The Chronicles of Narnia Adult Box Set

Version: Unabridged
Author: C.S. Lewis
Narrator: Kenneth Branagh , Derek Jacobi , Lynn Redgrave , Michael York , Alex Jennings , Patrick Stewart , Jeremy Northam
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Literature, Fantasy, Classics, Classics
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: June 2005
# of Units: 31 CDs
Length: 31 hours
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Overview

The Complete Chronicles of Narnia

Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil -- what more could any reader ask for? The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis, had all this and more. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.

For the past fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations. Now, some of the most noted actors of our times have come together to read these extraordinary works.

This timeless boxed set includes all seven unabridged recordings: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle. Deceptively simple and direct, The Chronicles of Narnia continue to captivate fans with adventures, characters, and truths that speak to readers of all ages, even fifty years after they were first published.


***Rental Subscribers: Please note that although each book in the series is labelled individually (ie Last Battle labels read CDs 1-5), the entire package is labelled as a whole in our system (ie Last Battle is CDs 27-31 of this package).

Reviews (43)

chronicle of narnia

Written by Mary on February 27th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed the Lion, Witch and Wardrobe as a child. Hearing all the chronicles from beginning to end was wonderful. Knowing more about the author now, I could see the religious connections. I wanted more and was so sad to reach the final battle though it ended so beautifully.The reader was amazing.

The Chronicles of Narnia

Written by Anonymous from El Paso, TX on November 19th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I hate male narrators that do whining girl voices. Plus, in some parts to add more emphasis, the narrator use a very loud voice that so I was constantly adjusting the volume on my CD player

A Fantastic Production

Written by D. Tudor on March 28th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The first set of beeks in the Chronices of Narnia did not disappoint. Both Michael York and Kenneth Brannaugh do a beautiful job. of reading these stories. I can hardly wait to hear the rest of the stories.

The Chronicles of Narnia Adult

Written by Anonymous on November 18th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Poor narrator. Narrator read story in a fake, unneed accent, causing listener to have a difficult time listening to the story.

The Chronicles of Narnia

Written by Anonymous on June 1st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Delightful !! Very entertaining and interesting even for a 56 year old grandmother! It was so interesting to see how C.S. Lewis used his knowledge from his journey from Athesim to Christianity in this series.

Chronicles of Narnia

Written by Anonymous on May 12th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Absolutely fabulous! What a unique way to experience these titles!

wow....

Written by Anonymous from Columbia, MD on September 25th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I was so surprised, but these bored me. Maybe I'm too old to enjoy it but I was disappointed.

Boring

Written by Anonymous from Mesa, AZ on August 12th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I'm sorry. I guess it is just me. But, I really don't like these series of books. I'm only rating the first one, because my rating of the others would be the same. Some people might like these, but they don't appeal to me.

Great!

Written by Anonymous on July 25th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this story. The stories were great and the narrator did a wonderful job. The British accent really makes listening to them fun.

Not bad

Written by Perry from Hutto, TX on July 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good voice acting, but the volume was very low. Good listen, all in all, but I had to turn it way up to hear!

Author Details

Author Details

Lewis, C.S.

CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. 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 The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

C. S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland, on November 29, 1898, to Albert J. Lewis and Florence Augusta Hamilton Lewis. Throughout his life, Lewis was known to his family and friends as "Jack"—a nickname he coined for himself at the age of four after the beloved neighborhood dog Jacksie died. Lewis had one brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis (1895–1973). Lewis's mother died of cancer in 1908 when he was just nine years old.

In 1910, Lewis became a boarding student at Campbell College in Belfast, just one mile from his home, but withdrew one year later. In 1913, Lewis enrolled at Malvern College where he remained for one year. It was there that, at age fifteen, he became an atheist, abandoning the Christian faith of his childhood. From Malvern, he went into private tutoring under William T. Kirkpatrick, "The Great Knock," who had also been his father's tutor.

Lewis went on to receive a scholarship to University College, Oxford, in 1916. Lewis took a hiatus from study after the outbreak of WWI, enlisting in the British Army in 1917. On April 15, 1918, Lewis was wounded in the Battle of Arras and was discharged a little more than a year later in December 1919.

While in the army, Lewis became close friends with his roommate Paddy Moore. Moore was killed in battle in 1918. After Lewis was discharged, he followed through with a promise to his friend to look after Moore's family. Lewis moved in with Paddy's mother, Jane Moore, and her daughter, Maureen, in 1920. The three of them eventually moved into "The Kilns," which they purchased jointly along with Lewis's older brother, Warren.

On May 20, 1925, Lewis was appointed Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University, where he served for twenty-nine years until 1954.

During his time at Oxford, Lewis went from being an atheist to being one of the most influential Christian writers of the 20th century; 1931 marks the year of Lewis's conversion to Christianity. He became a member of the Church of England. Lewis cites his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as the writings of the converted G. K. Chesterton, as influencing his conversion.

Also while at Oxford, Lewis was the core member of the now famous literary group "The Inklings." This group was an informal twice-weekly gathering of friends which included Tolkien, Hugo Dyson, Charles Williams, Dr. Robert Havard, Owen Barfield, and Nevill Coghill, among others. The meetings took place on Mondays and Thursdays. Monday meetings were held at a handful of local pubs, including The Eagle and Child, known to locals as The Bird and Baby and The Lamb and Flag. Thursday meetings were held in Jack's rooms.

Lewis was married late in life at age fifty-eight to Joy Davidman Gresham, an American writer fifteen years his junior. They married in 1956, two years after Lewis accepted the chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge, where he finished out his career.

After a four-year fight with bone cancer, Joy passed away in 1960. Lewis continued to care for her two sons, Douglas and David Gresham.

C. S. Lewis died at his home "The Kilns" on November 22, 1963. His grave is in the yard of Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry, Oxford. Warren Lewis died on Monday, April 9, 1973. Their names are on a single stone bearing the inscription "Men must endure their going hence."