The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5 : Chronicles of Narnia

  • by C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Alex Jennings
  • Series: Chronicles of Narnia
  • 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Desperate to escape a harsh and narrow regime, two runaways unwittingly flee headlong into the centre of a terrible battle. This first sequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe includes all the hallmarks of its famous predecessor, though this time the fate of Narnia is wound up in the lives of its own children, and a talking horse!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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From Slavery to Freedom

What made the experience of listening to The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5 the most enjoyable?

Alex Jennings just takes you through it so naturally and his narration is excellent

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5?

The council in the Tisroc's house and the council between the Narnians which Shasta overheard.

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I remember a teacher reading this book to us when I was nearly thirteen and I found it rather dull, perhaps because of the way the Calormenes speak. However, when I was twenty, I tried it again, persevered and enjoyed it.

This story is different to the others, in that no children get into Narnia from our own world, but it has an excellent storyline. Besides the story, Lewis throws in ettiquette for children, such as its being wrong to listen behind doors, and that a boy ought to love his father.

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- Derek Thorburn

Chronicles of Narnia: Part 3

I have loved these stories since I first read them in 1975. Now hearing them read aloud enables me to enjoy them afresh, and from a different perspective. Great story, wonderful narrator. I would recommend these stories to anyone, adult or child.
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- D. Lawson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-08-2005
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited