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.
Love CS Lewis. Such imaginative writing. This is a great series. And the narration on this one was first rate.
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!
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.
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!!!!!
The Magicians Nephew has always been my favorite book in the Narnia series. This is now a very close second. I recommend reading them all in the chronological order of the story. Magicians Nephew, Lion Witch Wardrobe, then Horse and His Boy. These books are magical and take you to a wonderful land. Not to mention an excellent narrator with a British accent. Doesn't get much better than this.
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