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Harpercollins Publishing The Chronicles of Narnia Collection--7 Audiocassettes

The Chronicles of Narnia Complete Collection brings all seven of C.S. Lewis's beloved Narnia tales to life with celebrated and world-renowned performers. Listeners young and old will fall under the spell of the mystical land of Narnia, where good and evil battle, children are transformed into kings and queens, beasts and creatures can talk, and magic reigns. In superlative performances, Ian Richardson, Claire Bloom, Anthony Quayle, and Michael York narrate the tales of Narnia with its many enchanting, mythical characters. The complete collection includes: 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, The Last Battle. 7 Hours; 7 Cassettes; abridged.
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Customer Reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia Collection--7 Audiocassettes
Review 1 for The Chronicles of Narnia Collection--7 Audiocassettes
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

This product is worth every cent

Date:July 14, 2011
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Engada
Location:Brampton, On
Age:35-44
Gender:female
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I was engaged from the first story to the very last one. The narrators had great pitch and tone. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.
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Review 2 for The Chronicles of Narnia Collection--7 Audiocassettes
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Date:March 5, 2010
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Mom of 3
I love the Narnia Chronicles. That said, this cassette series was a disappointment. It cuts out a lot of key scenes (in order to get each book on a single audiocasette, I suppose)--and my kids definitely noticed--which leaves the flow of the stories awkward, even stilted. Even for the price, they're not worth it--put the money towards the Focus on the Family radio drama version (Excellent!)--after one listen, we probably won't play these again... especially after hearing the Focus on the Family version (lively, doesn't cut corners in the plot, lots and lots of word-for-word dialogue with super casting and magnificent sound effects). The only points this production gets from me is for selecting excellent material (Chronicles of Narnia), but the execution is not impressive.
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Review 3 for The Chronicles of Narnia Collection--7 Audiocassettes
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:July 21, 2009
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Chris Todd
The famous British actors reading the tales are superb. While all of the novels are represented they are abridged. If you know the stories well, you will be irritated. But they might be a good introduction for kids, or something they could listen to in the car, before they can read the books.
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Review 4 for The Chronicles of Narnia Collection--7 Audiocassettes
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Date:July 20, 2009
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Ruth Culmer
The Narnia adventures are wonderful. For the price, these cassettes are good. I would, however, encourage reader-listeners to spend the money and get either the unabridged CDs or, if you prefer an abridgement, buy the Focus on the Family dramatization of the Chronicles. It is well worth the price. Just a note, some of these Narnia books, tapes and CDs are for my grandchildren--and I have a set of my own too! C.S. Lewis outlines the Christian walk in beatuiful allegorical style in the Chronicles or Narnia. Yet, in a way that captures young and old hearts alike!
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Review 5 for The Chronicles of Narnia Collection--7 Audiocassettes
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4 out of 5

Date:July 17, 2009
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Kimberly Nobles
Very nicely done abridged reading. It has all the parts that you wouldn't want to miss. The only thing to make it better would be to have the entire books read.
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Review 6 for The Chronicles of Narnia Collection--7 Audiocassettes
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:February 4, 2009
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Kenneth Davies
I enjoyed listening to these cassettes in my car. My daughter enjoyed it too. A good value.
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