Written By: C.S. Lewis

Narrated By: Michael York

Date: May 2005

Duration: 4 hours 24 minutes

Summary:

Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone read, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, follow up with The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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  • Michelle B

    The book itself is a five star. The narrator was excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Great book for adults and children alike. The symbolism was very subtle. The lion is a substitute for the little boy. What does this remind you of?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Bryan Jacobs

    Great presentation. Reader was charming. Obviously a timeless classic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Allison Burkett

    This is a work of art a couldn't stop reading it C.S. Lewis is the best in the world this is indescribable

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed this book. I liked The Magicians Nephew more but this carried the same fairy tale adventure feeling as the last. Light hearted and easy to follow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Crystal N.

    Enjoyed it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Trina Fleming

    Good listen and very entertaining...but then Lewis always is!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Spencer Armand

    C.S. Lewis was a genius storyteller. The narration honors the essence of this story. Great work.

  • Patty Oole

    I listened with my 9 year every morning on our way to school. It was a great bonding experience. He loved the magical story.

  • Catherine D.

    Wonderfully performed. Not just read.

  • Luke G.

    This book is a masterful work of Literary Art. C.S. Lewis weaves a complex tapestry using threads of deep theological discourse to create a fantastical story that entertains both children and adults. The narrator does an excellent job. The only thing I felt to my distaste was the occasional musical interludes at the end of some Chapters.

  • Jill W.

    I enjoyed this more than I expected. I loved the escape from reality.

  • Dawn C.

    Really wonderful to listen to with my daughters. The story and narrator are both great!

  • Nick H.

    Great book to listen to.

  • Carla C

    can understand the narrator!! Slow down and pronounce you words clearly!

  • Cara H

    Excellent narration, kids loved it. A family classic made easy for a road trip!

  • Caroline B

    So beautifully written and easy to follow. My 3 year old loved Lucy! So great to sit and listen while we play or in the car!

  • Sabra Gore

    Classic tale read expertly. Moving on to the next in the series.

  • Elizabeth Gould

    The book was really good and this weekend I am going to watch the movie this weekend

  • Nichole McCausland

    A beautiful classic tale. Read to perfection by Michael York. My elementary school kids loved it on a road trip.

  • craig specht

    I loved this book the very first time I heard it at a young age. Many years later I still love it and the whole series. The narrator is awesome!

  • kirsten allred

    I love the magical book because there are a lot of different characters and much fun and more fun to Come!!!! I personally think that C.S. Lewis is a great author. I think he should keep loving his dreams and be a great author!!!

  • beth confer

    My absolute childhood FAVORITE!!! Narrator was wonderful...

  • Spring Bowles

    Very good book and if you like to read Fantastic books this is for you

  • Muza Abdullaeva

    I really enjoyed the book and narrator was very good. it was my first purchase and I loved it. would recommend

  • K N Lakey-Wright

    This is one of the BEST BOOKS I'VE READ IN A LONG TIME! It has the perfect amount of danger and drama and action

  • Blake Aasgaard

    Lovely; Absolutely perfect for such a lovely story.

  • Kate Twelker

    I liked that this was simply read, not done with different actors doing different parts. Much better for encouraging kids to read.

  • Howeln

    I remember reading this book in the past, but for some reason I remember there being more...the mind of a child I guess. At any rate, as an adult it is still and entertaining book and worth the time to listen to. The reader also does a very good job.

  • Anonymous

    The reader was excellent. I loved the book and would read again.

  • Sharon S

    One of my favorites as a child and just as good now that I am - ahem - older.

  • Dan Pressley

    I was surprised how close the movie stayed with the book. Excellent book.

  • Bonnie

    This was my first C. S. Lewis - ever. After listening to all the Potter books and finding them extremely entertaining, I was rather disappointed in this. I found the language rather stilted - but maybe that's just the way they wrote back then. The narrator did a good job, and the story was good. Maybe I need to listen to the rest of the Chronicles to get the full flavor.

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