper Audio, Ms. Redgrave has a voice that lends itself well to narration. Other reviewers remarked on her inventive voices and I can definitely find little fault with her on that score. She brings an old favorite to life quite nicely.
Prince Caspian is set some hundreds of Narnian years after the events of Wardrobe. In that time the realm was conquered by the people of Telmar and has been ruled by the Caspian family. The current heir, however, suddenly finds himself fleeing for his life when his uncle Miraz, who served as regent following the death of his brother the king, is suddenly delivered of a baby son and decides to have the rightful heir killed. Aided by his tutor Cornelius, Caspian flees his uncle's castle and soon finds himself allied with the talking animals and other folk to whom Narnia rightfully belongs. Cornered by the army of Miraz, Caspian sounds an ancient, magic horn said to be able to summon help at need. This is how Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy finally return to their old kingdom, not to kick Caspian out of his place but to put him into it.
All in all this is an excellent story, done superb justice by an actress who I'm sure will be sorely missed. As has been the case with the other books so far, I could hardly put down the iPod.
Lynn Redgrave really brings this book to life with her distinct character voice portrayal and consistency. This book is definitely a classic as CS Lewis masterfully parallels the journey of a Christ-follower with the second adventure of Peter, Susan, Edmund & Lucy in Narnia. Definitely worth every penny!
The book and narrator are both fine, but the recording itself is somewhat flawed. Most of it is alright, but there is static in the background at points. A few words glitch too.
This book is just simply amazing. one of the best i have ever read. C.S. describes things in ways that will be remembered forever... audible is a great way to understand ur book even better.. .. love this book
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!
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