Chronicles of Narnia Narrated Podcast
December 17, 2011 1:17 PM   Subscribe

If you enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia, you may enjoy this series of 101 podcasts that narrates the entire seven-book series. It is read by Chrissi Hart, who grew up in England (in case you appreciate a bit of a British accent in your audio books), and it is available via stream or download. It is done with the permission of the C.S. Lewis estate.
posted by SpacemanStix (11 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, wow, my kid is going to flip her lid.
posted by looli at 1:45 PM on December 17, 2011


I'm completely stunned that the estate gave permission.

So many estates hav heirs who only seem to be in it for the money.
posted by empath at 2:46 PM on December 17, 2011


And in the right order, too.
posted by lefty lucky cat at 3:26 PM on December 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


It's wonderful that these are free. On the other hand, I had a listen for a while, and the quality of the reading doesn't make me sad that I bought the professional version. Still a great free resource.
posted by howfar at 3:28 PM on December 17, 2011


Is anyone else getting a blank page? Even the View Source is blank.
posted by bentley at 4:59 PM on December 17, 2011


Is anyone else getting a blank page?

I am also at the moment.
posted by SpacemanStix at 5:00 PM on December 17, 2011


> It is done with the permission of the C.S. Lewis estate.

This is something I would not have expected. Would that the trustees of other dead authors' estates were so generous.
posted by ardgedee at 5:03 PM on December 17, 2011


Yes, it is quite generous, and I'm sure the gratitude will be appreciated, but the site may have been slashdotted. Best to wait a while. Although I am not a CS Lewis fan, if I do have a listen, I plan to leave some appreciative comments when the site comes back up.
posted by juifenasie at 7:20 PM on December 17, 2011


And in the right order, too.

I almost skipped over this post because I start foaming at the mouth and ranting whenever I see the new ordering of the books.
Combine that with my insistence on talking loudly about "Dick books" and it is easy to understand why my lovely wife avoids trips with me to the bookstore .


posted by Seamus at 8:41 PM on December 17, 2011


A noble effort, given it's free nature. But it does rather pale in comparison to the Michael Hordern-narrated versions from 1951, a sample of which can be listened to here.
posted by MUD at 1:15 PM on December 18, 2011


Thanks so much for this post. My daughter and I have been working our way through and are on Dawn Treader now. She loves them as much as I loved the books when I was her age. Unfortunately I can't say I love them much this time around. I just can't ignore C.S. Lewis' terrible and intrusive politics. It's a bit of a late-life loss of innocence.
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