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Summary

"It's a magic wardrobe. There's a wood inside it, and it's snowing! Come and see," begged Lucy.

Lucy has stumbled upon a marvellous land of fauns and centaurs, nymphs and talking animals. But soon she discovers that it is ruled by the cruel White Witch, and can only be freed by Aslan, the great Lion, and four children.

In the never-ending war between good and evil, The Chronicles of Narnia set the stage for battles of epic proportions. Some take place in vast fields, where the forces of light and darkness clash. But other battles occur within the small chambers of the heart and are equally decisive.

Journeys to the ends of the world, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost, all come together in an unforgettable world of magic. So let the adventures begin.

This was the first book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the second book in the series, preceded by The Magician's Nephew.

©1950, 1978 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd (P)2005 HarperCollins UK

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

This is a good version to introduce children to the Chronicles of Narnia. It is short enough to interest the younger children without missing out much of the story. I have really enjoyed revisiting the stories.

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Beautiful and nostalgic

If you didn’t grow up with this audio version of the book, then I guess it’s impossible to understand the cosy, enchanted feeling it elicits. The music is haunting and magical, the storytelling performance is gripping and compelling. I’m so glad I’ve found this and can welcome it back into my life. Perfect for a winter’s evening listening

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Music off putting

At times the music was louder than the speaking so I missed huge sections of the book

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Lovely

This is now my favourite version of this book :) Michael Hordon's narration makes this old favourite even more delightful.

I was wary of purchasing this because of the comments about the music, but while I can see how some might find it jarring I felt it added to the atmosphere rather than detracted.

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Horribke Music

Pity the music was so intrusive as it ruined a lovely reading by Michael Horden.

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slow down

great book but it is read very fast and the background music is very loud. should have a way to quieten the background music.

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Great listening

very good version of a childhood favorite really enjoyed it a lot and look forward to more of the narnia series of audible books

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wonderful story marvellously told

Sir Michael's narration of this story is as matchless as the story itself.
It is of course a little dated, and some explanation eg of deformity and ugliness may require explanation to younger listeners.

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Perfect for children

I loved this story as a child to listen to on long car journeys, or to help me fall asleep with adventurous dreams.. Having come back it as a young adult for a bit of nostalgia I find I just as enthralling and well executed as ever.

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The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

This book is good because it has an intricate and difficult to predict storyline which makes it a good story

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Abridged reading

After listening to 2 different samples we settled on this one. The recording sound was not of the usually high standard. The sound effects while lovely were so loud that it was hard to hear the narrator.
Listeners must be aware this in an abridged reading...
Am usually so impressed by Audible.. ..this one sadly left us feeling short changed.
with the dollar rand exchange it was an expensive bad choice.