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Perelandra Audiobook

Perelandra: Ransom Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way. Here, in the second part of the trilogy, Dr. Ransom's adventures continue against the backdrop of a religious allegory that, while it may seem quaint in its treatment of women today, nonetheless shows the capability of science to be an evil force tempting a ruler away from the path that has produced a paradisiac kingdom.

©1944 Clive Staples Lewis; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Geoffrey Howard's skilled narration keeps the listener riveted. His scholarly handling of the text minimizes characterization, while easily distinguishing the players. Howard's respect for the subject matter equals Lewis's own and entices the listener to address serious questions of temptation and morality." (AudioFile)

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    David 07-18-17
    David 07-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A fantastic book!"

    This is a fantastic book. It has great insight into every day humans and is a great adventure!

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    Bob Feldman 06-27-17
    Bob Feldman 06-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A really good book"

    Perelandra is a great story about conflict between good and evil and how Dr. Elwin. Ransom has to save Venus from the devil.

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    Simon Webb 05-02-17
    Simon Webb 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Intellectually and imaginatively challenging"

    Perelandra follows the spirit of its predecessor in similar fashion by challenging the reader to examine the lives, culture, and spirituality of "aliens" to that of our own planet. The sin-less lives of the inhabitants of Venus is eye opening in their obedience and faith to God.

    CS Lewis once again challengers the reader through fictional tales, drawing incredible parallels to our own experiences as humans on earth.

    The narrator does an excellent job of reading with just enough emotion to keep the reader interested, but not take away from the text by drowning it in his own perspective.

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    D. Goforth 04-18-17
    D. Goforth 04-18-17
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    "Thought provoking"

    Having read the book before, it is a pleasure to hear it again. The story is one of the most enjoyable, philosophical stories written. If you simply want entertainment, don't listen, but if you'd like to learn in addition to hearing a good story, this is one of the best.

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    Eugene 04-04-17
    Eugene 04-04-17 Member Since 2013
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    "As always C. S. Lewus is very deep"

    This is a very well written story bringing up much to meditate upon regarding good and evil and the nature of God.

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    Mike Tabib 01-07-17
    Mike Tabib 01-07-17
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    "deep knowledge following deep magic..."

    Sad that the book ended...it is uthe sadness of bidding farewell to a beloved friend...

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    T. Schaeffer Ohio, USA 09-05-16
    T. Schaeffer Ohio, USA 09-05-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Not as much sci-fi, heavy religious imagery."

    Well written as always with CSL. The mechanics of the world are less evocative the n those of Melecandra.

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    Alan S. 06-07-16
    Alan S. 06-07-16
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    "Beautiful writing and deep theology"

    I had not read the space trilogy before listening to it. Fantastic concept! I highly recommend it.

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    Douglas Greenwood, IN, United States 12-16-15
    Douglas Greenwood, IN, United States 12-16-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful "

    This is the grandest story Lewis ever told. I have never look at masculine and feminine I such a beautiful way.

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    Jonathan P Firl 07-21-15
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    "Otherworldly Yet Familiar"

    Infinite Circles within the Sphere. Lewis opens the mind to a world of hidden planets and beings beyond this planet, yet near to the hearts of those who chose to explore.

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