The Complete Chronicles of Narnia: The Classic BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations [Audiobook]
Mark Alder writes-:
My wife and I have just finished listening to the Chronicles of Narnia audible book. We both found this immensely
enjoyable and heartily recommend this for your children (and adults as well!).
I suppose the age group for this audible book depends on your particular child. Some children as young as 6 could
get something out of this. Older children obviously will get more out of the audible book.
There is I believe a ‘cumulative effect’ operating here. As a child listens to each book he or she will get more
endeared with the characters - particularly Aslan!
I feel that many children who have listened to the whole audible book will be deeply touched and this could affect
the spiritual direction of their future lives.
Although I don’t want to elaborate on this here, I must state that there are other children’s books which do not
have such a positive effect on children. For this reason, I feel it is necessary to disseminate this particular
audible book as much as possible.
Are these just children’s stories?
At one level the Narnia Chronicles can be viewed as a wonderful series of enchanting stories loved by the children
of many generations. This is what I have tried to say in what I have written above.
Narnia stories viewed at a deeper level
Many people will however realise that these stories represent at a deeper level, important features of authentic
Christianity. C.S. Lewis wrote these stories to help introduce the concepts of Christianity to children. For example
Aslan the lion represents Jesus Christ.
About C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia series was written by C. S. Lewis in the 1950s, when he was a high-powered Oxford professor
and perhaps the 20th Century’s most famous convert to Christianity. An atheist from boyhood, he converted at age
33 to Christianity and devoted much of the rest of his life to writing about faith.
C.S. Lewis - the great Apologist
C. S. Lewis was the great Christian apologist of the 20th Century. His radio programs reached millions and galvanized
a new revival in the 1940s in the United Kingdom during World War II. His books including The Chronicles of Narnia
have been read by 100 million people, many of whom have seen a deeper truth in them.
The last two paragraphs were taken from the
Introducing the Audible book of The Chronicles of Narnia
This critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisation was produced between 1988 and 1997, starring
Maurice Denham as Professor Kirke with a cast including Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Richard Griffiths, Martin
Jarvis, Sylvester McCoy, John Sessions, Fiona Shaw and Timothy Spall.
Collectively titled Tales of Narnia it covers
the entire series and is approximately 15 hours long. The series was originally released in Great Britain on both
audio cassette and CD by BBC Audiobooks. It was released as an audible book in 16th October
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The Version of this page: 5th November 2017