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Summary

The last days of Narnia, and all hope seems lost as lies and treachery interweave to threaten the destruction of everything. As the battle lines are drawn, old friends are summoned back to Narnia, though none can predict the outcome in this magnificent ending to the famous series.

This was the seventh and final book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It is the final book in the series.

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

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The Great Reunion

What made the experience of listening to The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7 the most enjoyable?

The story and plot were excellent.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7?

The final words of the book.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

There are so many scenes, it's difficult to pick one particular one.

Any additional comments?

This book is an allegory of the last days before Jesus returns, where we are warned that many will lead people astray with different religions. We see this in the way the ape, Shift and Ginger, the cat, have used Puzzle the donkey to dress up as Aslan, causing unbelief among a group of dwarfs who start fightingNarnians and enemies alike, fear and bewilderment among the beasts and gloom to reign over the once happy and kindly land of Narnia. Beasts and dwarfs are to be sold into slavery and Tirian, the last king, is bound to a tree for speaking out against the new regime. He calls on the children who have helped Narnia in the past and when Jill and Eustace arrive, they try to bring some hope back to the land, but is it too late?

This is a darker book than some of the other ones, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat. You just have to keep on to the end.

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The last book and a good finish

I came back to these for my babies sake, something for him to listen to. But I would have to stop each time because of the weight of the darkness over Narnia. This is saturn, the last medieval planet to have its influence over narnia and Aslan triamphs once again, for the last time.

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Perfect Choice

Patrick Stewart is an excellent choice to perform this story, because he can bring the strength and gravitas that it needs. Most enjoyable listening experience.

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Great final book of the series, great narration

This is a brilliant ending to the Narnia series and it is brilliantly narrated by Patrick Stewart. Lewis’s descriptions are stunning and he ties together all loose ends in this final Narnia chapter.

Thoroughly recommended.

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Excellent!

A brilliant story, brilliantly read. This is an excellent conclusion to the series which I have loved listening to again. Enjoy!

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Pure enjoyment

The beginning of the end - the end of the beginning.
Although this is the last of the Chronicles of Narnia, you will feel it is not the end - just the end of part of the series of life there and here.

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Clever, disturbing, optimistic and epic.

Clever analogy, disturbing perceptions hopeful in outlook and epic in ambition.

Nicely performed vocally and musically.

A fitting end to the saga.

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Offensive racial caricatures

Had to abandon this one due to the awful descriptions of calormen, as turbaned, carrying scimitars and smelling of garlic. Racist stuff.

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A perfect climax to Narnia

The climactic finale of the Narnia stories could not have been better presented than by the voice of Sir Patrick Stewart. He brings levity and gravitas perfectly to hear with each passing scene, drawing the listener in to a tale more spectacular than all the other stories.

I have loved the Chronicles of Narnia since my dad read them to me as a child, yet always struggled with The Last Battle. This production brought it to life so easily, made it more real than I expected.

Worth every penny spent

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Further up and further in!

This story is just tremendous, beautiful, imaginative and thought-provoking! Absolutely read it and all the Narnia books! Patrick Stewart does a great job reading except when he has to voice some of the animal characters (mice, a certain lamb, Farsight the eagle, Reepicheep) -- these sounded very squeaky and unpleasant. But the book itself is marvellous!

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  • 23-05-21

Great story, disappointing performance.

This is a great and powerful story but the performance is a bit disappointing. I'm a fan of Patrick Stewart but his reading is not as good as it could be - some of his voices don't match the other books, which is a little annoying and he pronounces some names differently at different times. Besides these minor annoyances it's okay.

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  • Stef
  • 15-01-21

Last of the Narnia books in order and in quality

My least favourite Narnia book, only worth reading as it wraps up the Narnia story.
Patrick Stewart does a great job of bringing the characters alive.

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  • Julie
  • 10-05-16

Brilliant Finale!

I'm upset to have finished the series but it was a beauty. It was a glimpse of heaven. It was funny, sad, extreme happiness, all rolled in to one.

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  • James
  • 27-06-14

A shifty ape and a puzzling ass!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7 to be better than the print version?

Reading and listening to the book is the best way to experience the story.

What did you like best about this story?

The humour and the wonderful ending is what I enjoyed the most.

Have you listened to any of Patrick Stewart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This the only one I have heard from Patrick Stewart and his reading is definitely one of the better narration. He has a brilliant reading voice.

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The final book in the Narnia series. It has a shifty ape and a puzzling ass posing as Aslan and creating chaos and destruction everywhere they go. This creates a humorous story as well as dealing with matters of the spirit. A wonderful tale.