Item description for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles Of Narnia #5) by C. S. Lewis & Derek Jacobi...
Overview Lucy and Edmund, accompanied by their peevish cousin Eustace, sail to the land of Narnia where Eustace is temporarily transformed into a green dragon because of his selfish behavior and skepticism. Simultaneous.
A 5-CD unabridged audiobook of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book five in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Narrated by noted actor Derek Jacobi, you can also put the CDs into your computer to see a gallery of full-color illustrations of Narnia by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning.
Anything can happen in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the fifth book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been enchanting readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to explore more of Narnia, read The Silver Chair, the sixth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Format: Unabridged, Audiobook
Running Time: 360.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 5.75" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Chronicles Of Narnia
Series Number 5
ISBN 0060793376 ISBN13 9780060793371
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis & Derek Jacobi
C.S. Lewis was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity. He died in 1963.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?
Weakest of the series. Mar 16, 2010
C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (HarperCollins, 1952)
I first tried to read the Narnia books back when I was a little squid, maybe six or seven years old. I had gotten The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a part of a six-book set and devoured it (it was second of the six in my affections only to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Back then, the books were still in "classic" order, so the second of the lot was Prince Caspian, and I ate that one up, too. Then came The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I can't remember how far I made it through, but this was the book that caused me to give up on the series for thirty-odd years. In re-reading them now, I must say I approached this one with some trepidation, wondering what it was that had caused me to reject it so and whether it would have the same effect on me now. Well, I've finished it, finally, all those years after I started it. Reading it now, I'm certain what caused me to drop it in the first place was Eustace, as unlikable a little sod as one is likely to find in a children's book. I know this because I know I didn't get far enough to expose the book's other weaknesses.
The book takes place a year after the events of Prince Caspian (in our world, anyway). Peter and Susan are grown up now and off in America on vacation, while Lucy and Edmund have gone to stay with annoying relatives. Said annoying relatives have an even more annoying son, Eustace, who enjoys lording it over Edmund and Lucy as often as possible. Until, that is, they all get sucked into Narnia. Three years have passed there, and Caspian has brought peace to the land, so he is off on a quest he promised to undertake long ago: the discovery of the disposition of seven knights his uncle had sent east to explore beyond Narnia's borders. Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace are along for the ride whether they like it or not, for Caspian picked them up in the middle of the ocean almost a month into his voyage.
From here, the book turns episodic, and at times pedantic. It's the shallowest of the books I've read so far, because the moral likes to take hold and shake the story until only its skeleton remains on more than one occasion. When it doesn't, Lewis' writing is up to its usual standards, but things grind to a halt often enough to jar. The episodes here are not seamless, either, which is unfortunate. Episode, moral, episode, moral, with very little (if anything) tying them together. It gets kind of tiresome after a while.
Still, if you're reading the series, you don't want to leave out a book that's right in the middle, and when it's good, it's as good as the rest of the books. If only that were the case for its entire length. ** ½
A great journey with some old friends Mar 10, 2010
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader takes the reader back into the world of Narnia, the ocean east of Narnia anyway. We meet Prince Caspian on a sea voyage to the East in search of seven noble men who, having been sent there by Caspian's now deceased evil uncle, Miraz, never returned. Lucy and Edmond along with a new character to the Chronicles, their cousin, Eustice, sail along for the ride. Along the way they encounter lands with mysterious inhabitants, dangerous creatures, and staggering beauty. I found this episode of the Chronicles of Narnia to be one of my favorites so far. The return of Edmund, Lucy, Caspian, and especially Reepicheep is a welcome reunion. The new human character here adds both humor and depth to the story and I enjoyed the development of this character. The Christian allegory continues strongly here with many scenes which will no doubt stick in my mind for a long time to come. The ending is especially good. The illustrations were thankfully included in the Kindle copy and of good quality. I recommend this book for any who seek a way to Lewis' magical world.
looking forward to this book be major movie. Mar 5, 2010
a master piece. i think all fantasy lovers will enjoy this book. i am dying for the movie to come out in 12/10/10.
Highly Recommended Family Entertainment Feb 21, 2010
In this, the fifth book of The Chronicles Of Narnia, Lucy and Edmund have returned to Narnia without Susan and Peter, who are now too old. Their cousin, Eustace, considered obnoxious by everyone except his parents, is brought along with them, although he is fond of telling them that Narnia and Asland do not exist and are just a figment of their imaginations.
They arrive to find that King Caspian has decided to take a voyage on his royal ship, the Dawn Treader. He plans to sail to the end of the world and find out what lies there and along the way. He has pledged to determine the fate of the seven lords, friends of his father, who went on expedition when Caspian was a child and then never returned. Lucy, Edmund and Eustace accompany Caspian, along with other characters the reader has met in previous books of the Chronicles.
The company encounters many strange lands and people. There is the Land Where Dreams Come True, the Land of Deathwater, the Land of the Dufflepods, and the land where three of the lords are found to have been asleep for years. The reader is drawn along on the adventure, interested to hear what will befall the company next. At the end of the book, Caspian returns to Narnia, while the children return to their world. This book is recommended for readers of all ages, and is especially recommended for families to read together.
An enchanting tale Jan 25, 2010
It is a year now since the two brothers and two sisters returned to England from their second adventurous trip to the magical kingdom of Narnia. However, three years have gone by in Narnia. Caspian has secured his throne over Narnia and has decided to search for the seven nobles that his evil uncle had banished when he seized the throne of Narnia from Caspian's father. Edmund and Lucy are visiting their uncle and aunt when their rather obnoxious ever-complaining cousin enters their room. The three are looking at a picture of a ship and are suddenly magically transported to Narnia. They land in the water on the side of King Caspian's ship The Dawn Treader and are rescued and taken on board. Caspian tells the three about his quest, and the siblings, but not Eustace, look forward to participating. Eustace is an amusing addition to the story. His foolish antics, reactions, remarks and behaviors adds humor to the tale, such as his misguided battles with the brave mouse Pug and his attempt to steal water when it was rationed. Edmund, Lucy, Caspian, Eustace and Pug visit an island in the middle of their journey and are captured by slave traders. Caspian is rescued by one of the seven men that he is seeking. The slave traders have a huge army and Caspian hasn't enough people to beat them. He uses a clever deceit to rescue his friends. The group set off again in search of the remaining six nobles. They experience a terrible storm and a sea serpent. After three weeks of danger, they arrive at an island. Eustace sneaks off by himself, gets lost, finds a treasure, turns into a flying dragon, and the noble lion Aslan arrives and turns him back into his human shape. Readers will be intrigued with what follows. Did Caspian find the remaining six nobles? What had happened to them? Did the group reach the Far East? Is the Far East the land of Aslan? Did Eustace learn to behave properly? Did the brother and sister who were not in the beginning of the journey come to Narnia? Did the children get back to England; and, if so, how?