Don't listen to those other reviews. The book is by CS Lewis - of course it has religious undertones; however, I did not think this book had a ton. I think much like any "life on another planet" book, they have to explain the different species and how everything came about and I think those things always seem godlike. I am excited to continue the series. Very interesting and compelling story line.
No, the print version of this and the following two in the series, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength, are joys to read... and while the audio versions are a treat on the go, if you're settling down for a long winter's evening with a book, take on the paper version.
Ransom, the perplexed and human hero, humbled with a hammer of reality when he faces the magnitude of the cost of his selfishness, and then moves on manfully. Not the time to apologize endlessly in hopes of some sort of balm from the one he fatally injured - the deed is done and its time to go do something about it. Smart and true
Little less breathy.
Many. The episode where Ransom goes privately to explain what has happened in our own world - we are not admitted to that conversation - but when they emerge, the king of that world is visibly moved and stunned, and ready to act. very stirring.
This was classic science fiction at it's best! Fantastic world. Alien life. Danger. Fun. Meaning. It is all there. I really like Lewis' other work and this is no different. Do yourself a favor and get this.
C.S. Lewis has written some classics; I loved the Narnia stories, both as a child and to share with my own kids, and The Screwtape Letters is one of my favorites. But this, as with much mid-century science fiction, is an implausible, unscientific story exploring ideas that were played out in fiction a generation ago.
the story just seemed silly and trite. I usually soldier on to the bitter end but I couldn't finish this one.
I expected some magic because it was C.S. Lewis but I was unable to care about the main character or what happened to him. This seemed more like a really bad episode of the original Star Trek except without the characters and chemistry to draw the watcher/reader in.
His voice put me to sleep which is very bad because I listen at work or while driving.
disappointment and anger. I'm going to ask for my credit back.
I love audiobooks from the childhood. I Iive in Kazakhstan and work as an accountant for US. Listen audible while coloring or dog-walking.
overall I enjoyed listening, especially the parts about the linguistic and community structure.
intresting story, but outdated science part.
Science fiction and God usually don't make good bedfellows. But an understanding of the devil from the perspective of a Ruling Angel from another world is brilliant. Loved it.