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  • The Horse and His Boy

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,132

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By CocoHunt on 03-02-16

Great Story, Distracting Narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, This is classic lewis

What other book might you compare The Horse and His Boy to and why?

There are no comparisons.

Would you be willing to try another one of Alex Jennings’s performances?

Not if I can avoid it. His impression of women speaking frankly freaks me out and when he does other impressions you cannot understand what he is saying. I think clarity is more important than his attempt at impression

Do you think The Horse and His Boy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Already has them

Any additional comments?

I would like to see this done by another narrator.

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  • Out of the Silent Planet

  • Ransom Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234

Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel of the Cosmic Trilogy, considered to be C.S. Lewis' chief contribution to the science fiction genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original, complex, not middle of the road

  • By David on 05-27-05

Great Lewis Classic

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-12

Would you try another book from C.S. Lewis and/or Geoffrey Howard?

I am a life long C.S. Lewis fan. I have read everything he has written with a few exceptions. Geoffrey Howard's reading was adequate. Certianly not annoying but a less monotone voice would have been perferable.

What other book might you compare Out of the Silent Planet to and why?

There really are no comparisons to this book. An anti thesis to it would be HG Wells' "First Men in the Moon". Most people would say the HG Wells book is the better work, I would not be one of those.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He did not detract but he was a bit monotone. I've had to endure much worse narrators than this one.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

It depends on who made it and what actors are in it. There are certain actors I cannot stomach no matter how good I think the movie may be. The last movie that was made from a C.S. Lewis book was the Voyage of the Dawn Treader. They gutted the Lewis story in that movie and it was really quite sad because it is the best of the Narnia stories.

Any additional comments?

If this were done by a better Narrator, I would purchase it again. The main problem was the the chapter navigation in the book is all messed up and doesn't seem to work on my IPOD at all. You can play it from beginning to end but you cannot jumb from chapter to chapter.

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