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3.999999196104 out of 53.999999196104 out of 53.999999196104 out of 53.999999196104 out of 53.999999196104 out of 5 4.00 (621,971 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: May 2005 ISBN: 9780060854461
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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.

A 4-CD unabridged audiobook of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Narrated by renowned actor Michael York, you can also put the CDs in your computer to view a gallery of classic full-color illustrations by the original illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes.

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.

Open the door and enter a new world with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you want to return to Narnia, read The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caramel12 | 1/30/2014

    " C.S. Lewis was one of my favourite authors when growing up and I loved the Chronicles of Narnia series. Made sure i re-read the entire series every year!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Ramsey | 1/27/2014

    " While I loved the book and the imagery it presented the religious undertones were rather annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 1/6/2014

    " I think it is a great book full of mystery and surprise "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/5/2014

    " Read this to the kids at bedtime. While I owned these editions as a child (and I still do), I hadn't really spent any time with them at all. In fact, this is the only one I had read. We all enjoyed it. Lots of big themes and some scary bits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lea | 12/28/2013

    " I read it when I was young. Well, I tried. twice. but I just couldn't... I don't know... I didn't found a lot of interest in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim N - Lost-In-A-Book | 12/17/2013

    " This is a reread for me. I love this book - it evokes such memories and feelings of happiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Slavin | 12/15/2013

    " Childhood <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Igoogleonedirection | 12/12/2013

    " iThink the book && the movie are GREAT! <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle Gray | 12/7/2013

    " Didn't make it through the book, I don't know what happened to make me fall out of it. But I don't remember anything that stands out. I would rather watch the movie :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luann | 9/27/2013

    " Loved it! Wished he didn't talk to the readers so much but I love the characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Ibbotson | 9/20/2013

    " Still book the first book in the series to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 8/18/2013

    " Excellent, but didn't like the religious overtones in the next books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica van Reenen Geerts | 3/9/2013

    " Loved it as a kid, loved it as an adult! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Barber | 12/29/2012

    " Wonderful childrens book that even adults enjoy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Weston | 11/23/2012

    " Magnificent. It is amazing not only how much of this book I had forgotten, but also some of the small details I remembered while reading it. Such a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Fleener | 10/15/2012

    " Good vs. evil, elements of Christianity, and fantasy are uniquely interwoven into an ageless story that should be read more than once. This may have been written for children, but it is truly a book for all ages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Apple Badz | 8/20/2012

    " Maybe if I read this book when I was a little, I would appreciate this kind of story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgiann Mclellan | 2/16/2012

    " Great read during the Easter season. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pratibha D.H. | 10/4/2011

    " One of the greats in fantasy novels! Truely enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breanna | 6/30/2011

    " I will definitely read this one to my children. C.S. Lewis has a lovely way of putting religious principles into children's terms, using rich symbolism and simple truths. This is the first Narnia book I've read, but I'm sure I'll read more in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/30/2011

    " A good story, and a good recording. In fact, I think it's better read aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/29/2011

    " I like to show this book to the 6th graders right before Christmas break. I read the
    part about the white witch where she pulls up in her sleigh and questions Edmond and he
    stammers and she is sooo wicked sounding. The 6th graders love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chi | 6/29/2011

    " Nevermind that there was a "secret message"... really enjoyed the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 6/28/2011

    " I have reread this book at least 4 times and I get something different out of of it each time I do. Friendship/loyalty/family and all the little things that make a world tick are in there, you just need to go looking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyse | 6/24/2011

    " Pretty good, but I watched the movie first which changes your opinion of books.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 6/24/2011

    " Gawd, I cannot describe how utterly, absolutely, indescribably incredible this book is. I'll write a real review later, I'm just... Oh my gawd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pathik | 6/23/2011

    " Its the best book for children .. I love it so simple so magical .... And Oh i wil read it again just for remember. "

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About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions to literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. Lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent PlanetThe Four LovesThe Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

About the Narrator

Michael York is a successful screen and stage actor. Among his screen credits are Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan’s Run, and Austin Powers. Stage appearances include Britain’s National Theatre and Broadway. His television work has garnered Emmy nominations and his audio recordings Grammy nominations. He has been awarded Britain’s OBE, France’s Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.