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)
FROM STEVE FELDBERG, PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR, AUDIBLE:
Rightfully so, "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" gets most of the attention in C.S. Lewis' Narnia series. But each and every one of the Harper Audio renditions is wonderful, with great narrators like Patrick Stewart, Kenneth Branagh, Michael York, and other notables. "Prince Caspian" is the hidden jewel, for its memorable story of the return of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy to Narnia, and for its terrifically nuanced narration by Lynn Redgrave. I didn't think of the Narnia books as having a female "voice" until I heard Ms. Redgrave's lovely rhythms and inventive voices. She more than reads this book; she performs it. You won't regret a minute of the time you'll spend listening to this and all the Narnia books.
Lynn Redgrave's wonderful voice(es) kept us captivated the entire way through. I personally liked her style better than the books where multiple narrators read, each playing a part.
My wife, two young boys (8, 10yrs) loved this story as she read it. We stayed parked in our driveway to listen more, and lounged around on a beautiful Saturday morning -- couldn't turn it off!
This was a great "read", and a great Narnia experience. The naration was right on target - believable, clear, overall an excellent voice to listen to. I highly recommend this book.
Prince Caspian is another great story from the Chronicles of Narnia by the great writer C.S. Lewis. Like his other books, this one is written in a cute and fun way, almost as if someone is telling you a bedtime story. The reader does a good job as the narrator and characters.
this is a must read before you ever go and see the movie The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. It really gives you an indepth look at where this movie starts from. Narration was excellent and I have done 6 of the Narnia books so far and can't wait to read the last battle.
I loved the movie Narnia however I just could not stay interested in this audio book. It was too whimsical or fairy tale for me. I found Lynn Redgrave's accent a bit annoying. At times she was tough to understand.
No, but I'd watch it for free on TV.
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.
I am truly a CS Lewis fan. I loved the rendering of Prince Caspian. Can't wait to begin the Silver Chair.
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.
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