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