I have listened to this book several times and will several times more.
Great narration. almost as though Lewis himself was telling me the story.
I do seem to get list now and again ... but I think that's my A-ADHD.
I read this book about 20 years ago and this audio version brought it back to life again. While I don't agree with every theological point the concept and thought provoking points C.S. Lewis touches on make this a must read in my opinion.
a quick treat for Halloween or anytime u want a macabre adventure. great for teens but younger ones might not pick up on the heavy christian themes.
Audio addict with my best friend, an ear-bud.
Couldn't spend your time any better way than listening to this! This is a story I can return to again and again-I never tire of this story.
I have listened to this several times already, as I am accustomed to preaching and teaching, and not from the perspective of the enemy on how to win souls from Yahovah, so it took me awhile to "get it".
While listening, I thought how much a genius C.S. Lewis was to be able to pull this off so well, while teaching the listener on the tactics the devil uses as well as how to not fall for his tricks. I laughed many times listening to Screwtape lecturing his nephew and even give him threats for not doing his job.
I would highly recommend this to everyone.
Voice fluctuations were minimal and very enjoyable.
Drag Them To Hell With Us
This book I found both interesting and disturbing. Lewis is a gifted writer, as he uses language well. The undercurrent was decidedly anti-scientific, and anti-democratic, and the author clearly understands neither science nor democracy. I do think there is more subtlety than I am giving him credit for. I do think a lot of what he wrote is useful. There are reminders about the company we keep which is more valid than just some social convention, but it is about what we may be influenced to do or think. I'm not sorry I read it.
Any person who's ever sat in a church will recognize this series of "letters" from a hypothetical demon as a sermon. The only difference is the preacher is a demon, and the reader is meant to understand that what the demon hates is good, and what the demon likes is bad.
I suspect that those with a religious bent will enjoy this. Those that are not religious will not. I notice that some reviews say that this is a study on human nature that even atheists will find valuable. This is meant in the same way your church going auntie tells you the preacher's sermon on Sunday would be good for you, whether you believe in God or not. And make no mistake... this is very literally a fire and brimstone sermon.
I know of no better author
than CS Lewis for translating complex theological points, such as predestination and free will, into plain English. Whether you are a believer or atheist, you will find his works informative and an accurate exposition traditional Christian doctrine.