Didn't finish it, listened to about 20 minutes and couldn't take it anymore. I kept getting confused as to who was the author of which letter, mainly because I couldn't pay attention long enough to keep track. Might be something better for reading than listening to.
I find in very interesting how the author turns the tenants of Christianity. To have daily trials and tribulations, decisions made and consequences earned, interpreted in a different light was fun.
A caterpillar. Really???
It's hard to be good... Now you know why...
I couldn't stop listening to this book.
This book completely changed my perspective.
I enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was a little hard to listen to at times. But wonderful book. I love C.S. Lewis!
This is a though provoking story that is much better absorbed by listening to it and than it would be by reading it.
Everything I expected, with a bonus 'chapter' Lewis wrote years later.
Very simple cast, but well read.
A different story
I did not enjoy this book. It was preachy and filled with cynicism from the perspective of someone who knows better in the guise of someone proscribing the path to sin C.S. Lewis shows very clearly his low opinion of the vast majority of people. C.S Lewis is well known as a religious author inserting overtly christian themes into his fiction but I was completely unprepared for this book. I have read all the Narnia books and while Aslan's similarities to Jesus are undeniable it never pulls you from the story. Screwtape on the other hand is the exact opposite of a fire and brimstone preacher and as such informs us that every moment of our lives, every action we undertake, that is not focused on god is the proper path to hell... this reverse preaching is tiresome and well... preachy. after 18 letters I had to stop listening. This is more a religion book told from the perspective of the devil than any sort of comedy or fantasy fiction. I can not recommend it.
I will listen again & again! This story is awsome and thought provoking. Each time I listen to it I am sure I will get more out of it.
The descriptions of the ways the devil works are so right on! Numerous times I was thinking to myself, that is exactly what happens! This story really demonstrates how the enemy uses our thoughts and actions against us.
Its really hard to say, this was my favorite part. I did like the parts when Screwtape was chastising his minion about his work.
Yes! I listened while I was driving to visit a friend and didn't want to stop listening once I got there! However, I did and got to finish it on my way home. It would be an easy book to listen to a part at a time since it is broken into numerous letters.
This story takes a bit of paying attention to. It also took a little time to get use to the point of view. The fact that it is written by a demon and God is the "enemy" takes a bit of getting use to, but it is well worth it. There is quite a bit of Old English used but it flows nicely and when taken in context it is not that difficult to understand. I highly recommend this story. Especially for believers. This book give an awsome insight into how the enemy uses ourselves against ourselves.