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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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By Julie on 05-01-16

Very enjoyable

The book takes you on a great journey of fantasy. Great characters including the King of kings, Aslan.

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By James on 06-25-14

Where it all began

Where does The Magician's Nephew: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Magician's Nephew is one of the best narrated novels I have listened to so far. Kenneth Brannagh does a great job especially with the Cockney accent of the cab driver.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The cabbie is my favourite character with the Cockney accent and his rags to riches story.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where the witch tries to tempt Diggory into taking the Apple for himself is my favourite scene, as Diggory has to overcome his fears and his selfish nature to not give into temptation and to do the right thing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The temptation scene again and when Strwberry was given wings and renames Fledge. They are only a couple of the moments that moved me in this story.

Any additional comments?

This is where it all began so if you rereading this series start with this book first and read in chronological order instead of the publishing order.

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By Meredith on 10-26-05

I think it's great!

i think it's great because i like listening about Uncle Andrew. He is a bit funny. It is very exciting and my favourite bit is at the end when Digory is happy again.

Frances Age 7

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By Nicholas on 11-28-06

Outstanding ;-)

I had my reservations. I thought it might be a bit old, a bit flakey.. dare I say a bit passe... HOW WRONG WAS I??
This has to be one of the best books I have downloaded (and I'm a 26yo man!)The magical imagery really took me somewhere I haven't been for sixteen years.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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