That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-Ups

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: C.S. Lewis

Narrated By: Geoffrey Howard

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2009

Duration: 14 hours 16 minutes


This is the final book of C. S. Lewis's acclaimed Cosmic (or Ransom) Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. A classic work of fantasy as much for the wonder of its storytelling as for its insights into the human condition, the trilogy stages an epic battle between forces of light and darkness across a canvas of other worlds.In That Hideous Strength, the brave philologist Dr. Ransom (modeled after Lewis's friend J.R.R. Tolkien) finds himself in a world of superior alien beings and scientific experiments run amok. There is a rumor that the powerful wizard Merlin has returned to the world of the living, and a sinister technocratic organization plans to use his power in their plot to "recondition" society. Ransom's fight for moral wisdom in a brave new universe dominated by science is a quest filled with intrigue and suspense.


  • Ian M

    CS Lewis again knocks it out of the park. A worthy sequel to the other books in the space trilogy but as dissimilar as books in a series can be. His villains are frightening and complex, deep, creative, and profound. The story has surprising twists and carries on at a brisk pace. Whether you're a thinker or you're just in it for a fun story, I would recommend this book.

That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-Ups

by C.S. Lewis

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