The Silver Chair (Radio Theatre)

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9781561797929: The Silver Chair (Radio Theatre)

Fully dramatized and produced with cinema-quality sound design and music, each title in Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia is now available in a travel-friendly size. Hosted by Douglas Gresham, stepson of C. S. Lewis, these timeless classics have mesmerized millions around the world. Upon entering an enchanted world called Narnia, four ordinary children learn extraordinary lessons in courage, self-sacrifice, friendship, and honor. Brought to life in London by a cast of more than 100 actors, including award-winners Paul Scofield, David Suchet, and Ron Moody, the 7-part Chronicles of Narnia provides over 22 hours of exhilaring listening entertainment.

The Silver Chair: Running from bullies at school, Eustace and schoolmate Jill unexpectedly find themselves in the enchanted land of Narnia and in the very presence of the Great Lion Aslan. Join Eustace, Jill, and their strange but courageous friend Puddleglum as they travel through dangerous and unknown lands in their quest to find and rescue the heir to Narnia's throne, Prince Rilian.

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From AudioFile:

Eustace and Jill don't remember all the signs and directions given by the great lion Aslan, but he nonetheless guides them through their adventure in Narnia in search of the missing Prince Rilian. This sixth in Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series easily stands alone, particularly with its phenomenal production attributes. Perfect casting choices render every character to the letter, complete with background mumblings and assorted nonvocal sounds. Musical interludes both introduce segments and provide background tone, while exquisitely chosen sound effects lend a realism the listener will not believe came from a studio. Lewis's Chronicles have been fresh and compelling since he wrote them 50 years ago; this production achieves an equal standard for their treatment in audio. R.P.L. 2003 Audie Award Finalist, Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-7-Book six of C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series is dramatized here by the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. The presentation includes the voices of approximately 24 English actors and actresses, a narrator, sound effects and background music. The voices are crisp and clear, and the characters are well delineated. The only flaws are the annoying and awkward grunts, groans, and sighs that are part of the sound effects. Douglas Gresham, Lewis's stepson, narrates the prologue and epilogue. There is excitement in the air as Eustace Scrubb's and Jill Pole's mission to save Prince Rilian from the evil Emerald Witch unfolds. As they escape from school bullies on earth, they are summoned by the great lion, Aslan, and given four signs to follow in their quest to bring the prince back to his aging father, King Caspian. Listeners will experience the cold and dark of the treacherous lands that Eustace and Jill traverse in this action-packed adventure that draws to a satisfying conclusion. A good purchase for libraries with C.S. Lewis fans.
Joanne Carhart, East Islip Public Library, NY
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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