The Screwtape Letters

  • by C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Joss Ackland
  • 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On its first appearance, The Screwtape Letters was immediately recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology. Now, in its 70th anniversary year, and having sold over half a million copies, it is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil.
This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on Earth trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is ‘lost’ to the young devil.
Dedicated to Lewis’ friend and colleague J.R.R. Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is a timeless classic on spiritual warfare and the invisible realities which are part of our religious experience.

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"The book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic." (The Guardian)

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Would you consider the audio edition of The Screwtape Letters to be better than the print version?

This scintillating and idiosyncratic work of literary genius is abundantly more prolific when articulated with lexical dexterity, as is the case with this audiobook. However I make the subjective distinction that it is the best available to purchase, in contrast with the affluently more cultivated version preformed by John Cleese. If one can obtain the adaptation by Mr. Cleese I highly eulogize it.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Screwtape Letters?

The letters in their entirety are brilliant at dramatizing, interpreted in Lewis' unique and rationalized way, the conflict of emotions and feelings, thoughts and convictions faced by Christians at all stages of our walk of faith.


Which scene was your favorite?

When screwtape metamorphosizes into a centipede, a totally unpredicted and amusing twist.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. One can lose oneself in the linguistic brilliance and deep analytical thought to find the four hours the audiobook encompass have drifted by swiftly and with the residuum of satisfaction.


Any additional comments?

Praise be to God!

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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited