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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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    MVRIVM 12-29-16
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    "I am truly in love ❤️"

    I have always loved this story, but shamefully it was a decision based on the movie. Reading this book brought back so many wonderful memories, and in no way did it affect my feeling towards it negatively, I just fell in love with every aspect of the story even more, and I actually felt like a child throughout reading it, never being able to stop and feeling hooked from beginning to end.

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    Book reviewer 2005 MS 12-29-16
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    "Great story; aggravating volume variations"

    Some of the voices of various characters were extremely loud, some very quiet.

    The story is amazing!

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    Kevin G. 12-26-16
    Kevin G. 12-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love the voice of Aslan!"

    The narrator did a wonderful job giving personality to all the animals and characters in this book.

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    L. E. Weyts Connecticut, USA 12-19-16
    L. E. Weyts Connecticut, USA 12-19-16
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    "I love Narnia!"

    Love the story as always & York's narration was very good, too. Looking for other Narnia books as well.

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    Lily 12-10-16
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    "A Book for the Adventurous"
    If you could sum up The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in three words, what would they be?

    1. Adventure<br/>2. Magical<br/>3. Amazing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Aslan because he saved the lives of many residents of Narnia. He was a true leader, and an amazing one at that.


    Which character – as performed by Michael York – was your favorite?

    Aslan


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like the moment when Lucy and Susan were sitting next to Aslan after the queen had killed him. The part I liked about that moment was when Lucy tried to save him using the potion Santa had given her on Christmas.


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    Alex 12-02-16
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    This was a really good kids book. I throughly enjoyed listening to it! little short

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    Amazon Customer 11-29-16
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    "favorite story ever!!"

    I love this book. always have. always will! good for all ages... just read it!

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    J. Grandorf Antwerp, Belgium 11-27-16
    J. Grandorf Antwerp, Belgium 11-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice book!"

    I like all of the great details in the story!!!😂😂😂⭐️⭐️⭐️ cool book. I could read it again and again. But, not my favorite.😕

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    Amazon Customer SoCal 11-22-16
    Amazon Customer SoCal 11-22-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Michael York"

    C.S. Lewis is one of my all time favorite authors and Michael York does a lovely job of narrating this children's classic.

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    Anon 11-14-16
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    "Well done, but for older children"
    Would you recommend The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to your friends? Why or why not?

    Just a note for parents who haven't read this in decades - it gets very intense and I would not recommend for the under 8 set. Even with Aslan's rebirth at the end, it didn't outweigh the nastiness that preceded it.


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