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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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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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excellent, compelling

Great story. couldn't stop listening. loved it
unusual pronunciation of Aslan was a little odd.

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Pleasure to listen to.

Pleasure to listen to.
Enjoyed the musical accompaniment to this clear storytelling. Accomplished vocal characterisations. Probably my favourite in the series so far.

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fabulous reading

Do not skip this one, it's fabulous. we were glued to out seats throughout the whole reading

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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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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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  • 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.

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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.