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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Audiobook

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia

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Publisher's Summary

Narnia...where anything can happen (and most often does) and where the adventure begins.

The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

This was the third book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the fifth book in the series.

Don't miss any of the books in C.S. Lewis' classic Chronicles of Narnia series.

©1952, 1980 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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    jaspersu 11-24-06
    jaspersu 11-24-06 Member Since 2007

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    "shrill mouse voice"

    This is a good one, except for the voice of Reepicheep, which becomes painful at points. Too bad since he is such a central character!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Crosby 05-01-17
    Ryan Crosby 05-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Best narration EVER"
    Would you listen to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader again? Why?

    I will listen to this book over and over and over for 2 main reasons: the first is the story. The Chronicles of Narnia are my favorite series, and no matter how many times I've read them they still speak to me. I love the allegory and find that they increase my faith in a new way each time. The second is DEREK JACOBI! How many times is it possible to listen to a Shakespearean actor read your FAVORITE novel? Can he please read more?


    What about Derek Jacobi’s performance did you like?

    I taught English IV for years, and have nearly all of Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet memorized from teaching it to so many students over the years. So listening to King Caudius' voice read The Voyage of the Dawntreader was really special.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie 03-26-17
    Laurie 03-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Masterful narration of a beloved classic"

    Derek Jacobi is one of the greatest actors of our time. His narration of this classic tale is absolutely brilliant. He brings this beautiful story to life like no other could.

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    Sarah 03-01-07
    Sarah 03-01-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Favorite Narnia book"

    This was my favorite book out of all 7. I liked the shorter stories that went along with each adventure. I also liked how Eustace changes as the book goes on. The imagery Lewis creates is amazing, espcially toward the end.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-05-12
    Bryan J. Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho United States 05-05-12 Listener Since 2006

    I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.

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    "A classic well-done."

    Voyage of the Dawn Treader picks up presumably not long after thhe four Pevensies returned from Narnia at the end of Prince Caspian. While Peter goes to study with the famous Professor Kirk and Susan visits America with their parents, Edmund and Lucy are enduring an unpleasant stay with their disagreeable cousin Eustace Scrubb. Things get complicated whent he three children are suddenly sucked into a painting of a ship sailing one of the seven seas. They find themselves aboard the Dawn Treader, King Caspian's personal ship. Caspian reveals that he is on a quest to find sevenn Narnian lords banished during the reign of his tyranical uncle Miraz and return them to Narnia. While Edmund and Lucy are overjoyed to be back in Narnia, the pampered Eustace wants nothing more than to go back home. Will the crew of the Dawn Treader be able to complete their quest? And will Eustace drive them all crazy?
    This was an excellent production. Derek Jacobi does a good job of bringing the various characters to life. About my only complaint? is his portrayal of Reepicheep, but since he's a talking mouse... Needless to say I couldn't put this one down.

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    Cory Maag 06-25-17
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    "Another great story"

    Great book! Like others have said Reepicheep's voice is kind of annoying- but otherwise good!

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    kgage 06-23-17
    kgage 06-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Reepicheep is not a cartoon mouse!"

    I was not a fan of this narrator because of Reepicheep. I didn't really care for him otherwise, but his voice for Reepicheep was very distracting. I know his voice is supposed to be shrill, but this was too much like the mice in the Three Blind Mouseketeers. It must be challenging to make a mouse voice that sounds dignified, but I believe it could have been done much better. The narrator in the last book did a better job.

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    Matt 05-17-17
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    "my fav "

    Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been my favorite Narnia book for time out of mind.

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    Amber Clark Portland, OR 05-10-17
    Amber Clark Portland, OR 05-10-17
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    I love the chronicles of Narnia.-C.H.Clark awesome packed atchon and a lady of the lady who is a little girl

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    Lynn Maudlin 05-02-17
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    "The wonderful Voyage of the Dawn Treader!"

    One of my favorite of C.S. Lewis's Chonicles of Narnia (although, really, they are all wonderful books), Narrator Derek Jacobi brings it to life in a truly delightful way - I'm paricularly fond of his reading of Eustace's snarky diary!

    My only complaint about this series is that the books are NOT separated by chapter but rather by CD... in other words, all the chapters contained in the first CD are grouped in one big chapter; the second "chapter" in the Audible book contains all the chapters from the second CD (the Narnia books each took 4 or 5 CDs when recorded). This is a problem if you want to go back to the beginning of a chapter but it doesn't happen to be the first chapter on any given CD! PROBABLY this is the responsibility of Harper-Collins Audio and not Audible but, since the CDs themselves contain the individual chapter breaks, I find it very odd that this version doesn't.

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