A timeless classic on “Hell’s latest novelties and Heaven’s unanswerable answer”
A masterpiece of satire, this classic work has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written, offering insights on good vs. evil, repentance, grace, and more.
Involving & addictive
The letters wrapped me in so tightly I found it hard to turn it off. Wonderful illiteration, no sound issues my end. A story everyone should hear. You may find yourself confused as to which side to cheer for as the characters are almost endearing.
This is an excellent book, certainly my favourite by Lewis. It is a insightful and quite funny look at human behaviour and reasoning. Ralph Cosham (aka Geoffrey Howard) is among my favourite narrators (right up there with Simon Vance) for his clear, sonorous voice.
Bad sound quality
I love books on tape, so I can read while completing housework or long driving trips... I find it very dissatisfying to have muffled, monotone voices, with poor recording quality; I assume the story was very well constructed but I had such a hard time keeping up with it.