The Screwtape Letters

  • by C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A masterpiece of satire, this classic 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.

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What the Critics Say



Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Spiritual, 2007
"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)

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Haunting Satire

This work, as is stated within and elsewhere, was the most difficult for Lewis to write because of its grim nature and, as he has hinted, the ease with which he was able to write it. One reviewer wrote that Lewis' ego was "out of control" as he told a "thinly veiled story." I think the listener missed the point of the book. Lewis was writing a satire in an attempt to point out the many ways in which we selfishly assure ourselves of our own right actions - all the while possibly dooming ourselves and hindering others. I find it well thought out, well written, and very witty. I would be surprised if anyone who read/listened to this book did not find themselves analyzing their own lives for the same well meaning, but destructive, attitudes and actions depicted therein.
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- Matthew

So much truth, much of it scary.

I expect to listen to this book again in the not-too-distant future, because I am sure I missed a lot that I can pick up on a second time. As it is, I see so many of Screwtape's character traits in people I know, as well as in myself. Reading this book was like looking into a mirror in which one hardly recognizes oneself until forced to look long enough to see what is truly there. So often what one sees is very scary.

Unlike Screwtape, we still have the option of changing our lives for the better. That, to me, is the huge lesson of this book
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- Sher from Provo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.