Prize-winning Poet, Composer and Lyricist.
Hearing The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from The Chronicles of Narnia is a rare treat. When reading it is easy to skip places that seem dull, but in listening one skips nothing. The sheer power of this story is astounding, it's allegory not far away.
Michael York is a delight to listen to. I want him to read ALL my books for me!
This book is actually book #2 of the series, the first one being "The Magician's Nephew". I do hope they get around to narrating all 7 books, and of course, I want Michael York to narrate each and every one.
This book is about 4 children who were sent to an Uncle's house in the country to keep them away from the bombing in London during the war. The house is huge and seemingly inexhaustible, and somehow the youngest of the Pevensie children, Lucy, stumbles onto a doorway into another world called Narnia where a scary Witch has turned all to Winter forever (and never Christmas!).
At first the four siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, think that this is just a place they are visiting. Soon they are caught up in the strange land's storyline and travel to many places to set things right at the bidding of a magical mysterious lion named Aslan.
If you are familiar with this story, hearing it will give you a new look at it. If you've never read the books or watched the movie, this is an excellent way to start. Get it from the source, and with an excellent narrator to boot!
I can't value audiobooks above print ones...it just doesn't seem right...but I love my commute now that I have them. We read all the Narnia books to our kids when they were young and this is a really pleasant rememberance.
The first Turkish Delight scene is always great.
This is the first time I've listened to a book read by Michael York but I will definitely look for him again. He brings great life to this wonderful story.
All in one sitting? No, thank you. I like to enjoy my books in slowly, over days; it gives one time to think about what's just happened.
C.S. Lewis' stories are amazing. Michael York did a great job of narrating. My family & I listened to this on a long Thanksgiving trip. My youngest was able to listen without seeing the vivid images from the movie in the stone table scene. This was great!
Among the most beloved of children's tales, these stories are a delight to share with your children or to rekindle your own childhood memories. The magic and wonder of a world where animals speak and children can make a difference. Steeped in religion and morality these novels are guideposts for children to find a better way through life.
Without the existence and importance placed on making these stories for children, books like the Wrinkle in Time and Harry Potter novels may never have existed.
His voice is filled with a strength that lends potency to the characters and a richness to the story.
I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.
The first of the Narnia books to be written, this book tells of ow four children found their way by accident into the enchanted land. It all began when these four, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, sent to live in the English countryside during the second World War, find teselves exploring the rambling home of anelderly professor. The youngest, Lucy, decides to hide in a wardrobe during a game of hide-and-seek, and in so doing, finds her way into the enchanted land of Narnia,which has been ruled by an evil sorceress with the power to lock the realm in a neverending winter, though without Christmas. Though initially skeptical, Edmund finds his way into Narnia and encounters a woman who claims to be the queen. Not long after, the rest of the foursome finds its way into Narnia and the adventure begins in earnest.
This series, fittingly enough is narrated entirel by British authors who for the most part all had careers on the stage and the screen. Though nt necessarily great at the girls' voices, actor Michael York nonetheless has a voice that lends itself well to the narration of audiobooks and he does do this excellent classic justice. I find nothing worth subtracting a star from the score. If you're looking for a compelling and enjoyable fantasy you should definitely check out this book.
Michael York did a fantastic job reading this book and made each character fascinating and interesting. I really have no complaints. I have never read Narnia and never heard of it until I saw the movies. Since then I have been hooked and just haven't had the time to read the books, and the audio books have become a wonderful blessing for someone who has little time to read like me.
I had read the books before, but to have them read to me while I drive was amazing. Great story with some good Bible based lessons. The lessons are not pointed out, but they are certainly there.