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Abigail

Bookworm genetically, writer by choice. Audio books have become a staple of my parenting, chores around the house, and long runs. 65+ titles and counting...

Pewaukee, WI, USA

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  • The Screwtape Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old Devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

    Amazon Customer says: "So much truth, much of it scary."
    "Sarcastic & Hilarious"
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    While listening to this book I found myself laughing out loud. 28 yo female not religiously educated and came away feeling uplifted. This book encourages me to think about life and living. Once in the book Screwtape refers to those who forget life is about music and dancing (fun) are just within reach of the devil for they have squandered their life! CS Lewis mocks the ritual of religion for wasting time on symbolism forgoing the true meaning of Christianity/Positive & Generous living. You do not need to be "Christian" to enjoy and draw from the universal message of this book.

    41 of 46 people found this review helpful

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