The book is very good. This is my first experience with C.S. Lewis and find his insight in the human psyche fascinating. I belong to a Bible study group and we are using it as a topic of discussion. The narrator is very good and easily understandable even with my slight hearing difficulties. I feel the cost is a problem especially for Prime members.
An audible addict:)
The way the writernof the letter shares persoanl views to the one he is writing to
Even though it was written many years ago it is still applicable to today's society.
This was on my "get around to it eventually" list, and then it went on sale at Audible, so it seemed like a good opportunity.
C.S. Lewis wrote these as a satiric treatment of Hell's demons as they try to lure a man into damnation. Specifically, Screwtape is sending letters of advice to his nephew, Wormwood, as the latter tries to win the soul of "The Patient," who is never specifically named. Screwtape advocates a subtle approach---tempting the purported victim into small failings that could slowly grow over time---versus Wormwood's apparent eagerness for an extravagantly wicked approach. (Screwtape seems to be the quintessentially understated British sort of demon...).
I found the book thought-provoking in places, but it just became a chore to complete it. Ralph Cosham's competent but dry narration may have contributed to that aspect of the book.
Thanks to uncle Screwtape, Wormwood and I have learned a lot. Lewis brilliantly examines the war of the ages from the perspective of God's adversaries. Very much worth the reading and paying attention of.
I had wanted to get around to this classic for some time. Now I know why it is a Christian classic. The letters are each an articulate strategy explained by Lewis of certain vices Christians are wise to avoid. Only recently recently would I have appreciated the depth of some of his seemingly simple insights. I am very appreciative for what I feel like was an excellent narration Mr. Cosham. I felt like Lewis was reading the book to me with the cold, strategic mindset of the brilliantly cunning Screwtape. I am challenged to begin amending some of my ideas and behaviors immediately - which is what Lewis would have wanted.
This Book is one of the best books i have read to date. I believe everyone should take time out of their lives and read this book.
Literary graduate and published columnist turned glorified grease monkey.
The language in this prose is quite rich and old school. The letters are written in highly educated and polite old English. But once you accept the versing, this book is hilarious. One of Hell's demons constantly writes to his apprentice. While continuously pointing out how disappointed he is that the apprentice is losing his grips on the soul of a particular subject, he tries to teach the apprentice the best ways to take advantage of the bad nature of humans, thereby condemning their soul to hell for eternity. Although written as an experiment, this book is very interesting in spots, quite a mind-opener, and yes, it is intelligently funny. Quite a stray from Lewis's other works of children's fantasy such as "Through the Looking Glass".
Definitely worth a read.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
I found his voice easy to listen too.
This does remind me of the Little Nicky movie of some years ago, maybe this is the story where they got the movie idea from