Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2001
CS ISBN $32.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN $40.00 Five CDs
This is the first of Lewis's Space Trilogy. The others are PERELANDRA and THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH. Geoffrey Howard, who also reads Lewis's better known work, MERE CHRISTIANITY, offers an Oxbridge accent, which would have been the accent of Lewis, a professor at both of those universities. Howard’s tenor voice never stumbles with Lewis's formal syntax or the invented alien language of the inhabitants of Malacandra (Mars). The story, which is influenced by the fiction of H.G. Wells, has deeper meaning but is also compelling on its own. M.L.C. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]
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