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Perelandra Audiobook

Perelandra: Ransom Trilogy, Book 2

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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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    J. McSwain Grapevine, TX USA 06-11-15
    J. McSwain Grapevine, TX USA 06-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful Story and Eloquent Reading"

    I loved the book and the beautiful core of Godliness and hope for each man, woman and all of God's creatures.

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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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    dennishirwin 05-25-15 Member Since 2016
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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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    Fahfrid Houston, TX 05-21-15
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    "Excellent Work!"

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

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    Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX, United States 05-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "faith & cience fiction, rolled into one."

    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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    "Their is more than one reader."

    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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    B.G. Jett Tacoma, WA, Lexington, KY 04-21-15
    B.G. Jett Tacoma, WA, Lexington, KY 04-21-15 Member Since 2016
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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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    txgsu43 03-23-15
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    "Excellent Story Narrated Beautifully"
    If you could sum up Perelandra in three words, what would they be?

    Classic Lewis Becoming—A younger and rougher Lewis, and yet somehow deeper than you remember him.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Perelandra?

    The focus on struggle. The idea being that science and theology are not at constant odds, but that poor science and poor philosophy cannot stand without deception. (Any more would spoil the book!)


    Have you listened to any of Geoffrey Howard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Geoffrey Howard performs the entire series. He is by no means the best narrator, but he is good at his trade. You will be able to understand him, and he will not put you to sleep.


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

    The Question of Good or Evil.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend listening (or reading) the first book, Out of the Silent Planet, before listening to this book. While you may be able to gather quickly the missing parts, some of the plot will make little sense without this foundational knowledge.

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