Derek Perkins's accessible delivery perfectly suits this dense work, which is said to have converted C.S. Lewis to Christianity from atheism. Although written in 1925, THE EVERLASTING MAN sounds surprisingly contemporary. Perkins's style deftly captures Chesterton's quest to identify what, if anything, makes a human uniquely human. Audio is the ideal format to fully appreciate Chesterton's complexity. The book's two parts--"On the Creature Called Man" and "On the Man Called Christ"--are made more understandable with Perkins's intelligent delivery and elegant pronunciation. Chesterton also rebuts gently, and sometimes humorously, H.G. Wells's OUTLINE OF HISTORY, a work that some consider anti-Christian. Listeners will be pleased to hear that the wit and wisdom found in the author's Father Brown mysteries are also present here. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2016]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504665148 $34.95 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5046-6511-7 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504665124 $76.00 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504665131 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504665087 multiple sources
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