The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C. S. Lewis (Geoffrey Bles, 1950); audiobook read by Michael York (W F Howes, 2017)
Alluringly titled and imbued with that single memorable premise—a winter kingdom hidden within a wardrobe—this imaginative and much-fêted children’s story remains weighed down by narrative religiosity. Events play out as ordained. The protagonists have no real say in what happens.