Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
Although I have seen the movie before, this was wonderful to listen to original version. Beautiful language and imagery. Perfect narrator.
I love a good book...
C.S. Lewis creates a fantastic land that helps one understand how love is the great equalizer. Hate is the destroyer and it destroys the one who is doing the hating. Love is the "stuff" of life and the one who loves will find love indeed. This story weaves pride, lust, atonement and deliverance into a great tale for children.
Farm girl, voracious reader, lover of wine & whiskey.
Michael York can be a bit melodramatic and some of his character voices are a little irritating and distracting. When reading as narrator, he's quite good and very pleasant to listen to.
I travel a lot! So being able to listen to a good book while waiting in an airport or flying on a plane is a great way to relax!
I love these books! I first read the series back in the early 70's and absolutely loved them. I still have my original paperback copies. But now getting to actually have someone read the stories to me, its awesome! I feel like a kid! I just plug my ear buds in, close my eyes and off to Narnia I go!
Yes, it was a great book to listen to with our children (6/9). They were both fascinated by the story and able to keep track in the absense of visuals.
What is not to like about Michael York. He is a brilliant story teller. We felt LUCKY to have this read to us by him.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
I loved this book when i was young..... still fun to listen to. I wish Mr. Lewis could have written longer versions.
We loved the fantasy world of Narnia
Great voices - each one was unique and easy to distinguish.
I listened with my 5 year old and eight year old on a series of long car trips over the course of a couple weeks. Both kids and I were absolutely captivated for the entire story. There was no bickering...there wasn't even any conversation in the car. Absolutely a worthwhile listen!
Yes it was a very good book!
There was no part that I liked best!
No particular scene was my favorite!
C.S. Lewis was a wonderful writer, though his goal of introducing Christian principles to young listeners can be off-putting. It's still a good story, and fun for everyone to listen to on a winter evening.
Might compare this to other good fantasy writing for children, even something like Peter Pan. Very British, from an earlier era of young people's fiction, but a memorably good story with strong characters. Girls may feel that they have been relegated to the roles of a bygone time, but they will still enjoy the plot.
His Britsh voice and elegant diction, plus the vocal changes he brings to each character, make the story come alive.
Not exactly an extreme reaction, just fun and the feeling of having enjoyed a good and entertaining story.
C.S. Lewis was a favorite of mine when I was a child, and my children read them and enjoyed them too. They didn't get to hear the story as their children will, and I hope that will add even more to another generation's fondness for old C.S. Lewis.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
It was nice to revisit this book from my youth and remember the wonder I had at its first reading. The adventures of the children are still intriguing, and the lessons learned remain relevant.