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Publisher's Summary

For over 60 years, readers of all ages have been enchanted by the magical realms, the epic battles between good and evil, and the unforgettable creatures of Narnia.

This box set includes all seven titles in The Chronicles of Narnia - 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.

©2005 C. S. Lewis (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great Story

Love crawling into this story... I’ve read the books numerous times. It’s one of my ‘comfort zone’ stories. When feeling like a good book but unable to choose, this is one I always go back to. It was an interesting experience having it ‘read’ to me. I enjoyed it.

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Not my cup of stiff British tea

Allegory does not lend itself to compelling storytelling. Performances are excellent.
This is a children's story and does not translate to an adult audience the way something like Harry Potter does.

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Awesome!!!

loved it...better than i remembered. the actors reading were perfect. i would strongly recommend this series.

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Great narration. Classic stories.

The narrators bring these classics to life! I thoroughly enjoyed reentering these stories of my childhood.

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Wonderful!

Brilliant writing. Great performances by the narrators.
This series is near and dear to my heart. I have revisited Narnia many times in my life and can’t wait for my grandchildren to discover it!

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Wonderful book set

Wonderful book set. All of the performances of the narrators were great! There is a different narrator for each book.

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Brilliant Fairy Tales for kids 8-12

C.S. Lewis wrote this incredible literature in the 1950's.  Despite their age, the stories are not dated in any way... and despite the themes (the author denies the Christian allusions, but the themes are unmistakable - it's allegory). the stories are not overpowering or preachy. This is the highest quality children's fantasy. The books relate whimsical events surrounding kids in a world populated with mythical creatures, talking animals, and figures of genuine good & evil. The character of Aslan is obviously a Christ figure - complete with self-sacrifice, incredible empathy, and altruistic ethics - but all of the other characters (human and otherwise) have very human flaws that resonate. The fantasy is necessarily sophomoric (it's a children's series, after all), but there are mature elements as well - conflict, battles, and death.
These books are rightfully beloved and qualify as true "classics" - readers of all ages can enjoy them (although I could see how  "misogyny" could be accused - some of the female characters are stereotypical - but it's not bad imo... my daughter would be fine with this).

The seven books in the series are read by seven different readers - all well-known. All performances are excellent at the very least - Kenneth Brannagh, Michael York, Patrick Stewart... It includes straight-up brilliant performances from Alex Jennings and Jeremy Northam.

Altogether, this is a great value. Seven classic stories in one collection with 5-star readings. I broke it up - listening to other books between the Narnia tales - and it worked well. Coming back to this collection after reading something else was like coming back to a beloved familiar home. Having listened to a couple hundred Audiobooks (click on my profile), I can highly recommend that you buy this one. It's easily worth 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Fantastic Narration

These classic stories are brought to life by excellent narrators. A pleasure to listen to.

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Great time

So happy I finally "read" these. Great series to show you courage wins out.

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NonStop listening

I couldn’t take my attention away from this series, I was so deeply immersed the whole time.

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  • Daniel
  • 2020-01-07

Comes without book subdivisions - chapter key below

Book 1 - Magicians Nephew - Chapter 1
Book 2 - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - Chapter 17
Book 3 - The Horse and His Boy - Chapter 35
Book 4 - Prince Caspian - Chapter 50
Book 5 -Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Chapter 65
Book 6 - The Silver Chair - Chapter 81
Book 7 - The Last Battle - Chapter 97

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  • Shopper
  • 2020-03-16

Big Stars for a Big Collection

So happy to get this entire collection for 1 credit! There are no new recordings in this set but it is a impressive gathering
of the best readings of the books in this series. I own several of these on CD but did not have them digitally so I am very happy to now have the easy access to all of them. Here's a rundown of who is reading which book:

Chapter 1 / Titles Listing

Chapter 2-16 / The Magician's Nephew / Narrated by Kenneth Branagh

Chapter 17-34 / The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe / Narrated by Michael York

Chapter 35-49 / The Horse and His Boy / Narrated by Alex Jennings

Chapter 50-64 / Prince Caspian  / Narrated by Lynn Redgrave

Chapter 65-80 / The Voyage of the Dawn Treader / Narrated by Derek Jacobi 

Chapter 81-96 / The  Silver Chair / Narrated by Jeremy Northam 

Chapter 97-112 / The Last Battle/ Narrated by Patrick Stewart

Chapter 113 / Publishers Credits

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  • john patrick angerer
  • 2020-01-08

A stellar value!

The story, of course, is a classic. The thing worth pointing out in this review is that instead of spending 7 credits over 7 months to get each book of the series separately, one gets them all together & for only one credit. The narrators & production values are impeccable, & the chapters are all helpfully labeled with the individual book titles ahead of them as well. I was dubious of this particular collection at first, based on its unofficial-looking cover art, but I can now report that it is precisely what you’d hope it’d be: the best readings of these classic books all in one superb package.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-02-05

I'm a 56 year old pastor

this was the 2nd time I listened to these books
I loved every minute
and in January 2021 I look forward to listening again

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-01-15

Excellent books, narrators, and price

To get all seven books of the chronicles of Narnia for one credit is too good to pass up! Lewis is was an excellent writer and storyteller that seems to perfectly mingle exciting adventures with deep spiritual truth. These books are all engaging enough to keep the youngest children interested, and yet have enough underlying messages to keep the oldest adults thinking. The only “downside” is that the narrators are all different, so there is a little bit of difference pronunciation of certain words, or occasionally a slightly different voice for a certain character, but this is almost negligible because there are different main characters for most of the books, and the male narrators are very similar. Prince Caspian was the only outlier, as it was narrated by a female. Though she did a great job, in my opinion it would have been wiser to keep the narrators all consistently male for continuity. I would highly recommend this collection.

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  • Amazn Customer 1028
  • 2020-02-05

Just chapters no book titles

No way to tell where one book ends and another begins. It just one long book.

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  • MadiCat
  • 2020-01-21

Further Up and Further in to the World of Narnia

Wow! I am so glad that Audible now has this edition with all 7 books in it! I had been hoping to get all of the audiobooks and this set is just what I was hoping for! Each narrator does wonderfully with each of their own styles. Each story is so enjoyable and fun to listen to! I love the fantastical and spiritual themes these books hit. I would probably have to say that this is my favorite book series. Enjoy Narnia!

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  • Sharon R
  • 2020-02-08

You must have this

I read the Chronicles of Narnia as a kid and it was always one of my favorites. I read the series to my kids. I have no idea why they call this the Adult Box Set but everyone needs it. While all the narrators were at least very good I have to say my favorite is Patrick Stewart. How can you go wrong, 34 hours of one of the greatest stories for one credit.

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  • David M. Lay
  • 2020-01-25

Well...

ok I decided to listen to the series. As a child I never got past Lion, witch and the wardrobe. now listening to all of them I can say ehh. Louis write in a heavy concentrated imagery of Christian dogma and sexist view of the 50s. (i.e. Man is Alpha, Woman is submissive, and all animals are just Beast and are for our will). once you get past this the stories are ok. I did really enjoy the ending of the last battle. it was well written and almost an apology to to women and "beast"

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  • Mary Wehmeyer
  • 2020-01-16

The Chronicles of Narnia Adult Box Set

I read these books several years ago and enjoyed them I think I enjoyed the Audible books even more.

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  • Mme Apryl Anderson
  • 2020-10-12

Further in and further up!

If there’s a better story told to reset my compass to true north, please let me know. And the readers chosen to bring these 8 books to life are of the standard high enough to match these great adventures. 2020 may be our most dreadful year in living history, but what a morale boost and reminder that the best is yet to come. My only complaint is that now i recognize a homesickness for the land I’ve not yet reached. Further in and further up!

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