god of thunder
Superb story for all lovers of the fantasy genre. The prequel, if you will, to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this book tells a tale of true repentance and selfless sacrifice. Altogether a wonderful tail.￼
The Magician's Nephew is a key to the whole Narnia series—it's Book of Genesis. It is also perhaps the funniest and most frightening of the whole set. Branagh's reading is ideal: he brings the characters alive, but doesn't over do the voices. His tone shows an adult Lewis's wit while keeping the young reader involved and never patronizing him. A truly excellent performance.
Weather you read this in the order of author publication or in order of what some folks think it ought to be, it's still a blast from the past. I'm doing it for my grandkids so we can have fun discussing the stories and guessing what will happen next.
I have been meaning to read the Chronicles of Narnia for some time now. It's a wonderful story. I hope the characters will become a little more intrinsic and involved (in later books) than they have been so far...to really be drawn in by the scenes and actions.
The book is very easy to read or listen to on my commute. It is difficult to ignore the parallels to a certain Holy Book. Nevertheless, I recommend it.
I love a good book...
The Magician's Nephew started out as an average book, but as the story developed it became a delight to listen to. The narrator presented the story in a very entertaining manner.