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The Magician's Nephew

The Chronicles of Narnia
Narrated by: Sir Michael Hordern
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Written after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe but designed by C.S. Lewis to be read first, this enchanting prequel, with its story of time travel, sorcery, and magic rings, is essential reading for anyone who wants to learn the backstory to the biggest movie release of the year. Hurled back in time to the birth of a new world, two young friends get caught in the epic struggle between Aslan and his nemesis the White Witch.

In the never-ending war between good and evil, The Chronicles of Narnia set the stage for battles of epic proportions. Some take place in vast fields, where the forces of light and darkness clash. But other battles occur within the small chambers of the heart and are equally decisive.

Journeys to the ends of the world, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all come together in an unforgettable world of magic. So let the adventures begin.

This was the sixth book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the first book in the series.

©1955, 1983 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd (P)2005 HarperCollins UK

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Good 👍 listen

This story had sound effects. The narrator read in different voices for each character. Fun

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-12-2018

Still the best version of this book imaginable.

Sir Michael Hordern’s voice, performance and characterizations are absolutely defining. A true and magical classic.

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  • Emily
  • 11-11-2018

Brilliant narrator, wonderful story!

Have loved this narrator since a child! Possibly because these books/Audiobooks encouraged me to learn to read I've tried giving them a listen again and was not disappointed. Also, because my little sister is autistic, she often struggles to fall asleep at night, however she's managed to drift off wonderfully for the past week while listening to this story. The only thing I didn't particularly care for was the music although my sister said it was one of her favourite parts...

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  • Rose F.
  • 07-10-2018

Love this audio book!

Love the narrator, the music and everything about it! One of my favourite book series.

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  • Rob Lockyer
  • 17-01-2017

childhood reminicing

I have had these recordings since they were released on cassette in the 80s and have loved them ever since. I like the music and I think Michael Horden narrates them in an excellent way. I think k the CD version of these is better as I found the music a bit compressed and tinny this time, but overall very enjoyable

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-09-2016

Horden is a genius.

I grew up with these stories and they retain their magic. Can't recommend more. Listen and enjoy.

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  • A. O. Aremu
  • 13-07-2016

lovely Story line

I really enjoyed the book. The voice was also very dramatic and clear. Ending was pleasant too.

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  • Diana
  • 07-10-2015

Sadly cut sound

Having frequently listened to this fantastic version on cassette and cd, the cutting of the sound quality, particularly in this beautiful flute and harp music, is shocking. Also, but of less importance, you have cut the end...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-2007

The Magician's Nephew

A wonderful way to introduce children to the Chronicles of Narnia. As it is abridged it is good even for younger children.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-2018

My review

I’m confused why there’s part of the story missing in this? I followed it along with my version of the book and it’s a key part missing too as it’s the tree that gets made into a wardrobe that takes us to the next story lion witch and wardrobe. Not very impressed about why there is part of the story missing?

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  • Aimee Lothian
  • 23-10-2016

awful music in the background totally ruined it

narrator was fine and the story is good. the problem was the music in the background totally ruined it. didn't finish it
wished I hadn't wasted a credit on it

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