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Publisher's Summary

Desperate to escape a harsh and narrow regime, two runaways unwittingly flee headlong into the centre of a terrible battle. This first sequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe includes all the hallmarks of its famous predecessor, though this time the fate of Narnia is wound up in the lives of its own children, and a talking horse!

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

©1950, 1978 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd (P)2005 HarperCollins UK

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  • Julie
  • 27-04-2016

Another Classic

I think this is my favorite Narnia story next to the lion, witch and the wardrobe. I really enjoyed it. The reader was again brilliant. I was spellbound whilst listening to it.

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  • James
  • 26-06-2014

A humourous tale of bravery

Would you consider the audio edition of The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5 to be better than the print version?

The print is better with the illustrations by Pauline Baynes, but the audiobook is great to listen along with while reading.

Which character – as performed by Alex Jennings – was your favorite?

Bree the horse was my favourite character as he had to overcome his cowardice in a time of danger to help Shasta deliver his message. Alex Jennings did a great job with all the character voices.

Any additional comments?

This is the third book in chronological reading order. The books in published order are:(Recommended for first time readers and listeners).1: The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe2: Prince Caspian3: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader4: The Silver Chair5: The Horse and His Boy6: The Magician's Nephew7: The Last BattleThe books in chronological reading order are:(Recommended for those who are rereading the series)1: The Magician's Nephew2: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe3: The Horse and His Boy4: Prince Caspian5: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader6: The Silver Chair7: The Last Battle

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  • Jenny
  • 23-02-2013

The Importance of Being Human

Would you listen to The Horse and His Boy again? Why?

As I love 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and this is part of them, I would always read it in its place in the series. It is not my favourite book in the Chronicles, but it is an important part.

If you’ve listened to books by C.S. Lewis before, how does this one compare?

My comment above really covers this question. I think it is important to read the Chronicles in the order in which the events happen in Narnia, so this book cannot be skipped.

One thing I enjoyed was having a different reader for each of the 7 books. For me that added a lot of interest and quality.

Have you listened to any of Alex Jennings’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard Alex Jennings narrate anything else.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This would have to be the moment when Shasta/Cor and his father are reunited.

Any additional comments?

The book keeps the story of Narnia alive and moves it onward. Read/listen to it.

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  • Robyn
  • 27-06-2008

a joy

This book was so beautifully written and so easy to listen to. The way it was written JUST SUPERB. I was mesmorized by the way the author wrote every word. Before I new it, it was finished.

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  • Derek Thorburn
  • 22-09-2015

From Slavery to Freedom

What made the experience of listening to The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5 the most enjoyable?

Alex Jennings just takes you through it so naturally and his narration is excellent

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5?

The council in the Tisroc's house and the council between the Narnians which Shasta overheard.

Have you listened to any of Alex Jennings’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Any additional comments?

I remember a teacher reading this book to us when I was nearly thirteen and I found it rather dull, perhaps because of the way the Calormenes speak. However, when I was twenty, I tried it again, persevered and enjoyed it.

This story is different to the others, in that no children get into Narnia from our own world, but it has an excellent storyline. Besides the story, Lewis throws in ettiquette for children, such as its being wrong to listen behind doors, and that a boy ought to love his father.

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  • Caitlin Allope
  • 22-02-2018

Wonderful storyh

I loved this storyas a child and to be able to sit and listen to it with my Granddaughter is a pleasure

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  • D. Lawson
  • 02-11-2017

Chronicles of Narnia: Part 3

I have loved these stories since I first read them in 1975. Now hearing them read aloud enables me to enjoy them afresh, and from a different perspective. Great story, wonderful narrator. I would recommend these stories to anyone, adult or child.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-2015

Love it!

One of our favourite Narnia books, we never tire of endless repetition! Entertainment for all the family! We highly recommend :-)

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  • Suzie
  • 24-12-2012

Horse and his Boy My favourite CS Lewis book

AS always great story and adventure of Narnian tales. All are standalone stories or can be read in conjunction with the rest in the series. Very easy read. I prefer the audio books as I usually listen whilst travelling and cannot read and travel whatever vehicle I travel in, usually by train.