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Summary

"Look sharp!" shouted Edmund. "All catch hands and keep together. This is magic. I can tell by the feeling. Quick!"

Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are sitting on a station platform when they sense the magic beginning again. Suddenly they are pulled back to the land of Narnia.

Evil King Miraz and his army can only mean trouble for Narnia, and Prince Caspian, his nephew and the rightful heir to the throne, fears for his safety and the future of his country. He blows the Great Horn in desperation, summoning Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy to help with his difficult task, that of saving Narnia before its freedom is lost forever.

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

©1951, 1979 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd (P)2005 HarperCollins UK

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Why book four

I enjoyed this book it has a very nice story but when I started listening to it the voice said book four. I thought I was listening to the wrong book, but checked the order online and this is the second book.
So why book four?
But I did like this book very much.

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Spoiled by the silly voices for the children

I love all the Narnia books, and would happily give 5 stars for the stories themselves, but this particular narration is very irritating because Lynn Redgrave uses such silly voices for the children. What a shame, especially as there is no other audio verson of this great book as an alternative.

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The Return to Narnia

Would you listen to Prince Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2 again? Why?

Yes, because you're left wondering at the end of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe if there's more to come and you're looking forward, when you start this book, to the next journey to Narnia.

What did you like best about this story?

It's an excellent plot with many years having elapsed sinced the children were last in Narnia but they were still remembered by the majority of the Narnians. Also, there was plenty of underground work going on, such as the Nurse and Doctor Cornelius briefing Caspian about the old days.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scene where the children realised they'd gone the wrong way and had no choice but to go Aslan's way.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are always emotional parts in the Narnia books.

Any additional comments?

If you want plenty of adventure with lessons to be learnt along the way, the Chronicles of Narnia is probably the best series for that sort of thing. At the end of each book, you just want more.

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Took me back to my childhood

I can remember a TV series of Narnia I think on ITV during the late 80s. I remember Dr Cornelius and Prince Caspian talking at the top of the tower at night, this audiobook bought it all back.

Just wonderful!

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  • 17-05-21

cut the between chapters music please

I love listening to my books last thing in bed, it's wonderful to have a story read to you. But the music between the chapters adds nothing and becomes irritating and distracting after a while. I also hated Ms Redgrave's pronunciation of Narnia; she continually said "Narn-ya, like Kenya. but surely it should be Narn-i-a!

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Wonderful story

I throughly enjoyed listening to this book. CS Lewis's story made for wonderful Christmas listening.

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Great story

Great story of course but let down by the narration which wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

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The chronicles

A amazing book full of adventure swordplay and magic the sequel to the lion witch and the wardrobe more books more magic

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Great narration of one of the weaker Narnia books

I remembered from childhood that this was never one of my favourite of the Narnia books but didn't remember why. There are all the usual issues of overt religious symbolism, sexism and a kind of glorification of war in the name of the 'true faith', but I'm sure none of that bothered me as a child. The truth is, this one just doesn't have a very interesting story. The baddie is human, which isn't nearly as much fun as a wicked witch, and there's very little action - even the battle is distinctly underwhelming. (And truthfully, I preferred Aslan back in the days when I thought he was a lion...) However, it's lifted by an excellent narration from Lynn Redgrave.

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  • 18-11-20

great story

very enjoyable story, and good narration. The only real downside is the blatant religious aspects.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-10-20

So enjoyable.

The story is timeless and full of imagination and child-like wonder. The performance is exceptional and thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • 07-08-20

Expect to listen to this series often

This second book in the series is as good as all the others. It is charming and delightful. It uses beautiful language and is exciting from beginning to end. Switch the TV off and let your children listen to this while drawing or playing with LEGO and watch how much more interesting they become.

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  • James
  • 26-06-14

The children return

What was one of the most memorable moments of Prince Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2?

The most memorable moment for me was when Lucy heals Reepicheep and Aslan returns his tail, after teasing the mouse and his companions.

What about Lynn Redgrave’s performance did you like?

Lynn Redgraves performed the story well with good voice characterisation and clarity.