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.
...you'll love this book because it explains so much more about who these characters are and the world they have entered. It is important to have a solid grasp on this series in order to continue. That said, this is not my favorite book in the series so if you like this or even if you don't, it only gets better and better.
I discovered the Narnia books long ago in the children's section of the Boston Public Library and spend Saturday morning after Saturday morning in that magical place, lost in CS Lewis' magical world. It is hard to believe that more than 35 years later, this book lost nothing from being heard instead of read. In fact, I loved Michael York's narration, which added warmth and life to this wonderful book. York somehow gives you both a strong sense of each character -- including Aslan, a very tough character to bring to life -- and a sense of the narrator, CS Lewis, writing a book for a dear child. Don't miss this one, for yourself or your children.
My children read these books before I found them in audio book format and I am so glad that I did. Have listened to four of them so far and absolutely enjoy every second of them. Every narrator has done such a wonderful job of making the characters and the stories come alive.
Just love the characters, conversations, imagery, etc. of the series. Can't wait to listen to the other 3 books.
I am in my mid 40s and would recommend these books for children of all ages up to 120 yrs olds.