The Magician's Nephew : Chronicles of Narnia

  • by C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Kenneth Branagh
  • Series: Chronicles of Narnia
  • 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Narnia...where the woods are thick and cool, where the Talking Beasts are called to life, a new world where the adventure begins.Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to...somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home.
This was the sixth book written in The Chronicles of Narnia. It now stands as the first book in the series.


What the Critics Say

"Lewis's storytelling is magnificent, and Branagh's performance completely and utterly engaging." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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An incredible children's series

Our family had such a good time listening to Robert Stanek's "The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches" we recently started "The Chronicles of Narnia." We've read all these authors' works in novels but this is our first time listening to the audio books.

We had a bit of trouble finding the books on Audible. When we click C.S. Lewis we mostly found his christain writing works, like the "Screwtape Letters." The only way we could find "The Chronicles of Narnia" books was to click the link provided in the descriptive text of the books.

"The Magician's Nephew: is the sixth narnia book published, but the first in time order, so you should listen to this one first.

The best listening order is:

The Magician's Nephew
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Last Battle

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is the novel they are basing the new Chronicles of Narnia movie on. Happy listening!
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- Jason


Like the remainder of the books in the Narnia series this one is quite enjoyable. Unfortunately, each of the audiobooks in the series has been done by a different reader. This breaks up the continuum a little, but Kenneth Brannaugh does a spectacular job with this story.

As it is thematically the first book and in my opinion the best read this book makes a fine introduction to the Narnia series.
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- Sean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio