The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters

Audiobook CD - 2009
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In his enduringly popular masterpiece The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis re-imagines Hell as a gruesome bureaucracy. With spiritual insight and wry wit, Lewis suggests that demons, laboring in a vast enterprise, have horribly recognizable human attributes: competition, greed, and totalitarian punishment. Avoiding their own painful torture as well as a desire to dominate are what drive demons to torment their "patients." The style and unique dark humor of The Screwtape Letters are retained in this full-cast dramatization, as is the original setting of London during World War II. The story is carried by the worldly-wise senior demon Screwtape played magnificently by award-winning actor Andy Serkis ("Gollum" in Lord of the Rings) as he shares correspondence to his nephew Wormwood, apprentice demon, in charge of securing damnation of an ordinary young man. All 31 letters lead into dramatic scenes, set in either Hell or the real world with humans, aka "the patient," as the demons say, along with his circle of friends and family.
Publisher: [Carol Stream, Ill.] : Focus on the Family : Tyndale House Publishers, pc2009.
Edition: Collector's ed.
ISBN: 9781589973244
1589973240
Branch Call Number: CD 791.4472 Lew
Characteristics: 4 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc (DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)

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mrw81
Jun 13, 2018

Terrible audio quality. Could barely distinguish what they were saying.

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brandisiek
Jan 13, 2014

The voice acting was very good on this Audio Book. It's a neat dramatized version. I've never read the book, but this was slightly difficult for me to follow sometimes while I was driving. The characters are simple enough, but the content is so backwards thinking (Demons calling God and Christians "The Enemy" or things like that). Demon teaching Demon how to tempt his "patient". Interesting idea for a book though.

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Janice21383
Aug 11, 2011

Probably Lewis's most generally interesting book, because the focus is on our own little sins and vanities, and not specifically Christianity or a lion who is AKA God Almighty. Andy Serkis is all-powerful as Screwtape, but I kind of miss the John Cleese version, lost in the books on tape purge. The last chapter always makes me cry.

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