That Hideous Strength : Ransom Trilogy

  • by C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Geoffrey Howard
  • Series: Ransom Trilogy
  • 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this, the final book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom. Finding himself in a world of superior alien beings and scientific experiments run amok, Dr. Ransom struggles with questions of ethics and morality, applying age-old wisdom to a brave new universe dominated by science. His quest for truth is a journey filled with intrigue and suspense.


What the Critics Say

"Well-written, fast-paced satirical fantasy." (Time)
"Biting wit, superlatively nonsensical excitement, challenging implications." (New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Cloning, stem cell research, psycho-chemistry.

Maybe you're all for human cloning and pushing the scientific exploitation of man as resource. You won't like this book. Lewis paints the future bleak where man is just another hunk of meat to use for some purpose. Where ever you are on the argument, you might want to read this as a pretty good exposition of the negatives that could be inherent in perceiving man as just another pile of stuff to bend to the will of... Well, that's it, isn't it. Who, exactly, gets to call the shots? Lewis achieves better narrative drive in this, the last volume of the Space Trilogy. It really does work as a pretty good thriller.
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This is my favorite enstalment of C.S. Lewis' space trilogy. Are you an adult and loved the Chronicles of Narnia? Do not miss out on the space trilogy! Without spoiling the story I'll just tell you that the story includes angels, Merlin, a seer, ancient magic, and evil scientists. Do not let the book's slow start fool you, it is a great thriller in Lewis' best style. A lot of my friends find the first few chapters very boring-- it is only fair to warn you. Still, I can not rate this book more highly. It is one of my favorite all-time books (I read a lot of British liturature.)

The reader has a wonderful voice. This audio edition is great!
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- Stephanie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.