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.
These Chronicles of Narnia are absolutely excellent. All of the stories are superbly written and well read. Listeners of all ages will enjoy them.
I listened to the books in order and recommend that you do the same. They are:
Book 1: The Magician’s Nephew
Book 2: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Book 3: The Horse and his Boy
Book 4: Prince Caspian
Book 5: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Book 6: The Silver Chair
Book 7: The Last Battle
This book is perceived as being a children's book. It is not just that. I have been touched countless times by this book and its message of love and forgiveness. One of the best books ever written.