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Shadowlands: The True Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman | [Brian Sibley]

Shadowlands: The True Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman

Shadowlands tells us the unique story of C.S. Lewis' tragic romance with Joy Davidman: How he found true love and was drawn out of his shell, but it was only fleeting, as she died just months after they got married. Brian Sibley skillfully looks at Lewis' childhood and his literary legacy and shows us how, in the end, despite grief and grievous doubts, Lewis' faith shone through. Shadowlands was also a BAFTA-winning BBC film, a stage play by William Nicholson, and a feature film.
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Publisher's Summary

C.S. Lewis was one of the most loved and best-known authors, having written The Narnia Chronicles, 'The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity. In this recording, Shadowlands tells us the unique story of his tragic romance with Joy Davidman: How he found true love and was drawn out of his shell, but it was only fleeting, as she died just months after they got married.

Brian Sibley skillfully looks at Lewis' childhood and his literary legacy and shows us how, in the end, despite grief and grievous doubts, Lewis' faith shone through. Shadowlands was also a BAFTA-winning BBC film, a stage play by William Nicholson, and a feature film.

© 1985, 2005 by Brian Sibley (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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    catherine Petaluma, CA, United States 03-06-12
    catherine Petaluma, CA, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2006
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    "A must read for those who love biographies."
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    David Suchet's narration of Shadowlands was a stellar performance. I enjoyed the straight forward way the writer presented the topic and the clarity in which the story was told. - I can't stand bio's that drone on with no purpose other than to drone on !

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Australia 12-03-12
    Patricia Australia 12-03-12
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    "Clive Staples Lewis and Joy Davidman"
    What did you love best about Shadowlands?

    After watching the film "Shadowlands" which has become my most favourite film, I just wanted to know more and more about CS and Joy and the love they had for each other. I also thought it was wonderful that at least he knew the beautiful love of a woman, albeit late in his life. However, the trajectory and tragedy of his life was that his happiness with another human being was shortlived. For example, his mother died when he was very young and Joy was taken away from him far too soon. This is what made Shadowlands such a powerful and thought-provoking movie. I just had to listen to the narration by David Suchet which was addictive.I plan to listen to it again.The reason I have an affinity with C S Lewis is because I was a mature aged University student at the time of seeing the film and it spoke to me in so many ways especially when I spent a day at Oxford in 1996.


    What other book might you compare Shadowlands to and why?

    For me Shadowlands has no comparison with anything else I have read.


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

    David Suchet brings light and shade to anything he reads. His modulated voice is perfect in its delivery.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Falling in love with someone can happen at any time, in any place and at any age.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Orsundsbro, Sweden 03-13-13
    Charlotte Orsundsbro, Sweden 03-13-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Well-read biography"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who is interested in the life of C S Lewis.


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

    David Suchet does an excellent job reading - with the different voices of the different people he brings their characters to life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bill deer park, wa, United States 12-08-12
    bill deer park, wa, United States 12-08-12
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    "C S Lews has a great gift."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes As I stated he has a great gift. I've not found anything he wrote uninteristing. The old saying you don't want to put it down.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His complet love and devotion.


    What three words best describe David Suchet’s voice?

    His able influxtion.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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