The Great Divorce

  • by C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

C.S. Lewis's dazzling allegory about heaven and hell - and the chasm fixed between them - is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, as he takes issue with the ideas in William Blake's ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'.In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations, from the disgruntled, ghostly inhabitants of Hell to the angels and souls who dwell on the plains of Heaven.This powerful, exquisitely written fantasy is one of C.S. Lewis's most enduring works of fiction and a profound meditation on good and evil.

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What the Critics Say

"There is attractive imagery and amusing satire… There are exciting speculations… Mr. Lewis rouses curiosity about life after death only to sharpen awareness of this world." (The Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

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Another great insight to the Christian life

Made me think a fresh about the reality of life after death . It brought home to me if one wants to live in heaven, one needs to desire and want to live the Christian ideal of loving God and neighbour, and the book gave an insight to the challenge involved in try to do so.
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- John

Loved it

I was taken away into another world as I listened to the fantastic words of CS Lewis brought to life, it was absolutely captivating!
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- jennie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-08-2014
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited