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3.00001288908441 out of 53.00001288908441 out of 53.00001288908441 out of 53.00001288908441 out of 53.00001288908441 out of 5 3.00 (129,567 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: Kenneth Branagh Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Narnia Release Date:
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Digory Kirk is a curious boy with a penchant for the fantastical. His interest in all things mystical causes him to take special note of his uncle Andrew, who is a magician by trade. Along with his friend Polly, Digory sets a plan in motion to investigate the inner workings of their connected homes. That plan will change the story of his life in a major way. And that story is known as The Magician's Nephew: The Chronicles of Narnia.

Digory and Polly, like so many cat burglars before them, decide to invade a home and search for treasure by way of leaping among the rafters. But rather than reaching the location they had intended, they stumble into Andrew's study, where his uncle is hard at work. Never one to pass up an audience, Andrew offers a yellow ring to Polly, encouraging her to touch it. When she does so, she vanishes into thin air, and Andrew then informs Digory that if he ever wishes to see his friend again, he too will need to make use of a yellow ring. Andrew also gives Digory a pair of green rings, which he says will grant the two children safe passage back from wherever it is that they are going.

What the children find is a wood between the worlds- a magical, serene place where one can access many different worlds, possibly even different universes or dimensions. Never the sort to pass up excitement, the duo decides to investigate some of these worlds for themselves. What they find is sometimes alarming, sometimes beautiful, and always fascinating. From the last gasp of a dying world, to the creation of a brand new one, The Magician's Nephew spins a compelling tale of loyalty, adventure, evil, and the good which will triumph over all.

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 Magician's Nephew, book one in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Kenneth Branagh, you can also put the CDs in your computer to view a gallery of classic full-color illustrations by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible.

Let the adventures begin! The Magician's Nephew is the first 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 would like to journey back to Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unforgettable.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Kenneth Branagh’s precise and enchanting reading takes the listener from the rooftops of London to the fields of Narnia…Lewis’s storytelling is magnificent, and Branagh’s performance completely and utterly engaging.”


  • “Couched in Lewis’ silvered prose, this is rich reading.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Supreme Coffee | 2/9/2014

    " Not as good as the second book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Claire-louise Tuthill | 2/1/2014

    " Beautiful book, the best in the Chronicles of Narnia. An amazing and stunning tale which is unfortunately overshadowed by the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Matt Flanagan | 1/26/2014

    " decided I needed to read this series after hearing all the fundamentalist church goers. I saw the movie first then decided to read this book. Glad I did, how can you ever go wrong with CS Lewis. Started on my adventures to Narnia and never looked back, and honestly this gave me a great reason to never grow up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dan Crist | 1/14/2014

    " I hated this book. It was a book that demanded your full attention. I am easily distracted and had a difficult time giving the book attention it needed. Poly and Diggery were in London and were meeting their Uncle Andrew. He made Poly try on some rings and then she was transported into Narnia. The story continued as Diggery left to chase after her. The story continues in Narnia and in London and the change of location was difficult to follow. I would recommend this book to anyone that really enjoys the Narnia series. "

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