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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Audio

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Audio

C. S. Lewis
For ages 9 to 12
Unabridged audiobook (CD)
Performed/read by: A full cast of talented actors
Tyndale Entertainment, 2015   ISBN: 978-1624053658

When Lucy, Susan, Edmund and Peter are sent to live with their uncle, they never guess that soon they are going to have a most remarkable adventure in a magical world. Lucy is the first of the children to visit this world. One day she goes into a wardrobe and she discovers that the wardrobe doesn’t have a wall at the back of it. Instead she walks into a cold snowy wood in the land of Narnia. There she meets a very friendly faun called Mr. Tumnus who gives Lucy a wonderful tea and who also explains to her that Narnia is under the control of an evil White Witch. Because of the witch’s magic winter never leaves Narnia and Christmas never comes.

Not surprisingly, when Lucy goes back to her uncle’s house no one believes her story about the world that lies beyond the wall of the wardrobe. Edmund however soon makes his own journey to Narnia and there he meets none other than the White Witch herself. She quickly puts Edmund under her spell - a spell which makes him do and say dreadful things.

Not long after this event all four children get inside the magic wardrobe and all of them end up in the wood - together this time. To their horror they discover that poor Mr. Tumnus has been taken into custody by the White Witch. The children decide there and then that they have to do something to help the poor faun and they set off for the White Witch’s castle.

It soon becomes apparent that their quest is a much greater one than they supposed, for Aslan, the great lion, is back in Narnia. The children come to realize that it is time to overthrown the White Witch once and for all and free Narnia from her cruel rule.

This classic tale of good versus evil has truly stood the test of time. First printed in 1950, this first story in the Chronicles of Narnia series has  lost none of its appeal or its humor, and its characters are as fresh and entertaining as they were when the book was published years ago. This beautifully produced audio production truly brings the tale to life, giving listeners a rich audio experience.