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3.00002942416901 out of 53.00002942416901 out of 53.00002942416901 out of 53.00002942416901 out of 53.00002942416901 out of 5 3.00 (101,957 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Narnia Release Date:
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Shasta is an all-around unhappy child. The man who he calls his father is of no relation to him, and treats him worse than most people would treat a stranger. Shasta is frequently beaten and never hugged, always punished and never praised. He is overworked, underfed, and has no idea what to do about it until a stranger comes riding up to his home on a magnificent horse. The stranger stays the night with Shasta's father, and Shasta overhears the two of them striking up a bargain- a bargain to sell Shasta to the stranger as a slave.

Unsure of what to do, Shasta begins talking to the horse, and much to his surprise, the horse talks back! It turns out that this horse, whose name is Bree, is one of the talking horses of Narnia, although he has been careful not to make that fact public up until now. The two of them talk at length, and after a time they decide that an escape is in order. And so, while their masters are asleep, The Horse and His Boy pack up what little belongings they have, and set out to test their fate on the open road, with Narnia as their final destination.

They have not been on the road for very long, however, when trouble comes in the form of several hungry lions. Forced to run for their lives from what sounds like an entire pack of lions on the hunt, Shasta and Bree are galloping through the night when they discover that they are not the only pair attempting to escape under the cover of darkness. They happen upon another horse and rider pair, and as luck would have it, this is also a talking horse. Aravis and Hwin join Shasta and Bree, and the four set out in search of new lives, not knowing what fortune awaits them along the road.

Clive Staples Lewis, Born in England, was an author, professor, theologian, and Christian apologist. As a professor, Lewis regularly interacted with fellow authors J.R.R. Tolkien and Louis Carroll. Along with his many theological works, Lewis wrote ten children's books - the seven novels which comprise the Chronicles of Narnia, and his Space trilogy.

Narnia ... where horses talk ... where treachery is brewing ... where destiny awaits.

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.

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  • “A beautifully written tale to read aloud as well, in which C.S. Lewis' talents seem to flower more than ever.” 

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  • “Alex Jennings heightens drama and illuminates humor in perfect measure. He brings sprightly characters to life with obvious affection. Like other books in the Narnia series, this one can be enjoyed as a simple fantasy adventure; for others, Lewis’ allegorical Christian message will be of interest.” 

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rochelle | 2/9/2014

    " It took me awhile to get into it, and I've never been a fan of C.S. Lewis's prose style, but I did enjoy the story once it got started-- maybe after 4 or 5 chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anicka | 1/25/2014

    " Wonderful...It keeps you inside it's pages until you finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristina Marie | 1/16/2014

    " Pretty exciting but everything wraps up so fast and too nice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachael | 1/14/2014

    " This is the best book of the series!! If you're going to read one, read this one. "

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