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jodi church
These books are classics, and a must read for children and adults alike. Those who appreciate CS Lewis for his theological writing will find much of interest in these stories. I was personally moved to tears at least once in each book.
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benjamin miller
I'm 26 years old and I enjoyed these books so much! They were great!!! The background seemed to be written from the bible with all kinds of imagery to support it. I thought it was just beautiful!!!!!!
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sandra gilbert
My dad read these to me 25 years ago (the same printing). I bought these to read to my kids in the original sequencing before Hollywood and the new publishers messed things up. My seller was great. The books and slipcase were in near perfect condition, much better than mine would be if I still had them.
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sunny
A great read. I first watched the DVD. I read The Magician's Nephew and could not get enough. I wanted to read the entire set. This is entertaining for all ages. C.S. Lewis did an outstanding job writing this set. It was great to have them all in one book and to read them in the order they should be read. I highly recommend this book to everyone from 8 to 80.
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soniagandiaga
The Magician's Nephew is the first in the Chronicles of Narnia. While it is not one of the more well known books, it explains the origins of Narnia, the speaking animals, the white witch, and the wardrobe itself.
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kts1227
The book arrived at the time and when I looked it, it was like brand new but some minor details change my impression. The price was fine but the book could be in better state to consider like brand new.
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hope decker
This book is a theological and logical argument why God can be all loving and yet there can be such awful pain in the world. The initial argument that "If God is loving and there is evil in the world implies that something is wrong with God", is methodically and logically taken apart. There are arguments for the Christian about how they should live given this logical argument, but the non believer or searcher can take the arguments and come to a very balanced view of God Almighty.
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donna hole
I was pretty excited to start reading this book to my 9 year old daughter. We have seen the movies, so the only book in this series that captured our attention was the magician's nephew. My sister said that she read it to her kids who range in age from 15-2 years, and they loved it. (shrug) Maybe it is just because we started The Chronicles of Narnia just after we finished the FableHaven series, which was awesome!
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shobhit jain
This is the best of the Chronicles! It has the best opening line of any book I have read. The change that comes over Eustace is a great statement of the movement of faith in our lives. Well worth reading at any age!
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ami rojkes dombe
I am a devout Christian and a big fan of C. S. Lewis. After reading this book I have to say that it is one of my all-time favorite books. I highly recommended that every devout Christian read this book.
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cristine
I recommend Chronicles of Narnia to any child or pre-adolescent with interest in fantasy books. The book is too simplistic to be recommended to anyone older, and too religiously allegorical for those who find religious allegory in a fictional work tacky and forced.

While frequently compared to Lord of the Rings, the Narnia Chronicles is hardly a match. Comparing the two is largely impossible - their only similarities being the authors' mutual acquaintance, and the general genre of the works. Whereas Tolkien's books are painstakingly detailed, the average Narnia book is brisk - both in its attention to detail and flow of time. While Tolkien's works construct and reveal a near-impeccably built world - complete with fictitious histories, geography and languages, the world of Narnia is largely thrown-together (consider "The Magician's Nephew" as one proof - it contains a large number of ideas that are never again elaborated upon). The creatures of Middle Earth draw from several different cultures and myths, while those of Narnia are largely directly lifted from Greek mythology.

For the inquisitive reader, the religious allegory of C.S. Lewis is sometimes obvious (like Adam/Eve, Aslan's "crucifixion"), at times annoying, and at some points even bigoted. As an example, consider Calormen - an obvious reference to an Islamic nation. Unlike Narnia, Calormen is full of the rich and deceitful who worship all the wrong things - gold, large palaces, their own leader... The devil... (yes, you read that correctly). As a Christian, Lewis obviously chose to ignore some of the more infamous moments in Christianity (like the opulence of Baroque period churches, the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, etc...). Lewis also takes numerous stabs at contemporary schools that no longer teach religion, but science and other "less important" things. To top everything off, the ending is mind-bogglingly and foolishly cruel, at least for a children's book.

Contrary to what some readers have pointed out, this book reads on no more than 2 levels - it reads as a great series of children's books, or as veiled religious dogma that was the fifties' answer to today's Intelligent Design.
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harrietspecter
This is a very difficult book and one has to take into account the period it was written. As one sifts through book, there are a lot of nuggets that can be applied to anyone's life. Life is difficult but this book helps you to understand God and think differently about struggles experienced in life!
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khawaja naeem
Books were in great condition. Full color pictures throughout. The pages of the books are the smooth/slick glossy type, which do not feel like sandpaper or smell old. The books are in chronological order, which is not the order that they were first published in.
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andrea hallock
This book was purchased as part of a grant fulfillment by Kappa Delta Pi-Eta Theta Chapter of Brooklyn College. This book was included in our annual read-aloud and book give-away at Sesame Flyers in Brooklyn. The children were thrilled with the books!
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maxwell dillion
This book look awsome in the box set, but are real small in sizes compare to the other books I have, they arrive much earier then you said they would which is a good thing. Started reading them and so far I'm hooked.
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ashley jo powell
I like this boxed set. It's neat, small, cheap, and it keeps the dust off of my books. However, they did reorder the books to the chronological rather than the way they were written. Nothing is stopping you from simply changing the order in the box. (Unless you're like Monk and can't stand having the numbers on the spine out of order. hehe)
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krystal
It is a superb collection of audio disks of the entire Narnia collection. It is ideal for listening when driving or when sending children to bed at night. It might lead many listeners to read the books themselves or watch the movies.
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whitney la rocca
This is really a great book and to have the beautiful movie cover on a hard back makes it all the more durable through the years.
wish you could find the other Narnia books that have been made into movies this way.
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jamie collins
This is truly a magical, and wonderful book! I have seen the movies, but decided to read them in the order where this is the first book, it is an amazing one too. It answers the questions you might ask, it tells you how Narnia came to be. I would recommend this to all ages, it's a very great story, I couldn't stop reading! I just love this! And I hope everyone else will too!(:
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afua brown
Even though this book is thin, it took me a long time to make it through the first 3 chapters because there is so much food for thought. Chapter 3 especially changed the way I look at things. This is an important read for anyone who has ever asked "Why me?" or said "It doesn't seem fair". Or even for anyone who wants to experience a level of writing far beyond the normal read. I bought this book and made it through chapter 3 before giving it away to a friend in need, and had to buy a new one because I was desperate to read the rest.
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hugh centerville
How I missed reading The Chronicles of Narnia books is a mystery? As a young teenage I read non-stop, so the hole is now filled at middle age. The first book will soon be made into a movie, looking forward to seeing how it's depicted. These books are so rich in visual detail and deep thought they are a joy to read.
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nesnesnes
This is a wonderful set for the whole family.

We have enjoyed each book, read by different people, very much.

Where we live, we must drive quite often, so the children and I are enjoying each story and the various readers, who lend their talents to each tale.
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emilycope
This book completes the series and the Christian allegory. As a result, most of the book is dedicated to the end or heaven. Thus I think this was the weakest book in the series. Nothing against heaven, but it never really makes great literature. It was very difficult to explain this to my young listener. It was also difficult to sustain their attention. If you are reading for the allegory this is your book. If you are reading for closure, this is it. If the excitement and draw of the series has waned, you can skip it.
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peter dunn
This is a great book for all even thought it was written for kids. I ordered this for my daughter-in-law and saw it for the first time when we visited them recently. The book looked great and she was thrilled to get it.
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mallorey austin
Nice finish to the series... I just thought it was funny that in the Kindle edition of "The Last Battle," instead of writing Aslan, the typist wrote Asian instead. It made for some very interesting subtext...
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riss
These are some of my favorite books. Lewis was a towering Christian. In the Chronicles of Narnia, he puts profound theology into enchanting stories. And the books are SO much better than the movies. ... Enough said :)
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dave bench
Great stories, but the book is absurdly big - totally impractical - and the spine is far too stiff. I made a bad decision in wasting money on this; I threw it out and got the easy-to-handle paperbacks.
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brenda
I read all seven volumes within a week, wishing only I had read it when I was 14. There's plenty of sense of humour between the lines, as Mr. Lewis chuckles when he writes. If only because we all read Harry Potter, the Lord of the Rings, etc., this is also a must.
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danelle
Thank you the store. The book i s great. I am pleased with the book and the timely service in which it was delivered. C. S. Lewis is such a great author and the Chronicles of Narnia are some of his best works. Thanks again for the good service.
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jessica stewart
The Chronicles are truly great literary accomplishments, rivaling Tolkien's Lord of the Ring. There is something in here for everyone. For religious, there is the wealth of religious imagery and links, while for non-religious, there is a whole new world to explore, full of adventure, honor, and imagination.
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heather carter
The books were delivered quicker than expected, but even though the books were covered in plastic, they were a bit worn in the corners, like they had not been kept well in storage, but it was nothing major. Fine books, great delivery.
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danbam
We really enjoyed the different readers for each of the seven stories. I'll never get used to people re-arranging them into chronological order, but that is easly fixed. The only real issue I have is Patrick Stewart reading "The Last Battle". I kept thinking that Aslan was going to beam them up. Otherwise, they are great fun and especially good for long car rides.
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rossvz
Our son requested this boxed set of The Chronicles of Narnia for our grandson. Our grandson was delighted. Thanks to the store the gift set arrived in plenty of time for Christmas & in good condition. We can always count on the store.
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brittny
I just can't get enough of Lewis and Tolkien. This particular series is one I grew up with. When I received my new set, it took me seven days to read all seven books.

The reason I gave only four stars was because I wish the set wasn't movie-related. The yellow dot advertising the coming release of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" on each cover is not particularly attractive.
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anome
I was very satisfied with the store, particularly as i generally use ebay and paypal system i was abit nervous about not using paypal. However the store's system is similar and i felt secure. The book was sent as soon as payment aproval was made. I recieved the book before estimated time even though i live in a completely different country. The book was in perfect condition. It was also mailed so that the book would not be damaged. I would like to thank the store and the seller for a positive outcome. I will definately buy with the store again.
Thanks
Zoe
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katherine pershey
We are enjoying this book that is actually the "before" story for *the lion the witch and the wardrobe.* my 8 year old and I like the different references to things we recognize in Narnia. The writing is okay - not as good as TLTW&TW, but it has good suspense!
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petrie
C.S. Lewis is a favorite in our family! My own children (all middle aged now) read these classics as children and now they make wonderful gifts for the grandchildren and great grandchildren. A wonderful gift for children.
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nissa
C.S. Lewis addresses one of the most difficult issues that we as humans must face in our journey through life! Why "pain"....I could never do justice to his literary work.....I'll suffice it to say that this book holds 'the answers' to anyone's serious inquirey of the Universal Question of "WHY"! A "must read". Dr. Cary Simonds
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