The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4.0/5.0
I can't believe I tried to read this as a preteen and couldn't get through it. It's a wonderful magical tale of a fantasy world with great characters and an amazing story.
I started listening to it in the car with my oldest son (he's 8) and I was enthralled. I definitely see the parallels to Christianity that C.S. Lewis put into the book, but they are not preachy at all. It's a wonderful fantasy story for kids and adults as well. My son enjoyed this too - so much that we are getting Prince Caspian next and he is looking forward to that. He stayed excited about the books and we played games trying to guess what would come next.
Come and join Lucy, Susan, Peter and Edmond in their wonderful world inside the wardrobe where they meet many characters - a fawn, the white witch, Aslan the lion and the beavers. It's amazing, the imagery beautiful without being too wordy. The conversations interesting and not too dated (DS figured it was written in the 80s - that being old to him). The reader for the audio version we had was wonderful - a British man who did lots of different voices so it was fairly easy to understand who was talking.
I would highly recommend this to those of you who haven't read it and to those of you who have - what did you think of this book?
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