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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronological Order) #5)

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Fully dramatized and produced with cinema-quality sound design and music, each title in Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia is now available in a travel-friendly size. Hosted by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis, these timeless classics have mesmerized millions around the world. Upon entering an enchanted world called Narnia, four ordinary children learn extraordina ...more
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Published October 1st 2001 by Tyndale Entertainment (first published September 15th 1952)
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Natalie There's less fighting definitely. It's less dark as well but just as good, I think better but that's my opinion.
Maria Tag It is about: Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn…moreIt is about: Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader, and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will take them to the edge of the world. Their adventures include being captured by slave traders, a much-too-close encounter with a dragon, and visits to many enchanted islands, including the place where dreams come true.(less)
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Patrick
It feels odd to mark this book as anything less than five stars. It was a huge part of my childhood.

What's more, this book is part of the reason I'm a decent public speaker these days. I joined forensics because this was the book that was being used for extemporaneous reading. (I didn't even know what forensics was when I started, just that I liked the book.)

And there are things I like here. Good things. It's a fun adventure story. There are cool settings. Action. Tension. The different nature o
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P
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
“Adventures are never fun while you're having them.”




The pace of this book was kind of slow for me, I spent seven days for the first half of this book. Then when the adventure comes, everything just gets better and better. I enjoyed how The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe vibes, even though it reminded me of some parts of Pirates of the Caribbean.



“One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.”


The ideas were flowing,
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Dannii Elle
This is my fourth journey into the fantastical lands of Narnia, as I have chosen to read the series in chronological rather than publication order.

This started rather poignantly for me, as the story opens with two of the Pevensie siblings returning to Narnia, with their cousin Eustace in tow. Without the elder Pevensie children I initially felt like some of the earlier allure was lost for me, as it acted as a reminder that we all reach an age where we grow up and magic refuses to become a possib
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3), C.S. Lewis
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1952. The Voyage features a second return to the Narnia world, about three years later in Narnia and one year later in England, by Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, the younger two of the four English children featured in the first two books. Prince Caspian is now King Caspian X. He leads a sea voyage to the eastern end of
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Laz
Having read the first book back in Christmas and feeling confused about the reading order I'll say that this was a very enjoyable and easy to read children's book. I'm still struggling to find out who the reading order of Narnia is. I've seen that this is either the 2nd or the 5th book but then again I've seen it being named the 3rd book. I'm just going to read it however I want and hope it'll all be fine. At least, I don't there was any missing detail from the book, so that must be a good thing ...more
Mariel
Nov 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: star witness
Recommended to Mariel by: that teenage feeling
I knew that the new film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was going to be bad. I did not know that it was going to be that retarded that I'd question my faith in my own taste. (Not that I don't like retarded stuff. But boring too? Ouch.) Was the book that bad? I don't remember all of it. It's been years since I've read it. Lauren, you're never picking the movie ever again.

A video game version of the movie would be better than the movie. At least it would be more difficult! What the fuck
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Sophia Triad
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children, fantasy
Time for a Christmassy reread :)

Review later
Rebekah Rodda
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
Such a rich fantasy adventure full of unforgettable episodes - a boy-dragon, a Midas pool, invisible enemies, little Sea people, a fearless mouse, an enchanted table, the island where dreams come true and more. And above all Aslan. Truly a pleasure to read to my young children.

The most unforgettable scene in this (and so worth remembering) is when Lucy magically overhears her friend gossiping about her and how that irrevocably changes their relationship - a thought-provoking reminder of the effe
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Elaina
This is probably my favorite so far out of the series!! :D I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS SO MUCH!! lol All the adventures they went on, and Eustace’s gradual character development were just so good…it took me a little longer to get through this than I would have liked because of how busy I’ve been, but it was so worth it and I’m glad I finally got the chance to read it! The ending though gave me chills…sort of in a good way I guess haha I almost started tearing up, but I was outside surrounded by peop ...more
Kellyn Roth
My BFF thinks this book is boring ... but I disagree. I really love it. All of the little islands they visit hold an amazing story. I just can't believe the movie wrecked this beautiful adventure so!

~Kellyn Roth, Reveries Reviews
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
The ending felt extremely abrupt after the rest of the story. I'm hoping hoping hoping we see Reepicheep again. I love that Mouse. Derek Jacobi's narration was good although I much prefer Eddie Izzard's Reepicheep vocal to a Mickey Mouse derivative; Reep is NOT Mickey.
Daniel
Jul 31, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
The strongest of the three "Chronicles of Narnia" books I've read so far, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" opens with a wonderful first line: "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." Eustace, a cousin to the four Pevensie children, who the first two books focused on, is the designated asshole in this entry, taking up the mantle carried by Edmund in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and Susan in "Prince Caspian."

I've complained about this trope in my other
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Crispitina30
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro se convertirá en uno de los más especiales de mi vida, y por una razón muy concreta.

Ayer día 17 de agosto se produjo un atentado terrorista en Barcelona, la ciudad donde nací y donde resido desde siempre. Esta mañana me he levantado muy desanimada, triste y pensando en todo lo ocurrido. En las personas que han perdido injustamente la vida, personas que tenían sus sueños, propósitos y gente que las quería. Yo ayer estuve a punto de acercarme por esa zona, había quedado con un amigo pre
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Carmen de la Rosa
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esto comenzó de manera bastante conmovedora para mí, ya que la historia comienza con solo dos de los hermanos Pevensie que regresan a Narnia y con su primo Eustace (por accidente). Sin los niños mayores Pevensie al principio sentí un poco que el encanto de la infancia se iba, ya que es como un recordatorio de que todos alcanzamos una edad en la que crecemos y la magia se niega a convertirse en una posibilidad. Pero rápidamente olvidé mis reservas y una vez más quedé arrastrada por la admiración ...more
Neda
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-lit
خیلی بهتر از جلد قبل بود.. ماجراها عالی بودن و پیش می رفتم به ویژه اولهای کتاب.
اما یه چیزی رو چندان دوست نداشتم اونم اینه که دوست داشتم سرزمین اسلان رو بیشتر توضیح بده و یا یه جوریهایی بیشتر خود اسلان هم باشه توش..
خب اما این مانع این نمیشه که 5 تا ستاره رو بهش ندم..
:)
بسی لذت بردم..
^-^
Victoria Hansen
Mar 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
REVIEW COMING SOON.
Frogy (Ivana)
Moram da priznam da me je Ripičip baš nervirao, ali su mi zato Smotavci ili Smotopadi sjajni :)
Manny
The new movie version? Well, I fell asleep halfway through, so I can't swear that I remember all of this correctly. I think that they went off in a boat to find the evil green mist that was kidnapping people in City of Lost Children.

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Then, um, Lucy was tempted to become a vampire

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but thought better of it after a conversation with Aslan, and after that there was a fight between Godzilla

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and the Dark Overlord from Howard the Duck.

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At the end, Puss in Boots from Shrek

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fell off the end of the world. Or
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Shannon (leaninglights)
I love this book. It drags a tiny bit in the middle but goodness, that ending is breathtaking. I sobbed of course! Lol this one is tied for my favorite with Magicians Nephew. Now onto the final two books which I never read as a kid! Ahh
Olivier Delaye
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was listening to this the other day walking down the streets of Paris when it became apparent to me that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is not only an amazing Fantasy story but also proof that even the most obnoxious and seemingly irredeemable people can still be saved and reminded of what life is all about: love, tolerance, friendship, faith, understanding, and of course adventure and discoveries. Under its veneer of simplicity, this book is all that and more. Much more. The Narnia Chronicles ...more
Deborah Markus
I loved this book, both as a child and again as an adult, because it takes me on the kind of adventure I'd love but know I can never have: a long, long sail (cool) into magic lands (über cool).

It's also sprinkled with wonderful, memorable quotes and moments. I loved the bit where Lucy is looking down into the water and sees the mermaid, who looks up just in time to see Lucy looking at her. They can't speak and they're separated almost before they can lock eyes, but it's a moment neither of them
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Claire
This book has what I would say is definitely one of the World's Top Five Best Opening Lines: "There was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubbs, and he almost deserved it." Eustace is an awesomely bitchy character who gets satisfyingly smacked down a couple of times by Ultimate Children's Fiction Dreamboat Prince Caspian. Lucy and Edmund feature prominently, as well as an AWESOME character, Reepicheep the valiant warrior mouse. I freakin' LOVE Reepicheep. This was always my favorite of the Narnia b ...more
Selene Matheson
Book Five in my Box Set
Kat Kennedy
Feb 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are few books that I've read that I love more than this book. However, if I had to choose a movie adaptation to punch in the face - it would be this one.
Madeline
Jul 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite Narnia book so far. Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin ("called Eustace Clarence Stubb, and he almost deserved it") get accidentally transported onto King Caspian's ship, which is starting a journey to the eastern sea. The book is mostly just little episodes where they visit different islands, all of which are very different and very interesting. As I drew closer to the end of the book, I was fully prepared to give it five stars. BUT THEN came the ending. Specifically, one thing Aslan to ...more
Karina
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
My favorite in the series so far!
Erin
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
#5 in The Chronicles of Narnia series and definitely my second favorite book in the series. Edmund and Lucy are staying with their uncle and aunt and horrible cousin, Eustace. The three find themselves sucked into the world of Narnia and on the boat Dawn Treader. Three years have passed since their last visit and onboard they come face to face with Prince Caspian(now the King) who is searching the islands for seven lords that the previous monarch, Caspian's uncle had banished.

I really enjoyed t
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Lydia Dyslin
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis is the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

This book was great. First of all, it has Eustace Scrubb in it. I LOVE Eustace. Second of all, CASPIAN AND RAMANDU'S DAUGHTER. AHHHHHHH. Third of all, Reepicheep is MUCH more prominent in this book, and I also LOVE Reepicheep.

C.S. Lewis has a great imagination. I loved reading about all the various islands and places that the Dawn Treader and her crew explored. All the adventures kept my attention. My fa
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Jesica
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another one year in our world and exactly three years in Narnia since Caspian’s coronation, Edmund and Lucy were sent back to join Caspian in his journey in a small ship called The Dawn Treader to find his father’s friends who Miraz had ‘sent away’ to explore the unknown eastern seas beyond Long Islands. But this time they accidently brought their cousin with them. Eustace Clarence Scrub was a practical boy who’s fond of facts and science and hated ‘fairy tales’ like Narnia. Together they sailed ...more
Denisse
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Filler book. Adventurous and fast paced, but without a real plot in its own or for the series in general. At this point I love Edmund so very much, so that keeps me reading. And Aslan, always Aslan. In my opinion it is not as imaginative but related as the first book but Narnia has that light feeling that calms me down.

- Pero ¿Quién es Aslan? ¿Lo conoces?
- Bueno, digamos que él me conoce a mí.


Otra vez me voy a Narnia. Pero en esta ocasión debo admitir que no me impresiono mucho la histo
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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature
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“Courage, dear heart.” 1849 likes
“It isn't Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy. "It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?"
"But you shall meet me, dear one," said Aslan.
"Are -are you there too, Sir?" said Edmund.
"I am," said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
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