Greatest Moments in The Chronicles of Narnia | Talking Beasts

Which scenes in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis have meant the most to you? For this episode of Talking Beasts, Glumpuddle and Rilian had the difficult task of selecting 3 favorite moments out of so many. Listen to their list and then post yours!

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22 Responses

  1. Col. Klink says:

    I like hearing from Rilian again. I've missed him.

  2. Jillfan says:

    I'm sorry about your grandpa, may he rest in peace. My top three scenes would be Jill and Aslan
    at the beginning of the silver chair, the unwelcome fellow traveler scene from HHB and Jill's dream. I like the dream scene because even though Jill messed up Aslan is still kind to her and helps her. I like the other two scenes for the same reasons as you guys Great podcast by the way. Good to hear the podcasting prince again! I can't wait for next week's video podcast!

  3. shastastwin says:

    My sympathies on the loss of your grandfather, Gp.

    Great podcast. I loved anticipating which scenes you guys were going to choose.

    My own favorites are: The Unwelcome Fellow Traveler, Puddleglum's Speech, Jill Meeting Aslan, and The Creation of Narnia.

  4. narnia fan 7 says:

    As always Great podcast guys. Shasta meeting Aslan is probably my favorite scene in the chronicles, the idea that everything happens for a reason even if you can't see it and that you have a purpose in life resonates with me personally.

  5. waggawerewolf27 says:

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your grandfather, Glumpuddle.

    • waggawerewolf27 says:

      Favourite moments from CON include in LWW, Aslan's return from death at dawn, Puddleglum's speech in SC, King Lune's joyous recognition of Shasta as his long-lost son in HHB, and Aslan's talk with Polly and Digory in MN before sending them home with Uncle Andrew.

  6. Skilletdude says:

    Mine is Cornelius and Caspian's conversation on the tower, when he discovers that all he's heard about Narnia is all true. There's something about the scene, that secretive and wonderful meeting under the stars, finding out that life is as exciting as you hoped it would be. It's fantastic.

  7. Eustace says:

    I have tried sending emails to and they keep bouncing back, what am I doing wrong?

  8. HPofNARNIA says:

    LWW- Lucy discovering the Wardrobe, PC- Lucy waking up and seeing the trees moving and Aslan calling her and she runs to meet him, VDT- Lucy looking through the Spell book, Sc- Aslan giving Jill his speech, HHB- Shasta talking to Aslan in the fog, MN- the creation of Narnia and LB- the very last scene in the book.

  9. Roger says:

    My favorite scene, by far, is in LB where Emeth is telling of his conversation with Aslan. I find that scene profound and expressing much wisdom. Who are we really serving? Are we in God's image or is God in our image? Brilliantly written. It gets me every time.

    There are so many memorable scenes the CON. I can think of dozens. This could be one of the reasons I love the books so much. I like your lists. Maybe sometime you should do an opinion poll on peoples favorites. The results could be interesting. The poll might require a few iterations to come up with fairly broad list. This could also be too much work.

  10. Rick kuhn says:

    White witch speech about saying the magic word which destroys their world as an allegory of nuclear war. White witch chasing and caputing the children. Anything with reepicheep, especially his great desire to go to Aslans country and when we see him again in FB

  11. Eysee says:

    Looking forward to the next episode! For so long the people in the podcast have just been floating, disembodied voices.
    Here are two of my favorite scenes:
    One is when King Tirian is tied to the tree and he remembers Aslan's acts throughout Narnian history and he starts to wonder if that was all just fiction. In a lot of ways, I could relate to that. Then he starts to call the children from across the worlds- great lines.
    Then the creation of Narnia. The words that described it seemed so simple but I feel awe everytime I read it. "Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak…"

  12. Larry W. says:

    I wonder if the "Parliament of Owls" scene will be in the new film of The Silver Chair. I really enjoyed that scene in the old BBC Narnia. Why don't humans hold their meetings at night like the wise talking owls in Narnia do? It was entertaining humor in the book.

    • waggawerewolf27 says:

      You'd be surprised at how many late night sittings are necessary when a real Parliament convenes. The trouble is, that the members of Parliament get sleepy. One bloke even sent his secretary out to buy some men's pyjamas. They had a pattern of monkeys and bananas, though, much as we might think that owls are more suitable.

      • Larry W. says:

        Our American congress wouldn't meet at night like Narnian owls. They aren't quite that willing to please their constituents. 🙂

  13. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Even though VDT isn't on of my favorite books I really like the scene where Scrubb discover he has become a dragon.

  14. Reepicheep775 says:

    Great podcast, guys!

    My three favourite scenes are:

    1. SC: The Lady of the Green Kirtle's temptation/Puddleglum's speech

    2. PC: The scene where Cornelius reveals that he has Dwarf blood and Caspian realizes that all the old stories are true

    3. PC: The scene where Aslan rides through Narnia and restores magic and justice

  15. David kelly says:

    One of my favorite scenes not yet mentioned, is Digory et al watching Aslan create Narnia.
    And just to mention again, just because it's so good, is the scene where Shasta meets Aslan. There is something thrilling reading that in HHB.

  16. Micah says:

    This is easy.
    1. TLB – The moment when it's says "But immediately, from behind Tash, strong and calm as the summer sea, a voice said: Begone, Monster,"
    2. TSC – Puddleglum's speech to witch
    3. TLB – When it says that "the last battle of the last king of Narnia began."

  17. hogglestock says:

    I don't know that this is my very favorite scene, but someone has to mention the end of The Last Battle. The last few paragraphs always make me cry.

  18. AravisX says:

    It is difficult to say, but most are character bits, fits my personality.
    1. The Horse and his Boy: unwelcome fellow traveler. Just love those lines of Shasta being in complete despair, then Aslan uplifting him to show that the events in his life have mattered.
    2. Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Dark Island. Just love that idea of your worst nightmares never having end. You could be in the equivalent of Hell for years and never being able to get any closer of getting out. But the hope of the Albatross shows for me that even in the darkest part of life, there is a hope that can guide you out.
    3. Last Battle: Tirian and Jewel's reaction to killing the Calormans. Maybe a dark scene that preceded this, in a way it is warranted. Tirian especially being remorseful for killing unarmed men in his rage. The fact that he does not feel fit to be king if not live; the fact that he goes to commit suicide if "Aslan is not Aslan, then what is there to live for"? You get his character in just a few lines of dialogue which I love when anything can do that. While Tirian does not make my top 3, he is in my top 5.