I've only seen the movie and always enjoyed the story but never read it fully. I was captivated by the story and the lovely characters. A wonderful treat of a story told well by the narrator.
C. S. Lewis creates a wonderful world, but the book isn't quite as good as I remember it being. The kids are ostensibly the main characters, but they don't do much except follow the minor characters around Narnia (Mr. Tumnus, the thrush, Mr. & Mrs. Beaver, Aslan, etc.) and they don't really have any character flaws that we can latch onto. As a result, they're a little too hollow to be engaging as protagonists.
Edmund is the only exception, and he's easily the most interesting character in the book. He's active, he's flawed, and he's the only character who actually changes over the course of the story. I wish that Lewis had explored Edmund's jealousy of Peter a little more instead of focusing on Edmund's addiction to Turkish Delight. I also wish there was a scene where he learns about Aslan's sacrifice. Seeing Edmund's shame and subsequent determination to redeem himself would be powerful.
Still, it's a fun book, and the themes of sacrifice and redemption will always resonate with readers.
After seeing the movie about one hundred times I finally got this app. This book is one of my favorites. I listen to this about the times a day. We'll worth the price
I have read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at least 10 times. This was my first audio version of the book and it was excellent. The story can't be beaten, but Michal York was an amazing narrator who absolutely did C.S. Lewis's wonderful novel justice. I highly recommend this recording.
Well played by Michael York, this is a great story for youngsters, but has enough substance to appeal to adults. Not too long and well worth the listen.
A Classic Christian Allegorical Fantasy Story,