John Cleese reads CS Lewis’ “Screwtape Letters”

This is a classic work of CS Lewis read by a classic media presence. The best of all combinations. Listening to an audio book read by someone whose voice grates or for any number of reasons does not do justice to the book is a serious misjudgment. Even if you do not listen to the rest of the book, you will always identify what you formerly believed to be a great book with an irritation. This cannot be good.

When I find a reader whose voice is “just right” I will look for other books he or she has read and purchase from that barrel. It ends up making the book more than a book. It becomes a companion, a conversation partner, a nice place to be.

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