This is one of the best works of science fiction of the 20th century (despite its scientific inaccuracies regarding the surface of Mars). Reading it again is always akin to visiting with a much beloved grand parent.
not CSl's best but worth listening nonetheless. the audio version makes it slow and at points boring due to the nature of the story and a less than ideal recording.
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.