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.
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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)
I really enjoyed reading through this book for the first time. I've listened to the audio drama and watch the movies but this is my first time going back the original. I really enjoyed Lewis's creative way of building his world and how he described events. He used a method of taking one event and equating it to something unknown from his world in our way I haven't seen from other writers.
I did feel like the narrator made the girls seen a bit more whiny than necessary, but not horribly.
The book itself tells a fun story with many layers and plenty of excitement. Having a general concept of all the books, my only question is, which one do I read next?
The reader used a very quiet voice when narrating, but when doing character voices he got very loud. I had to constantly turn the volume up and down. The story was great and his voice was pleasant.
Well I love the story but I think the reader could have more drama. I feel like I couldn't tell if it was a girl or boy speaking if not it had been for the names when I listen to a story I want it to be able to feel like I can just step into the story I want to hear their age and their character in their voice I feel like this one didn't do as well as something could be. But other than that I thought this was a good story.
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