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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 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.
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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 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.

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    LDS Adventures overseas 03-18-16
    LDS Adventures overseas 03-18-16

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    "Performance, not just reading"

    After listening to this- it seems as though I hadn't read it before, or like I was reading it again... I had new insights, because of the way it was read! (Really, I can't the reader justice- listen for yourself!)

    The book is amazing- a must-read for all humans!

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    Ned A. Lindsay los angeles 03-12-16
    Ned A. Lindsay los angeles 03-12-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Anybody can learn from this"

    Philosophical allegory based on heaven and hell demons and spirits and the war between the two very interesting you will find yourself reviewing many passages it's very clever and will keep you involved reads like a novel.

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    Jake 02-17-16
    Jake 02-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant performance"

    This is one of my favorite books of all time and I've read it five or six time before, but I could have never imagined such a diabolically convincing voice for screwtape. Fanfriggintastic!

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    Brian 02-15-16
    Brian 02-15-16
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    "Excellent narration for an excellent book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this narration of The Screwtape Letters. Joss does a wonderful job impersonating Screwtape which gives a sinister and life-like perspective considering he is a devil. C.S. Lewis masterfully explores themes related to everyday temptation in an entertaining but realistic way. It is worth listening to multiple times. I definitely recommend this book.

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    Philip 02-14-16
    Philip 02-14-16
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    "That voice..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Screwtape Letters to be better than the print version?

    Yes


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

    Narrator Joss Ackland's voice is EXACTLY what a diabolical strategist should sound like. The weight and gravitas of his voice gives Screwtape a proud experiencial authority befitting his many years of under-service.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts certainly made me laugh, especially when Screwtape mentions some tactics that may or may not have been effective on me in the past. Not saying. Haha!


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    Joseph Somerset, Kentucky, United States 12-30-15
    Joseph Somerset, Kentucky, United States 12-30-15 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself! Lifelong reader and passionate pursuer of knowledge. I love Audible because I never have to stop reading.

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    "Brilliance"
    What did you love best about The Screwtape Letters?

    The level of the writing and the performance


    Any additional comments?

    Lewis has a way of constantly nudging you in his writing into better living. One must consider context and time frame, and acknowledge the brilliance and cleverness of the writing.

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    VERIDIS Q. 12-08-15
    VERIDIS Q. 12-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "So good."

    The content of the book and the narration are excellent. I would most certainly recommend it

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    adrian 11-19-15
    adrian 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Deep, mysterious and a pleasurable listen!"

    I loved this book for so many reasons. The storyline moved along with a pace that really held my interest and allowed my mind to reason with the characters. I was captivated! I ultimately bought the paperback as well, as this book is so dense and good - it needs to be savored! 😋

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    G Lea Harper NASHVILLE, TN, US 11-18-15
    G Lea Harper NASHVILLE, TN, US 11-18-15
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    "relevant today. ...a must hear!"

    if only we would pay attention to thits and learn. how much better we would all be as individuals and as a people.

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    Jeff Meador 10-12-15
    Jeff Meador 10-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Classic"
    What did you love best about The Screwtape Letters?

    Good book to sit as a family and listen to one letter at a time and then discuss. It is funny how we can see in our own life or in others the very things that are talked about. It is almost as if Mr. Lewis really had a front row seat to what is being discussed in the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    We laughed all the way through pointing the finger at each other or saying you need to listen this one.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for family entertainment as well as teaching tool. I recommend it to any one who would like to grow in their faith as christians and gain insight into that which we cannot see.

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