* Key title The first in the series of the classic fantasy tales -- The Chronicles of Narnia. Read by Kenneth Branagh. * First time this title has been available unabridged on CD in the retail market, with PB to read-along. * The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was voted 'Book of the Century' in The Keith Barker Millennium Children's Book Awards * Kenneth Branagh is an internationally acclaimed actor and director. TV and film appearances include Fortunes of War, Henry V, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Hamlet and Loves Labours Lost. He also narrated the BBC's Walking With Dinosaurs series.
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.
"The magic of C. S. Lewis's parallel universe never fades." The Times