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The Screwtape Letters Audiobook

The Screwtape Letters

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation, and triumph over it, ever written.

(P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Spiritual, 2007

"Lewis' satire is a Christian classic....[his] take on human nature is as on-target as it was when the letters were first published in 1941." (Library Journal)

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    Laura 03-19-15
    Laura 03-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A great classic"

    Always a pleasure to read or listen to this classic. The content never gets old and is always amusing Great performance by the reader.

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    G. Parish 03-12-15
    G. Parish 03-12-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A bureaucratic demon"

    Bureaucracy, is one of the great evils of the world. Screwtape is read as one of these pernicious beings and the harm he does. The narrator did a solid, though not, extraordinary job and it is well worth listening to.

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    Alan Barr 02-05-15
    Alan Barr 02-05-15
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    "Devilishly Good"

    A kind of modern classic in which morality and spirituality are turned up side down. I rate narrators less on whether they have "the voice of God" kind of resonance in their speech and more on how well they stress words to fit the meaning of the text. By that standard, Mr. Cosham earns my top rating. Each chapter focuses generally on a specific theme, and I found that listening to each a second time before moving on to the next to be helpful in picking up details missed the first time through. At ten minutes per chapter, I also found that listening on the way home after dropping off my kids at school to be a good way to give the meaning of each one time to sink in before going onto the next. Highly recommended for its insights on spiritual pitfalls to avoid in both personal and social life.

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    Ed Compean Githurai, Kenya, Africa 01-31-15
    Ed Compean Githurai, Kenya, Africa 01-31-15 Member Since 2015

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    "A Classic..."

    for every generation. Much is correctly made of the author's insight into the spiritual world, but the view into humanity's fallen nature and gullibility is possibly more frightening.

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    No Suspicion 11-13-14 Member Since 2015

    I could wile away the hours...

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    "A dreadful misuse of psychology"

    In this misguided, overly intellectual classic, CS Lewis points out all of humanity's flaws--demonstrating more than a trace of misanthropy--in the hope of illuminating mankind's devilish failings. A total bore. A starched shirt writing love letters to himself.

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    SungKD 11-01-14
    SungKD 11-01-14
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    "Truths can't be repeated enough"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it opened my eyes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything was great.


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    N/A


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many sections of this book move me, which is why I read it over and over again.


    Any additional comments?

    The Screwtape Letters is a priceless book that I wish all people who are ready to read it should do. When my children are at an age where they aren't fearful of demons and ghosts, and beyond an age where they would be intrigued too much by the fact of their existence, I will introduce it to them if they haven't already. This book holds so many truths that are so obvious in our everyday lives but are never heard by us. Brought to our attention from a different angle, this book really helps readers grasp the severity of every situation and that there is no single action that is not part of staircase.

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    Karen 09-15-14
    Karen 09-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A Bit Creepy!"
    If you could sum up The Screwtape Letters in three words, what would they be?

    My review headline says it for me -- a bit creepy!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Screwtape Letters?

    I think the most memorable is Uncle Screwtape's disgust of the human's love interest.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I like his voice, but at times I thought he read too fast and missed the emotion.


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

    No. I needed breathing time. This is a very suffocating story.


    Any additional comments?

    I read/listened to this for my local book club. I'm glad I got through it, but I would not need to read it again.

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    Rolando 06-01-14
    Rolando 06-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape"

    I took a little longer reading this book than I usually do. I think because the letters from exposed so many flaws that humanity has in common. It was hard to see that we can so easily be led astray by seemingly innocent actions was thoroughly examined and brought to light by the demon Screwtape. C.S. Lewis, a staunch Christian wrote this book from the perspective of a denizen of hell instructing his nephew in the ways of temptation. Very well done. However, I believe that the final chapter to this book was for me the most enlightening. It was Screwtape's toast. I don't want to ruin it for you, I encourage you to read it. Once you do you will see the devil's handiwork all around. Challenging to read for me but very well done.

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    Jennifer 05-24-14
    Jennifer 05-24-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Seriously good!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of the most insightful, life changing books I have ever read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I was mesmerized by the despicable Uncle Screwtape for the depth of the subtle evils in our lives that he ponts out so clearly.


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to listen to it again immediately...it was that good.

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    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 05-13-14
    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 05-13-14 Member Since 2013

    Always after books that read well in the tractor!

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    "Makes you Think"

    One of my favorite Christian novels. It really makes you think about yourself, and the things you do. I've listened to this several times, and each time something new pops out at me.

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