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  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Written by: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (332 ratings)

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Written by: C. S. Lewis
Narrated by: Michael York
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Publisher's 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 listen, 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.

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

What the critics say

"The only thing better than exploring Narnia with your children is having Michael York do it with you. With his precise, but lively, British accent, he eases listeners into the mysterious world hidden behind the wardrobe." (AudioFile)

"This classic tale celebrates its 50th anniversary with a delightful audio rendition. Actor Michael York's reading is a perfect match for this story." (School Library Journal

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Such an amazing audiobook!

Michael York makes Narnia come alive! I am always amazed at how his voice makes me imagine Lucy's voice, Aslan and the white witch without hesitation.

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Great easy Listen

Love the Fantasy and the Connection with the Bible. Gives one a thirst for more.

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Staple in our home

My child loves this story and listens to this version on audible every night before going to sleep. #Audible1

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Still Fun after all these years!

Having recently listened to all seven of stories in the Chronicles of Narnia I was pleasantly reminded of what great stories they are - filled with great adventures in wonderful lands populated by all kinds of amazing creatures and characters. However, I have to say that of all the great (and famous) narrators they managed to pull in to breath new life into these classics of children's literature, Michael York's performance topped the list. Although there isn't a bad listen in the bunch, to be sure! #Audible1

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great book!

my daughter and I really enjoyed listening to this book. I've read aloud to her, but this is so much easier.

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Great novel.

Captivating. Very descriptive. Had to use the dictionary a few times. Listened to it on long drives with the kids who are 5 and 6 years old who also liked it though they were initially afraid but got over it soon enough.

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Incorrect data for Audible Windows App

** this book is incorrectly labeled as being in the OZ series Check out the NARNIA series for the rest of the story

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It’s really good

I recommend listening to this if you are in bed I loved it and it helped me calm down before I went to sleep

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A great story and a classic!

Really enjoyed this with my kids 6 and 8, we've listened to it a few times!

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Amazing book

Everyone read this wonderful, amazing,filled with adventures book! there is nothing you can say about the story. It’s so amazing good job C.S Levi’s

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