Item description for The Chronicles of Narnia Complete Set (Radio Theatre) by C. S. Lewis...
Overview Award-winning cast and film-quality sound design and music mark this amazing audio drama series based on the best-selling The Chronicles of Narnia books by C. S. Lewis. Starring David Suchet as Aslan the Great Lion and Paul Scofield as the Storyteller, all seven of The Chronicles of Narnia are presented in 19 audio cds or cassettes--over 23 hours. Be transported to a world that will inspire your imagination. Beautifully packaged in a durable box for easy traveling, collecting, and gift giving.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, CD
Studio: Tyndale Entertainment
Record Label Tyndale Entertainment
Format Abridged / Audiobook / CD
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.04" Width: 5.2" Height: 3.37" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2003
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1589971493 ISBN13 9781589971493 UPC 700001001494
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity. He died in 1963.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Chronicles of Narnia Complete Set (Radio Theatre)?
Enjoyable and fun to listen to. Oct 27, 2008
The Narnia chronicles are enjoyed in this format. I have not read the books so I will not tell you they are perfect. The CD's gave me a chance to become acquainted with the stories. Different people play the different characters. It is radio theater.
Only One Problem Sep 14, 2007
First, let me state that I love this production. I love sounds, and the sounds in this production are wonderful, especially with headphones so one can catch the more subtle nuances therein. I enjoy the actors and personalities. I simply love it. But . . .
Why didn't I give it 5 stars? I tend, with Poe, to be a purist about not editing another's work. After listening to The Horse and His Boy, I happened to start reading the book again and noticed that some dialogue was missing. I randomly turned to another section and immediately found more dialogue that was missing (an entire paragraph). Now I understand that with an oral/aural production, one can remove narrative and replace with the equivalent in sound. This is very effective, and even the point. But to remove dialogue is quite presumptious (and it can't be replaced with an equivalent in sound). And in the second case of removal noted above, suspicion of censorship is clearly raised.
Had Focus on the Family left the dialogue alone, this production would be elite in quality in every respect. Despite this [major] glitch, any fan of the Chronicles should purchase this particular set. Besides, any real fan is going to read the books anyway.
Great work of a classic series, but Aslan's voice is disappointing Jan 17, 2007
The CD series captures the story line well. All actors were well-cast except (unfortunately - regretably) Aslan. Other than that, Focus on the Family did a supurb job. If you've read the books, you'll not be disappointed with the CDs - just try to overlook Aslan's voice and focus on the story - and try to imagine what Aslan's voice is really like.
Great decent family time fun Jun 11, 2006
After getting hooked to a radio book I heard almost 3 years ago I decided to look for other Christian based audio book stories that I could enjoy with my son. I bought this for him and we have heard several so far. The stories are played out in a very real and tangible way. We have sat in bed with our eyes closed and it feels like you're in a theater. Of course it helps if you have surround sound but sounds just as good if not. Great for long trips in the car or to just play on a rainy day at home snuggled under the covers. This type of story telling awakens the imagination of children in a way that TV will never!!!!!
Very entertaining Feb 23, 2006
Listening to the book in full theater format was very interesting and enjoyable. The only downside is that the presentation is an abridgement of the actual book and thus some information is lost.