C.S. Lewis does it again! I am amazed at his ability to think of technologies and civilizations that he had yet to encounter for this story.
The best part is that the story isn't even about scifi! It's about us, humanity, and how we have been deceived. He incorporates the Heavens in a way that explains angels, God, and the Big Picture.
Obviously Dr. Ransom was the main (90%) of the dialogue.
No, but it did make me think and that's better than both.
Geoffrey Howard and C.S. Lewis must have been good friends or maybe he is an avid admirer of him b/c he is the only person I have heard read Lewis.
I never knew what was going to happen
Very, very good performance.
No special moment
I loved this book and its two sequels
I found the book quite interesting, peticularly in light of the year it was written. I think the narator placed the original publication date somewhere in the 1930's.
The character development was more than I was expecting, given some of the other Lewis books I have read recently.
A few items of note though,the last ch...apter or so was a bit tedious considering it is supposed to be letters from one of the main characters to the books author. The second item was...a bit of a political football here in the USA right now...two of the human characters were put through waterboarding to clear their heads during an interview. The last item that occured to me while writing this was considering the time of this books release...and Gene Rodenbury's 'Martian Chronicals' did one inflance the other?
This book was my 2nd favorite in the series. I've listened to it twice now, and recommened it for any Christian. The narrator does a nice job. The book is engaging and well written, though a little dated, because it was pretty early for SciFi. This series is not as fun as the Narnia series, but has more theology and christian philosophy. It was sometimes challenging to think about what Lewis was teaching at the same time as following the story, but well worth it.
I used my credits to get the first two books in the series as I am a huge C.S. Lewis fan and wanted the books for my grand-children - I am very happy that I opted to vet the series before passing it along because I will definitely NOT be giving it to them nor recommending it to anyone. Sorry C.S...
C.S. Lewis uses an extra-terrestrial setting to drone on about Christianity... (and this seriously monotone narrator can drone like no other!) The story-line has it all... God, the devil,and everything in between in alien characters - Oh yeah... the Christ character is from earth... the silent planet - Sheesh...
The writing lacks all the great plot and character development of any decent sci-fi or fantasy. It is a total waste of time - C.S. Lewis should stay in Narnia where he truly shines!
Save your purchases folks!