23. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis



Yes, this was a relisten. I had played this version for my kids more than once. One time was on a very long journey to California. Funny, I have never physically read this, only listened to a narration of this first one. The other books: my husband tried in vain the first year of our marriage (26 years ago), but I kept falling asleep! I am determined to listen to them all since everyone else in my family has read them and listened to them all! (I was too busy puttering around the house working when my kids listened to the other ones during homeschool in 2005 when the first edition of these CD's came out I think I was the first to check them out from our library!) 

Since I am going to the land of British Literature next month and am reading a book about the Inklings literary circle at Oxford in which this series was a result, I thought I would give them another try.

I love this story so much. It really gets wonderful in the second half of the book, and it is especially good in the last 1/4. Aslan is on the move, and the parallels to Christ are obvious. This book is lovely in every way. I don't want to comment more on that last 1/4 of the book in case there might be someone out there who has actually never read them. :) 

Michael York's reading of this book is phenomenal! Each book is narrated by a different famous British actor. Next up for Prince Caspian: Lynn Redgrave! 
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