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3.99996266776175 out of 53.99996266776175 out of 53.99996266776175 out of 53.99996266776175 out of 53.99996266776175 out of 5 4.00 (107,146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455183692
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.”

    New Yorker

  • “The best audio ever spoken of the funniest defense of Christianity ever written.”

    AudioFile

  • “Each letter is a masterpiece of reverse theology…If you’ve never read Lewis, The Screwtape Letters is a great place to start. And if you know Lewis, but haven’t read this, you’ve missed one of his core writings.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Lewis’ satire is a Christian classic…[His] take on human nature is as on-target as it was when the letters were first published in 1941.”

    Library Journal

  • A Audie Award FinalistAudie Award Finalist: Inspirational/Spiritual

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Gemmill | 2/19/2014

    " Not a christian. But I love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nyki | 2/17/2014

    " Constantly re-read this as it makes me laugh every time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jileen | 2/16/2014

    " Probably 3 1/2 stars for me. It was a tough read - I really had to think about every word - but CS Lewis is a genius. It was so fascinating and thought-provoking how he could break down humanity and the psychology of temptations. Many little gems that I will continue to think about for a while. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Heffington | 2/12/2014

    " A very eye-opening narrative on spiritual warfare. Lewis does a brilliant job of showing that whole subject in a very realistic and believable light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi | 2/7/2014

    " very interesting will read at least one more time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Jaquith | 1/20/2014

    " In my "top 3" of all time. A profoundly influential book in both my faith and my understanding of human psychology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fabrice Alce | 1/20/2014

    " very easy read. An interesting and original take on the dialogue of the diabolical. worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrienne Sweat | 1/16/2014

    " So thought-provoking, so very telling of human frailty, and at the same time, human virtue as seen from an adversary. Lewis was and still is a magnificent storyteller, and a brilliant philosopher, no matter one's own beliefs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/7/2014

    " Short read but pretty good even though i prefer Mere Christianity & The Abolition of Man. Written during WW2 from an English viewpoint in 31 4 pages letters [on Nook] plus an extra. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Raymer | 12/16/2013

    " Very intriguing! Loved all the thinking it made me do! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Mercer | 12/12/2013

    " Amazing perspective and intriguing pensmanship! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 11/28/2013

    " Eye-opening and startling. Fantastically clear without losing the intricacy all good stories have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 11/23/2013

    " Wonderful insight into the "prince of this fallen world" and how he operates in humanity and flesh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ethan | 11/21/2013

    " very interesting in the way it was written. For someone or faith, or not a strong faith, it's interesting to take the view that's against what you believe (that of evil spirits). The conversation between Screwtape and Wormwood becomes pretty comical at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nels | 10/23/2013

    " An amazing book! If you do audio books, the one read by John Cleese is particularly well done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire | 7/27/2013

    " strange concept and at times it worked other times if feel short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Crumbley | 7/7/2013

    " Lewis does an excellent (albeit, a bit creepy) job at giving us a glimpse at the enemy, through the eyes of the enemy. I'm sure there are some points that we could debate with Lewis, but the read is excellent overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Ansted | 6/5/2013

    " What can I say? Lewis is just a straight up genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominic | 5/17/2013

    " A great introduction into Christian spiritual warfare. A must-read in order to get acquainted with the enemy and his ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Neeley | 4/23/2013

    " I love C.S. Lewis, he has very good ideas on religion and the human condition and how Satan Works on us as illustrated With the Young devil being trained in the tricks and trade of getting humans to err in whatever way possible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexx Elizabeth | 10/14/2012

    " Chilling book that really shows you different tactics the devil could use to mess with your mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raechel White | 8/14/2012

    " This book was fantastic and a very entertaining read. I enjoyed reading it from the view of the "other side," and seeing the things we view as "good" or "pure" as nothing more than pure filth. I highly recommend this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregg Bissot | 6/19/2012

    " Really enjoyed it and will probably read it again, maybe in a group setting to discuss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linsey | 6/13/2012

    " An absolutely fascinating viewpoint (the Devil's) but requires a lot of concentration and a good bit of knowledge of Christianity to appreciate fully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 3/24/2012

    " Enjoyed reading this, if only because I don't read a lot of satire and it was a change of pace. It's a unique narrative structure, too. I liked how short each letter was so I could squeeze them in here and there, and then think about the topics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noor Essadi | 3/1/2012

    " This one did some serious damage on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny Umali | 1/31/2012

    " A shockingly real and down to earth view of the spiritual realm and the unseen. Most of the work by C.S. Lewis challenges thought and this book is no different; he gives insight into possibilities you might not have conceived about yourself and the people around you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 9/21/2011

    " Comical yet it challenges you to think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/1/2011

    " Excellent dramatization of the book! Serkis is a perfect Screwtape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/27/2010

    " I listened to this and all I can say is wow "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/20/2010

    " Getting ready to start this with P "

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About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions to literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. Lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent PlanetThe Four LovesThe Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

About the Narrator

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.