New Recordings of C.S. Lewis’s Voice

The Marion E. Wade Center has released new audio recordings of C.S. Lewis‘s voice. You can hear him read excerpts from two of his own books, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength. He also reads from The Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English. These were recorded just weeks after the passing of his wife, Joy.

As a bonus, a 14-year-old Douglas Gresham (stepson of Lewis) can be heard testing the tape before Lewis begins reading from Chaucer.

Learn more about the story behind these recordings here.

Where to listen

The full recordings, totaling about 45 minutes, can be purchased for $3 here.

A few clips are included in a recent episode of the Wade Center Podcast (00:16, 34:36, and 53:31).

5 Responses

  1. Reepicheep775 says:

    This just made my day! What a marvelous discovery. Best $3 I ever spent, that’s for sure.

  2. Cleander says:

    So good to hear! I’d heard a couple of his radio addresses on YouTube but had always wished there were more. Thanks for sharing!