The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

Written by C. S. Lewis 
Read by Michael York
Originally published on October 16, 1950
Published by Harper Audio
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy 
Audio Edition: 4 hours, 22 minutes
Ages: 8+, 208 pages 
 

Welcome to the land of Narnia. There are two methods to read The Chronicles of Narnia: either by the date published or chronically order. I decided to read the series in the order C.S. Lewis first published them, so The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe makes it the first book. We meet Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie for the first time.

To avoid bombs during World War II in  London, the four Pevensie children live with a wealthy professor in the country. The house is large and mysterious. It is during a game of hide and seek that Lucy discovers Narnia through the wardrobe. Next Edmund journeys into Narnia and meets the Queen. Soon all four children magical enter the world of Narnia.

The White Witch has cast an evil spell that makes it always winter.  The children begin an adventure quest to remove the Witch. Aslan the brave lion slowly takes back power as winter melts away. The children find themselves in the center of a prophecy when two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve return to Narnia to eliminate the White Witch.

They meet talking animals and mythical creatures in the land of Narnia. I won’t address C.S. Lewis’ Christian themes, but The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a wonderful start for all ages. Please join me as I read the entire series.

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12 thoughts on “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    Michelle Isenhoff said:
    April 6, 2012 at 4:29 am

    One of my all-time favorites. I’ve read the series at least half a dozen times. Now I share them with my kids!

      Caroline responded:
      April 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Which way did you read the books? It’s a wonderful series for children! Thanks for stopping by!

    babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin said:
    April 6, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Have read and watched the film…YES, a good one for children…~mkg

      Caroline responded:
      April 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

      Yes, The Chronicles of Narnia is a great series for children…and everyone! Thanks for your comment.

    yawriterinthemaking said:
    April 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Have the entire series in one thick book, but haven’t read all of the books yet. This one has to be my favorite though.

      Caroline responded:
      April 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

      I wonder what order the series is in with one book. Yes, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a good start. Thanks for your comment.

    thiskidreviewsbooks said:
    April 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I read the series in order (1-7) and I think that “The Voyage of the Dawn’s Treader” the best. I really liked “The Magician’s Nephew”, too. This is a really great (no – awesome!!) series!
    Erik! 🙂

      Caroline responded:
      April 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      I’m reading “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” right now. Eustace is quite the character! So far I agree, it’s a great series! Thanks for your comment.

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