Has anyone read the whole series of Chronicles of Narnia

United States
August 14, 2008 3:29pm CST
I have and it was very interesting. The Magicians Nephew is a great book because it explains how Narnia started and where the wardrobe came from. I hope they do movies for every book.
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@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I read the whole series long ago. Probably when I was 9 or so. I have since reread them all thanks to my kids who checked them out one at a time from their school library.
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@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
14 Aug 08
P.S. I loved them then, and still love them now. They're quick and easy reads. And I had NO IDEA when I first read them as a child, that they were even remotely alluding to Christianity. Seriously - no clue until all the hubbub when the movie came out.
@egdcltd (6705)
15 Aug 08
I didn't realize they were strongly Christian either, and even though I now know it, I still can't really see it. And I was raised a Roman Catholic.
• United States
16 Aug 08
my teacher told me aslan was supposed to be Jesus and aslan was supposed to come back and save those who were faithful to him in narnia like Jesus is going to do with those in the world who believe in him
• Australia
16 Aug 08
This is one of my favourite series of books. I must have read them through over a dozen times and even though I'm heading for 60 now, I don't feel too old to read them through again. Love them. Love them. Love them. In the Magician's Nephew when Aslan is singing Narnia into existence, it's such an incredible piece of writing.
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• United States
16 Aug 08
its amazing that the series has been around for many generations and i hope wen i have kids someday that they will read it too.
• United States
14 Aug 08
I tried to read the books when I was in the fourth grade, and I just couldn't do it - I was bored senseless. But when Disney and Walden Media made The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, I decided to try again. I devoured all of the books. They were so touching and majestic. I thought Prince Caspian was a well made movie as well, I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the rest...and I believe they do currently plan to make every book into a film, although that could change if the movies don't do well.
• United States
16 Aug 08
i had trouble reading the books in elementary school...they were pretty much boring..but once i joined a book club in middle school i became interested and read the whole series
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I read the books long ago but unfortunately ( unlike Tolken ) I've forgotten most of the story. I loved them back then & would like to see them all as movies ( since I'm not going to reread the books ).
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@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
16 Aug 08
I read it long back and loved the series. Especially the book in which two kids and a witch travel between the worlds. Its really a great read and movies so far exceeded my expectations when compared to book
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@marmar75 (168)
• Australia
16 Mar 10
Yes of course, I have too, starting when I was in fifth grade, when my granny gave me a whole set. Even now, I'm slowly collecting more Narnia books... such as those documenting how the Narnia films where made, or about CS Lewis. He's such a fantastic author and philosopher! It would have been so cool to have him as a grandpa.
• United States
4 Apr 10
I started reading in fifth grade too. Thanks to my awesome teacher. I'll never forget him. Maybe one day I'll decide to read the whole series again.
• India
5 Sep 08
I have read all the books in the series and it was a great experience.The movies are boring though.
• United States
5 Sep 08
I thought the movies were great. I loved them. Prince Caspian was better than the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I hope they make all of the books into movies.
@ganderlot (352)
• United States
29 Aug 08
As a kid, loved, loved, loved Chronicles of Narnia. I hope future generations get the same pleasures. In regards to the religious aspects I didn't get them until later. I think kids get what they will from reading. If your religious the stories are beautiful if your not religious... still beautiful.
• United States
30 Aug 08
Yes. It is my favorite series of books. I didnt know about the religious aspects until my teacher told me.
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
I have. I particularly liked the last book, for some reason. =) And, though I don't consider myself particularly religious, I really appreciated all the religious references -- gave me quite a lot to think about at that time. =)
• United States
30 Aug 08
The last book was amazing. It took me a while to realize what was going on. I didnt realize Narnia was ending. But it was cool.
@glaiz_9 (367)
• Philippines
2 Jul 11
I only read up to The Horse and his boy.. But I know the story up to the Dawn treader because of the movies.
• United States
4 Apr 10
Sadly, unless they come back, it looks like they are only going to do movies revolving around the Pevensies...of course that only leaves out the Magician's Nephew and the Horse and his Boy but still, I think they should do those two as well. I'm not terribly crazy about the fact that Disney has their claws in the franchise...I think they are too overdone. But then again, my first exposure to them was through the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as a half hour animated feature from Bill Melendez, for the Children's Television Workshop. I watched that movie probably over 100 times as a kid and when I was lucky enough to find it on DVD I bought it.
• United States
9 Dec 08
I have read them all. I will have to say, I loved them all except The Last Battle. I really did not like that one.
@egdcltd (6705)
15 Aug 08
I have read it, and do still own most of the books, although I don't have Prince Caspian (or Voyage of the Dawn Treader for that matter) and didn't really remember much of the story. Must have only borrowed that one from the library.