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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (91,961 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: Jeremy Northam Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Narnia Release Date:
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Eustace Scrubb, the formerly useless child turned brave adventurer, returns to Narnia in The Silver Chair.

As a student at a horrible school known as The Experiment House, Eustace finds himself the target of bullies, and has little choice other than to try and escape. As luck would have it, this is also the fate of a classmate of his, a girl named Jill Pole. Seeing no other means of escape from their would-be tormentors, Eustace confides in Jill that he has traveled to another world before. A world called Narnia, where a lion named Aslan keeps a watchful eye. Jill is not convinced of this story, but she would very much like to escape the bullies, so when Eustace suggests they call on Aslan for help, she decides it is worth a shot.

Tumbling through a gate, the two schoolchildren find themselves at the top of a cliff in a land known as Aslan's country. Jill wanders too close to the edge of the cliff, and in an attempt to save her, Eustace falls to what will most likely be his death. However, Aslan sees that this is happening, and with his powerful breath he is able to blow Eustace safely all the way to Narnia. Jill is soon sent tumbling after with a mission from the mouth of the Lion himself.

Through a series of false starts and missteps, Eustace and Jill find themselves on a mission to track down a missing person. Accompanied by a strange-looking Marshwiggle named Puddleglum, the two set out on their quest, searching for the four signs which Aslan told Jill would guide them on their journey. Along the way, they must face obstacles, man-eating giants, an evil witch, and their own insecurities. But ultimately, whether they will succeed in the mission for which they were called to Narnia depends on one simple thing: How well they heed the instructions they were given.

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.

Deep underground, a web of evil magic holds a prince in captivity.

Narnia … where owls speak, where evil weaves a spell … where sorcery enslaves the land.

Narnia is in peril, and only Eustace and Jill can help. Along with Puddleglum, a gloomy but valiant Marsh-wiggle, they are sent by the mighty lion Aslan to find Prince Rilian, heir to the throne. Their quest leads them past hungry people-eating Giants, and deep into the dark underground. But the true test for this noble band of friends comes when they face an evil witch and her deadly enchantments.

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  • “The magic of C. S. Lewis’ parallel universe never fades.”

    Times (London)

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Griffith | 2/18/2014

    " In C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Full-Color Collector's Edition) Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb are called into Narnia by Aslan the Lion a.k.a. King of Narnia to be involved in an important mission. Jill is given four signs to remember but throughout the story, she acts like a "lunatic" and loses control of her mind by forgetting. She and Eustace set out on an journey through Narnia which eventually will lead them to the Underworld where they hope to find and release the captive Prince Rilian, son of King Caspian, (the same "Caspian" from Voyage of the Dawn Treader). Many adventures are experienced along the way as they, fly with owls, meet up with giants and one of Lewis's most beloved characters; a Marsh-Wiggle by the name of Puddleglum. Lots of "silver" stuff in this book. The resurrection of a certain person at the end was amazing! (I'm not telling who...) The Silver Chair was, all in all- very "moonish," and I loved it! especially this full color illustrated edition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Samantha | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this one better than the Dawn Treader. I think this is my favourite one of the series so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alessandria | 2/16/2014

    " I'm really not much of a Chronicles of Narnia person, but I decided to give this book a try. The writing style is definately different, and I like the way the two characters, Pole and Scrubb react to arriving at Narnia, and how they meet some very interesting characters. However, I think Scrubb could have been a bit nocer to Pole, after all, he was really nice and changed in the beginning of the story, but as soon as he arrived at Narnia, he became a bit bitter. Overall, I really like the story, and I'm not going to spoil it, but I think it is a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sher | 1/23/2014

    " It is hard for me to rate this book because I never really got into it. I guess I am giving it a four based on what I would have given it if I had read it as a kid. I have one more book to go in the Chronicles of Narnia, but I have lost interest and it is going to be hard for me to finish it, unless it is totally different than what I am expecting. I will read it, though. "

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About the Narrator

Jeremy Northam is an accomplished actor who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His work spans stage and screen, including stints at the National Theatre, RSC, and leading roles in Emma, The Net, Gosford Park, Happy, Texas, and The Winslow Boy.