Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to...somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home.
This was the sixth book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the first book in the series.
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"Lewis's storytelling is magnificent, and Branagh's performance completely and utterly engaging." (AudioFile)
I have been meaning to read the Chronicles of Narnia for some time now. It's a wonderful story. I hope the characters will become a little more intrinsic and involved (in later books) than they have been so far...to really be drawn in by the scenes and actions.
The book is very easy to read or listen to on my commute. It is difficult to ignore the parallels to a certain Holy Book. Nevertheless, I recommend it.
I love a good book...
The Magician's Nephew started out as an average book, but as the story developed it became a delight to listen to. The narrator presented the story in a very entertaining manner.
This was a very enjoyable book to listen to as a family.
Love his voices for the characters
Kenneth Branagh does excellent work with this book. The Chronicles of Narnia are wonderful and his reading brought this one to life.
I had never read any of the other Chronicles of Narnia and I liked that there was familiarity but a whole new story. It was an easy read (took it on vacation and finished it within 2 days). Kenneth Branagh gives a great reading!
I would love for our Kindle device to allow us to both listen and read at the same time. We would not mind purchasing both versions but at this time we can only do either or. For educational purposes for our children we'd like to read and listen simultaneously.
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