A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life 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 and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.
©1942 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
Joss Ackland has SUCH a marvelously deep and expressive voice -- and this was the perfect vehicle for him. I absolutely LOVE his narration and the way he truly brings Screwtape to life. He knows exactly the tone to use with each individual word, and at all right moments gives a throaty chuckle well suited to a senior demon. The book itself is quite thought-provoking, so I was worried about missing some of the finer points of it if I listened rather than read, but Ackland is such an impeccable narrator that I actually got more out of this version than my dog-eared paperback. I really wish Ackland would do more audio books -- I think he's possibly my favorite reader of all time.
This book makes you look very differently at little things. Things you think, things you see, etc. It has you understanding exactly how the enemy works to distract you from the right course.
Well, the entire book is letters written by "your affectionate Uncle Screwtape" so he is the only character.
I'm not sure I could pick a favorite, I liked the entire book.
Not sure this can be a film
Christian or not, I would highly recommend this book to anyone. The reader has a mesmerizing voice, and it will just plain make you think about everything that goes on each and every day.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
In 1942 this could have been a "How to not let people manipulate you". "We've come a long way baby", good and bad. Screwtape is teaching his minion, Wormwood, in letters, all the different ways to play on the weaknesses of we mere humans. Funny satirical? mmmm, you decide.
Absolutely! and I have! Its a tale of Evil trying to overcome Good. The conversations by 'the devil' detail characteristics of all the people in your life that you felt guilty for hating. It justified my feeling of evil-ness in these people. I couldn't put it down!
I couldn't say. Loved it all
The attempted robbery of Angels
I mostly read historical non-fiction and fiction and I love it when it's done well.
Life altering. (I don't have a third word!)
Speaking of the time we spend doing things that are uncomfortable - how we think of time as our own. We would do anything the Savior asks of us, but we don't think of that when we have to spend time with an exasperating person. I loved that - it made me more conscious of my own irritability at other people taking up "my time."
I'm partial to British accents.
Definitely on the Top 3 of audiobooks I've listened to so far.
Basically there's only one character: Screwtape.
I really loved his performance. Witty and brings the sarcastic tone of the book to life.
Can't really remember. But overall I've enjoyed it.
I don't really like the last part, "Screwtape proposes a toast".
I love Christian Fiction, especially Francine Rivers! Anything to help me with relationships, and Apologetics.
Yes I think I will make it an annual listen due to it's content.
I have never read anything like it.
I love his deep British voice. Brings out the story with color and depth.
What Demons think.
I think it is important to know that there is a spiritual war occurring and it is very interesting to analyze my own life by the conversations in this book.
I would but only because it is hard to follow his accent.
The shock of realizing how true this probably is.
funny scary dramatic
Screwtape, to get more information on how the devil works in such small ways
I'm from Tennessee so Joss' accent was hard for me to understand at times but it made me listen harder.
Absolutely! C.S. Lewis' narrative is powerful and full of truth. It is the story of the constant battle for human souls and the many, many ways we deceive ourselves right out of salvation.
When Wormwood is describing the state of the church, it seemed he had spent time in the same pew as I have.
The reading was powerful but his voice was very deep and hard to hear when not turned up.
I believe everyone should read this book-it is such a great picture of the human condition and our precarious balance between heaven and hell.
Yes, I think everyone should listen to it at least once a year.
Yes the people screwtape and wormwood are working against
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