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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Audiobook

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia

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If you've only seen the movie, you haven't really experienced the full power of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Four siblings enter a wardrobe and find themselves in Narnia, a magical, but dark wintry land ruled by the evil White Witch. In many ways darker and deeper than the Harry Potter series, the story takes on a life of its own in the reverential and spirited voice of Michael York. The beauty of the story owes much to the real world background of England during World War II. The four young heroes and Aslan the lion are lovingly created and detailed, and audio brings them to brighter life in one's imagination than any movie or visual recording can.

Michael York's reading of this treasure is as enchanting as the story. His British accent is fitting, all intonations are perfect, and he adds just the right amount of drama in all the right places. Have your family gather around your favorite speakers for this one, or save it for yourself -- a perfect antidote to a rainy day.

Publisher's Summary

Narnia...the land beyond the wardrobe door, a secret place frozen in eternal winter, a magical country waiting to be set free.

Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don't believe her when she tells of her visit to the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund, then Peter and Susan step through the wardrobe themselves. In Narnia they find a country buried under the evil enchantment of the White Witch. When they meet the Lion Aslan, they realize they've been called to a great adventure and bravely join the battle to free Narnia from the Witch's sinister spell.

This was the first book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the second book in the series, preceded by The Magician's Nephew.

Don't miss any of the books in C.S. Lewis' classic Chronicles of Narnia series.

©1950, 1978 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd; (P)2000 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The only thing better than exploring Narnia with your children is having Michael York do it with you. With his precise, but lively, British accent, he eases listeners into the mysterious world hidden behind the wardrobe." (AudioFile)
"This classic tale celebrates its 50th anniversary with a delightful audio rendition. Actor Michael York's reading is a perfect match for this story." (School Library Journal)

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    chareina omaha, NE, United States 02-15-15
    chareina omaha, NE, United States 02-15-15
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    I've always loved The Chronicles of Narnia when I growing up every few years I'll break them out for a good read now that their in audio form I hope my kids will love it too

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    Junito 02-13-15
    Junito 02-13-15
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    I enjoyed every minute! The performance was great! The story was, as expected, great as well! I would suggest to anyone!

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    Selkie 02-09-15
    Selkie 02-09-15
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    "Great Narration"

    Love the chronicles of Narnia. They have always been a favorite of mine. Of course this particular one is a favorite of everyone. The narration is suburb.

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    Annemarie Washington, DC, United States 02-06-15
    Annemarie Washington, DC, United States 02-06-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Timeless story, great performance"

    Michael York is a treat to listen to on this reading! His choice of accents, pitch of voice - everything combines to bring the story to life. Highly recommended for adults and children alike.

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    S. Riggs 02-05-15
    S. Riggs 02-05-15
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    "Loved this with kids!!"

    Listened to this with a 4,5, and 7 year old and all of us were excited to keep listening. :)

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    Malang Mabior 01-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    What did you love best about The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?

    i love it i read it 2 time and will read agian


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?

    when aslan reserects


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when all of the childern enter narnia


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    whenn they try to save mr.tumnus


    Any additional comments?

    i think you should read it

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    S. M. Ferguson Grew up in St. Paul's Crocus Hill, now in New Jersey 09-15-14
    S. M. Ferguson Grew up in St. Paul's Crocus Hill, now in New Jersey 09-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Michael York's Performance Sparkles!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe the most enjoyable?

    It was a treat listening to Michael York read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He is a friendly and engaging reader; and he brings the actor's craft to portraying the characters. You will enjoy this!


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    Samantha Lehigh Acres, FL, United States 07-18-14
    Samantha Lehigh Acres, FL, United States 07-18-14 Member Since 2015

    I love suspense, murder mysteries, psycho thriller books most of all! I listen when not taking classes for my masters degree.

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    "Saw movie first"

    I saw the movie first before I ever knew it was a book (it wasn't mandatory reading in middle school for me). It benefitted me, in my opinion, because I was able to see the movie playing in my minds-eye as I was listening. I enjoyed it greatly.

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    Sara 06-17-14
    Sara 06-17-14
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    "New form of childhood favorite."
    What did you love best about The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?

    This is a book that I was read as a young child and enjoyed as a teen. Now as an adult what a wonderful re-introduction to a story that is connected with so many wonderful childhood memories.


    What about Michael York’s performance did you like?

    He did a wonderful job. Good articulation and pronunciation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was wonderful listening to on a lengthy car trip.


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    Melody Ocoee, FL 03-27-14
    Melody Ocoee, FL 03-27-14 Member Since 2016

    Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.

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    "Wonderful!"

    Although I have seen the movie before, this was wonderful to listen to original version. Beautiful language and imagery. Perfect narrator.

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