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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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    This is a wonderful series. I have read this series 4 times and listened once. LOVE THEM!

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    "Excellent version of a great classic"

    I have read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at least 10 times. This was my first audio version of the book and it was excellent. The story can't be beaten, but Michal York was an amazing narrator who absolutely did C.S. Lewis's wonderful novel justice. I highly recommend this recording.

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    An amazing performance of an amazing story. I highly recommend it for all ages. Thanks.

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    "Classic Christian Allegorical Fantasy Story"

    Well played by Michael York, this is a great story for youngsters, but has enough substance to appeal to adults. Not too long and well worth the listen.

    A Classic Christian Allegorical Fantasy Story,

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    "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" being narrated by Michael York? What could be more delightful?

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    "Beautiful reading by a classic voice."

    Highly recommend for children of all ages. I think hearing this story in the US, in 2015, requires a classic delivery from Michael York to make sense of the expressions from the Pevensie children.

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    "All Around Brilliance"

    C.S. Lewis classic, narrated by a brilliant actor, a real treat! I will listen to this book over and over again.

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    "classic story."

    My child loved it the whole way through. even after seeing the movie. you will enjoy.

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    Kyle 08-24-15
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    "Great book!"

    Great story for children and adults alike! Narrator volume gets quite loud and then quiet quickly.

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    Laura Sprague 08-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderfully narrated story!!"

    Loved that it was unabridged! Great to move between reading and auditory!! Loved the different voices!! Followed word for word in the book!!!

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