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)
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!
I love suspense, murder mysteries, psycho thriller books most of all! I listen when not taking classes for my masters degree.
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.
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.
He did a wonderful job. Good articulation and pronunciation.
It was wonderful listening to on a lengthy car trip.
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
Although I have seen the movie before, this was wonderful to listen to original version. Beautiful language and imagery. Perfect narrator.
I love a good book...
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.
Farm girl, voracious reader, lover of wine & whiskey.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
I loved this book when i was young..... still fun to listen to. I wish Mr. Lewis could have written longer versions.
We loved the fantasy world of Narnia
Great voices - each one was unique and easy to distinguish.
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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