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Perelandra | [C.S. Lewis]

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

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"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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    "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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    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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    "A Work of Art"

    Even better than the first book in the series, and one of my overall favorites by C.S. Lewis. What a mind-expanding experience.

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    "Excellent narration."

    Geoffrey Howard's style is very similar to CSL's speaking style. Re the book itself, the writing style is the opposite of that in the Narnia nooks. Instead of telling a story that reaches a moral, CSL uses the story yo frame the conversations that teach the moral.

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    How wonderful to find the series I literally "wore out" twice available in this format

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    Great performance of a story of interplanetary travel written before man landed on the moon. A new twist on a medieval morality tale done well.

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    "My favorite story with a REAL happy ending"

    If you need a book to bring you encouragement and hope in the Risen King, this is it!

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    "Amazing prospective."

    Such a beautiful series, deep and reflective. The story and dialogue are rich and offer a new an fresh prospective to an ancient truth. I really enjoyed the book and loved talking about it with friends.

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    Aaron Barge 04-23-15
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    It skips between two different people who read. it can be a little strange but it takes no time to get used to.

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    "Remarkably interesting and well read"

    This is a fascinating book with parallels to spiritual offerings of old. Very well read and this made the content bearable to happily listen to. Must read or hear rather.

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