Summary

On its first appearance, The Screwtape Letters was immediately recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology. Now, in its 70th anniversary year, and having sold over half a million copies, it is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil.
This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on Earth trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is ‘lost’ to the young devil.
Dedicated to Lewis’ friend and colleague J.R.R. Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is a timeless classic on spiritual warfare and the invisible realities which are part of our religious experience.
©2012 C. S. Lewis (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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"The book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic." ( The Guardian)
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5 out of 5 stars
By A. Halfacre on 12-12-14

Those pesky spirits and their ways

Would you listen to The Screwtape Letters again? Why?

Yes. You will shake your head as you recognise yourself and others. Also how many times you've fallen for similar tricks.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The poor "patient" who never speaks but is the everyman in this book. He has a tough time but he makes it in the end.

What about Joss Ackland’s performance did you like?

He has the devilish air and supercilious curl of Screwtape just right.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Nope, it's better taken a bit at a time. I believe it was originally written in parts for a weekly magazine. It's strong stuff for savouring over time.

Any additional comments?

CS Lewis could write so honestly about the human heart because he knew himself and we are the beneficiaries of that knowledge. It's also very funny.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Miriam on 07-04-13

mind bending

Opening you mind to the idea that the devil knows just how to get to you and that it isn't with complicated things but simple attacks, listening to this helps you see areas you can protect yourself.

CS Lewis really had a gift for dialogue, it's easy to listen to and wonderfully written :)

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4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 20-02-13

The Best 'Available'

Would you consider the audio edition of The Screwtape Letters to be better than the print version?

This scintillating and idiosyncratic work of literary genius is abundantly more prolific when articulated with lexical dexterity, as is the case with this audiobook. However I make the subjective distinction that it is the best available to purchase, in contrast with the affluently more cultivated version preformed by John Cleese. If one can obtain the adaptation by Mr. Cleese I highly eulogize it.

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

The letters in their entirety are brilliant at dramatizing, interpreted in Lewis' unique and rationalized way, the conflict of emotions and feelings, thoughts and convictions faced by Christians at all stages of our walk of faith.

Which scene was your favorite?

When screwtape metamorphosizes into a centipede, a totally unpredicted and amusing twist.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. One can lose oneself in the linguistic brilliance and deep analytical thought to find the four hours the audiobook encompass have drifted by swiftly and with the residuum of satisfaction.

Any additional comments?

Praise be to God!

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