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.
Yes, I appreciate the audio edition enabling me to cover more content in one session.
Uncle Screwtape is the only active character as the writer of letters to his nephew, Wormwood, the apprentice. Even having only one side of the sequential communication still works for following the narrative.
You could learn a lot from your worst enemy.
Loved Screwtape. Imagine my surprise when he always was looking out for himself. lol. There is a lot to be said about the human psyche in these letters that speaks the truth of human character.
Its a classic and ranks top 20 must listens. No matter how much you hear it you can always go back and listen to it again and again it is addicting.
I really liked the part were Screwtape gets angry and then has to come back on the next letter and excuse himself for losing his temper and try to weasel out of saying to much.
I have not listen to others.
The truth about the lie all around you.
I have never read the Screwtape Letters but there were so many great lines and sayings in the audio that I think it is going to be a book that I pick up and read as well. There is a lot of depth to it that I wasn't able to fully grasp by listening.