I listened to this and for a long time I wondered why. Then, today, I listened to the last two chapters of Part One and all of Part Two because I had to know.
Oh, before today, there were thoughts and ideas that I contemplated: ideas about friendship, honor, beauty, love, duty. But Lewis opens the reader’s eyes so much more fully in Part Two that the veil, as it were, is pulled away. And when it is, it is both glorious and agonizing … relief and conviction. “Dreadful and Beautiful. The only dread and beauty there is.” Yes.
I’ve tried several times to actually READ this book, but the audio is what got me through. I’m thankful for it. Now I think I could read the book from the beginning and I’m certain that it improves with repetition … which is difficult to imagine.