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.
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"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)
Author understands serious flaws in human nature and has an uncanny ability to convey his understanding to the reader.
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.
He very convincingly portrayed the various ghosts portrayed in the 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.
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.
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.
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.
timeless insight into human nature. cs lewis reasons out and presents difficult truths in a way I can understand.
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.
Yes, it is a wonderful listen. I was happy to find the two books in one.
Well, there are two stories, and I loved all of both.
Yes, excellent as usual. I have many novels performed by Vance.
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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