The book is very well written, the story is creative and thought provoking.
Lewis is fantastic at creating a picture, even another world in his books by details and well crafted characters that pull you into the story.
I am a life long C.S. Lewis fan. I have read everything he has written with a few exceptions. Geoffrey Howard's reading was adequate. Certianly not annoying but a less monotone voice would have been perferable.
There really are no comparisons to this book. An anti thesis to it would be HG Wells' "First Men in the Moon". Most people would say the HG Wells book is the better work, I would not be one of those.
He did not detract but he was a bit monotone. I've had to endure much worse narrators than this one.
It depends on who made it and what actors are in it. There are certain actors I cannot stomach no matter how good I think the movie may be. The last movie that was made from a C.S. Lewis book was the Voyage of the Dawn Treader. They gutted the Lewis story in that movie and it was really quite sad because it is the best of the Narnia stories.
If this were done by a better Narrator, I would purchase it again. The main problem was the the chapter navigation in the book is all messed up and doesn't seem to work on my IPOD at all. You can play it from beginning to end but you cannot jumb from chapter to chapter.
If you are considering a good series of books to entertain and to give you some new views on the cosmic battle of the universe, you'll want to purchase the C.S.Lewis Space Trilogy.
Just make sure you have plenty of time to listen because you won't want to stop.
The reader sounds like he is speaking directly to you instead of simply reading out loud.
I thoroughly enjoyed this entire series. I have listened to it twice in the last few months and it may have to do with having some understanding Jesus' love for me that makes me love them so much. I am so intrigued by C.S. Lewis is every way and this has been a big highlight in my endeavors of thought with him.
I really enjoyed Out of the Silent Planet. Lewis is a master story teller and I am excited to dive right into the next book in the series. The narrator is fine, but maybe a bit bland. I found myself losing focus from time to time and would have to go back, but don't let that deter you from a great book.
I read this back in high school and it's still just as good! If you want a story with a vivid world and a memorable story, with a dash or two of great humor, than look no further! I plan to finish the trilogy now that I've finished this book!
Like the statement at one point that much of the evil in the world is that we are trying to be our own Lord and rule over others.
At times the detailed descriptions of another world are hard to follow by audio.
Great reading, well paced. Very thought provoking...a typical Lewis lesson. Life changing. Vivid, deep, emotionally taunting while simultaneously objective and philosophical.
I picked this out only having read the first of the Chronicles of Narnia as a child. Unsurprisingly, this tale from the early days of science fiction reminds me of why I enjoy the genre. It has a willingness to imagine possibilities that reflect the peculiar nature of humanity, while pointing out the amazing capacity of that same subject. This was an inspiring read.