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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia | [C.S. Lewis]

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

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.
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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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    Michael Montgomery, AL, United States 04-14-06 Member Since 2006

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    Excellent reading. Really captured the intent of Lewis. Great mental images portrayed.

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    Martha north canton, OH, United States 02-22-06
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    "Childhood's return"

    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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    "The Lion Roars W/Delight!"

    I loved this book! It's not just for kids, I am a 36 yr. old mother of 2 and I enjoyed it immensely. My kids are still too young but when they're ready I definitely want them to read this one! I wish I had read this one as a kid but I wasn't interested in it back then. This one will delight readers of all ages.

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    Kathleen Frankfrot, IL, USA 02-01-06
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    "Excellent story!"

    A wonderful story, beautifully written. I look forward to listening to this story on long car trips with my daughter when she's older.

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    "J.S. Lewis"

    This was a very entertaining audio book. Very enjoyable!! I listened in the car. Easy to follow and great speaker!!

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    Really enjoyed the narration. The characters came to life with a single narrator and artful voicing.

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    Steve A. Minneapolis, MN 01-01-06
    Steve A. Minneapolis, MN 01-01-06 Member Since 2008

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    My 6 year old daughter & 8 year old son liked this book and listened intently several times. I felt the narrator was appropriate for the material for the parts I heard.

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    Peggy Atlanta, GA, United States 12-10-05
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    "A Classic"

    Great story and excellant story teller. The book was brought to life. I loved it as much as my daughter.

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    Flora Hingham, MA 12-06-05
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    "A Great Listen"

    This was a wonderful reading of my favourite childhood book. It was a pleasure to travel back to Narnia again! My Children were also enthralled by the story it is an excellent introduction before going to the new movie!

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    Frances miami, FL, USA 11-02-05
    Frances miami, FL, USA 11-02-05
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    "Great story for kids!"

    I've loved this writer since high school... but i just now got around to reading his children stories. I wanted to read this before the movie came out and now that i have i can't wait to see how someone will materialize all his wonderful scenes. i suggest reading the first book in the series before this one (which is the second). defenitely share this with your kids.

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