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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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    Joshua 11-21-16
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    "Very Wise"

    The thing I love best about C. S. Lewis is on full display here: he could make observations as insightful and as piercing as a Chesterfield or a Rochefoucauld without instilling a sense of "no hooope...no hooooope..."

    The letters are essentially Lewis making such observations continuously for three and a half hours. He hits the right balance in a lot of ways. These letters manage to preach without being preachy and be darkly funny without making light of eternal damnation. Sometimes I found myself questioning the internal consistency of Screwtape's Lowerarchy, but a carefully constructed world probably isn't what most people are here for.

    Ralph Cosham does a okay job with the material. His style leans to reading rather than acting. I liked it for Watership Down, but I think he was a little too reserved here, occasionally monotonous. If five stars for performance means "stellar" and three means "acceptable", I'd give him a three point five.

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    A Rennie 11-01-16
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    "Snoozer!"

    Wow! I am so thankful that it was a short book! I don't know who gives it such high ratings but I was entirely bored!

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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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    James 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
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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
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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
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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 2017
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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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