The Chronicles of Narnia: The Signature Edition
For over fifty years, "The Chron...more
"But it is not, as some people think, an allegory" (“Letter to Sophia Storr,” in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, vol 3, 1113).
"You are mistaken when you think that everything in the books ‘represents’ something in this world. Things do that in The Pilgrim’s Progress but I’m not writing in...more
I read these books as a kid with my father. I would read during the day, and he would come home and catch up in a evening, and then we would discuss that portion. That is one of my best childhood memories, so maybe that's why I love them so much! About a year ago I picked up The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (around the movie hype) and I was surprised at how ... childish it was. This really is a children's series! I fel...more
Mah. Quando dici che questo libro non ti è piaciuto ti accusano di essere troppo superbo e di non saper apprezzare i libri indirizzati, relativamente, ad un pubblico più giovane. Bisogna cogliere il messaggio, andare oltre la storia, andare oltre lo stile narrativo e bla bla bla.
Tesori miei, in un libro ci possono essere tutti i messaggi del mondo, ma se la storia non cattura, non cattura punto e basta, e il più delle volte il mess...more
Here is my review on all the books:
1) The Magician's Nephew- (4 stars), I thought this was a great book to read first because it tells you the story of how Narnia began and how this story started all the others. Plus, the author even explained how The Witch ended up in Narnia, how the wardrobe allowed you to go into Narnia (it doesn't really explain, but you can your insight skills to figure that out), and even more, but...more
De meeste mensen kennen de verhalen wel uit de films:
- The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (verhaal 2)
- Prince Caspian (verhaal 4)
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (verhaal 5)
I enjoy this audio book and compared to others I have heard it is of a decent quality. The positive of it is that I can of course carry it with me on an mp3 player and listen to it in the car or outside the house, enjoying the story of Narnia without the necessity of delving into a book or watching a film.
The sound effects and voice acting are general...more
It kinda works like so:
The Magician's Nephwew -- 3 stars
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe -- 4 stars
The Horse and His Boy -- 3 stars
Prince Caspian -- 4 stars
The Voyage of The Dawn Treader -- 5 stars
The Silver Chair -- 5 stars
The Final Battle -- 4 stars
At least three of these I had read before, albeit at a very young age. I think being 35 years old spoiled my enjoyment of the ones I hadn't read, gi...more
Let's just get down to business, I felt guilty reading this series. Why would someone ever feel guilty reading a book anyways? One word: religion. I'm a Catholic and this series is full of an allegorical portrayal of Christ and Christianity. As an adult, I didn't like it one bit, but I can certainl...more
Of all the methods to enter Narnia, this theater version has been most successful for me. It's really good! I love the books, too, but as a busy mom, I can listen with my children while cooking dinner, directing chores, etc. Note; So...more
It took 7 years and hundreds of actors and musicians to complete the recording of this production. Nothing was overlooked to make this the most realistic radio recording.
Well, the books are decent - some better than others. I liked 'The Horse and his Boy' better than most, although the xenophobic, or at least insensitive representation of the Calormenes bothered me; and to my surprise I liked 'The Voyage of the Dawn...more
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - 27.10.13 - review - 2.5 stars
The Horse and His Boy - 28-29.10.13 - review to come - 4 stars
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia - 29-31.10.13 - no review - 3 stars
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - 2-8.11.13 - no review - 3 stars
The Silver Chair - 8-9.11.13 - no review - 3 stars
The Last Battle - 10.11.13 - review - 3.5 stars
= 26.10.–10.11.2013, partly reviewed, 3 stars.
Cleanly packed, fast-paced and enterta...more
Ho letto velocemente (la scrittura �� semplice, e va gi�� in fretta) il primo romanzo, "il nipote del mago", una sorta di prologo alle avventure de "la strega, il leone e l'armadio": auch! Noioso e persino raffazzonat...more
All the stories are good, although The Horse and His Boy and The Silver Chair are my favourites. (And maybe The Last Battle too) I don't like Voyage of the Dawn Treader as much, but it still deserves five stars.
These stories are great fantasy stories, and a beautifully told. I think any kid who li...more
Yesterday I finished The Chronicles of Narnia and wow I never expected it to end like that. I’m so sad that the Pevensies died in this railway crash thing. I thought they’d grow old and even tell their grandchildren about their adventures in Narnia. But it’s sweet that they are all united in the end. With Polly and Digory and Jill and Eustace and all their dead friends from Narnia. But I have so many questions! Like what happened...more
Lewis riesce più nell'ambito fiabesco (Il nipote del mago, Il leone, la strega e l'armadio e Il viaggio del veliero) che in quello dove pre...more
I should've listened to the customer reviewers on Amazon and started him off with _The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe_ instead of the chronologically first book, _The Magician's Nephew_, which is presented first in this edition. The most popular Amazon review notes, "It must be conceded that in a letter...more
The Chronicles of Narnia begins with 4 curious children who happen to discover Narnia when they fall into a wardrobe. The first one to go to Narnia is the youngest of t...more