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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Radio Theatre: Chronicles of Narnia)

By C. S. Lewis (Author)
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Item description for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Radio Theatre: Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis...

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

Publishers Description
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 extraordinary lessons in courage, self-sacrifice, friendship, and honor. Brought to life in London by a cast of more than 100 actors, including award-winners Paul Scofield, David Suchet, and Ron Moody, the 7-part Chronicles of Narnia provides over 22 hours of exhilaring listening entertainment.The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Four children in search of an adventure find themselves in the far-away land of Narnia--a world populated by talking animals, an evil White Witch, and a fearsome lion named Aslan. Over the years, countless millions have made the same journey, through C. S. Lewis' imaginative novel "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Now that incredible story unfolds as never before in the audio dramatization of this immortal classic-from the Peabody Award-winning Focus on the Family Radio Theatre team. Featuring talented actors, film-style sound design, and a rich musical score, this thrilling tale reminds us of the greatness of God's sacrificial love.

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Item Specifications...

Format: Audiobook,   CD
Studio: Tyndale Entertainment
Running Time: 400.00 minutes
Pages   2
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 4.75"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Apr 24, 2007
Publisher   Tyndale House Publishers
Age  8-12
Edition  Adapted  
Series  Focus on the Family Radio Theatre  
ISBN  1589975030  
ISBN13  9781589975033  

Availability  0 units.

More About C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis, born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898, was for more than thirty years Fellow and Tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford, and at the time of his death in 1963 was professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University. His many books -- of fiction, poetry, theology, literary scholarship, and autobiography -- include The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, Miracles, and the seven volumes that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia.

C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.

C. S. Lewis has published or released items in the following series...
  1. C.S. Lewis Signature Classics
  2. Canto
  3. Canto Classics
  4. Chronicles of Narnia
  5. Chronicles of Narnia (HarperCollins Hardcover)
  6. Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis
  7. Cosimo Classics Literature
  8. Harvest Book
  9. I Can Read Level 2
  10. Literature Units
  11. Radio Theatre
  12. Scribner Classics
  13. Shepherd's Notes
  14. Space Trilogy (Paperback)

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Excellent read!  May 23, 2010
My mother first read this book to me when I was about six years old, and since then I must have read it at least a dozen times. The story of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy's journey through a seemingly uninteresting wardrobe into a magical land is appealing to any child (or adult) who enjoys the possibilities of make-believe.
3rd best ever  May 3, 2010
I like this book almost as much as Billy: Messenger of powers Billy: Mesenger of Powers and Harry Potter. This is my third favorite YA series, and I love the humanity that Lewis brings to his characters!
Review of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe  Apr 12, 2010
How much do I love this book. I recently revisited it and had the experience of reading it out loud to my nephew (7) and niece (5). I hadn't read it for quite a few years and, although I still know the story well, there were parts of the book that had faded with the passing of time and were brought back to life with the re-reading of the book, as tends to happen.

For instance - I'd completely forgotten the feeling of complete joy and wonder when Aslan bounds over the wall of the Queen's courtyard and begins to breathe life back into the statues there. I'd forgotten good old Rumblebuffin and how much he made me laugh. I'd forgotten that, in spite of what the movies do, the battle scene was fleeting and over so quickly because the focus of this book is not on the grim trials of war but rather on the redemption of the living creatures spoken of.

While reading through the story and watching my niece and nephew sink into despair at Aslan's death I felt again the pang of sorrow I felt as a child. After we'd finished the chapter my nephew looked at the title of the next, being "The Triumph of the Witch" and he gasped in shock. "But, she doesn't win.. does she, Aunt?" he asked.

He learned quickly that in spite of her best efforts.. in this beautiful, wonderful story.. of course evil does not win. If you haven't read this book in a while I invite you to re-visit it. Reading it out loud, savoring it chapter by chapter was one of the most amazing parts of each of my days.
Entering Narnia  Mar 11, 2010
I am a big fan of "Lord of the Rings", as well as "Harry Potter", so it seemed only natural that I should also read C.S. Lewis' "Chronicles of Narnia". I am somewhat embarrassed to say that I never read them as a child, but then again I stem from the third world, where these occurrences are not unusual. After watching the movie, I decided to give the book a try. At first I was unsure where to start the series, as there is still a debate as to which order the books should be read in, but I went with the first book in the series that was published, as this made the most sense to me.

I am so very glad that I picked up "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe"! The book is actually tiny - less than 200 pages, with illustrations - but packed full of adventure. Most people are familiar with plot, but for those fellow "third-world-ers" I will rehash some of it. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are four siblings in the WWII England, who get sent to a kindly professor's house in the country to be safe from the German air-raids. They are amazed by the size of the house, and decide to explore it on rainy days. During one of those days Lucy, the youngest sibling, entered a room that contained only a wardrobe. Upon entering the wardrobe, behind the coats, Lucy encountered a different world, with snow and woods and a lamp post.

Lucy ended up meeting a Faun called Mr. Tumnus - a half man, half goat, who introduced Lucy to Narnia, the world that she entered, a world ruled by a White Witch, who called herself the Queen of Narnia. Of course, the one true King is Aslan, the giant talking Lion, who is planning on returning to Narnia and bring Christmas and then spring and summer back with him. In order to do this, Aslan needs to fill the four thrones in the castle currently occupied by the White Witch. The four thrones can only be occupied by humans, as foretold by a prophecy.

Lucy returned to her world via the same wardrobe. On a different day, while trying to escape the grumpy housekeeper and a group of tourists going around the professor's house, all four siblings hide in the wardrobe. Not believing Lucy's Narnia story before, the siblings are surprised and apologetic when they, too, end up in Narnia. Deferring to Lucy as a way of apology, all the siblings go with Lucy to meet Mr. Tumnus. They are all surprised to see Mr. Tumnus missing and his place raided, as they find out that Mr. Tumnus was arrested by the White Witch for abetting humans.

The White Witch found out about Mr. Tumnus' nefarious activities through Edmund, who entered Narnia on his own while one day looking for Lucy. Edmund met the White Witch, who gave him Turkish Delight. The food was enchanted, and Edmund wanted more of it. The White Witch promised Edmund rooms full of Turkish Delight if he brought his siblings with him the next time he was in Narnia.

This is just the beginning. The children end up meeting Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, who help them go to Aslan, while Edmund (believing the White Witch was not that bad), escaped to the castle, where he got imprisoned by the White Witch, who then took Edmund on a harrowing journey of looking for Peter, Susan and Lucy. But the snow is already melting, and the spring is coming, so the Witch needs to hurry, as the prophecy is about to be fulfilled, which would mean the death of the Witch.

Ah, this book was such a pleasure to read! Lewis wrote this book as a story for his god-daughter Lucy, and at first intended the story to be just that - a story and not a series. The book is written very simply - one can easily imagine the author telling it to a bunch of kids, adding asides for dramatic effect or as a way of explanation. Although the book is written in a very simple language, its plot is actually quite complicated and covers amazingly well developed characters in such a short span.

Lewis, who was a good friend of Tolkien, was truly a master of the genre, as this children's book is so well loved by adults, as it has themes that can translate to any age. "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is also the simplest of all the books in the series, as far as language is concerned, as it was obviously originally intended for a very specific and small audience. I am very glad that the book found a larger audience than that. The book is wonderful in that it teaches courage, loyalty, forgiveness, strength, endurance and sacrifice, among other things, while immersing the reader in a plot in which they cheer and sit at the edge of their seat. The illustrations propel the reader into the world of Narnia, and illuminate all that our adult imagination might have forgotten.

All in all, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" is a fantastic children's fantasy book, that would be very hard to match, and that, one can safely say, serves as a basis and a starting point for all fantasy writers of today. And well it should, as Lewis was one of the masters, and "The Lion..." was just one taste. Highly recommended.
Amazing read  Feb 8, 2010
I first read this book in the 5th grade,and being the very picky reader that I am, it takes a great book that can keep my eyes glued to the page for more than an hour and this was it. I could not put this book down. This book is a childrens book but should be enjoyed by all ages. You become lost in the land of Narnia and forget your own reality. Even though this is the second book in a series of seven, it can be read without reading the The Magicians Nephew, which is a magnificent book also. But you will understand the characters better if you read it The Magicians Nephew first. This is one of the very few books i will want to read over and over again.

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