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The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia)
The Magician's Nephew - Chronicles of Narnia Author:C.S. Lewis New cover reissue of this stunning audio collection, narrated by Sir Michael Hordern. "Congratulate me, my dear boy," said Uncle Andrew, rubbing his hands. "My experiment has succeeded. The little girl's gone -- vanished -- right out of this world." After Uncle Andrew's horrible trick, Digory has no choice but to travel over to the Other World... more » in search of poor vanished Polly. Little does he realise that his uncle has unwittingly opened up the doorway to Narnia, a truly magical world, and that their adventures have only just begun...« less
This, I think, was the best Narnia book, as its motivations were the truest and purest and it offered the explanations for the beginnings of so much in the future books with which we are already so familiar. Funny how Lewis turns the tables on this one -- the pursuit of an apple for a *good* reason by a man, for a woman.
This is the beautiful story of how the land of Narnia was created. I'm glad I read it before diving into the series (there are two different philosophies as to how the Chronicles are arranged, and one of them has this one as the first book).
Beginning of the classic, "Chronicles of Narnia." This was not one of my favorites but it lays down some interesting background to the other stories and presents the introduction of evil into the world of Narnia.