This forum was closed on October 1st, 2010. However, the archives are open to the public and filled with vast amounts of good reading and information for you to enjoy. If you wish to meet some Wardrobians, please visit the Into the Wardrobe Facebook group.

Different Audio Recordings

Different Audio Recordings

Postby Joel Blain » 23 Dec 2004, 18:32

I haven't read the Narnia books in years but as a kid they (along with LOTR) were my favourite. I'm thinking of getting an audio version to listen to on my iPod to and from work but don't know which one is the best. Has anyone here heard the BBC version? How does it compare to the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre edition?

I like the fact that the BBC versions aren't abridged but that doesn't mean that they are in fact better. Just looking for some insight before make the step and buy one blindly. Thanks!

Joel
Joel Blain
 

Re: Different Audio Recordings

Postby john » 23 Dec 2004, 20:40

I have them both, and I honestly can't tell that much of a difference between the two. I have FOTF on CD, however, and BBC on cassette...which makes me listen to FOTF more.
john (aka DrZeus)
Chief Wardrobian
User avatar
john
Chief Wardrobian
 
Posts: 6462
Joined: Jul 1996
Location: near seattle

Re: Different Audio Recordings

Postby carol » 24 Dec 2004, 04:04

The BBC recording I saw in a boxed set recently seemed to be one voice reading the story, whereas I do know that the FotF one is dramatised. Anyone want to correct me?

EDIT: I now think that the boxed set I saw was NOT the BBC's version. :)
Last edited by carol on 26 Dec 2004, 11:16, edited 1 time in total.
carol
Wardrobian
 
Posts: 3669
Joined: Apr 1999
Location: New Zealand

Re: Different Audio Recordings

Postby john » 24 Dec 2004, 09:30

carol wrote:The BBC recording I saw in a boxed set recently seemed to be one voice reading the story, whereas I do know that the FotF one is dramatised. Anyone want to correct me?


The BBC recordings I have are, most definitely, dramatized. The FOTF Radio Theatre productions are, of course, also dramatized.

They're both very good. I would recommend either of them. My only gripe (and I've mentioned this before) is the voice of Aslan on FOTF. I'm not impressed.
john (aka DrZeus)
Chief Wardrobian
User avatar
john
Chief Wardrobian
 
Posts: 6462
Joined: Jul 1996
Location: near seattle

Re: Different Audio Recordings

Postby Guest » 24 Dec 2004, 17:22

Thanks for all the helpful replies! So much so that I signed up and I'll probably be asking even more dumb questions in the future. I think I'll end up getting the FOTF editions (even though I was originally set on the BBC). Nice design work by the way DrZeus.
Guest
 

Re: Different Audio Recordings

Postby john » 26 Dec 2004, 10:38

Joel Blain wrote:Thanks for all the helpful replies! So much so that I signed up and I'll probably be asking even more dumb questions in the future. I think I'll end up getting the FOTF editions (even though I was originally set on the BBC). Nice design work by the way DrZeus.


I think you'll be happy with FOTF. Thanks for the kind remarks. :)
john (aka DrZeus)
Chief Wardrobian
User avatar
john
Chief Wardrobian
 
Posts: 6462
Joined: Jul 1996
Location: near seattle


Return to Questions & Answers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered members and 1 guest

cron