I was first introduced to the Stories of C.S. Lewis in 2nd grade (1962). My teacher read them to the class during rest period. As a child my imagination was stimulated. As an adult I am thrilled to hear them again. I always remembered the stories, even though, I didn't remember the Author. Then the Chronicles of Narnia "The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe" was released as a Movie! I couldn't wait to take my grandchildren to see it! As it turned out, they too, were delighted by the story. Now that I have found these stories on Audiobook I can introduce my grandchildren to all the stories of C.S. Lewis as I was, a nap time listen! Every child and adult alike will enjoy listening to this timeless collection of stories. I highly recommend "The Chronicles of Narnia."
I enjoyed it thoroughly! :) I was very happily surprised at the narrators senthusiastic performance of my childhood favorite. such a beautifully told story. a perfect way to spend a snow day.
Am a book reader who have to many books and to little time to read them. I love humor, slow burn romance, and fast pace story.
Yes, because its a childhood classic and this is only the second time reading this.
The animals involved in bring the sons and daughters of Eve through Narnia.
He brings a storyteller likeness to it as he's telling the story. So happy that I listened to it this time.
I laughed but didn't cry because like I said I know the story from reading and watching the movies.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
This is one of the best stories ever told. I love the Christian themes that run through the book, and the symbolism. Amazing writing and the story completely envelopes the reader and takes them to Narnia. My only complaint in this audiobook was the way the narrator read the lines of Aslan, the Lion. Imagine a bothersome uncle, with no sense of personal space, imitating his version of a pompous king...that's the ticket. Other than that the narrator was great. Excellent book!
Fantastic story, as good as when I first read it as a kid.
The narrator (and sound engineer) really messed up this audio book in two ways. First, the narrator's choice of voices for one of the characters was so irritating that it made us (me, wife, 2 kids) want to stop listening. Fortunately, that was mostly just at the beginning.
The sound engineer let the volume vary so much between the dialogue (LOUD!) and narration (quiet) that you could not just passively listen to the story while, say, on a long road trip. You had to constantly monitor and adjust the volume because otherwise you were going to either miss parts the story or blow your speakers (which, when combined with one of the irritating voices mentioned above, was like an ice pick in the head).
This is a classic tale, it should have been a cake walk.
Still worth listening to but if an alternative version was available, I'd suggest going for that one.
Betrayal, Adventure, Reconciliation
He has a really good tone for this book.
No, just good memories. When I was 10, I lived in Narnia and not much later, developed a big crush on Michael York. It was fun to relive those years.
Old people can enjoy this too; not just for kids.
No problems with the story in particular, my complaints are about the quality of audio mixing on this one. The dialog of the characters is much louder than all of the other description/exposition parts of the book. It was hard to enjoy because I constantly felt like I had to adjust the volume knob during the reading.
Michael York did a great job a the narrator.
The message was there without being pounded into you.
He does a good job with voice expressions and the change in characters.