As a true C.S. Lewis fan it is difficult to rank his work. I would have to say that his works in general would rank number one of the audiobooks I have listened to.
Lewis' style is unequalled. The space trilogy of which That Hideous Strength is the conclusion, is an excellent blend of true fiction with clear theological application. Together they provide enough fiction to keep you well entertained, but also add that layer of fundamental Christian conflict of God versus sin that provokes deeper reflection.
The only disappointment I had was that with the first two books, "Out of the Silent Planet" "Perelandra" and the majority of "That Hideous Strength," Lewis had built such a momentum and depth of story that when it ended I felt a little disappointed and cheated. Certainly another book or two would have been nice to develop a more powerful and fulfilling ending.
Geoffrey Howard's performance is his best yet. He is simply amazing in his ability to continue the dialogue of each character in a way you know and can imagine is phenomenal.
The content of this book is comprised of C.S. Lewis’ lectures, sermons, magazine articles, etc. and I believe written based on the assumption each respective audience was well educated. One result of this appeared to allow him to freely use quotes in their original language. Given the nature of its content, the reading by Ralph Cosham was so superb that I really felt I was listening to Mr. Lewis speak. Mr. Cosham’s accent, inflection, rhythm, intonation, emphasis, and pronunciation, especially of when applied to quotes in a foreign language were remarkable.
Mr. Cosham’s accent, inflection, rhythm, intonation, emphasis, and pronunciation, especially of when applied to quotes in a foreign language were remarkable. He brought Mr. Lewis to life in the presentation and made listening truly enjoyable.
No. it was easily broken into its various parts, given the nature of the compilation of writings.
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