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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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    jenni 09-14-16
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    "Simply Prophetic"

    Not that those who truly need to read this book would venture even the attempt, but those who choose to endeavor will find, in hindsight of time, that Lewis was at once prophet and saint. His words caused me to continually call into question my Christianity and look with a more critical eye at not only my thoughts, but their source and not only my actions, but how I allow them to be influenced by those around me. His postscripted treatise (letter) on Democracy hit the bullseye so fully, I nearly burst into tears more than once at the mirrored nature of events in current time Lewis so obviously preordained observing his present. The Screwtape Letters is a must for any Christian and Lewis' postscript required reading for any government official.

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    Amazon Customer Spring Valley, CA, United States 09-12-16
    Amazon Customer Spring Valley, CA, United States 09-12-16 Member Since 2005

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    ""Witty Letters from a Devil""

    This is one of Lewis's most accessible theological works. In over 20 letters, a senior Devil addresses the ongoing battle with the Enemy (God) for human souls. Lewis, more familiar to most because of his hugely popular juvenile fiction series, the chronicles of Narnia, was a man of many talents. He was a gifted academic, a renowned Christian writer, and a extraordinarily popular novelist. Most of his writing, including his fiction, was in the service of his passion for Christianity. Thus, he is probably one of the most widely read apologists of all time, and I bet most of his books are still in print, over fifty years after his death.

    So what makes this one special? One, this is just superbly well-written. The narrator mixes instruction to the junior devil as well as wide-ranging commentary about the human condition. The political sympathies of the author, traditional English conservative patriot that he is, are those shared by the narrator, and sometimes I winced at the scorn Lewis evidently felt for those who did not share his disdain of modernism. Still, a small price to pay for such an enjoyable exercise.

    The next thing that makes this an enjoyable book is that Lewis makes it abundantly clear that he does literally see the human condition as one analogous to a world war. The book was written during World War II and Lewis makes it clear that just as Hitler posed a clear danger to the world in general and England in particular, Satan and his minions pose an ever present threat to the spiritual safety of everyone.

    Lewis saw the lure of atheism and modernism as dangerous trends that needed constant vigilance to be negated. Over and over in this book, Lewis has the narrator stress the need for the junior devil to be aware of how social pressure to conform is one of the greatest weapons in the religious war.

    Finally, a comment on the narrator. Ralph Cosham was a gifted voice actor and indeed I singled out his narration of the novel, Plague Dogs, as one of my favorite things about that book. Here too, he shines. His voice is rich and soothing. Unfortunately, he passed away but he has many titles in the Audible library. His voice fits perfectly for this book.

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    Kindle Customer 09-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    Fantastic book, really enjoyed the thought that CS Lewis put into writing this novel.

    The performance was also done flawlessly.

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    John Clemans 09-09-16
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    "Loved it"

    I love CS Lewis and this is over if my all time favorite books. The narrator does a great job. definitely sounds best in the English accent.

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    Marlien 09-07-16
    Marlien 09-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great listen!"

    a must listen for everybody! narrator: easy to listen to because he sounds as if he enjoyed the story himself!

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    justin lamison 09-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderfully creative satire!"

    Lewis combines the doctrines of demonology, sin, and temptation along with the then contemporary social criticism through wit and satire. Read together with John Owen's book The Mortification of Sin, the Chrisitian I can be more ably defend against sin and temptation.

    This audio version is very well done. The production is top notch. Definitely recommended!

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    Robert W Leale 09-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Understand how the Devil works"

    CS Lewis outlines how individuals and our society are being destroyed. The best way to combat it is to understand how we are being attacked.

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    Mabel W. 08-27-16
    Mabel W. 08-27-16
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    i really liked the prospective. it was scary and very intresting. well written and well preformed

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    Leesa Dupree 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful, fascinating"
    Would you listen to The Screwtape Letters again? Why?

    It gives me insights that make me a better person.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Screwtape Letters?

    Devils' biggest efforts are not to plant thoughts in us, but to keep them out. Keeping us from thinking at all, is their goal.


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    Tina 07-16-16
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    "Essential Read for all those who seek to follow Christ"

    The language and concepts of the book are dense. It helps to be able to stop and rewind certain passages as you listen the book.
    Powerful commentary on God's grave, love and hope for all who believe!

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