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The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce Audiobook
The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce
Written by: 
C.S. Lewis
Narrated by: 
Simon Vance
The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce Audiobook

The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce

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Publisher's Summary

Have we been taught to discount the veracity and deeper meaning of our emotional resonance with the world around us? In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis looks at the curriculum of the English "prep school" and begins to wonder if this subliminal teaching has indeed produced a generation who discount such a nature.

In The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis's classic vision of the Afterworld, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly English afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations, and comes to some significant realizations about the nature of good and evil.

©1945 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"These two short works by Lewis are a fine introduction to his eloquent writing, as well as his thought....Robert Whitfield's disciplined and well-modulated voice has an appealingly confident quality." (AudioFile)

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    camigirlut 11-05-15
    camigirlut 11-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Top 3 in my list of best books"
    What did you love best about The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce?

    Author understands serious flaws in human nature and has an uncanny ability to convey his understanding to the reader.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Abolition of Man & The Great Divorce?

    When the ghost allows the lizard on his shoulder to be killed and the transformation that comes over him once the decision has been made.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    He very convincingly portrayed the various ghosts portrayed in the book.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Being consciously blind to our own shortcomings is what keeps us from making real progress as people. See what is holding you back from personal progress and fix it.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book to most of my close friends and family. I will come back to this book many times in the future.

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    Tony Galiardi Virginia Beach 10-10-15
    Tony Galiardi Virginia Beach 10-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awkward combination"

    Combining the Great Divorce and the Abolition of Man came across fairly awkward different types of work. That was hard to say anything from CS Lewis would be bad, I felt that the evolution of man was a little boring to me, though some very important and great points involved.

    That said, the Great Divorce was a great book and the reading by Vance was outstanding. I believe Mr. Lewis would have approved.

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    jppasa 08-16-15
    jppasa 08-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "First is great. Second is hard."

    The great divorce was fantastic. The abolition of man was hard to listen to, but has great content.

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    B.G. Jett Tacoma, WA, Lexington, KY 04-28-15
    B.G. Jett Tacoma, WA, Lexington, KY 04-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    The Great Divorce and The Abolition of Man for the price make getting these books a no brainier. I love the Great Divorce as it really makes you think.

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    Peter Kennewick, WA, United States 04-19-15
    Peter Kennewick, WA, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "still true today"

    timeless insight into human nature. cs lewis reasons out and presents difficult truths in a way I can understand.

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    Lionel Letcher Frankston 02-11-15
    Lionel Letcher Frankston 02-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting"

    this is a profound book but in some points can be confusing. I would recommend it.

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    M. Johnson 02-10-15
    M. Johnson 02-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "The narrator gives each character their own voice"

    The Great Divorce was an amazing #audiblebook. The narrator Simon Vance did a fantastic job bringing to life both heaven and hell. Every character you meet along the way had their own unique voice, personality and charm just like CS Lewis must have imagined when he wrote the book. As for the content it's one of my favorite CS Lewis writings. A little bit of science fiction and a whole lot of great theology. As for the Abolition of Man the content didn't interest me and it was too heady for my taste. But the audiobook is well worth it to hear Simon Vance narrate the Great Divorce.

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    kris 02-09-15
    kris 02-09-15
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    "Another excellent classic of Lewis, by Simon Vance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a wonderful listen. I was happy to find the two books in one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well, there are two stories, and I loved all of both.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, excellent as usual. I have many novels performed by Vance.


    Any additional comments?

    Great buy.

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    Jennifer Sanford 01-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I love the combo of Lewis and Vance"

    Something is magical about hearing this story read by Simon Vance. I liked it when I read it before, but now I love it!

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    Eugene 01-17-15
    Eugene 01-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Deep theological matters read well"

    Both the allegory The Great Divorce and the philosophical work The Abolition of Man are very deep and much needed for our time. It is definitely written at a level above our current educational system. The only problem was not being able to take notes when listening while driving.

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