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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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    Caleb 07-20-16
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    "Knew the Story but Now I Know the Writing"

    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?

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    Pamstuff 06-30-16
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    "Enjoyed the story, thank you Mr York"

    I enjoyed the excitement of the story very much. Michael York has been a favorite of mine for many years

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    Carla 06-23-16
    Carla 06-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good "

    The beginning was confusing and the end was very cool and dramatic. (This perspective is from a soon to be seventh grader!!!)

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    Welsley Meyer von Bremen 06-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Inconsistent voice"

    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.

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    Philip Johnson 05-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    I really enjoyed this book from my childhood. I would recommend to anyone and everyone. the narrator was excellent

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    NPisc123 05-14-16
    NPisc123 05-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    This is the best book ever it very adventurous and daring it is very well written and narrate

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    cbweingart 05-08-16
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    "BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!"

    I have read the first 3 books of narnia and I'm only 9 I read 1 a week it's really awesome

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    Adriane McKoy 04-30-16
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    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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    Brianna Preston 04-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narration!"

    This book is beautifully narrated! Both children and adults in my family loved it. Highly recommend.

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    Teresa Osborne 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Escape to the Land of Narnia"

    Absolutely love this audio series. great for young and older listeners. it's a keeper!

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