Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order)

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 29,348 ratings

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 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.

©1950, 1978 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd (P)2000 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • 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 8,980
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,744

    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
    • Sound level a small problem

    • By Valerie on 08-05-05

    Regular price: $20.52

    • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Lucy has stumbled upon a marvellous land of fauns and centaurs, nymphs and talking animals. But soon she discovers that it is ruled by the cruel White Witch, and can only be freed by Aslan, the great Lion, and four children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story

    • By Donn Edwards on 10-30-05

    Regular price: $8.52

  • Book 2

    • Prince Caspian

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159

    Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan's own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia, the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lynn Redgrave Surprised Me!

    • By Stephanie L. Thompson on 09-07-14

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    • Prince Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Evil King Miraz and his army can only mean trouble for Narnia, and Prince Caspian, his nephew and the rightful heir to the throne, fears for his safety and the future of his country. He blows the Great Horn in desperation, summoning Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy to help with his difficult task, that of saving Narnia before its freedom is lost forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The children return

    • By James on 06-26-14

    Regular price: $6.39

  • Book 3

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,005
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,970

    The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful narration of a beloved classic

    • By Laurie on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Lucy and Edmund, stuck with their awful cousin Eustace, suddenly find themselves in a picture of a sailing ship, the Dawn Treader, and realise they have been drawn back into the land of Narnia. They are reunited with old friends, the young King Caspian and Reepicheep, the mouse on a voyage of discovery to the End of the World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fun

    • By Elizabeth on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 4

    • The Silver Chair

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,597
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,713

    Narnia is in peril, and only Eustace and Jill can help. Along with Puddlegum, a gloomy but valiant Marsh-wiggle, they are sent by the mighty lion Aslan to find Prince Rilian, heir to the throne. Their quest leads them past hungry people-eating Giants, and deep into the dark underground. But the true test for this noble band of friends comes when they face an evil witch and her deadly enchantments.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful!!

    • By book buyer on 05-26-05

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    • The Silver Chair: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Drawn back to Narnia, Eustace Scrubb and his new friend Jill Pole are sent to rescue a captive prince. In a world where evil weaves a spell, Giants and Marsh-wiggles can be friend or foe, but the stakes are raised when they reach Underland and come face-to-face with a notorious and terrifying opponent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for Kid's as well as adults

    • By Julie on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $9.05

  • Book 5

    • The Horse and His Boy

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250

    On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By CocoHunt on 03-02-16

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    • The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Desperate to escape a harsh and narrow regime, two runaways unwittingly flee headlong into the centre of a terrible battle. This first sequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe includes all the hallmarks of its famous predecessor, though this time the fate of Narnia is wound up in the lives of its own children, and a talking horse!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Classic

    • By Julie on 04-27-16

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  • Book 6

    • 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 5,284
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,670
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,679

    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
    • An incredible children's series

    • By Jason on 05-14-05

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    • The Magician's Nephew: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Written after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe but designed by C.S. Lewis to be read first, this enchanting prequel, with its story of time travel, sorcery, and magic rings, is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn the backstory to the biggest movie release of the year. Hurled back in time to the birth of a new world, two young friends get caught in the epic struggle between Aslan and his nemesis the White Witch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Julie on 05-01-16

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  • Book 7

    • The Last Battle

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528

    The Unicorn says that humans are brought to Narnia only in time of greatest need, and that time is now. The great Lion Aslan, the heart of Narnia, is missing. An impostor roams the land in his place, enslaving Aslan's loyal creatures and spreading treachery and lies. Only King Tirian and his small band of loyal followers are left to fight the last battle in this magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sad to get to the end...

    • By Sarah on 03-01-07

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    • The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    The last days of Narnia, and all hope seems lost as lies and treachery interweave to threaten the destruction of everything. As the battle lines are drawn, old friends are summoned back to Narnia, though none can predict the outcome in this magnificent ending to the famous series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Finale!

    • By Julie on 05-10-16

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