Chronicles of Narnia

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Post by jessieyun0404 » May 8th, 2015, 6:20 am

Elizabby wrote:
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Beth, I'm interested, and I'd like to be handle this out.
You can have my word counts if you want them, but I suggest you have a read of the book first yourself and see if you can manage it. If you still want it after you've read the first couple of chapters, launch the project (18 sections) and PM me and I'll post the chapter word counts in the thread for you.
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Post by JayKitty76 » February 11th, 2019, 4:45 pm

I LOVE Narnia! My favorite is probably The Last Battle. I've seen a couple of the older BBC movies (Silver Chair and Dawn Treader) and the newer Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I've also seen Prince Caspian on a Spanish TV channel :wink:

I prefer the books to the movies- C.S. Lewis is such a great writer!!

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Post by thestorygirl » February 11th, 2019, 7:17 pm

I think "The Horse and His Boy" is my favorite. Strangely enough, "The Silver Chair" was my favorite when I was a kid. I think it was because I had a crush on Prince Rillian in the old BBC version. Ha!
I really enjoy the dramatized versions (Focus on the Family Radio Theatre) as well. A few of the early ones were not well cast but some of the other titles were amazing! Esp. Magician's Nephew, Horse and His Boy, and Last Battle. Paul Scofield was so great as the narrator. One of my favorite voices and definitely an inspiration! And David Suchet as Aslan, for Poirot fans. :D

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » February 12th, 2019, 2:29 am

Lest anyone think that laconic Australian truck-drivers lack a sensitive side, I read these books as a ten-year-old in 1975.

Many years later, when I used to drop off our daughter and son at their primary schools in the morning, we always made a point to get there half-an-hour early, so I could read to them before it was time to go in to class.

We went through so many books, but the Narnia series was definitely one of the highlights. By the time we had completed “The Silver Chair”, they were so into the series, that they couldn’t wait to hear it in the before school half-hour segments. They borrowed the books from the primary school library, and read through the rest of the series themselves in a few days.

C.S. Lewis definitely had a way of clarifying things for “bears of very little brain” such as I.

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 12th, 2019, 7:35 am

Oh my gosh these books were interesting for me. At first I absolutely despised them. My mom tried to read them to me at first, and I made her stop. Then, a few years later, I came back to reread them. I loved them! Although I did tend to enjoy the first few better than the last.
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Post by thestorygirl » February 12th, 2019, 10:56 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 2:29 am
Many years later, when I used to drop off our daughter and son at their primary schools in the morning, we always made a point to get there half-an-hour early, so I could read to them before it was time to go in to class.


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That is so great!

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Post by classicsforever » February 15th, 2019, 10:35 pm

thestorygirl wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 7:17 pm
I really enjoy the dramatized versions (Focus on the Family Radio Theatre) as well. A few of the early ones were not well cast but some of the other titles were amazing! Esp. Magician's Nephew, Horse and His Boy, and Last Battle. Paul Scofield was so great as the narrator. One of my favorite voices and definitely an inspiration! And David Suchet as Aslan, for Poirot fans. :D
The Radio Theatre cast is like the Pauline Baynes illustrations for me...I can't think of Narnia without them. :)

It's been too long since I properly reread the series, which I keep meaning to do. My favorites as a child were The Magician's Nephew, The Silver Chair, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as a close third.
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Post by thestorygirl » February 16th, 2019, 11:03 am

classicsforever wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 10:35 pm
My favorites as a child were The Magician's Nephew, The Silver Chair, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as a close third.
I see you are relatively new here! Welcome!

What spoke to you in The Magician's Nephew?

I was thinking about the Horse and His Boy. I don't think it became a favorite until I listened to the audio drama above mentioned. I love the exotic feel to it, but also I love how the character of Aslan is revealed to Shasta.

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Post by classicsforever » February 16th, 2019, 9:05 pm

thestorygirl wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 11:03 am
classicsforever wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 10:35 pm
My favorites as a child were The Magician's Nephew, The Silver Chair, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as a close third.
I see you are relatively new here! Welcome!
Thank you! I'm really enjoying the forum, everyone is so friendly!
What spoke to you in The Magician's Nephew?
Aaahhh where do I begin.... :) It was the first Narnia story I experienced, so nostalgia is part of it. More than that, I love the characters, conflict, and setting. There's the contrast between the two antagonists - Jadis, majestic and terrifying, and Uncle Andrew, pitiful and funny. Polly and Digory have their own disagreement, which creates an interesting plot twist, and later Digory is (again) confronted with a big moral dilemma with the silver apple. It's also fun to see them go back-and-forth between the different worlds. Somehow Lewis manages to pull that off with a comical tone that doesn't detract from the sense of urgency.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » February 16th, 2019, 9:09 pm

classicsforever wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Jadis, majestic and terrifying
Ah yes I loved that one too. Jadis is one of my favorites. A very well written character.
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