Listening to this took me back to the days of my children's childhood. Suddenly, I was back,working on my undergrad, sitting cross-legged in my boys' bedroom, reading, with the little ones gathered around. This go 'round, I had time to pay attention to religious symbolism---and excellent voices were reading to me.
I loved this book! It's not just for kids, I am a 36 yr. old mother of 2 and I enjoyed it immensely. My kids are still too young but when they're ready I definitely want them to read this one! I wish I had read this one as a kid but I wasn't interested in it back then. This one will delight readers of all ages.
My 6 year old daughter & 8 year old son liked this book and listened intently several times. I felt the narrator was appropriate for the material for the parts I heard.
This was a wonderful reading of my favourite childhood book. It was a pleasure to travel back to Narnia again! My Children were also enthralled by the story it is an excellent introduction before going to the new movie!
I've loved this writer since high school... but i just now got around to reading his children stories. I wanted to read this before the movie came out and now that i have i can't wait to see how someone will materialize all his wonderful scenes. i suggest reading the first book in the series before this one (which is the second). defenitely share this with your kids.
I have great admiration for Michael York as an actor and that is why I feel I can make such a harsh case against his performance in this audiobook. He is capable of using expression and understanding the fact that different charactors might have different sounding voices he just fails to use those skills.
I think that Clare Bloom does an abridged version of this that is much better as she manages to avoid the cloying condescending tone that Mr. York thinks neccesary to poison this book for young readers.
Avoid this but listen to the others in the series.