A great listen reminds me very much of Narnia. This is the third installment in the series, however it is by far the most accessible and can (should in my opinion) be read independently of the other two books.
I you have never read any of Lewis' stuff, you owe it to yourself to check this incredible book out. I really like sci-fi and this story is classic sci-fi from a Christian worldview. Lewis is a masterful writer. I listened to all three books in this series on audiobook and it's amazing! Wow, 5 stars just does not do this book justice!
The themes covered and delved into in the book are applicable both on a societal level as well as a personal level...causing much deeper thought about both the world around the reader and the reader himself. These also seem to be universal and timeless, so as to speak to the reader wherever and whenever he is reading.
Bringing the story back into "our world" after the otherworldly adventures of the first two in the trilogy caused a great deal of "what if" thought for the reader and drove home the points.
It was a pleasure to read another masterpiece of prose by an incredible author who can make words on a page more than simply words on a page...
It was a wonderful ride. So happy that I listened to this trilogy. It's a shame that there will be no more.
I love Lewis' space trilogy, but this book is the most drawn out of the series. Out of the Silent Planet is wonderful on all counts, Perelandra is a great story and philosophical masterpiece. That Hideous Strength just never pays the dividends that make it worthwhile, in my opinion. Good ending in some ways to the trilogy, but less than it could have been.
In my somewhat younger days, I read thousands of books, including this C. S. Lewis trilogy. Now, I just finished my second time through listening to them. It has been a fabulous experience. Lewis's stories are fresh out of our headlines today, not a relic of the post-war 40s. They just could transform your life if you really listen.
This is the third in the Space Trilogy. I expected a glorious ending. It fell flat, for me, at least. The author I believe , intended to wrap it all up , but , after the first two, expectations are High. Perhaps Mr. Lewis contemplated a fourth book in this series. If so, he never got around to it.
While all around , it was an amazing Trilogy , I am nonetheless disappointed.
Do not get me wrong . One the whole , it is an amazing series. The breath of imagination in this series is astounding , give the time they were written. Nonetheless , I expected a glorious battle , ending in the ultimate defeat of Satan. Alas , instead , only the defeat , and destruction of his earthly tools was provided.
Written at the time of the Nazi defeat , I guess I can understand that.
And , given the hints , at the end , of a new beginning on Earth , I still wonder , was Satan's rule on Earth vanquished forever?
The series is still highly recommended.
The breathtaking vistas that are painted with a pen, are a marvel of a creative genius at work.
The dictation of the reader is incredible. His breath and range of voices , while clearly masculine, lends credence to even the female voices in the story.
If you are a lover of science fiction, as I was , in an earlier time, or a searcher for answers , or even more , this series will thrill you.
once the charachters were developed I had to pry myself away from it. enlightening to say the least
Smiling with pleasure as I think on this beautiful transition from the cold insanity of modernity to the radiant joy of eternity.