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4.0 out of 5 stars Info on the "adult" editions of these great books . . . ., November 24, 2005
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This review is from: The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set (adult) (Paperback)
Let me start by saying that I loved these stories as a child. I read "The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe" in fourth grade as a part of class. I was reluctant to read it and had no interest (school kids are like that) but I was sucked into the story very quickly. I had my parents buy me the boxed set and I believe I ended up reading 5 of the 7 books. I absolutely love this story.

After at least 40 minutes of Googling, I finally found out what the difference between the "adult" version and the regular version is. Apparently the "adult" version includes some essay material about the literature and each book contains a synopsis of information you'd need to know from the other books to read the one you're holding. Other than that, only the packaging is different. The stories all remain the same. I only wish Amazon.com would have provided me this information and saved me the time.
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Initial post: Jan 9, 2008 9:47:15 AM PST
Good idea by Lewis. You answered my question about this series perfectly, i was wondering why it is "adult" and it sounds great. If i had the money i'd by this. Thank you for the review!

Posted on Mar 20, 2010 10:01:32 AM PDT
This is a wonderful comment. but I was looking more for a synopsis of the story. for a fourth grader to read. maybe I'm trying too hard. Thank you for the comment I also read "the lion , the Which and the Wardrobe ". .as a child. My Son read one of The
Chronicles, and is now having trouble writing his report. My fault!! Home schooling a 9 year old

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2010 10:34:52 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 7, 2010 12:16:18 AM PST
I've been in love with the Lord of the Rings since it's epic introduction into the world and am now head over heels with Narnia. I'm interested in collecting first edition books, but do not know if I should start with the Adult box set or the child set w/the audiobooks. Can anyone advise me on this daunting task?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 9:38:30 AM PDT
Wednesday says:
The first editions aren't cheap, maybe $20 for a roughed up one at a used book store. If you plan on buying the hobbit first edition it'll run you $80,000 the warehouse they were in got bombed by the Germans during blitzkrieg and from what is said about them they're all signed by the author with hand written ammendations to the text by Tolkien himself.

Look up ace books Tolkien controversy, those ace ones are collectible lord of the rings editions

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 9:04:55 AM PDT
JLL says:
There are a lot of places to find reviews:
http://cms.nytfantasybooks.webnode.com/news/narnia-a-review-of-this-beloved-series-by-c-s-lewis/
http://www.commonsensemedia.org (this, surprisingly doesn't have a lot of the series but is a go to place for age appropriate material in our family normally)

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 4:21:29 PM PST
Sonari says:
Good to know. Just to clarify, the books that come in THIS boxed set are ALL "adult"? I'm looking to collect all the ones with a specific cover, which I believe are the adult ones. These covers look photoshopped or some kind of graphic design image that's real pretty. No inkling of being a children's book what-so-ever with illustrated pictures and whatnot. Do these have those covers? Or is it the movie covers? (Don't care about the movie covers.)

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 11:47:45 AM PST
I love them too. Good Review. Check out this book, it's free.
Cauldron Cooker's Night (An Epic Fantasy Adventure Series, Knightscares #1)

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