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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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    James Mark 05-23-12
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    "A masterpiece"
    Would you listen to Perelandra again? Why?

    An incredibly inspiring and creative story that both captured my imagination and caused me to think deeply about life as we know it in this fallen world.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael United States 03-05-12
    Michael United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up Perelandra in three words, what would they be?

    History of Man


    What other book might you compare Perelandra to and why?

    Out of the Silent Planet
    That Hideous Strength


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    Easy to understand. Great character inflection without over doing it.


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

    No


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    Adam CARY, NC, United States 03-05-12
    Adam CARY, NC, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2017

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    "Deepens Understanding"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ransom's inner struggles of self doubt and fear really do capture the experience of many who long to live a Christian life. God has called us to great things. We are the means of His work on Earth and a chosen part of His purposes, and yet we think that the powers of darkness will overtake us. He has given us the truth, and we walk around as if we have nothing to offer in the debates and lies crowding the minds of men. In the end, we are more than conquerers and our fate is known to us - if only we believe Him and stand against the enemy.


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    Jonathan United States 02-06-12
    Jonathan United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "The Garden, but in our time."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Lewis explains spiritual ideas in a way I have never heard before. It's like God gave him a special gift that he acknowledged and pursued to the fullest extent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's so vivid yet so unlike anything any of us have ever seen with our own eyes. He paints it like we have always know it.


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    He had to go back and forth between a few characters and the shift was clean and appropriate.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when he went into the cave. How can you explain something like that?


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    Elbert 01-02-12
    Elbert 01-02-12
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    "You Won't to Stop Listening"

    If you are considering a good series of books to entertain and to give you some new views on the cosmic battle of the universe, you'll want to purchase the C.S.Lewis Space Trilogy.
    Just make sure you have plenty of time to listen because you won't want to stop.

    The reader sounds like he is speaking directly to you instead of simply reading out loud.

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    kathy Richardson, TX, United States 12-19-11
    kathy Richardson, TX, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Feel like C.S. Lewis is reading it to us..."

    Nice touch using someone with a British accent to narrate! This has been great to listen to on my iPod!

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    Tim United States 11-17-10
    Tim United States 11-17-10

    Since discovering audible, my life is richer. I live in a small rural KS community, with higher than average IQ which can be a bad combo at times. Audible allows me to be myself.

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    "Surprised"

    I am not sure what I exptected but this is a great listen. It helped me understand what Eve must have been like in the garden.

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    Herman PretoriaSouth Africa 01-24-10
    Herman PretoriaSouth Africa 01-24-10
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    "Fantastic Supposal"

    Lewis' imagination takes you to a parallel world and supposes what would happen if man did not fall. He does this with a splendid blend of sci-fi and illustrated christian life.

    It would be fantastic to see this made as a movie with the Avatar technology set.
    This is without a doubt one of my favorite novels by Lewis along with That Hideous Strength.

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    Materfamilias Southern California 12-29-16
    Materfamilias Southern California 12-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not my favorite narrator"

    I'm sure this is a great book, but I don't have time to read it and this particular narrator's voice really makes my brain tune out. It's too bad, because he narrates many of Lewis' books.

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    Kathy 11-16-16
    Kathy 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful story"

    Highly recommend for children and adults alike. The story is as whimsical as it is deep and thought provoking. I found I couldn't stop listening!

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