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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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The best Narnia audiobooks - accept no substitute

What did you like most about The Silver Chair?

It is one of my favourite Narnia stories because the character of Puddleglum is brilliant and the story balances mystery, humour and darkness so well.

What does Sir Michael Hordern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Michael Hordern's reading is the best performance of any Narnia audiobook, he is master and reads with perfect emphasis and gravitas. His voice is unforgettable and adds a sense of timelessness.

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

I have read and listened to this book hundreds of times since childhood, it has made me laugh and kept my attention all these years. I am so happy that Audible stocks is so that I can keep it in my library and take it wherever I go.

Any additional comments?

I also love the rest of this series, performed by Michael Hordern with music composed especially by harpist Marisa Robles. The music adds a whole new dimension of otherworldly beauty, light and fear. I love it so much I also bought the album, I believe it is called The Narnia Suite.

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Great story

This is a lovely story and Sir Michael Horden read it well. However it didn’t need the music which was intrusive and at times drowned the narration.

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great for sleep at night and breaks in the day

perfect length for something to help you get to sleep at night. filled with lovely harps and flutes with an easy to follow narrative. also the the readers voice is lovely. the way the book is weitten means you can listen to it 10 kins or so at a time so you can makes breaks at work nicer

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A classic of perfect length

This abridged version is the perfect length with the perfect voice to narrate it. I purchased this for my 11 year old son and we very much enjoyed listening to it together.