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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Although it was a very interesting way to propose Christian values, his own biases nevertheless slip in to the story. He purposes a particular brand of Christianity but sells it as a catch all. I also noticed that he leaves various social trends to have been shaped by demons and not by human behaviors. I always enjoy CS Lewis, and I highly recommend this book to those interested. With that said, his works are wonderful almost mainly because they are pure fiction and obviously so.
I like what I like and a bit of everything that I like I really like. ZPS Creations and Northern Santa. Pastor and Zombie / Horror fan.
this has always been one of my favorite books. As my title here says it is a unique way of teaching and entertainment. The author mixes comedy, drama and spirituality into a wonderful lesson set. The information is there boldly for the reader to understand, if they have ears to hear it. I would recommend this book to anybody, and I have.
The reader has a fantastic voice for this Lewis classic, but I do think this book would be better read than listened to. Lewis is just too rich and thought-provoking. I needed more time to process his writing. That being said, I'm sure I will listen over and over at different points in my life because there will always be something to take away.
Almost didn't finish it. For me it was very unsettling. Probably because it brings up too many truths. And maybe that's the way it should be.
I am a lover of books. Primarily fiction. I like anything from C.S. Lewis to Gabriel Garcia Marquez to Daphne DuMaurier.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The content is interesting. Joss Ackland's performance is spot on! This is not a book you can halfway listen to and enjoy. It wants your full attention, but it is worth it! It seems to me very different from CS Lewis' other books. I was completely engaged and entertained. Enjoy!
This audio version of The Screwtape Letters is just magnificent! The narrator is perfect in his performance and the author ingenious in his writing. I usually listen to books out of necessity, but this one I thorough enjoyed in this medium. I will be listening to it again.
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