The accent of the narrator makes this difficult for hard of hearing folks to listen to, especially if their not aquatinted with it in the 1st place.
The thing I love best about C. S. Lewis is on full display here: he could make observations as insightful and as piercing as a Chesterfield or a Rochefoucauld without instilling a sense of "no hooope...no hooooope..."
The letters are essentially Lewis making such observations continuously for three and a half hours. He hits the right balance in a lot of ways. These letters manage to preach without being preachy and be darkly funny without making light of eternal damnation. Sometimes I found myself questioning the internal consistency of Screwtape's Lowerarchy, but a carefully constructed world probably isn't what most people are here for.
Ralph Cosham does a okay job with the material. His style leans to reading rather than acting. I liked it for Watership Down, but I think he was a little too reserved here, occasionally monotonous. If five stars for performance means "stellar" and three means "acceptable", I'd give him a three point five.
C.S. Lewis believes in heaven, a loving God, devils and an afterlife befitting the life of every soul. If you're thinking person in need of a spiritual life, read The Screwstape Letters, then follow that with The Problem of Pain. You'll find one, before you're done!
This was a great work by both the author and by the narrator. It really surprised me the depth at which Lewis goes in the letters. It is a great listen to understand the temptations humanity faces and the different types.
I didn't know what to expect but I purchased this because I heard it was good.
Some parts were quite very thought provoking to think of the side of Satan as his followers on how they perceive their jobs are to temp and change us humans.
Recommend for all adults.
This classic is a must-read for people interested in Christian literature. The legacy of C.S. Lewis lives on through his writings and we are better for it.
A good book allows the imagination to create wondrous images that no special effect ever could. Characters become like treasured friends.
seems we could learn a few things from a devil's point of view. many interesting points on the political views then the future which is now. and that's in a major election year and the world with the State of Affairs at 10 make this a very interesting read for me.
Listening to this book, I felt as if I were right in the enemy's war room. Hearing ever scheme and plot against the children of God. Brilliant book. It is so remarkably in touch with society today.