On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.
This was the fifth book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the third book in the series.
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I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.
Set some years after the events of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe but before Prince Caspian, The Horse and his Boy tells the tale of how young Shasta, an orphan boy raised on a small island by a solitary, dour fisherman, suddenly finds himself embarked on a grand adventure to reach the land of Narnia. He is accompanied by the talking horse Bree, former steed of a cruel lord from Callormen who intended to buy Shasta as a slave. THe pair is soon joined by Aravis, a girl who fled her father's estate with her own steed Hwin, another talking horse, to escape an arranged marriage . An excellently written tale brought superbly to life by British actor Alex Jennings. Each character has his or her own personality, from Shasta and Aravis to the horses to the sinister Tarkons of Callormen, who even now plot an invasion of Narnia to steal away Queen Susan. This of course puts Shasta in the desperate position of having to reach Narnia's southern neighbor, Archenland, in time to warn of the invasion. And in the course of his adventure, Shasta lerns a startling truth about his own past and how he came to be raised by the fisherman.
All in all this is an excellent listen. As I said in the title I could hardly turn off my IPod.
I had read the books before, but to have them read to me while I drive was amazing. Great story with some good Bible based lessons. The lessons are not pointed out, but they are certainly there.
this book was so good, i loved the person that reda it he had everything a reader needed...i wish i knew his name get him to do someother books caus ehe made me feel like a i was in the book no doubt a great reader...if you want send this to the person that read the The Boy and his Horse awsome!!!!!
Not my favorite narrator, but he did a good job. I gave him three stars because I have been spoiled by Jim Dale.
Neither. It's an entertaining book but as I have said before, character depth in the Narnia books is lacking.
I love listening to audiobooks during my hour long commute to work. These keep me sane and entertained!
My husband and I listened to this book on the way to our parent's house for Christmas. It was the first audible book he had listened to in the Narnia series, so I was excited for him to listen. But this book was boring. I kept falling asleep in the passenger's seat. It wasn't exciting and, quite honestly, it was a bit predictable. The performance was fine, but the story just wasn't the best of the series.
I love a good book...
Shasta is such a brave little boy that has the adventure of a lifetime. He met a young woman and two talking horses that had much of the adventure with him. I enjoyed this book.
Farm girl, voracious reader, lover of wine & whiskey.
This is the first recording I have heard by Mr. Jennings and I will absolutely listen to more if I have the chance! He was absolutely perfect for this role. I really appreciated how his voicing of Hwin and Bree was very humanized, which is how I believe Lewis intended the characters to be. He didn't give them ridiculous "horsey sounding" voices which would have been especially tiresome to listen to for 4 or 5 hours! Really just a perfect voicing of all the characters and a soothing and enjoyable listen overall.
Here we see a talking horse helping out a boy who is lost. Instead of telling the story from the perspective of the boy, we see it from the horse's perspective. We see a young orphan making his way across a country wondering why people keep wanting to catch him. We see the kids from the ‘Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ as adults leading as they talk about at the end of that book. We see Arsheesh coming back and playing the prophet/Christ figure in the story. In the end it’s a good story for kids to listen to.
I would highly recommend this. This is the best unabriged audio version of this book. Our entire family gets drawn in every time someone turns it on.
I love how the story brings everything together toward the end, and the action, while not shy of danger, is not gory. The style is well suited for boys and girls of many ages.
Toward the end, the main character is shown how he was cared for all along, though he had seen it as nothing but trouble. The time his eyes are opened is rather moving.
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