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Out of the silent planet [electronic resource] : Cosmic Trilogy, Book 1. C. S Lewis.

Lewis, C. S. (Author). Cosham, Ralph. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781481548489 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (5 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2005.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Ralph Cosham.
Summary, etc.: Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel of Lewis' Ransom Trilogy (also known as the Cosmic or Space Trilogy), which is considered his chief contribution to science fiction. A planetary romance with elements of medieval mythology, the trilogy concerns Dr. Elwin Ransom, a professor of philology who, like Christ, is offered as a ransom for mankind. On a walking tour of the English countryside, Ransom falls in with some slightly shady characters from his old university and wakes up to find himself naked in a metal ball in the middle of the light-filled heavens. He learns that he is on his way to a world called Malacandra by its natives, who call our world Thulcandra, the silent planet. The Malacandrans see planets as having tutelary spirits; those of the other planets are good and accessible, but Earth's is fallen and twisted.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 154185 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Science Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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