The book was great! I think I would have liked to read it vice listening to it. Perhaps with a different narrator, it would have been better. I can?t put my finger on why Mr. York irritated me so, and I don?t think I?ll ever listen to him again. If you can get past the storyteller, it really is a great book and a so-so listen.
Was reluctant to read at first, feared that the symbolism would be too difficult to follow. Not the case. Very easy to recognize Christian principles of forgiveness and redemption. Highly recommend.
This is an audiobook that would be good for the family to enjoy hearing together. I liked Michael York's narration, although another reviewer is correct about his toning down of descriptions that might be frightening to young listeners. I preferred The Magician's Nephew, the previous title in the series, because the religious imagery of this story seems a bit heavy-handed to me; it sounds somewhat like a children's Sunday School story. I have read that C.S. Lewis denied that he intended this as a Christian allegory, but almost everyone else sees it quite clearly as such.
no problem with the story just be advised that it is a kids book. at one point the author describes something as so scary that if he told you about it your mother wouldnt let you read this book lol
I think everyone knows this story nowadays! Fun fantasy, good wins over evil. The Christian morals are present, but don't interfere with the fun of the book.
If you haven't read the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe, you have missed one of the most entertaining books of last century. Reading it at 7 or 31, I was fascinated and moved to tears both times. This is C.S. Lewis first Narnian adventure and the introduction of the world to Peter, Susan, Edmond, Lucy, Aslan, and many other truly unforgettable creatures. As the four children are magically drawn into the world of Narnia, the discover in themselves a yearn for adventure, justice, and a bravery and faith in good they had not yet discovered.
The fantasy world is not as fully realized as in, say Yolkien.
Okay first off I have no idea how they are making a movie out of this book, it is so short and nothing really happens. The writer makes everything happen with out any real tension or conflict it just happens, oh you need magic liquid to heal your brother, I'll just have Santa Claus give it to you. You need some way to save your brother from the evil witch okay I'll take his place on the sacraficail table, oh that means im going to die ah well i'll just make him come back to life. Dumb.
Also the one thing that was pounded into my head when I took some writing classes in college was that you can't switch points of view. In other words you can't go from telling the story from the main characters points of view and then suddenly talk to the reader. Sure you have to change view from each character in the book but to talk to the reader is just strange. Don't get this book, save your money and get something better. Like Eragon, Eldest, any of the Harry Potter books. What a waste of my money.