C.S. Lewis’ acclaimed and universally loved novels spring to life in these spellbinding full-cast BBC dramatisations.
Anyone who’s visited Narnia wants to go back again, and these radio dramas make for a hugely entertaining first-time or return journey, with a cast including Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Richard Griffiths, Martin Jarvis, Sylvester McCoy, John Sessions, Fiona Shaw, and Timothy Spall.
"The Magician’s Nephew": When Polly and Digory discover some magic rings, they begin the most exciting and dangerous journey of their lives - and encounter the mighty lion Aslan.…
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe": Lucy, Peter, Edmund and Susan enter a magical world of talking fauns and flying horses, where the evil White Witch has cast Narnia in perpetual winter.
"The Horse and His Boy": Shasta and his talking horse Bree flee from a life of slavery and head for the freedom of Narnia, facing many perils along the way.
"Prince Caspian": Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund are called upon to help Caspian free Narnia of his evil uncle’s regime and reclaim freedom and happiness.
"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader": Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace join King Caspian on a perilous mission to find his friends, the seven lost Lords of Narnia.
"The Silver Chair": Jill and Eustace set out to find King Caspian’s lost son, and in the grim land of the Earthmen they encounter the wicked Green Lady.
"The Last Battle": The King is in danger, and Narnia faces its darkest hour. Eustace and Jill must help its people fight for the future of the once-glorious kingdom.
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Abridged but Great Performance
I enjoyed the full cast of characters and the sound effects that complemented the scenes.
The most memorable moments for me are from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" because that story was the one I'd heard most as a child and so it stuck with me more than the others.
(Spoilers) My favorite scene was at the end of The Silver Chair when Aslan and Caspian return to our world with Eustace and Jill and frighten away the bullies.
I did laugh at quite a few parts throughout the book.
If you haven't read any of the books and really want to, you might want to get a full unabridged copy. If you like full-cast dramatizations or you have already read the full books I do recommend this. You get all the books for one credit, which is a great deal in my opinion. Sometimes the sound effects were loud enough to drown the words but it was well-performed in general and was well worth it.
Should say "abridged"