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Perelandra Audiobook

Perelandra

Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way.
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Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way. Here, in the second part of the trilogy, Dr. Ransom's adventures continue against the backdrop of a religious allegory that, while it may seem quaint in its treatment of women today, nonetheless shows the capability of science to be an evil force tempting a ruler away from the path that has produced a paradisiac kingdom.

©1944 Clive Staples Lewis; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Geoffrey Howard's skilled narration keeps the listener riveted. His scholarly handling of the text minimizes characterization, while easily distinguishing the players. Howard's respect for the subject matter equals Lewis's own and entices the listener to address serious questions of temptation and morality." (AudioFile)

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    Amazon Customer Prairie Village, KS USA 12-24-05
    Amazon Customer Prairie Village, KS USA 12-24-05 Member Since 2005

    Larry

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    "The nature of the Fall."

    Lewis tells a fair yarn but the interesting thing is his thinking on the state of Man in the universe. If your looking for escapist fiction, this isn't it. The science is half baked and the dialogue contrived. The ideas, however, are worth pondering.

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    Tim United States 11-17-10
    Tim United States 11-17-10

    Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.

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    "Surprised"

    I am not sure what I exptected but this is a great listen. It helped me understand what Eve must have been like in the garden.

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    Daniel Finkner 04-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "one of the best books I've ever read"

    I typically struggle to finish books, but this one I have read twice now. it will give you deeper insight to Christianity, and is sure to

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    Melissa W. 04-12-16
    Melissa W. 04-12-16
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    "Exciting & Thought Provoking"
    What did you love best about Perelandra?

    I love how Perelandra is an adventure story rapped around deep theology.


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    Geoffrey Howard did a fantastic job reading this book.


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    Joshua 04-05-16
    Joshua 04-05-16
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    "Fantastic"

    brilliantly written book. Very deep. Lewis takes you on a journey that will make you realizes the depths of your own being through its imagery. It will create in you that longing for a word that is not your own, or Lewis would say it is your own.

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    Avinash Mukundan 03-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mixed bag"

    Mixed bag. Parts of it were engaging and imaginative. A couple of parts droned on and (the ending) left a poor final impression on what was otherwise a generally decent book

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    DEKEY 03-18-16
    DEKEY 03-18-16
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    "Creatiion Story"

    a story told from a 1944 perspective about other worlds the struggle of good versus evil and the creation of a new world similar to our interpretation of Genesis. .

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    April Campbell 03-10-16
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    "Absolutely Brilliant Story!"

    CS Lewis dives deep into a fantastical journey to another world. And witnesses a play by the antagonist of all ancient times. Lewis challenges your thoughts as he navigates you through psychological and theological deep waters on a terrain of a celestial planet.

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    Alexander 02-24-16
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    "Thought-provoking, life-changing, beautiful story!"

    Excellent story, beautiful imagery and language, and thought-provoking dialogue. Geoffrey Howard captures the characters' personality and depth in his performance. This is one of my favorite fictional works of all time and this version is awesome!

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    RI in Canada 12-24-15
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    "Discourse more than a novel"

    Lewis has disguised a discourse as a fiction. It involves a great deal of talk. It is profound, however, and explains the concept of evil and its origins in an eloquent manner.

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