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|Format: Compact disc|
Publication Date: 2004
Series: Chronicles of Narnia
Listen to all seven stories in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia in this unabridged 31-CD collection, read by some of the world's most renowned performers:
- The Magician's Nephew narrated by Kenneth Branagh
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe narrated by Michael York
- The Horse and His Boy narrated by Alex Jennings
- Prince Caspian narrated by Lynn Redgrave
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader narrated by Derek Jacobi
- The Silver Chair narrated by Jeremy Northam
- The Last Battle narrated by Patrick Stewart
Enter C. S. Lewis's magical world of Narnia. Each of these extraordinary, timeless stories stands alone, but together they are the history of a fantastic world that becomes as real as our own.
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, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
Kenneth Branagh, was already a celebrated stage actor when, in 1988, he made his debut as a film director with Henry V; among other films he has directed are Dead Again, Peter's Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, In Bleak Midwinter, Hamlet, and Love's Labour's Lost; as a performer he has been seen in Conspiracy, Celebrity, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
David Crumm and ReadTheSpirit.com▼▲
A Who's Who of famous British actors and actresses lined up to read this classic, so simply hearing voices that you'll likely recognize from stage and screen is a pleasure.
But Lewis himself -- and millions of parents since his era -- regard these novels as opportunities to read aloud. That makes them perfect material for these masterful performers -- and lets us, even as adults, become children again as listen.
This set is unabridged, which will be greatly appreciated by all Lewis fans. Nothing worse than investing in an audio version of a best-loved book and finding your own favorite bits missing in the new rendition. Here, every magic wand, gleaming sword and swish of the Great Lion's tail is faithfully included.
Shamuel2 Stars Out Of 5Interesting story - yet take much caution!January 12, 2016ShamuelQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Once, when I had read the chronicle almost to the end, I was thrilled. The stories in the chronicles were surprising and imaginative.
HOWEVER, now I know that in the ending book of the Chronicle, author C. S. Lewis gives dubious teachings that totally contradict with the whole teaching of the Bible.
The chronicle, written by the well-know Christian figure, very explicitly claims in the last book ('The final battle of Narnia') that Aslan (as you may have heard, there are obviously clear references to Jesus throughout the Chronicles) and "Tars" (some weird "monster god") are the same.
Sounds tough, right? Hard to believe it, since so many believers have shared it with their children? Here's the translation of that claim found in chapter 15, with my translation from the Finnish version: "[Aslan says:] My child, all that you've made to serve Tars, I take it as your service to me". That's some bizarre teaching! So, it clearly states that believing in any other god is the same as believing in Jesus Christ and His Father. (If you dont believe me on this, you might take a look at it yourself). So Lewis totally opposes the message of the Bible and the Gospels.
What's more, this claim is intentionally in the book. A friend of mine has told me about having read an article written by Lewis, the teaching of which was perfectly in line with this incomprehensible distortion of the Word (as you may have noticed, its a seriously twisted form of Matthew 25:40). This is a tough reality, considering that the books (as separate) have sold more than 100 million.
Lauri4 Stars Out Of 5September 20, 2013LauriQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5We have enjoyed this set very much. They are wonderful for long trips in a vehicle. Sometimes I think the voices are a little overdone, particularly when a man is reading a girls voice. They really don't have to be quite that high! But still we find them well done.
AnonymousGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good But Doesn't Have A Full Cast Of Voice ActorsDecember 26, 2012AnonymousGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Thankfully I took note of who produced this... This is Not the Focus on the Family Version. I prefer Radio/Audio Drama with a full cast.
This product is simply 1 person reading the book - good for most people I suppose - but not the exciting full cast of actors one would expect that brings C.S. Lewis's books to greater heights of realism that pulls one into Narnia.
Percy SmerekTexasAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Opened the door for my child.February 16, 2011Percy SmerekTexasAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We started with The Last Battle, but my son went back and has read the first three books while listening to the CD's. Really wonderful job by the readers.
MicheleBirmingham, ALAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5WONDERFUL! Keeps my children entertained for hoursJanuary 20, 2011MicheleBirmingham, ALAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love this collection. Each book on cd is read by a different person, and the voices they use are wonderful. It captures the attention of children! We like to take it with us wherever we go. Its perfect for long trips in the car, when the kids get bored just pop it in and instantly their hooked! I have also found for my youngest learning to read its fun for her to follow along with the book.