Love, love, love the Narnia stories and Kenneth Branagh did a fabulous job reading "The Magician's Nephew"; his various character voices were captivating and I enjoyed it more than I thought possible.
Classic beginning of the Chronicles of Narnia. This explains some of the questions you may have after reading what you thought was book number 1. Well narrated, quick listen. Highly recommended.
This was never one of my favorite books in this series, but Kenneth Branagh's stellar performance elevated it to a new high. I wish he had narrated a couple of more in this series.
Can't even say how many times I've listened to this and all of the Narnia stories...I just never tire of them! I always find something new to appreciate and be charmed by, or to be reminded of. The deep wisdom and beauty of these stories is belied by their simplicity and God uses them over and over to talk to, teach, and touch me with His great love.
I love the book and thank you for recording the book and I will listen to the other books of C.S. Lewis.
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.