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3.99999676834327 out of 53.99999676834327 out of 53.99999676834327 out of 53.99999676834327 out of 53.99999676834327 out of 5 4.00 (621,972 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: Michael York Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Narnia Release Date:
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In the middle of a war, four young children were sent to a country home to stay safe until the conflict is over. What they found there was an adventure so great, its story has been cherished by generations. That story is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia.

Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Lucy are your typical English children. They like to play games, chase one another around, and go on grand adventures, if only in their imaginations. But one rainy day, during a game of hide-and-seek, Lucy stumbles upon a world so fantastical that, although it is real, seems as though it could only have been imagined. In the back of a wardrobe, she finds a whole world. A world where animals talk, where mystical creatures like Fawns exist, and where time travels at a rate much faster than our own world. A world called Narnia.

This wonderful world is not without its flaws, however. It is ruled over by an evil witch, who has declared herself to be queen of the entire realm. The witch has cast a spell over the whole land to make it so that it is always winter. Always winter, but never Christmas, that is. Despite having many things too wonderful to imagine, Narnia is a bleak and dreary place under the rule of the White Witch.

But there is an ancient prophecy which promises deliverance from this evil. It tells of a time when two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve will journey forth into Narnia. Aided by a lion named Aslan, it is said that they will break the White Witch's curse and bring a new era of peace and harmony to the world. Could Lucy and her siblings be the ones of whom the prophecy foretold? Will Aslan return? Does he even exist at all? Only time will tell.

Clive Staples Lewis, Born in England, was an author, professor, theologian, and Christian apologist. As a professor, Lewis regularly interacted with fellow authors J.R.R. Tolkien and Louis Carroll. Along with his many theological works, Lewis wrote ten children's books - the seven novels which comprise the Chronicles of Narnia, and his Space trilogy.

Open the door and enter a new world.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The whole air of the story is rich and strange and coherent; there is something of Hans Andersen’s power to move and George MacDonald’s power to create strange worlds, and it is, naturally, beautifully written.”

    Guardian (London)

  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica Milverton | 2/12/2014

    " Loved this book, especially Mr Tumnus! Great for young children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brigham Prince | 2/7/2014

    " Cool book. I really like the characters and how the author describes Narnia. Truly awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Read | 2/5/2014

    " Listened to the audio book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelsey Adcock | 2/3/2014

    " This book was good in my poion. I really like C.S. Lewis as an author. I think that he does a great job with his books and not only is his first one really good, but each one has the same amount of mystery and not wanting to stop reading until you are finished. "

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