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These classic stories have enchanted millions around the world. Radio Theatre brings them to life in this dramatized audio production. Recorded in London with an all-star cast of England's brightest talent from the stage and screen, an original orchestral score, and cinema-quality digital sound design, this innovative recording provides hours of entertainment for the entirThese classic stories have enchanted millions around the world. Radio Theatre brings them to life in this dramatized audio production. Recorded in London with an all-star cast of England's brightest talent from the stage and screen, an original orchestral score, and cinema-quality digital sound design, this innovative recording provides hours of entertainment for the entire family. All seven stories are available in a single, redesigned slipcase or available individually, and both formats are marked at their lowest prices ever!...

Title : The Magician's Nephew (Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
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ISBN : 9781589972926
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 2 Pages
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The Magician's Nephew (Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia, #1) Reviews

  • Leah Good
    2019-05-02 17:25

    When I was younger, The Magician's Nephew was by far my least favorite Narnia story. During my recent audio theater spree, I popped it in mostly out of curiosity and because it's the least listened to of our Narnia CDs. It's days of under-use are over. While I do agree with some who say C.S. Lewis' writing style leaves something to be desired, his brilliant story telling more than makes up for it, and the timeless themes show why it is so popular. With this story, I appreciate it far more now that I am older. I found myself enchanted by the story. It is a very simple story, really, yet also incredibly complex. But it's the heart and soul of it that made me enjoy it. It's one of those rare fictional stories that points you right to the One the author was serving, and as such is a true treasure.

  • Jada Hope
    2019-05-06 14:19

    No matter how many times I listen to this series on audio book, it never ceases to bring tears to my eyes or make me just sit there and smile. One of my favourite series for sure!

  • Karen
    2019-05-06 16:21

    Started to listen to this series in the car.

  • Bartholomew Timm
    2019-05-22 19:25

    If I had to stuck on an island with just several books to read over and over, I would choose the Chronicles of Narnia. C.S. Lewis is masterful in his descriptions of people, landscapes, and events, and his language is capable of evoking nearly every human emotion. Although there is some disagreement about the reading order (order of publication, or chronological) I prefer the chronological, and apparently Lewis did as well: Lewis expressed a mild preference for this second, chronological order. In a letter written in 1957 to an American boy named Laurence, he wrote the following:‘I think I agree with your order {i.e. chronological} for reading the books more than with your mother’s. The series was not planned beforehand as she thinks. When I wrote The Lion I did not know I was going to write any more. Then I wrote P. Caspian as a sequel and still didn’t think there would be any more, and when I had done The Voyage I felt quite sure it would be the last. But I found as I was wrong. So perhaps it does not matter very much in which order anyone read them. I’m not even sure that all the others were written in the same order in which they were published.Whatever order you read them in you will be sure to be enchanted, if not by the stories themselves, then by the quality of the writing. There are few aside from Shakespeare who can match Lewis's ability to put words together. The Magician's Nephew is timely reading given the political events of the day: it is a story of power struggles, including to the point of using the "Deplorable Word". It is the story of trust. And it is the story of believing in things beyond our ken. If you haven't read; you must. If you have, it may be time to read it again.

  • KyneWynn
    2019-05-09 13:13

    Loved, the story. It was engaging and kept my interest throughout. I loved the almost whimsical feel to the writing, and delighted in the humor. I've read some of Lewis' other non-fiction books, and appreciate his writing style - in this case, I think I might have preferred simply reading the books over the audio recording I listened to. It felt rather over the top to me, and the sound was quite uneven, sometimes extremely loud, and other times difficult to hear. Over all though, engaging enough that I went on to listen to the other six books that make up the Chronicles of Narnia. The story itself I loved - though it did take me some time to get used to animals being main characters and talking.

  • Laura
    2019-05-07 14:25

    The best audiobooks ever. We're enjoying this as a whole family on car trips/in the evenings. Yes, they are slightly abridged and adapted, but the variety of voices, sound effects, and the pacing make these stories just as engaging for me as for my 7 year old! A great way to introduce her to Narnia!

  • Nicoletta Proto
    2019-04-29 21:01

    i had already read 'the lion, witch and wardrobe' so after reading this, everything makes sence

  • Meghna
    2019-05-01 19:10

    Superb book. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the story of Narnia where we can get only through magic. The book evokes ones imagination.

  • Kevin
    2019-05-23 19:17

    When I saw "adaptation," I lowered my expectations. But this was very well done. Pleasantly surprised. Great actors, great sounds effects, great score. Movie-quality score.

  • Miss Bookiverse
    2019-05-11 20:09

    Ich mag diese Hörspieladaption. Tolle Musikuntermalung und Soundeffekte. Einzig Aslans Stimme finde ich irgendwie doof. Er klingt so eingebildet und überstolz. Soll er ja als allmächtiger Löwe sicher auch, aber das hat ihn mir ziemlich unsympathisch gemacht.An diesem Band ist auf jeden Fall total schön, dass man die Anfänge Narnias miterlebt. Hier wird der Grundstein für alles, was man später noch kennen lernt gelegt.

  • Micah
    2019-05-08 19:12

    [This review is of the Focus on the Family audio drama version].A decent production - Nathaniel Lippiett and Jessica Fox were very good as Polly and Digory, while Elizabeth Counsell gave a less-than-satisfactory performance as Jadis. The narration was somewhat irritating, and I found myself wishing that it was a true dramatization rather than something more akin to an enhanced audiobook.All in all, a fun adaption of one of my favorite Narnia novels.

  • Elijah
    2019-05-11 17:03

    This is my second listen through this adaptation and I'm still astounded that they trimmed Uncle Andrew's story so much. Still, it's well done, even if Suchet's Aslan gets in the way of the latter half of the story.

  • Karis
    2019-04-22 20:58

    Such a great recording!! I listen to this a lot. :) Magician's Nephew ranks in the top of my favorites from the Narnia series. Along with Silver Chair, Horse and His Boy, and Voyage of the Dawn Treader, this is a favorite! Not to mention this is so dramatic. :)

  • Heather {}
    2019-05-06 17:23

    My husband and I listend to this over the month of August. It was refreshing to hear the story again, but this time in audio format. I was pleased with the presentation, and hope to listen to the rest of the series, soon! (=

  • Greg
    2019-05-03 17:02

    I learned learning about who Professor Digory really was. And I couldn't help but get the feeling that Aslan was setting the stage for WWII and the terrible things that were to come.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-23 13:04

    I really enjoyed listening to this version of the book. I had never read it before.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-27 17:26

    excellent audio edition, except for Aslan. He sounds a little weird and not exactly what you would think he would sound like. But still excellent.

  • Pascale
    2019-05-05 21:00

    This was the first audio book I've listened to all the way through and it was amazing! I've always loved this Narnia story, might be my favorite one!

  • Kevin
    2019-05-08 13:23

    Listened to this on vacation. It was fun to revisit the story. The Radio Theatre aspect ratcheted up the drama and made for some great entertainment on the long car ride.

  • Rick
    2019-04-23 20:23

    Narnia starts here. Very professional audio adaptation.

  • Douglas
    2019-04-24 15:13

    This is absolutely brilliant!

  • Emily
    2019-05-15 14:14

    A pretty solid radio drama adaptation. Sometimes the narration/acting gets a bit muddied with too many voices or sound effects at once, but I suppose it's realistic?