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.
I have read this book more times than I can count since I was a teenager. One of the best tools for self knowledge ever put in the hands (or ears) of a reader. A true power house.
I think it depends on preference. I did really enjoy the performance of the narrator.
Joss Ackland does a great job of selling Uncle Screwtape's arrogance.
Interesting perspective of things. C.S Lewis had a great talent for writing.
Please, please make his books easier to listen to. C.S. Lewis's writings are so wonderful, thought-provoking, and important. Please reproduce them so the narrator's articulation is clearer, and paced so that the listener can take in the imagery and deepness without having to replay parts. I find Mr. Ackland very difficult to listen to: he is too fast and a bit marble-mouthed.
A thought provoking book with excellent narration. I first read it 40+ years ago--I've aged, the book has not.
You don't want to rush through this book, take your time and reflect on how it might apply in some way to your own walk.
C.S.Lewis is a literary, spiritual treasure.
Love to read book, consider it a hobby but I don't always have time to read so listening is the next best thing.
I had heard good thing on this book so got it to listen to on a cross-country driving trip. Thought it would be good to fill in the time. It almost but me to sleep driving!!!!! I wanted to
return this but didn't get back from the East coast soon enough, so I now have this book and two others that i don't like and can't get rid of.
As with all of CS Lewises writings the Screwtape letters brings to mind each and every temptation that comes to man it was beautifully written and very accurate,
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.
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
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