The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe [sound recording] /

by Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples); York, Michael.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundSeries: Lewis, C. S. Chronicles of Narnia (HarperCollins (Firm)): Publisher: New York : Harper Children's Audio, p2000Description: 4 sound discs (ca. 4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0060826487:.Title notes: $27.50 6/26/2006Subject(s): Narnia (Imaginary place) -- Juvenile fiction | Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction | Narnia (Imaginary place) -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Fantasy | Parables | Fantasy fiction | Adventure fiction | Children's audiobooks | Compact discs | AudiobooksPerformed by Michael York.Summary: A game of hide-and-seek turns into a thrilling and dangerous adventure for four children when they go through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia, where only the Good Lion Aslan can conquer the dark magic of the White Witch.
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<p>An unabridged 4-CD audiobook of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, book two in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, narrated by renowned actor Michael York.<p>Four adventurous siblings--Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie-- step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.<p>The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to explore more of the Narnian realm, read The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Unabridged.

$27.50 6/26/2006

Enhanced compact disc.

System requirements not stated.

Performed by Michael York.

Produced and directed by John Runnette and Rick Harris.

Includes interactive bonus material on CD-Rom.

A game of hide-and-seek turns into a thrilling and dangerous adventure for four children when they go through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia, where only the Good Lion Aslan can conquer the dark magic of the White Witch.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Chapter One Lucy Looks into a Wardrobe Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air-raids. They were sent to the house of an old Professor who lived in the heart of the country, ten miles from the nearest railway station and two miles from the nearest post office. He had no wife and he lived in a very large house with a housekeeper called Mrs Macready and three servants. (Their names were Ivy, Margaret and Betty, but they do not come into the story much.) He himself was a very old man with shaggy white hair which grew over most of his face as well as on his head, and they liked him almost at once; but on the first evening when he came out to meet them at the front door he was so odd-looking that Lucy (who was the youngest) was a little afraid of him, and Edmund (who was the next youngest) wanted to laugh and had to keep on pretending he was blowing his nose to hide it. As soon as they had said goodnight to the Professor and gone upstairs on the first night, the boys came into the girls' room and they all talked it over. "We've fallen on our feet and no mistake," said Peter. "This is going to be perfectly splendid. That old chap will let us do anything we like." "I think he's an old dear," said Susan. "Oh, come off it!" said Edmund, who was tired and pretending not to be tired, which always made him bad-tempered. "Don't go on talking like that." "Like what?" said Susan; "and anyway, it's time you were in bed." "Trying to talk like Mother," said Edmund. "And who are you to say when I'm to go to bed? Go to bed yourself." "Hadn't we all better go to bed?" said Lucy. "There's sure to be a row if we're heard talking here." "No there won't," said Peter. "I tell you this is the sort of house where no one's going to mind what we do. Anyway, they won't hear us. It's about ten minutes' walk from here down to that dining-room, and any amount of stairs and passages in between." "What's that noise?" said Lucy suddenly. It was a far larger house than she had ever been in before and the thought of all those long passages and rows of doors leading into empty rooms was beginning to make her feel a little creepy. "It's only a bird, silly," said Edmund. "It's an owl," said Peter. "This is going to be a wonderful place for birds. I shall go to bed now. I say, let's go and explore tomorrow. You might find anything in a place like this. Did you see those mountains as we came along? And the woods? There might be eagles. There might be stags. There'll be hawks." "Badgers!" said Lucy. "Foxes!" said Edmund. "Rabbits!" said Susan. But when the next morning came there was a steady rain falling, so thick that when you looked out of the window you could see neither the mountains nor the woods nor even the stream in the garden. "Of course it would be raining!" said Edmund. They had just finished their breakfast with the Professor and were upstairs in the room he had set apart for them -- a long, low room with two windows looking out in one direction and two in another. "Do stop grumbling, Ed," said Susan. "Ten to one it'll clear up in an hour or so. And in the meantime we're pretty well off. There's a wireless and lots of books." "Not for me," said Peter; "I'm going to explore in the house." Everyone agreed to this and that was how the adventures began. It was the sort of house that you never seem to come to the end of, and it was full of unexpected places. The first few doors they tried led only into spare bedrooms, as everyone had expected that they would; but soon they came to a very long room full of pictures, and there they found a suit of armour; and after that was a room all hung with green, with a harp in one corner; and then came three steps down and five steps up, and then a kind of little upstairs hall and a door that led out on to a balcony, and then a whole series of rooms that led into each other and were lined with books -- most of them very old books and some bigger than a Bible in a church. And shortly after that they looked into a room that was quite empty except for one big wardrobe; the sort that has a looking-glass in the door. There was nothing else in the room at all except a dead bluebottle on the window-sill. "Nothing there!" said Peter, and they all trooped out again -- all except Lucy. She stayed behind because she thought it would be worthwhile trying the door of the wardrobe, even though she felt almost sure that it would be locked. To her surprise it opened quite easily, and two mothballs dropped out. Looking into the inside, she saw several coats hanging up -- mostly long fur coats. There was nothing Lucy liked so much as the smell and feel of fur. She immediately stepped into the wardrobe and got in among the coats and rubbed her face against them, leaving the door open, of course, because she knew that it is very foolish to shut oneself into any wardrobe. Soon she went further in and found that there was a second row of coats hanging up behind the first one. It was almost quite dark in there and she kept her arms stretched out in front of her so as not to bump her face into the back of the wardrobe. She took a step further in -- then two or three steps -- always expecting to feel woodwork against the tips of her fingers. But she could not feel it. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe . Copyright © by C. Lewis. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. Excerpted from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Pauline Baynes, C. S. Lewis All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

Illustrated with attractive artwork in an impressionistic style, this skillful adaptation of the classic novel retains both the plot and flavor of Lewis's original story, which was first published fifty years ago. This lengthy picture book provides an introduction for children too young for the full novel--but why not wait until readers can appreciate the unabridged book on their own? From HORN BOOK Spring 2001, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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