The Narnian

The Narnian

Author Alan Jacobs Duration: 9:47:52 Narrator Alan Jacobs Publisher HarperCollins USA
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Synopsis

The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil -- these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world? This audio book attempts to unearth the making of the first Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself.

One of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential religious writer of his day, Lewis was also an Oxford don and a scholar of medieval literature who loved to debate philosophy at his local pub. Yet one of the most intriguing aspects of Clive Staples Lewis remains unanswered. How did a bachelor professor, nearly fifty, and living in a wholly adult world, turn to the writing of stories for children -- stories that would become among the most popular and beloved ever written?

Alan Jacobs masterfully tells the story of C. S. Lewis. From his childhood days in Ireland to his horrific experiences in the trenches of the First World War, to his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkein (and other members of the "Inklings") and his remarkable late-life marriage to Joy Davidman, Jacobs traces the events and people that shaped Lewis's philosophy, theology, and fiction. The story of a profound mind and extraordinary imagination, The Narnian is a remarkable tale of a man who knew great loss and great delight, but who knew above all that the world holds far more richness and meaning than the average eye can see.

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  • Chapter 001

    Duration: 11min

  • Chapter 002

    Duration: 08min

  • Chapter 003

    Duration: 10min

  • Chapter 004

    Duration: 09min

  • Chapter 005

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  • Chapter 006

    Duration: 10min

  • Chapter 007

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  • Chapter 008

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  • Chapter 009

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 010

    Duration: 14min

  • Chapter 011

    Duration: 13min

  • Chapter 012

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  • Chapter 013

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  • Chapter 015

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  • Chapter 016

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  • Chapter 019

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  • Chapter 020

    Duration: 11min

  • Chapter 021

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  • Chapter 022

    Duration: 12min

  • Chapter 023

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  • Chapter 024

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  • Chapter 027

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  • Chapter 028

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  • Chapter 029

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  • Chapter 033

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  • Chapter 037

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  • Chapter 047

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  • Chapter 048

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  • Chapter 049

    Duration: 09min

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  • Chapter 051

    Duration: 11min

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  • Chapter 054

    Duration: 15min

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  • Chapter 058

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