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Publisher's Summary

Narnia...where anything can happen (and most often does), and where the adventure begins.  

The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in C. S. Lewis' classic fantasy series, a series that has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over 60 years. This is a novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to continue to the journey, listen to The Silver Chair, the sixth book in The Chronicles of Narnia. 

©1952, 1980 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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I liked it

Not as good as the previous books, but I really enjoyed it. Wish they hadn't of changed the story so much in the movie though.

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  • kgage
  • 2017-06-23

Reepicheep is not a cartoon mouse!

I was not a fan of this narrator because of Reepicheep. I didn't really care for him otherwise, but his voice for Reepicheep was very distracting. I know his voice is supposed to be shrill, but this was too much like the mice in the Three Blind Mouseketeers. It must be challenging to make a mouse voice that sounds dignified, but I believe it could have been done much better. The narrator in the last book did a better job.

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  • Laurie
  • 2017-03-26

Masterful narration of a beloved classic

Derek Jacobi is one of the greatest actors of our time. His narration of this classic tale is absolutely brilliant. He brings this beautiful story to life like no other could.

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  • Jenifer Reynolds
  • 2018-09-29

Lovely Read of My Favorite Narnia Story

Derek Jacobi does a wonderful job of bringing this beautiful old story to life. From The deep bass of Drinian to the piping soprano of Reepicheep to the powerful Aslan, his voice acting adds so much. It's weird to me that he calls the ship the Dawn TREADER rather than DAWN Treador, but that is a small thing. I enjoyed this book immensely and especially that I can jump on the Dawn Treador any time and enjoy the tale delivered by a master.

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  • Amber Fahringer
  • 2017-09-03

Great book!

A great book for everyone! 🐕🐶 Great for road trips and long car rides. Great book.

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  • jaspersu
  • 2006-11-24

shrill mouse voice

This is a good one, except for the voice of Reepicheep, which becomes painful at points. Too bad since he is such a central character!

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  • Ryan Crosby
  • 2017-05-01

Best narration EVER

Would you listen to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader again? Why?

I will listen to this book over and over and over for 2 main reasons: the first is the story. The Chronicles of Narnia are my favorite series, and no matter how many times I've read them they still speak to me. I love the allegory and find that they increase my faith in a new way each time. The second is DEREK JACOBI! How many times is it possible to listen to a Shakespearean actor read your FAVORITE novel? Can he please read more?

What about Derek Jacobi’s performance did you like?

I taught English IV for years, and have nearly all of Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet memorized from teaching it to so many students over the years. So listening to King Caudius' voice read The Voyage of the Dawntreader was really special.

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  • Sarah
  • 2007-03-01

Favorite Narnia book

This was my favorite book out of all 7. I liked the shorter stories that went along with each adventure. I also liked how Eustace changes as the book goes on. The imagery Lewis creates is amazing, espcially toward the end.

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  • Deborah Shields
  • 2017-09-25

unforgettable voyage

Join Reepicheep and the Children of Narnia on their adventures sailing to the utter east.

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  • Craig specht
  • 2017-09-17

Fantastic!

this is a very awesome book, this is probably my favorite one even though I love all the books in the series. love the adventure and all the islands they went to. the narrator did a good job. I didn't want it to end.

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  • lbmusick
  • 2017-09-10

I felt transported into Narnia.

The narrator did an awesome job. The story is written well. It was as if I could smell, see, and taste all that was going on. I am thankful to have taken this journey to Narnia.

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