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Summary

Drawn back to Narnia, Eustace Scrubb and his new friend Jill Pole are sent to rescue a captive prince. In a world where evil weaves a spell, Giants and Marsh-wiggles can be friend or foe, but the stakes are raised when they reach Underland and come face-to-face with a notorious and terrifying opponent.

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

©1953, 1981 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd (P)2005 HarperCollins UK

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So sad there's only one more book to go.

Sublimely narrated by Jeremy Northam.
Laugh out loud moments thanks to Puddleglum.
Another glorious listen.

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Childhood re visited

It is very many years since I last read the Sliver Chair. I did although remember it as one of my favourite of the these books. It did not disappoint.

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Very good reading

Excellent reading of one of the most interesting of the Narnia chronicles. Jeremy Northam does not talk down to the listener, and has the ability to slide into the background so he becomes invisible in the world created by the story - perfect.

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Great children's story wonderfully told.

Happy memories of this story from childhood wonderfully brought to life. A really enjoyable experience.

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Great. Love an adventure

Great. Loved this book.. Love an adventure and I hope it is made into a movie. I love the sliver chair. Thanks

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Predictable in places but one of best in series

This and the Voyage of the dawn treader are the two best in the series. Most of the plot turns you can see coming a mile off with this book... but I guess it is for children. very much liked the narration.

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The sliver chair review

I think that it is great and I would advise people to listen to it.

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A Race Against Time

What made the experience of listening to The Silver Chair: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4 the most enjoyable?

Jeremy Northan really brought the story to life

Which scene did you most enjoy?

With so many scenes, it's difficult to pick one, but I have always liked the scene by the stream. To say more would give away spoilers for those who haven't listened to it all.

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

There are always varying emotions in the Narnia books.

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This is another book where not following Aslan's instructions leads to difficulties and Eustace and Jill realised this to their cost at the castle of the Gentle Giants. But they had a wise guide in Puddleglum, even if he did sicken them with his gloomy outlooks. He was a staunch character, though and Aslan's creature through and through. Even when the Prince had the desire to pay a visit to Golg's land, he stopped him going by mentioning Caspian who would prefer to see his son alive.

The book shows how Eustace has changed, especially at school at the beginning and we no longer see the selfish boy of the first five or six chapters of the previous book. For both himself and Jill, it was a race against time, given that events were on foot in Underland which Rilian wasn't aware of.

The majority of the story takes place in the northern lands, and as we travel with the children, we meet the Northern Giants referred to in other books. I particularly like the description Lewis gives of the way the children's attitudes changed after the Lady of the Green Kirtle directed them to the Gentle Giants and with the blizzard conditions they had to battle against, one can understand how they must have felt.

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  • 23-12-20

acceptable

Jeremy Northam is an excellent narrator, he brought the characters alive. The story was okay, definitely not as good as previous Narnia books though.

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  • Julie
  • 25-04-16

Great for Kid's as well as adults

I really enjoyed this part of the ongoing saga. I was full laughing with some parts of it. Light hearted, fun with some great morals taught subtlety.

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  • James
  • 27-06-14

The darker side of Narnia

If you could sum up The Silver Chair: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4 in three words, what would they be?

Darker, perilous, fantastic

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

The moment that moves me is when Rilian returns home after been rescued and his father King Caspian sees him one last time before he dies.

Any additional comments?

This is a darker journey in the Narnia series, but it has a beautiful and humorous ending. Well narrated by Jeremy Northam.

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  • ANGUS
  • 21-11-05

A lovely version

This is a wonderful series of recordings with Michael Hordern narrating accompanied by beautifully atmospheric music. The story is one of the better in the series with one child from the Voyage of the Dawn Treader and one new child. Its a more exciting adventure than Voyage of the Dawn Treader with both children being likeable. The story has some slightly more serious themes than the previous books, in particular (without giving too much away), the Giants whose diet is less than appealing.
All in all, a lovely story beautifully read.