©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)
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.
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.
If you need a book to bring you encouragement and hope in the Risen King, this is it!
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.
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.
Classic Lewis Becoming—A younger and rougher Lewis, and yet somehow deeper than you remember him.
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!)
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.
The Question of Good or Evil.
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.
The overall story and meanings and parallels were easy to follow and enjoyable. The last chapter was more of an essay than a story and difficult to capture by listening. The readings of some of the descriptions of scenes were better than out of the planet. But, at times difficult to catch the picture in my mind. I still plan on listening to the third book in the series.
Challenging, eloquent, suspenseful.
Ransom, of course.
Ransom, of course.
By far the best of the "Space Trilogy" books, it's both emotionally and intellectually compelling, all the more so because it comes out of a worldview far removed from the common sense of the present day. It assumes the intellectual substance of traditional Christianity, and conjures up its emotions and aesthetics. And it's a hell of an adventure story. The suspense is genuine.
I'm a rationalist and materialist. I'm the last person who should like this book, but I do. It didn't change my mind, but it did make me respect Christian thought and feeling. The ending however, is a bit ... much.
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