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Perelandra Audiobook

Perelandra

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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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    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
    Fahfrid Houston, TX 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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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
    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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    Amazon Customer Hillsboro, OR 05-07-15
    Amazon Customer Hillsboro, OR 05-07-15 Member Since 2015

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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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    Tanner 04-28-15
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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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    Dean Creech Easley, SC United States 01-24-15
    Dean Creech Easley, SC United States 01-24-15
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    "Overall another worthwhile listen."

    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.

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    Richard A Chandler 11-19-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I Love This Book In Spite of Myself"
    If you could sum up Perelandra in three words, what would they be?

    Challenging, eloquent, suspenseful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ransom, of course.


    Which character – as performed by Geoffrey Howard – was your favorite?

    Ransom, of course.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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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