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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Stephany 06-23-12
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    "Truly Christian science fiction"

    Lewis paints with emotions and all the senses, like the master painters of the renaissance. True science fiction, given the science of his day; his created world is complete, if simple. His plot emerges gradually, becoming clear late in the narrative. I never expected to hear such a meld of Christian and cosmological themes.

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    Michael United States 03-05-12
    Michael United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Most Enjoyable"
    If you could sum up Perelandra in three words, what would they be?

    History of Man


    What other book might you compare Perelandra to and why?

    Out of the Silent Planet
    That Hideous Strength


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    Easy to understand. Great character inflection without over doing it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


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    Adam CARY, NC, United States 03-05-12
    Adam CARY, NC, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Deepens Understanding"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ransom's inner struggles of self doubt and fear really do capture the experience of many who long to live a Christian life. God has called us to great things. We are the means of His work on Earth and a chosen part of His purposes, and yet we think that the powers of darkness will overtake us. He has given us the truth, and we walk around as if we have nothing to offer in the debates and lies crowding the minds of men. In the end, we are more than conquerers and our fate is known to us - if only we believe Him and stand against the enemy.


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    Jonathan United States 02-06-12
    Jonathan United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The Garden, but in our time."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Lewis explains spiritual ideas in a way I have never heard before. It's like God gave him a special gift that he acknowledged and pursued to the fullest extent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's so vivid yet so unlike anything any of us have ever seen with our own eyes. He paints it like we have always know it.


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    He had to go back and forth between a few characters and the shift was clean and appropriate.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when he went into the cave. How can you explain something like that?


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    Elbert 01-02-12
    Elbert 01-02-12
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    "You Won't to Stop Listening"

    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.

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    kathy Richardson, TX, United States 12-19-11
    kathy Richardson, TX, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Feel like C.S. Lewis is reading it to us..."

    Nice touch using someone with a British accent to narrate! This has been great to listen to on my iPod!

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    Herman PretoriaSouth Africa 01-24-10
    Herman PretoriaSouth Africa 01-24-10
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    "Fantastic Supposal"

    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.

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    Cody Cedaredge, CO, USA 09-21-09
    Cody Cedaredge, CO, USA 09-21-09
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    "Perelandra and the nature of sin"

    Perelandra is one of C.S. Lewis' greatest writings. It carries some of the same themes as "Out of the Silent Planet," but deals with the nature of sin and liberal thought. It is a great book for those who love C.S. Lewis and his amazing way of explaining philosophic thought through narrative.

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    Ferrell Foster Texas 12-14-05
    Ferrell Foster Texas 12-14-05 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb"

    This was the first C.S. Lewis book I read 29 years ago, and listening to it today was just as enjoyable and meaningful. Maybe because it was my first, Perelandra is still one of my favorites. Rich.

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    Leslie INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 12-04-11
    Leslie INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 12-04-11 Member Since 2015
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    "A great story"
    What did you love best about Perelandra?

    This is pure C. S. Lewis.


    What does Geoffrey Howard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His accent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Read of listen to the book. A film would not do justice to this great story


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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