Till We Have Faces

  • by C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

C. S. Lewis reworks the timeless myth of Cupid and Psyche into an enduring piece of contemporary fiction in this novel about the struggle between sacred and profane love. Set in the pre-Christian world of Glome on the outskirts of Greek civilization, it is a tale of two princesses: the beautiful Psyche, who is loved by the god of love himself, and Orual, Psyche's unattractive and embittered older sister, who loves Psyche with a destructive possessiveness. Her frustration and jealousy over Psyche's fate sets Orual on the troubled path of self-discovery.
Lewis's last work of fiction, this is often considered his best by critics.


What the Critics Say

"In Mr. Lewis's sensitive hands the ancient myth retains its fascination while being endowed with new meanings, new depths, new terrors." ( Saturday Review)
"Whenever Nadia May reads, a sensation of comfort creeps into the atmosphere. Her vocal clarity and understanding of the author's meaning bring pleasure and even security to the listening of each work." ( AudioFile)
"The most significant and triumphant work that Lewis has...produced." ( New York Herald Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Neglected masterpiece beautifully read.

For me, this is C.S. Lewis' greatest book. The retelling of the legend of Cupid and Psyche is so imaginative and compelling that it makes you want to extend train journeys. The ending is profound and satisfying. Nadia May is one of the best readers on this site. A must.
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- Ian

Superbly crafted story

Would you listen to Till We Have Faces again? Why?

Yes. There is so much detail and so many levels that you get something more from each reading.
I have read the paper copy multiple times, and bought the audio book to listen while commuting

What did you like best about this story?

The observation on how and why people behave the way that they do, which is so close to reality.

Any additional comments?

Narration was good apart from the attempt at a greek accent, that came across to me more like Russian.

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- Dr. Michael P. Clarke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-06-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.