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.
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"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)
...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.
I love romance, detectives, lawyers, mystery
Excellent reading. Really captured the intent of Lewis. Great mental images portrayed.
Listening to this took me back to the days of my children's childhood. Suddenly, I was back,working on my undergrad, sitting cross-legged in my boys' bedroom, reading, with the little ones gathered around. This go 'round, I had time to pay attention to religious symbolism---and excellent voices were reading to me.
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