Here s a set of free audio books that is almost too good to be true The C.S Lewis estate has granted permission to Ancient Faith Radio to record and offer all seven books of the The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S Lewis Currently Ancient Faith Radio is offering them all for free on MP3 audio download through a podcast feed They are read by children s radio host ChrHere s a set of free audio books that is almost too good to be true The C.S Lewis estate has granted permission to Ancient Faith Radio to record and offer all seven books of the The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S Lewis Currently Ancient Faith Radio is offering them all for free on MP3 audio download through a podcast feed They are read by children s radio host Chrissi Hart for her Readings from Under the Grapevine podcast She has a pleasant British accent which is appropriate for the Narnia series and the audio books are well recorded Download this classic collection of children s literature including all 7 books The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Prince Caspian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Silver Chair The Horse and His Boy The Magician s Nephew The Last Battle Amazing The Chronicles of Narnia are published by Harper Trophy, A Division of Harper Collins, New York, New York They are available for purchase here We want to thank CS Lewis Pte Ltd for granting us permission to bring these wonderful stories to you.
This is the first book where I chronicled my thoughts as I read through it with my son. I don't know how easy it is for y'all to access the record of those here on , but if you're looking for a detailed account of my thoughts on the book, you can look there.I'll say this. I've read a lot of books to my little boy these last couple years, and I can honestly say that This book is among the best. Good, tight writing, good description. Good action. Also there's not a lot of dead space or trashy empt [...]
“If ever they remembered their life in this world it was as one remembers a dream.” The real world is boring; it’s mundane, unimaginative and dry. So humans create fantasy as a means of escape. We watch movies or go to the theatre to see something more interesting than the standard realities of the everyday. We paint pictures and gaze up at the stars. We play video games and roleplay. We dream. Authors like C.S Lewis and J.K Rowling show us this miserable world; they show us its tones of g [...]
My greatest disappointment in 'The Screwtape Letters' was that Lewis was not able to demonstrate what made his good people good or his bad people bad. The closest he got to defining goodness was that you could tell the good people from the vague aura of light that surrounded them--and which even shone in their cat. In this book, the cat is much bigger.Aslan had no character, he was just a big, dull stand-in. Lewis often tells us how great he is, but never demonstrates what it is that makes him g [...]
5 stars to C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Adored it. I must have read it three or four times as a child. Hits all the spots in my reading dreams. a forest. A large family. Talking animals. Secrets. Mystery. Drama. Hidden messages. Saga and series. Every child should read it.Imagination runs free here. 4 children stuck a house. 1 goes exploring and finds herself lost in the world of Narnia. And the rest follow her.Siblings fight. The book shows what happens when you don't lis [...]
I loved this book.It was first read to me in 4th grade. We would all come in from lunch and our teacher would read to us for about 30 minutes before we would start class. I remember this book because it wasnt read to us by Mrs Graham, but instead it would be read by Mr Goodwin, her long-haired, bearded, Birkenstock wearing teacher's aid.Over the next few weeks we were enthralled by this story, we couldnt wait for lunch period to be over so we could hear what was happening in this magic kingdom, [...]
What's it with British literature? How from a relatively small pool of population can such creative writers emerge? I don't like C.S Lewis's non fiction books, but here he knocked the ball out of the park.Aslan, whose antics and decision making and beliefs are difficult to map, is the way by which the children triumph. If Alice in Wonderland was positively secular, TLTWaTW is heavily defined by the Christian mythos.There are many shining examples of pause to let the tension play out, before a li [...]
I hadn't read this in forever, so it was fun to come back to. I definitely remembered it being much more detailed, though. It's a pretty fast read so that's funny how much my mind added to the story as a kid. But I still adore these books so much!!And I still think this movie was one of the best adaptations ever.
A Defence of C.S. Lewisor a brief attempt at suchSome thoughts recently crossed my mind in regards to arguments one could offer as a defence of the Christian side of this novel. The main arguments against this novel as a 'Christian allegory' that I have heard are: 1)Aslan is not a strong Christ-figure 2)That C.S. Lewis 'preaches' a black and white morality. So I'm going to roughly address them from my perspective and hope it encourages some discussion.1) I will agree that Aslan is not a strong C [...]
Novels were not a part of my life until my mid teens and therefore I missed out wonderful reading experiences like the Chronicles of Narnia but while I wish I had read more as a child I am having an absolute ball catching up on all these enchanting books when I can appreciate them on a different levelimage: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is a compelling story that is both enchanting and filled with fantasy and adventure and I think can be appreciated by both adults and children alike.Write [...]
I just re-read this book and got so much more out of it than the first time. The symbolism & parallels to basic Christianity stuck out. *turkish delight is our human nature, prone to addiction, selfishness and wrongdoing*Peter said about Edmund, "We should go after him. After all he is our brother." Even though he had just betrayed them and was causing grief they didn't mistreat or disown him. *The very mention of Aslan's name caused certain positive feelings to come over them all they didn' [...]
“Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.” The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the second novel of C.S. Lewis series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Or it is the first novel, depending on the order you are reading them in. I am reading them in chronological order, instead of the order of publication. This novel is about four siblings, who unexpectedly discover an enchanting new world through a seemingly normal looking wardrobe. What adventures await for these chi [...]
The Role (bibli)call:The big cuddly cat = Jesus. Strange that a lion should be chosen to represent the big man when Lions are notoriously aggressive, solitary carnivores who are more likely to eat any potential apostles than than teach or lead them.The white witch = Satan or Eve the temptress depending on which side of the tree of knowledge you're most likely to be barking up. Famed for a monochrome wardrobe in the A/W line only. Like Alan Rickman in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, she has cancel [...]
The Lion, The Witch, The Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1), C.S. Lewis عنوان: ماجراهای نارنیا کتاب نخست: شیر، کمد، جادوگر؛ نویسنده: سی. (کلایو) اس. (استیپلز) لوئیس؛ مترجم: امید اقتداری؛ منوچهر کریم زاده؛ تهران، انتشارات ایران، 1377؛ در 218 ص؛ شابک: 9646038085؛ چاپ دیگر: هرمس، 1379، در 166 ص، چاپ بعدی 1382؛ در 169 ص؛ شابک: 96471001 [...]
It dawned on me the other day that I'd never read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. What an oversight! I had to fix this.I knew the story. When we were kids, one of my cousins was all about this book and liked to tell me about it. I remember absolutely bawling my eyes out when the 1979 cartoon version aired on tv and Aslan was subdued. And then I also knew it through the more recent movie adaptation. Now, having read the actual book, it turns out I already as good as read the book. It varie [...]
Well, can you blame me for loving this? I certainly hope not. It's Christmas and I feel like a little kid and I was craving something to make me feel like I am one, indeed, and this book travelled me to a wondrous world full of heroes and of course a villain. The ride was awesome and I found the characters warm and fuzzy despite the eternal cold that had been placed upon Narnia. Now, they're all free of the curse of the White Witch thanks to Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. The kings and queens of [...]
Read as a little girl and loved it. Loved the mysterious places and fantasy lives and I always wanted my wardrobe to enter into a magical land. This book is worth more than 5 stars.
What an amazingly delightful book! I regret not reading it earlier ** Before I begin, let me clarify that as I am not a Christian, I had no idea that this book was written by keeping the image of Jesus (as Aslan) in mind. I just came across this revelation on , and it just added another layer to the story! The review below is written only by treating it as a fun-filled and action packed novel!I had seen the movie based on the book a couple of years ago, and had really loved it! On reading the bo [...]
Every time I read this story, I feel happy. I love fairytales and mythology and I believe this books is the perfect example of how fantasy, mythology and fairytales can be combined and create a strong result. 1. First of all there is obviously the “The Snow Queen” fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, the ultimate evil woman whose myth is used in this book too. She brings cold and misery and never allows Christmas. She changes people’s heart and eyes. She freezes their hearts like block of [...]
What a great family read aloud. My eight, six and four year old (and husband) enjoyed hearing this. The four year old flagged a bit but the eight year old got the allegory. A fantastic story, so well told.
This is the story of four siblings who stumble through a wardrobe into a different world. They discover magic, monsters and their destiny.One Christmas, when I was 11 or 12, my mother gave me The Chronicles of Narnia. It ignited a lifelong love of fantasy fiction and reading."Peter! Susan! It's all true. Edmund has seen it too. There is country you can get to through the wardrobe. Edmund and I both got in. We met one another in there, in the wood." pg 40.I get the criticisms of this series- that [...]
3.5 stars I've been making a habit of rereading my childhood favorites, and the Narnia series is one many people read. I remember enjoying this book a lot more as a kid, even though this wasn't my favorite book in the series (that was The Horse and His Boy and The Silver Chair) I did like it.Reading this as an adult. it's BIZARRE. Think about it. Children go into a wardrobe and appear in a new world. There, they trust all these fairytale creatures and talking animals. On top of that, there's thi [...]
I am tempted to give this book a zero but the idea of going through the wardrobe to another land is fantastic. Everything else, however, is not fantastic, including:The over-the-top Christian allegory.The complete absence of dramatic tension - the characters are static and the conclusion is foregone. There is nothing to keep you reading, to challenge you, or to even vaguely interest you.The writing is mediocre at best.The dialogue is mediocre at best.Awful book, it as if someone read Matthew thr [...]
This is one of those books that takes you to a land where you feel like you've come to this place many times before, it feels like home, you keep hugging this book, every time enchanted and when you return to your world.All you feel is MAGICAL. "I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enou [...]
A beautiful read. There's no other way to say it. The story knows what it is, knows the public it wants to catch, children, but leaves details every now and then for we the grown ups to appreciate, turning a great children story into one of The fantasy novels this world has. Great messages, and unique style. Light but direct to the point, like all children stories should be. The lion, the witch and the wardrobe is a must for all the lovers of the genre. Solo hay una cosa que de verdad se puede d [...]
"What are you doing in that wardrobe?""Narnia business!"
Although undoubtedly not the first author to use the literary device and concept of a portal leading from everyday life into another parallel world – a world which is often magical and wonderful whilst at the same time occasionally frightening and terrifying. However, the eponymous device here being the Wardrobe and as such, this is approaching genius. ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ is ostensibly a fantasy novel aimed squarely at children – and for a child with even a modicum of [...]
Every time I read this wonderful story, it's like catching up with an old friend. I've read this particular Narnia book so many different times, but it never ever gets old. I love the fact that I can pick up this (or any of the other Narnia books, for that matter) and step into a whole other world. I also particularly enjoyed the fact that I found that I could relate with each one of the children, although I must say that I was partial to Lucy! Additionally, I love the role Aslan plays in this b [...]
After I first read this book as a young boy I remember distracting my father one day whilst he was working in his shed at the bottom of our garden. I was about 11 at the time and my father was filing away at something in the vice attached to the work bench. I spotted the pincers/pliers in his old wooden toolbox and secreted them away in my knitted cardigan, fashion was not a strong point back in the 1970's, and I sheepishly snook out without being noticed. That was the beginning of the adventure [...]
"She did not shut it properly because she knew that it is very silly to shut oneself into a wardrobe, even if it is not a magic one."It's been many years since I first read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe but when it was chosen as a book of the month for a book group I'm in I couldn't say no to revisiting this classic. I must confess that this book and series was never one of my childhood favourites; I always preferred the BBC TV series (circa late 1980s/early 1990s). However, there was alw [...]
Some useful German words and phrases that I learned from reading this book:Alle Wetter, ich bin ja ganz in Schweiß gebadet! - Blowed if I ain't all in a muck sweat!Biberin - female beaverFeeneden - Cair ParavelHeiliger Bimbam! - Great Scott!Ich frage mich wirklich, was sie ihnen eigentlich auf den Schulen beibringen - I do wonder what they do teach them at these schoolsPfui Teufel, was für eine Gemeinheit! - Well, of all the poisonous little beasts!tiefer Urzauber aus der Zeiten Dämmerung - d [...]