Updated: Mar 9, 2022
ONCE UPON A WARDROBE by Patti Callahan read by Fiona Hardingham
Winner: ONCE UPON A WARDROBE
Earphones Award Winner by Audiofile Magazine
by Patti Callahan | Read by Fiona Hardingham
Historical Fiction • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021
Fiona Hardingham showcases great range in her enchanting and touching narration. She enthusiastically portrays Megs Devonshire, a mathematics student at Oxford who sets out to ask C.S. Lewis about the inspiration behind Narnia for her little brother, George. Hardingham brings terminally ill George to life, engagingly imbuing him with childlike curiosity and excitement. She contrasts these characters' varied British accents with her portrayal of Lewis, whom she gives a compelling Irish accent and strong personality. Hardingham's heartfelt and emotive performance capturing the power of books adds even more magic to Callahan's beautiful story.
Bonus clips include a note from Lewis's stepson and a note from the author. A must-listen for every Narnia or C.S. Lewis fan. V.T.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2021]
Also by Patti Callahan
BECOMING MRS. LEWIS: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis
by Patti Callahan | Read by Lauren Woodward
Inspirational Fiction • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018
Lauren Woodward expertly narrates this captivating novel by author Patti Callahan. The main voice is that of Joy Davidman, an American writer, atheist, troubled wife, and mother of two who begins a written correspondence with English author C.S. Lewis in the 1950s after a spiritual awakening. The voice of C.S. Lewis is warm and jolly in his letters to Joy, and Woodward layers even more emotions into his character's tone when he and Joy finally meet in England and spend days discussing God and Christianity. A large cast of characters surrounds Joy and Lewis's love story, both in England and in the U.S. Woodward gives each a different voice, switching smoothly between them.
Filled with endearing characters and a hidden love story, this audiobook is a must-listen. V.T. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2018] Digital Download • Thomas Nelson • 2018 DD ISBN $31.93