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The Screwtape Letters Audiobook

The Screwtape Letters

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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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    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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    Doug Wilkie 05-07-14
    Doug Wilkie 05-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Always a good read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Screwtape Letters to be better than the print version?

    Yes, brought out the imagination. Easier to picture the story in your mind.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    screw tape


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

    The way it is read


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    newbie 05-06-14
    newbie 05-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting - but not my favorite read."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not necessarily. I wanted to read C.S. Lewis, but once for this book was enough.


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    David Pavlicko 04-30-14 Member Since 2014

    Love a good sci fi or thriller novel, but also enjoy some non fiction too - biographies, marketing and business books.

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    "Behind the scenes look at who really influences us"
    Any additional comments?

    I've read this book half a dozen times, by myself and to my children, and was fortunate enough to stumble upon it during an Audible 'special deal', so I picked up the audiobook as well.

    I'm a Christian, and I would absolutely agree that all Christians should listen or read this book - it's not a long read at all, but it is absolutely profound in the way that it is told. It's similar to the Pilgrim's Progress, but from the opposing point of view. These demons are working to prevent the subject's progress toward God and Heaven.

    C.S. Lewis does a remarkable job at pointing out how we are continually tempted and led astray through self-doubt, jealousy, envy and false science by unearthly forces. You could easily dismiss this as some bible-thumper rant, but you'd be completely wrong.

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    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 04-29-14
    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 04-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Sharp satire, faulty logic, supercilious diatribe."
    Any additional comments?

    The structure of this book is a clever as they come. The satire is sharp, and the prose is confident. For this I award two stars. It's the sociology, psychology, politics and theology that grate on me. The effect starts off subtle in the beginning, but grows to near intolerance by the time i got to the "toast" which was tacked on the the end of the version i read. By placing the 1st person POV from the perspective of a demon, Lewis is able to set up a straw man again and again. The unbalanced dualities and judgements have horns and tails drawn all over them. The heart and mind that it requires to conceive of this supercilious diatribe (yet hold itself impervious to the same judgements it levees) is a disagreeable place to visit.

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    David Saint Charles, MO, United States 04-27-14
    David Saint Charles, MO, United States 04-27-14 Member Since 2013

    Audible is better than TV

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    "A Long Time Favorite of Mine"
    What made the experience of listening to The Screwtape Letters the most enjoyable?

    I did not realize it at the time, but I actually had this reading of the book in cassette format. I loved the book then and still do now. The book has actually been read by me on numerous occasions as well, but the format lends itself to speech so much that it is my preferred method of delivery.


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

    Each and every moment that I see myself in the convoluted machinations Screwtape employs to keep his charge in a fog.


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

    Just a superb reading.


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

    Please don't make this a film. It needs to be read or heard. My tag line would be....you are right where I want you to be.


    Any additional comments?

    Make no doubt about the fact that this is a book dealing with the Christian worldview, but the philosophical truth that is displayed/portrayed is just that, truth.

    If you hate everything about Christianity this book will not be for you, and I doubt that it would bring you to the altar, so-to-speak. If you are looking for a great yarn as in Narnia you won't find that depth of storytelling here.

    The story is enjoyable in and of itself. The sarcasm is thick. Those with the Christian worldview will find so very much more than the story. A must on every shelf.

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    Melynda Norman, OK, United States 04-25-14
    Melynda Norman, OK, United States 04-25-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Boring..."
    Any additional comments?

    Didn't finish it, listened to about 20 minutes and couldn't take it anymore. I kept getting confused as to who was the author of which letter, mainly because I couldn't pay attention long enough to keep track. Might be something better for reading than listening to.

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    JeffB 04-21-14
    JeffB 04-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed greatly."
    Would you listen to The Screwtape Letters again? Why?

    I find in very interesting how the author turns the tenants of Christianity. To have daily trials and tribulations, decisions made and consequences earned, interpreted in a different light was fun.


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

    A caterpillar. Really???


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    Great job.


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

    It's hard to be good... Now you know why...


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