Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order)

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1 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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  • Book 1

    • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always winter, but never Christmas...

    • By FictionFan on 29-06-15

    Regular price: £7.99

  • Book 2

    • Prince Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Evil King Miraz and his army can only mean trouble for Narnia, and Prince Caspian, his nephew and the rightful heir to the throne, fears for his safety and the future of his country. He blows the Great Horn in desperation, summoning Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy to help with his difficult task, that of saving Narnia before its freedom is lost forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why book four

    • By Kieran Horgan on 20-11-15

    Regular price: £5.99

  • Book 3

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Lucy and Edmund, stuck with their awful cousin Eustace, suddenly find themselves in a picture of a sailing ship, the Dawn Treader, and realise they have been drawn back into the land of Narnia. They are reunited with old friends, the young King Caspian and Reepicheep, the mouse on a voyage of discovery to the End of the World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful.

    • By SSM on 29-05-16

    Regular price: £8.49

  • Book 4

    • The Silver Chair: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 4

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 83

    Drawn back to Narnia, Eustace Scrubb and his new friend Jill Pole are sent to rescue a captive prince. In a world where evil weaves a spell, Giants and Marsh-wiggles can be friend or foe, but the stakes are raised when they reach Underland and come face-to-face with a notorious and terrifying opponent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great. Love an adventure

    • By MISS MICHELLE L WILLIS on 09-11-17

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  • Book 5

    • The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Desperate to escape a harsh and narrow regime, two runaways unwittingly flee headlong into the centre of a terrible battle. This first sequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe includes all the hallmarks of its famous predecessor, though this time the fate of Narnia is wound up in the lives of its own children, and a talking horse!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From Slavery to Freedom

    • By Derek Thorburn on 22-09-15

    Regular price: £7.99

  • Book 6

    • The Magician's Nephew: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Written after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe but designed by C.S. Lewis to be read first, this enchanting prequel, with its story of time travel, sorcery, and magic rings, is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn the backstory to the biggest movie release of the year. Hurled back in time to the birth of a new world, two young friends get caught in the epic struggle between Aslan and his nemesis the White Witch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I think it's great!

    • By Meredith on 26-10-05

    Regular price: £7.99

  • Book 7

    • The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    The last days of Narnia, and all hope seems lost as lies and treachery interweave to threaten the destruction of everything. As the battle lines are drawn, old friends are summoned back to Narnia, though none can predict the outcome in this magnificent ending to the famous series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Great Reunion

    • By Derek Thorburn on 29-04-16

    Regular price: £7.99