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Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the first adventure in C. S. Lewis' classic Narnia series.

Polly Plummer and her next-door neighbour, Digory, are exploring one wet afternoon when the accidental discovery of some magic rings sends them off on the most exciting and dangerous journey of their lives. They fall through magic pools to the ruined city of Charn where Digory awakens the terrifying figure of Jadis, the last Queen. But with true evil comes true goodness as the children discover when they come face to face with the mighty lion Aslan.

©1955 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks LTD

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still good more than 10 years later

A Great audio book for children (and adults!!) i had this as a child on cassette, and bought it again as a 21 year old. As with all radio 4 productions the dramatisation is faultless. In my opinion this is a great first audio book, as well as the best first C.S Lewis. the storyline is fantastic, brilliant dialogue too.

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one of my all time favourites

As one of my childhood tape's this one is a classic for me. Great acting, narrative and the music is superb. great for anyone who likes narnia

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It was OK.. Enjoyed it most of the time.

It's a nice story. A bit too close to Christianity. A bit flat. Not as exciting as other stories.

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Clear good storytelling

My daughter found this very easy to follow and enjoyed it though I thought the adult actors were overdoing it in places with a few shell voices..

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Dreadful. Don't bother.

Awful. Typical theatrical overacting. Nerve grating. Waste of time & money. Director needed a magician.

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great performance 👍

The cast was fantastic. Great listen! I can't wait to listen to the next book.

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classical and enchanting

Loved it as a child and enjoyed it even more so as an adult. classic

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Amazon story and the bit about creation will make you go WOW! But the audio levels are inconsistent as if the audio editor was drunk at the time!

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Good story. Sound levels go from very loud to quue

Loved the book so had high expectations. Uncle Andrews voice over is a little annoying. The music was also very loud in comparison to the story voices.

As a whole I enjoyed the story and it's great for kids

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Fantastic children's story!

My 4yr old and 7yr old have loved this story, it's an excellent beginning to the the eat of the Narnia stories. Thoroughly recommend.

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  • 31-05-12

simply gorgeous

I would certainly recommend this book, to any story loving person (be they child or grown-up). The story is compelling, the overall performance is delightful. The narrator (old man's voice) sometimes slurs a little (in words like 'ages'), the children's voices are clear and their performance is convincing. Very like all Narnia-audibles.

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  • 26-01-17

写入人心的小说,读入人心的声音!

I verry like sound this audio book. Because the story is written in the heart, read in the heart.