Ransom Trilogy

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,327 ratings

Out of the Silent Planet 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
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  • Book 1

    • Out of the Silent Planet

    • Ransom Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Original, complex, not middle of the road

    • By David on 05-27-05

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 2

    • Perelandra

    • Ransom Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Insightful Look at the Nature of Temptation

    • By Tim on 05-17-05

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • That Hideous Strength

    • Ransom Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495

    In this, the final book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Stephanie on 06-10-07

    Regular price: $25.17