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Download Shadowlands: The True Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (755 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Sibley Narrator: David Suchet Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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C.S. Lewis was one of the most loved and best-known authors, having written The Narnia Chronicles, 'The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity. In this recording, Shadowlands tells us the unique story of his tragic romance with Joy Davidman: How he found true love and was drawn out of his shell, but it was only fleeting, as she died just months after they got married.

Brian Sibley skillfully looks at Lewis' childhood and his literary legacy and shows us how, in the end, despite grief and grievous doubts, Lewis' faith shone through. Shadowlands was also a BAFTA-winning BBC film, a stage play by William Nicholson, and a feature film.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 2/19/2014

    " This was an excellent book to learn more about C.S. Lewis and his relationships, but it was rather difficult to read smoothly through. However, I watched the movie after, but preferred the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Tilley | 2/12/2014

    " I didn't know that Mr. Christianity married a divorced person and the bishop refused to bless his marriage on the grounds of so-called adultery. Good for "Jack" because sometimes you have to break the rules when you can be morally right or you can be happy, but you can't be both. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Marie | 2/8/2014

    " Fascinating. What a great story, and who would ever think those two would get together?! No doubt opposites attract. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 2/8/2014

    " I really like this book. I think poeple need to read this, put not just to read about there lives. But to read there back ground and how they found each other, and how they got throuth the hurt and pian, they whent throuth. So read it for that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/5/2014

    " I have been very interested in reading CS Lewis's works and this was the only thing they had at the Bookmobile at the time and I'm really glad I got this first because I feel like I understand him as a person better. It also talked about his books so I now know what books I want to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/2/2014

    " This book was very reflective. It is a story of C.S. Lewis life. His life is in one aspect how he started as an agnostic and through time and spiritual experiences, begins to realize there is a God and Jesus Christ. I found myself putting the book down and contemplating on my testimony and thoughts of family and friends. How dear they are. I would recommend this book. I had always wondered why the church leaders would refererence his writings, and now I know. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lizbet | 2/1/2014

    " I think this was the one I read, except it was called Joy and C.S. Lewis. Maybe the Australian edition had a different title? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley A. | 1/29/2014

    " After watching the movie, again, the book is so thorough; two sons vice one in the movie. Both are very moving and I am left with many more C.S. Lewis books to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/26/2014

    " Well written book that helps explain a bit about the life of CS Lewis (Jack) and his wife that I actually knew nothing about. His books are so good and written so full of spiritual faith that it was interesting to read that he struggled with life too just like all of us. Sad in many parts but yet he continued to Praise the Lord throughout his life until the very end, prayerfully we can all be so faithful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 1/20/2014

    " Wonderful book and movie. Wonderful love story, if you love a true romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/6/2014

    " A poignant love story and a testimony to the greatness of God in the lives of two great people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 12/29/2013

    " I likes learning more about C. S. Lewis. A little boring at times, but interesting. I would've liked a little more romance... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Long | 12/29/2013

    " This book did a nice job of taking a subject I'm very interested in and making it completely uninteresting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Rush | 12/24/2013

    " C.S. Lewis fascinates me. This is the story of how meeting and marrying Joy Davidson affected his life, and how her death affected his faith. It's a quick read and I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harla | 11/17/2013

    " Grabbed this one as we were weeding the biography section. I am a huge C.S. Lewis fan but had never read this one. What a moving story of love! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Gordy | 11/15/2013

    " Anything written by C.S.Lewis is excellent, but the addition of Joy and the totally personal story make this one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ainomaija | 9/13/2013

    " A great book about Lewis' progress from Jew to atheist to Christian and his relationship with Joy Davidman. Also enjoyed the reading by David Suchet (Poirot). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 8/9/2013

    " Interesting; I've been curious to know the background of these two; now I want to read some of Lewis's heavier books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 6/7/2013

    " The book that served as the basis for the movie Shadowlands (on the life of C.S. Lewis). A true story that made me laugh and cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 4/21/2013

    " Wow! What a testament to faith, God and love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 3/9/2013

    " I had no idea C.S. Lewis was into pagan philosphies. Since he wasn't interviewed for this biography, then it makes since that it was more quotes and facts. But I would've loved to have more of his thoughts in the book. Guess I'll have to chat w/him in heaven. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wander | 2/25/2013

    " The story was bittersweet and beautiful. However, I found the tone of the book a bit dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/8/2013

    " I appreciated this book as much for it's insight into C.S. Lewis' early life and his writing as for the unique story of Lewis'and Davidman's relationship. It was touching and uplifting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/9/2012

    " Excellent book. It was interesting to know more about his transformation in beliefs toward religion as well as love. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Baker | 8/28/2012

    " A good quick read, it was so interesting to hear how these two people came together and the love they had for each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Etta Mcquade | 3/30/2012

    " I was saddened by the short time this unlikely couple had together before Joy died of cancer. I liked the research of the author, the many quotes from the letters the couple had written to each other, parts of letters from other people, portions of their own poetry, etc. "

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About the Narrator

David Suchet may be most familiar to listeners from his role as Inspector Poirot, originally on PBS TV’s Mystery! and now on A&E. He has also appeared on Broadway in Amadeus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he won Best Actor, Critic’s Circle Award), Oleanna (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club), and Timon of Athens (Best Actor, Evening Standard Award). He has numerous film and television credits to his name.