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4.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 5 4.00 (167,712 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: Derek Jacobi, Sir Derek Jacobi Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Narnia Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9780060854386
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Our favorite English heroes return in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia.

Edmund and Lucy Pevensie are not the happiest children in the world. The two younger of the Pevensie children were once king and queen over an entire realm, before falling out of a wardrobe and finding themselves to be children once more. Then they had journeyed back to that world and saved it from a tyrant (for the second time!) before returning once more to England. But now they are stuck in the home of their cousin, an entirely unpleasant boy named Eustace, and they are frustrated and bored with their life.

The two try to pass the time by reminiscing about the good old days in Narnia. They recall fondly their times hunting, fishing, and swimming in that magical land, and all of the friends they had there. Eustace, to the contrary, passes the time by making fun of his cousins, who he is certain are making these stories up- an activity which he finds to be childish and uninteresting. But then the painting on the bedroom wall comes to life, and Eustace finds himself, along with Edmund and Lucy, sucked into the very world about which they had been daydreaming.

When the trio passes through the frame of the painting, they discover that they are located on the deck of the Dawn Treader, a Narnian ship which is on a voyage headed by none other than Lucy and Edmund's old friend, Prince Caspian. Caspian is on a mission which is part diplomatic, part quest, and all adventure in nature, and the Pevensie children are more than happy to tag along.

Join the Pevensies, Eustace, Caspian, and a host of other intriguing characters as they sail the treacherous seas in search of the seven lost lords of Narnia. You'll be happy you did.

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.

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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Quotes & Awards

  • “The incomparable Derek Jacobi gives delightful voice to Lewis’ well-loved story. His steady pace keeps the Dawn Treader’s sails filled with wind and guides the ship and its crew. Jacobi delivers unique portraits of Lewis’ classic characters, as well as strong renderings of the myriad supporting characters as the quest passes from the Lone Islands to the Last Sea and home again.”

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  • “Rousing and wonderful.”  

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tawanna | 2/19/2014

    " The only word to describe this book is BORING. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 2/6/2014

    " This was my favorite of the Narnia books growing up, although it's since then been displaced by others. However, upon reading it with my own children, I can now see its appeal to the younger set: it's very episodic, the island-hopping quest lending itself well to that set-up. My husband and I read it to the kids tag-team, so I didn't hear the ending this time around, but my husband claimed that it seemed abrupt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven Wedgeworth | 2/4/2014

    " Lewis' version of The Odyssey. So good. So funny. This one has all of my favorite characters in it. Reepicheep- respect! Eustace is the great liberal turned human. And the Dufflepods are hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Montemayor | 1/28/2014

    " "but what manner of use would it be ploughing through that darkness?" asked drinian. "use?" replied reepicheep. "use, captain?" if you mean by filling our bellies or our purses, i confess it will be no use at all. so far as i know we did not set sail to look for things useful but to seek honour and adventures. and here is as great an adventure as i have ever heard of, and here, if we turn back, no little impeachment of all our honours." - c. s. lewis, the voyage of the dawn treader "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Shepherd | 1/24/2014

    " Favourite thus far. Loved Reepicheep :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Chionchio | 1/16/2014

    " they should make a new series with the same charecters!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 1/1/2014

    " My least favorite thus far. It took me forever to finish. Some parts were good, but it lacked a lot for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isreal | 12/28/2013

    " I read this when I was 12 and it is still good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Nichols | 12/26/2013

    " I think this has to be one of my favourite Narnia books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlea Lyn Grieco | 12/4/2013

    " I liked this story a lot....I especially liked reading about all the little islands and each adventure. I am so upset that now all the original four children are done in Narnia, but I am excited to see what happens in the last two books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MNLO | 12/4/2013

    " REEPICHEEP! Also, bacon sandwiches (memory by association). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Murlene | 8/17/2013

    " Another great chapter book that will keep them glued to the pages of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtis | 8/13/2013

    " I enjoyed re-reading this more than re-reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Some great moments of humor (er, humour), and I really enjoyed each of the mini-adventures the crew and passengers of the Dawn Treader experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 4/5/2013

    " Awesome story! One of my favorites in the series. CS Lewis has a beautiful way with words. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noelle | 3/12/2013

    " I. Could. Not. Get. Through. This. Book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/15/2013

    " Read to the kids, for a I don't know how manyth time.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kermit | 9/18/2012

    " In my opinion, the best of seven excellent books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 8/18/2012

    " My absolute favorite book in the Narnia series. Edmund was always my favorite character and his wisdom has really come full circle in this book. I couldn't hold back the tears for Reepicheep and Aslan's country. I always hoped that I might find my way there one day, and secretly I still do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire Neill | 5/3/2012

    " I read the Chronicles of Narinia as a child and recently revisited, I enjoyed it the first and second time around. A good read which I liked getting lost in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Rice | 10/13/2011

    " I read this in 2hrs! So good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aphilologist | 9/12/2011

    " This is perhaps Jack's best work. Fantastic, episodic adventure with realistic character development and some of Narnia's most memorable moments. The movie tried to simplify the story arc by turning it into a video game, with tragic results. They should have made a TV miniseries instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna | 6/21/2011

    " I loved this book!!!! I did not love how the movie was not accurate. There were a lot of changes... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arman | 6/19/2011

    " Very nice story. I was attracted to it instantly. Again the usual praises are in order. The story however, has a new spark to it. More mystery is surfaced in this book. I must note that none of these books have the same template story but all are interlinked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reg | 6/17/2011

    " A classic Narnia: a likable cast of characters and a world of imagination. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 6/12/2011

    " The "Dawn Treader" is the third in the series. While the Chronicles are good, I think I am getting a little tired of them.... I did kinda like the different aspects of magic they encountered from island to island though.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 6/12/2011

    " As long as Eustace is nasty 'Voyage' retains its vitality, but as it progresses, it becomes increasingly elegaic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 6/12/2011

    " I like the adventures, but not as much as I did as a youngster. I see more of the overt Christian symbolism, and it sticks out a little more than I think is necessary. Still, it'll be fun to see the movie now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/11/2011

    " Probably one of my favorite in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 6/10/2011

    " this was my favorite in the series. "

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About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions to literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. Lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent PlanetThe Four LovesThe Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

About the Narrators

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.