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The Screwtape Letters Audiobook

The Screwtape Letters

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Publisher's Summary

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old Devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation, and triumph over it, ever written.

(P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Spiritual, 2007

"Lewis' satire is a Christian classic....[his] take on human nature is as on-target as it was when the letters were first published in 1941." (Library Journal)

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    George Westfield, NJ, United States 10-27-16
    George Westfield, NJ, United States 10-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "C.S. Lewis: a 20th-century man inspired by divine revelation"

    C.S. Lewis believes in heaven, a loving God, devils and an afterlife befitting the life of every soul. If you're thinking person in need of a spiritual life, read The Screwstape Letters, then follow that with The Problem of Pain. You'll find one, before you're done!

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    Amazon Customer 10-27-16
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    "Great work"

    This was a great work by both the author and by the narrator. It really surprised me the depth at which Lewis goes in the letters. It is a great listen to understand the temptations humanity faces and the different types.

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    J. Bartlett 10-20-16
    J. Bartlett 10-20-16

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    "Very thought provoking"

    I didn't know what to expect but I purchased this because I heard it was good.
    Some parts were quite very thought provoking to think of the side of Satan as his followers on how they perceive their jobs are to temp and change us humans.
    Recommend for all adults.

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    Anthony K. Valley Little Rock, AR 10-17-16
    Anthony K. Valley Little Rock, AR 10-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A timeless classic"

    This classic is a must-read for people interested in Christian literature. The legacy of C.S. Lewis lives on through his writings and we are better for it.

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    Julie B Indiana 10-17-16
    Julie B Indiana 10-17-16 Member Since 2013

    A good book allows the imagination to create wondrous images that no special effect ever could. Characters become like treasured friends.

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    "Fitting for todays political atmosphere."

    seems we could learn a few things from a devil's point of view. many interesting points on the political views then the future which is now. and that's in a major election year and the world with the State of Affairs at 10 make this a very interesting read for me.

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    Felicia 10-03-16
    Felicia 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Genius, clever, and humorous!"

    This book is a great jab at our real enemy. It is also so well written and told that you will laugh and say ouch out loud. A new classic in my library.

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    John Rickerson PLANT CITY, FL, US 10-01-16
    John Rickerson PLANT CITY, FL, US 10-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding!"

    Listening to this book, I felt as if I were right in the enemy's war room. Hearing ever scheme and plot against the children of God. Brilliant book. It is so remarkably in touch with society today.

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    Casey Garcia Chicagoland 09-28-16
    Casey Garcia Chicagoland 09-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "My Gentle Devils..."

    This is my first foray into anything by C.S. Lewis and I have to say, I was delighted. Screwtape is delightfully insightful AND suitably diabolical. The light he shines on mankind is harsh but incredibly accurate. Poignant, articulate, and darkly comedic.

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    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 09-26-16
    Jami VICTOR, NY, United States 09-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting Premise, Questionable Format for Audio"

    I loved the premise of this book, but once I got into it, I found that it dragged in many spots and my mind began to wander. The story is told through letters from Uncle Screwtape to his nephew, offering the nephew advice. There were some spots that I found humorous, as Screwtape gives his nephew his observations on human nature. I feel like I should have enjoyed this more, but I think the reading of letters just wasn't conducive to the audio format; I prefer interaction between characters in audio. Or maybe I am just not cut out for satire, as there have been several satirical books that I have not found as amusing or intriguing as others Whatever the reason, I would suggest the print format for this type of book.

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    Troy 09-24-16
    Troy 09-24-16
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    "Very insightful."
    What did you love best about The Screwtape Letters?

    Seeing our everyday life from a totally different perspective


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    Perfect voice for this book.


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

    Made me wonder.


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