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
"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)
If you are considering a good series of books to entertain and to give you some new views on the cosmic battle of the universe, you'll want to purchase the C.S.Lewis Space Trilogy.
Just make sure you have plenty of time to listen because you won't want to stop.
The reader sounds like he is speaking directly to you instead of simply reading out loud.
mom to many
Nice touch using someone with a British accent to narrate! This has been great to listen to on my iPod!
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.
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.
Lewis' imagination takes you to a parallel world and supposes what would happen if man did not fall. He does this with a splendid blend of sci-fi and illustrated christian life.
It would be fantastic to see this made as a movie with the Avatar technology set.
This is without a doubt one of my favorite novels by Lewis along with That Hideous Strength.
I'm sure this is a great book, but I don't have time to read it and this particular narrator's voice really makes my brain tune out. It's too bad, because he narrates many of Lewis' books.
Lewis is a genius. I loved the middle section of the book, with the suspense of character vs character. I don't like his obsessive descriptions of degrees of perfection, which arises throughout the book at every opportunity and then some. And I personally don't like his alien land descriptions, which go on and on.
But still, a very good story.
The Ransom trilogy is delightful. This, second, book is an imaginative venture to a second planet , as well as a deeper examination of the nature of evil. Ransom, the Pilgrim, struggles through difficult questions and encounters, and continues to grow in understanding. Lewis's story telling and descriptions are enchanting. And Geoffrey Howard's reading is, as always, excellent.
I loved how Lewis tackled the ideas of "good and evil"
By chapter 15, however, his mammoth vocabulary became a bit fatiguing. Nevertheless, this was a mind stretching experience. Anyone that enjoys thinking deeply will enjoy this book.
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