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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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    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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    Amazon Customer 03-27-14 Member Since 2011

    I love a good book...

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    "...the beautiful white witch is foiled..."

    C.S. Lewis creates a fantastic land that helps one understand how love is the great equalizer. Hate is the destroyer and it destroys the one who is doing the hating. Love is the "stuff" of life and the one who loves will find love indeed. This story weaves pride, lust, atonement and deliverance into a great tale for children.

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    Bethann McLaren Toronto, Ontario, Canada 03-21-14
    Bethann McLaren Toronto, Ontario, Canada 03-21-14 Member Since 2015

    Farm girl, voracious reader, lover of wine & whiskey.

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    "A fine classic with decent narration"
    Any additional comments?

    Michael York can be a bit melodramatic and some of his character voices are a little irritating and distracting. When reading as narrator, he's quite good and very pleasant to listen to.

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    Rhonda 02-07-14
    Rhonda 02-07-14 Member Since 2012

    I travel a lot! So being able to listen to a good book while waiting in an airport or flying on a plane is a great way to relax!

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    "All Time Classic!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe the most enjoyable?

    I love these books! I first read the series back in the early 70's and absolutely loved them. I still have my original paperback copies. But now getting to actually have someone read the stories to me, its awesome! I feel like a kid! I just plug my ear buds in, close my eyes and off to Narnia I go!


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    Dana Buffalo Grove, IL, United States 10-14-13
    Dana Buffalo Grove, IL, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Perfect for a family trip"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was a great book to listen to with our children (6/9). They were both fascinated by the story and able to keep track in the absense of visuals.


    Any additional comments?

    What is not to like about Michael York. He is a brilliant story teller. We felt LUCKY to have this read to us by him.

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    Stephen Red Bluff, CA, United States 03-12-13
    Stephen Red Bluff, CA, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2005

    You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis

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    "Wish it was longer"

    I loved this book when i was young..... still fun to listen to. I wish Mr. Lewis could have written longer versions.

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    Jude Sanbornton, NH USA 02-19-13
    Jude Sanbornton, NH USA 02-19-13

    pajama mama

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    "The kids were thoroughly entranced"
    Where does The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    We loved the fantasy world of Narnia


    What does Michael York bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voices - each one was unique and easy to distinguish.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened with my 5 year old and eight year old on a series of long car trips over the course of a couple weeks. Both kids and I were absolutely captivated for the entire story. There was no bickering...there wasn't even any conversation in the car. Absolutely a worthwhile listen!

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