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  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,138

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but the volume was all over the place

  • By Charles Johnson on 12-17-16

The Victor

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Now I understand why this book in the series has the most fame, for it is such a beautiful picture of the passion account of Christ. Lewis is a true genius. Many people I know read this book and never realize the symbolism of the characters involved. Read this book and then read a gospel book :)

  • The Magician's Nephew

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,462
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,716
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,722

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting

  • By Sean Calvert on 06-02-05

Introduction to Narnia

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Considered the first of the Narnia novels (not I order of writing), the magicians nephew sets the stage for the narnia series. I enjoyed diving into this beautiful novel by Lewis. He was a magician in his ability to weave the biblical account into novels such as this so a layman can understand from a different perspective.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,888
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,711

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

A journey of purpose

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Paolo Coelho’s Classic was recommended to me and I am thankful for it. A story of a boy with big dreams goes through trials, hardship and even success at times, but never forgetting his purpose. With spiritual elements weaved in the story felt biblical and poetic in nature with its many quotes you can hang on your wall. Furthermore, the narration was well done. I won’t spoil it, so pick it up and be ready for a great story.

  • The Irresistible Introvert

  • Harness the Power of Quiet Charisma in a Loud World
  • By: Michaela Chung
  • Narrated by: Lisa Stathoplos
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

One third to one half of Americans are introverts in a culture that celebrates - even enforces - an ideal of extroversion and a cult of personality. Political leaders are charismatic, celebrities bask in the spotlight, and authority figures are assertive. It is no surprise that a quiet revolution has begun to emerge among the invisible half of the population, asserting that they are just as powerful in their own unique ways. The Irresistible Introvert embodies the spirit of this revival and breaks down the myth that charisma is reserved for extroverts only.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Has its moments but also some misses

  • By Katarina on 04-22-17

great new insights into introversion

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-17-17

I have read many books on introversion and MBTI theory as a counseling student and this book was informative. The author blends her experience with her theories of introversion that are insightful. You'll keep saying "yes! That's me!" When listening :) I wish the narrator was a little more enthusiastic

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