Friday, December 17, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia Unabridged Boxed Set - Audiobook on CD



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The Chronicles of Narnia Unabridged Boxed Set - Audiobook on CD

ISBN-13: 9780694524754
Format: Compact disc
Publisher: HarperCollins
Released: 2004


Source: Bought through Half.com.

Book Description:
C.S. Lewis's seven timeless tales of the land of Narnia are rendered in this collection of unabridged recordings. 33 CDs.

In order: 1. The Magician's Nephew; 2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; 3. The Horse and His Boy; 4. Prince Caspian; 5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; 6. The Silver Chair; 7. The Last Battle.


My Review:

I have a nephew who is learning to read by reading a book at the same time he listens to the audio book of it. I got the Narnia set for him, but I listened to them before giving them to him. The stories still charm me, and I'm almost tempted to get this audio set for myself, too. All seven of the books--and every word in them--are included in this set.

This is a very nice set, with maps of Narnia and drawings illustrating the story on the discs and CD holder. The CDs are in a cardboard multi-CD holder with the book's name on the spine. A different actor narrated each story...6 men and one woman, including Kenneth Branagh and Patrick Stewart. The reading quality was very good, and I really enjoyed the voice work for The Magician's Nephew and The Horse and His Boy.

If you're thinking about getting an audio set of The Chronicles of Narnia, I'd highly recommend this one.


If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.


Excerpt:
You can listen to audio snippets at Christianbook.com.

1 comment:

Laura Fabiani said...

What a wonderful gift for Narnia lovers! I am now seriously thinking of getting this for my kids. Thanks for this review.