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The Abolition of Man and The Great Divorce cover art

CS Lewis Rules

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

I love CS Lewis and The Great Divorce is one of my absolute favourites, so I was pleasantly surprised to find an audio version (I don't get a lot of time to sit a read these days).
This is a story of what might happen after death. A vision of hell and a vision of purgatory and the journey to heaven.

Great

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

I loved the movie, and while there are parallels and similarities to the movie, the book is different enough that it feels like a different story. You will laugh and cry.

Surprisingly Great

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

A surpassingly great book (it was a recommendation I did not expect to enjoy). While the movie was all about Brad Pitt, the book is a collection of interviews with different characters while trying to determine cause and cure.

Recommend

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

The language took some getting use to (eg the use of "thou" and "thee" etc) and it started slowly and kept climbing until the end. I felt immersed in guerrilla units lives. This is the type of book that stays with you for a long time and deserves a second reading.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Escapism

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

Total escapism. Overall, I enjoyed this interesting take on alien invasion story. Don't take it too seriously.

Predictable, corny sprinkle with melodrama

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-2018

I really didn’t enjoy this. The reader’s voices were distracting, the characters were cheesy, seemingly no time had been spent researching beyond some time in Tuscany. The caricatures...oops, I mean characters! The brash, uncaring, money obsessed yank...the too-polite-for-his-own-good upper class English gent, the gorgeous but waifish English heroine, the eager Italian homely lady eager to fatten her up, the ogling Italian, the conveniently handsome Italian untouched by his evil benefactors bad traits...ugh!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Trashy

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-2017

Trash. Unlikeable, unrealistic characters with some explicit sex scenes mixed in. I eventually skipped through to the end and the predictable ending disappointingly lived down to expectations.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Dick Van Dyke Narrates!

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-2016

Story is wonderful...twisted, dark, intrigue etc, but the narrator is AWFUL. Did he bother even listening to a Welsh accent before starting? Or perhaps, being raised on Mary Poppins, he thought all British Isles peoples sound like Dick Van Dykes woeful version of cockney? Awright cobbler! Ugh! Leave this version alone.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Disappointingly predictable ending

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-09-2015

I wanted a new twist, but didn't get it. It is impossible to write more without mentioning spoilers...so I won't.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Trashy

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-2015

Aussie: Good, British: Bad, Turkish: Misunderstood, Christian: Ignorant, Atheist: Loving. A trashy novel bursting with caricatures rather than genuine characters. It is a simplistic story that I am sorry I took the time to finish.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful