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THE C.S. LEWIS SIGNATURE CLASSICS AUDIO COLLECTION The Problem of Pain, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity

by | Read by James Simmons, Joss Ackland, Robert Whitfield, Geoffrey Howard

Classics • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1940

Here are four classic Lewis works, all originally published before his Narnia series, each different than the next. MERE CHRISTIANITY, based on a series of wartime radio talks, plays extremely well, as befitting material originally written to be experienced aurally. Likewise THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, which sound as conversational as from an uncle (albeit an adversarial one). THE PROBLEM OF PAIN, however, deals with matter too deep for a casual listen; even brief lapses in concentration will result in either confusion or rewinding. The material, although illuminating, is dense, better read than heard. THE GREAT DIVORCE delivers nuanced individual characterizations and instills in the listener the suddenness and wonder of its ending. These four, along with the curiously missing ABOLITION OF MAN, comprise the majority of Lewis's output 1940-45. S.M.M. 2006 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]

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Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 0060825782 $59.95 • Seventeen CDs

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