Item description for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Radio Theatre: Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis, Paul Scofield & David Suchet...
Overview Fully dramatized and produced with cinema-quality sound design and music, each title in Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia is now available in a travel-friendly size. Hosted by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis, these timeless classics have mesmerized millions around the world. Upon entering an enchanted world called Narnia, four ordinary children learn extraordinary lessons in courage, self-sacrifice, friendship, and honor. Brought to life in London by a cast of more than 100 actors, including award-winners Paul Scofield, David Suchet, and Ron Moody, the 7-part Chronicles of Narnia provides over 22 hours of exhilaring listening entertainment. Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Join Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace on an exciting sea voyage that will take you to an encounter with a gigantic sea serpent, to a land of darkness where nightmares come true, and even to an island where a boy is turned into a dragon! This is a faithful adaptation of the classic Chronicles of Narnia novel by C. S. Lewis. Recorded in London with some of England's finest actors, it includes film-style sound effects and a rich musical score.
Publishers Description Fully dramatized and produced with cinema-quality sound design and music, each title in Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia is now available in a travel-friendly size. Hosted by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis, these timeless classics have mesmerized millions around the world. Upon entering an enchanted world called Narnia, four ordinary children learn extraordinary lessons in courage, self-sacrifice, friendship, and honor. Brought to life in London by a cast of more than 100 actors, including award-winners Paul Scofield, David Suchet, and Ron Moody, the 7-part Chronicles of Narnia provides over 22 hours of exhilaring listening entertainment.
Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Join Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace on an exciting sea voyage that will take you to an encounter with a gigantic sea serpent, to a land of darkness where nightmares come true, and even to an island where a boy is turned into a dragon! This is a faithful adaptation of the classic Chronicles of Narnia novel by C. S. Lewis. Recorded in London with some of England's finest actors, it includes film-style sound effects and a rich musical score.
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Format: Audiobook, CD
Studio: Tyndale Entertainment
Running Time: 224.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.83" Width: 6.47" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
ISBN 1589975146 ISBN13 9781589975149
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis, Paul Scofield & David Suchet
Clive Staples Lewis, born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898, was for more than thirty years Fellow and Tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford, and at the time of his death in 1963 was professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University. His many books -- of fiction, poetry, theology, literary scholarship, and autobiography -- include The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, Miracles, and the seven volumes that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
C. S. Lewis has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Radio Theatre: Chronicles of Narnia)?
Where the sky and water meet, where the waves grow sweet Dec 4, 2008
I'm not usually one for seafaring tales of any kind, but THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is an exceptional tale, and the seafaring factor is only one small part of this multi-faceted story.
The time difference of our world and Narnia is a very strange thing indeed. For instance, when the four Pevensie siblings returned to Narnia in PRINCE CASPIAN, only one year had passed in our (or their) world, and over a thousand years had passed in Narnia. But in VOYAGE, Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia with not much of a time difference from their own world.
The story revolves around Prince Caspian and crew searching for the seven lost lords exiled years before by Caspian's evil uncle from Narnia to find their doom at sea. An addendum to the quest is to find Aslan's Country at the End of the World.
From the very first line of the very first page, we are introduced to the newest future hero of Narnia. But Eustace Clarence Scrubb -- the spoiled, smart mouth, brat only a truly dedicated mother (and perhaps a noble Lion) could love -- has many changes to undergo before becoming a true Narnian. And the funnest parts of VOYAGE are watching Eustace and his excruciating redemption, the sort only Aslan (in that world) could bring about. C.S. Lewis's theology shines through in this allegorical story no less than in the others. As Eustace tries to renew or cleanse himself (I won't give the details away), he realizes that he cannot and only Aslan can cleanse him and make him whole. Eustace's story also echoes that of young Harvey Cheyne in Rudyard Kipling's CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS.
Another major player in the story and arguably the one who draws the most attention is Reepicheep the mouse. Reepicheep is the embodiment of the noblest of King Arthur's knights and the most daring of any adventurer. He is also filled with every good grace you could wish for in a friend: loyalty, compassion, forgiveness, and gentleness. Although we get our first glimpses of him in PRINCE CASPIAN, it is not until VOYAGE that the Narnia enthusiast gets the Reepicheep-fix he or she has been waiting for.
My favorite things in VOYAGE are the Dufflepuds. These are very strange creatures, formidable foes (though very friendly in the end), and yet bring about the funniest moments in all seven books. The chief makes a loud quip (usually something stupid or at least very obvious and not worth mentioning) and the others join in with agreement and praise for the chief's insight and wisdom. (It's almost like a silly Monty Python sketch.)
THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is a book that you will miss every time you finish reading it. It's one to go back to. At the end, I wish the story would just go on and on and on.
A great adventure book Nov 3, 2008
The book I read was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, by: C.S. Lewis. This book is fantasy because it probably won't happen because there are talking animals. This book was about Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace falling into a picture to get into Narnia. They fell into the ocean and got in a ship with Prince Caspian. They went to the 7 islands to save the Lords that Caspians dad sent away. When they got to the last island there were 3 Lords there frozen and they had to go to the Worlds End to free them. This book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was a good book, but got boring at places. It was a good book because it took you to a made-up world. This book would be good for 5th-7th graders.
Narnia at its most enchanting yet Oct 28, 2008
The episodic format of "Dawn Treader" and the variety of adventures that come in tow of its great quest at sea are a better format for C.S. Lewis' appealingly simple, wide-eyed prose than the first two novels. Indeed, it's difficult to argue for there being a greater quest for Lewis' young protagonists than the by turns metaphysical, Homeric/Dantean, and of course, religious journey that explicitly connects the fantastical outer islands of greater Narnia.
Lewis skillfully navigates the character's understanding of an endpoint--The Very End of the World, Aslan's Country, after the last sea of silent, sustaining lilies--and the process, the continuance, that also affords their adventures (save that of Reepicheep). The individual chapters read well as serials, each with their unique moral or ethical considerations, perfect for the bedtime stories Lewis undoubtedly hoped to inspire. In context of the whole, however, not all of the material's connections will be satisfying to an adult reader: why so little about Eustace after his transformative experience? What of Caspian's petulance at the end of the journey? Lewis is admittedly mindful of the whole and never bothers to explain events or motives tangential to his project, even when they'd deliver a better yarn to spin.
Psychological insight and dynamic relationships aren't in the purview of what these books seek to accomplish for young readers, and taken as they are, one's left with indelible images. The kindly sage Coriakin, the still and stilling Deathwater, the ever-growing rising sun, the eternally renewing King's Feast, and yes, the desk of the feeble and avaricious bureaucratic governor being overturned in all its obvious biblical allusion. The horizons here are brighter (no pun intended) than the battles and their preparations in the prior novels. "Voyage" remains an entertaining, brisk read that gets at the heart of the series' worth to readers of all ages.
Astounding performance by Derek Jacobi. Sep 27, 2008
This is not particularly a review of The Voyage of The Dawn Treader plot or story line. Plot synopsis of this book can be found in many other places. My purpose here is to review this audio version. I am in the process of reading The Chronicles Of Narnia to my children, we are immensely enjoying the experience. Recently I started to read this to my kids at bedtime. We were enjoying it, but it seemed to be taking a long time to finish. A fairly lengthy car journey was coming up so I decided to get the audio version read by Derek Jacobi. I thought I had been doing a pretty good job of reading this book aloud, until that is I heard Mr Jacobi's version. His narration is absolutely perfect. The changes in voice, tenor, pitch and accent were so seamless and convincing that it really was hard to believe that only one person was reading. My son's comment that "even the boring bits are exciting, with this reader" is very true. This was a wonderful and memorable way to experience this classic " must read" book. When our car trip was over there was still a little bit left of the book, but no one wanted to go back to me reading it..., not even me. Highly Recomended.
Great voyage Jul 23, 2008
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the story of the two youngest Pevensie children and their very obnoxious cousin on their return to Narnia. Caspian, now King, had sailed to find the seven lords that his father sent on an adventure but had never come back. The children joined him and the Knight Reepicheep, who is a talking mouse, on the ship The Dawn Treader to new adventures. From the discovery of new lands and their perils, slavery, new species and the truth of what happened to the lords... this book will keep you entranced and open your imagination to the outer most places. Great for anyone who enjoys traveling through CS Lewis' imagination. Anna del C. Author of "The Elf and the Princess" The Elf and The Princess: The Silent Warrior Trilogy - Book One (The Silent Warrior Trilogy)