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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55,328 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Milton Narrator: Anton Lesser, Laura Paton Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of Man's creation, fall, and redemption to justify the ways of God to men. Milton produced characters which have become embedded in the consciousness of English literature, the frail, human pair, Adam and Eve; the terrible cohort of fallen angels; and Satan, tragic and heroic in his unremitting quest for revenge. The tale unfolds from the aftermath of the great battle between good and evil to the moving departure of Adam and Eve from Eden, with human and eternal anguish intertwined in magnificent resonance.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ernst | 2/12/2014

    " a must if you want to understand christian religion! we all man are tainted by the disobedience of the first man and redeemed by the perfect obedience of another man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/8/2014

    " dense, but very good. read in coursework for "a brief history of the devil" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey | 10/25/2013

    " Whew! Read and re-read it. Difficult, but rewarding. Enjoyed the conversations it sparked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stanislavskij | 10/12/2013

    " I've only read Book IX and should get back to the rest when I have time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 10/6/2013

    " Well, duh. It's amazing. This edition has a LOT of footnotes, but if you ignore the ones that tell you how to think, it's a great read. Not for those with a low threshold for ambiguity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evieccurtis | 10/4/2013

    " I loved Paradise Lost. It was entertaining to read this worldview on Adam and Eve, and the fall of man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 8/31/2013

    " I shouldn't count this because I only half read it for school. But I remember the gist of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice | 8/12/2013

    " I have permanent mental pictures from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eagletonksu | 8/2/2013

    " The story of Original Sin, the Fall. Wonderfully written. Gives a different perspective than what we are always given in Sunday School. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 6/13/2013

    " I read it in school. It was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 6/7/2013

    " I had to read this in a British Literature class. I can't say it was an exciting read, but it was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raully | 3/5/2013

    " Loved this book much more than I thought I would. What a rich text! Too bad there's no one to talk to about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 11/9/2012

    " Amazing! I have read it close to 20 times, and I still find cool stuff! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 10/29/2012

    " I liked it, but it took too long to decipher everything that was going on and being said. My level of reading hasn't gotten up to the point where I can read difficult texts like Paradise Lost and understand it immediately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Illusha | 12/1/2011

    " A tremendously well-annotated edition of a tremendous epic. The Longman edition once again delivers some very good notes with useful explanations of references and allusions as well as an approachable route through Milton's imagery and some comments on his philosophy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 9/5/2011

    " Everyone should read this masterwork... so full of amazingness. "Let none henceforth seek needless cause to approve the faith the owe; when earnestly they seek such prrof, conclude, they begin to fail." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia | 5/30/2011

    " Up in my top 10 worst/most boring books ever. Prose makes no sense and to me it's the opposite of an epic. You compare this load of crap to Homer's verse and there really is no comparison. This is no epic. It's insipid and boring with literally zero plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jillian | 5/12/2011

    " I actually survived this book. Most difficult book I've ever read. But I made it :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/11/2011

    " I will read it again--for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey | 5/10/2011

    " Whew! Read and re-read it. Difficult, but rewarding. Enjoyed the conversations it sparked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melinda | 5/6/2011

    " this was a tragic waste of my time ..... I had to wade through the mire of this epic poem and it was hard gruelling work! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/27/2011

    " My second time reading this book. My first, as a freshman in a Christian school,older now I feel Im a little better equipped to understand it. An important part of literature, a must read for everyone, no matter your beliefs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 4/13/2011

    " Difficult Read. I read it during a summer class and struggled a bit. I think it would be effective if taught slowly and/or through pieces as support text, this would be a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felix | 4/9/2011

    " The epitome of anti-hero- Satan misunderstood. "

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About the Author
Author John Milton

John Milton (1608–1674) is considered to be among the most learned of all English poets. After graduating from Cambridge, Milton undertook six years of self-directed study in theology, philosophy, history, politics, literature, and science. He then spent several years writing pamphlets for the Puritan and Parliamentary causes. His incessant labors setting the typeface eventually led to blindness. His masterpiece, Paradise Lost, was composed in memory and dictated to a scribe.