The Horse and His Boy : Chronicles of Narnia

  • by C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Alex Jennings
  • Series: Chronicles of Narnia
  • 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.This was the fifth book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the third book in the series.


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Couldn't turn it off.

Set some years after the events of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe but before Prince Caspian, The Horse and his Boy tells the tale of how young Shasta, an orphan boy raised on a small island by a solitary, dour fisherman, suddenly finds himself embarked on a grand adventure to reach the land of Narnia. He is accompanied by the talking horse Bree, former steed of a cruel lord from Callormen who intended to buy Shasta as a slave. THe pair is soon joined by Aravis, a girl who fled her father's estate with her own steed Hwin, another talking horse, to escape an arranged marriage . An excellently written tale brought superbly to life by British actor Alex Jennings. Each character has his or her own personality, from Shasta and Aravis to the horses to the sinister Tarkons of Callormen, who even now plot an invasion of Narnia to steal away Queen Susan. This of course puts Shasta in the desperate position of having to reach Narnia's southern neighbor, Archenland, in time to warn of the invasion. And in the course of his adventure, Shasta lerns a startling truth about his own past and how he came to be raised by the fisherman.
All in all this is an excellent listen. As I said in the title I could hardly turn off my IPod.
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- Bryan J. Peterson "I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind."

By far my favorite of the adventures!

- Mindy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio