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Wayne

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  • That Hideous Strength

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    Overall
    (689)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (394)

    In this, the final book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom.

    Amazon Customer says: "Cloning, stem cell research, psycho-chemistry."
    "Left me wanting more."
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    Where does That Hideous Strength rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Geoffrey Howard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


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  • C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 1 min)
    • By C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis that have been brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters, and poems, Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and storytelling. In this essay collection we find a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

    Craig says: "All You'll Ever Need As Far As Lewis' Essays Go"
    "Great book if you want to hear more C.S.Lewis"
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    What made the experience of listening to C. S. Lewis the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. it was easily broken into its various parts, given the nature of the compilation of writings.


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