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Out of the Silent Planet Audiobook

Out of the Silent Planet: Ransom Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel of the Cosmic Trilogy, considered to be C.S. Lewis' chief contribution to the science fiction genre. The trilogy concerns Dr. Ransom, a linguist, who, like Christ, was offered a ransom for mankind. The first two novels are planetary romances with elements of medieval mythology. Each planet is seen as having a tutelary spirit; those of the other planets are both good and accessible, while that of Earth is fallen, twisted, and not known directly by most humans. The story is powerfully imagined, and the effects of lesser gravity on Martian planet and animal life is vividly rendered.

©1938, 1944, 1945 by C.S. Lewis Pte Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"A delightful fantasy." (New York Herald Tribune)
"C.S. Lewis...is a master of fantasy." (Saturday Review)

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    "Great Book"

    Super deep implications if you can recognize what Lewis is implicating... Science fiction is a little weak in the science, but its still good.

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    sharonme Southern indiana 08-31-17
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    "Mesmerizing!"

    One of my favorite books of all time! Thank you for making it available on audio.

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    margaret 08-20-17
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    "Must Read...or Listen"

    C.S Lewis is a remarkable author, with a remarkable imagination. sit back, relax and take a trip through the stars, and explore strange new world's and new civilizations. Boldly go where no reader has gone before.

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    "classic c s lewis"

    love c s Lewis. the first of the triligy. looking forward to book 2. nicely done

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    C 07-29-17
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    "a new approach for me. started reading the book"

    started reading but needed audio to finish. helped me envision better. Glad audible had.this available.

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    leslie mudd 07-14-17
    leslie mudd 07-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good overall"

    This was a very good book that had a great story line. However,the book ran a little long and at some pints I had to rewind just to hear what they said because it didn't grab my attention.

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    Wendy G. Anderson Memphis, TN United States 07-13-17
    Wendy G. Anderson Memphis, TN United States 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "An Engaging Fantasy and Socio-Political Commentary"

    This has long been one of my favourite CS Lewis works. It introduces the "Everyman" character Elwin Ransom (who features prominently in at least two other Lewis books) and explains how he became involved with the spiritual rulers of the solar system. More importantly, it sets forth an idea of the intersection of the spiritual and physical realms, and the ways in which both affect the lives of the sentient beings that inhabit the various worlds comprising the solar system. I find myself longing, at the end of the story, to return to Malacandra and to explore other worlds in the Fields of Arbol with Dr. Ransom, whose philological bent is the perfect enticement to a word-lover like me.

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    Nia S. 07-01-17
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    "My Favorite Series of All Space and Time"

    The Space Trilogy is C. S. Lewis second greatest work, but undoubtedly my favorite. If you haven't read it, you should. The audio book format is extremely accessible and makes it apparent just how short this work is. In spite of, or perhaps because of that, it paints amazing pictures and tells a compelling, beautiful story. It challenges us to question our forgone conclusions about the universe, our role in it, and our own cultures' greatness.
    To this day I sometimes wonder if Lewis really did have a friend who went to Mars and told him this story.

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    Tim 06-24-17
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    "classic!"

    CS Lewis at his SciFi best! incredibly deep and thought provoking. I will be pondering this one for quite some time. I look forward to hearing it again.

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    Anonymous 06-05-17
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    "Great story!"

    After reading a ton of Sanderson, Rothfus, etc... this book has more depth than all of them. It may not be as exciting, but will stick in my head for a long time.

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