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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55,340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Milton Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781400182855
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John Milton’s Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind’s destiny. The struggle rages across three worlds—heaven, hell, and earth—as Satan and his band of rebel angels plot their revenge against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, who are motivated by all too human temptations but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.

Marked by Milton’s characteristic erudition, Paradise Lost is a work epic both in scale and, notoriously, in ambition. For nearly 350 years, it has held generation upon generation of audiences in rapt attention, and its profound influence can be seen in almost every corner of Western culture.

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  • “Vance’s most effective attribute is his ability to interpret epic poetry by delivering the lines with rhythm and superb pacing.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michaela Gillmore | 2/19/2014

    " There are few books that can make learning about a religion less painful but this book does it well. As a religious studies major i obviously have no objection to reading books surrounding religion but this by far is one of my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 2/18/2014

    " should be a category for books read with assistance! I would not have been able to read this on my own and get everything out of it that was so interesting. Loved all the layers inside this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David Williamson | 2/16/2014

    " Moments of beautiful language, but too far between. This book demands far too much attention, to enjoy this you'd probable really need to savour each word and line. I had a passing interest and a large reading list, so I couldn't be patient enough. Shame though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Waterstradt | 2/16/2014

    " Paradise Lost is an epic poem written in blank verse by John Milton. The poem is a fictional look on the biblical tale of Adam and Eve and their fall from grace. Special attention in the book is made to the character of Satan. The poem follows Satan and his followers as they are kicked out of Heaven and imprisoned in Hell. Satan finds a way out of Hell and goes back up to Heaven and hears about a place called "Earth" and decides he needs to go there. His plan, since he knows that another battle against God is useless, is to corrupt God's new creation, man. Satan goes to Earth and finds a magnificent garden and goes inside. He finds Adam and Eve. Satan watches them and finds out about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and devises a plan to make them eat of it. He tempts Eve and she succumbs to his plan and she has Adam eat of it as well. God finds out about this and kicks Adam and Eve out of the garden and curses Satan and turns him into a snake for life and makes him crawl on his belly. Before Adam and Eve leave, an angel comes to Adam and shows him visions of what is to come to give him hope in the future and to carry on. Overall I really liked this poem, it is actually one of my favorites of all time and would not mind going back and reading it again. There are so many great passages that you cannot remember all of the important passages to save your life. I really recommend reading this poem and passing it along to whoever likes to read. If your have read the Bible before than I bet you will like this poem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Clark | 2/15/2014

    " granted, i only read this because i took a class on milton in college. but this book changed my life and my understanding of poetry and art. if you ever have a chance to read through this with friends and discuss it, it would not be wasted time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 2/14/2014

    " I read parts of this in college, and I had an awesome instructor. I loved the discussions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/14/2014

    " If you have the time to read through this and wade through some of the old english language.... this is a really interesting book to read. It kind of feels like the back story of adam and eve and the fall - Thus the title: Paradise Lost. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 2/13/2014

    " Really and truly, there are not a whole lot of feelings to be had for John Milton. It was fun reading it out loud--if you have the time, it's easier to read it out loud and follow the story that way. This wasn't a drag, like I was expecting. But it also wasn't the greatest story I ever read. One could say it was worth my time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonal Panse | 2/13/2014

    " Read it for my Master's Degree. Loved it. As I mentioned elsewhere - I think Milton really wanted to make Satan the hero, but got side-tracked by Christianity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simone | 2/11/2014

    " One of my favorite books, always interesting to read. Paradise Lost isn't just a creationism story, it's also Milton's own ideas about how religion and heavenly figures work for him. Some of the most interesting moments in Paradise Lost come from Milton's own beliefs, and whether or not one agrees with him, it's always nice to hear someone else's commentary on abstract ideas, such as God and religion. Paradise Lost is filled with beautiful language and amazing imagery, and even though it gets pretty dull in parts, overall, it's a must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/10/2014

    " I read this in uni. It was really hard, but an amazing work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felix Ortiz | 2/7/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff McCormack | 2/3/2014

    " As I get older, I feel somewhat compelled to read some of the "classics" that I was never forced to read in my childhood. Milton is one such classic. Very well written story of fiction portraying a "behind-the-scenes" type narrative with biblically based characters. It really captivates you, and brings you into the story with vivid imagery and compelling dialog. Very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xander | 2/2/2014

    " Love. So good. Complete sentences are unnecessary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ian mar | 2/1/2014

    " finished this over the summer and never changed the status, now i cant remember???? god is great satan is super why did eve eat the fruit oh wait she got bamboozled it happens 2the best of us dealwithit.jpg whys everybody h8in "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/30/2014

    " What I read I really enjoyed, but like many epic poems, the language is hard to adapt to. Along with the heavy religious topic of Lucifer's fall from Heaven and subsequent Temptation of Adam and Eve - it can be overwhelming. I'd really love to finish it, but when I'm more prepared for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Stanley | 1/26/2014

    " What a different way of looking at the views of those in the 1600's. Milton says his "muse inspired" epic refutes the classic epic hero and makes a bold statement which I really enjoy in saying that the real epic hero should stand for righteousness and truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J | 1/20/2014

    " it has some pretty beautiful passages. didn't know what i was getting myself into--i had no idea it was so dang long! but it was and easier read than i expected (compared to the bible, i guess it's significantly more modern). certain parts dragged a bit (but c'mon, it's an epic poem!), and i don't agree with some doctrine, but overall a very interesting, and at times enlightening, take on the fall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalia | 1/20/2014

    " It may be hard to get into at first but you'll get used to it. Paradise Lost is a masterpiece with a nice balance of religiousness and secularism and fantasy. I recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 1/19/2014

    " So many familiar quotes...how many times have I read this??? Oh, right, I'm an English Lit major. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan Taylor- Jones | 1/18/2014

    " Really struggled with it, but with some determination, really enjoyed some parts, and various critical readings. It gets an extra star because I got a 71 in my critical essay on it though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ethan | 1/15/2014

    " Gah, got my reading list for my grad program, so Milton goes on the back burner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Frailey | 1/15/2014

    " Beautiful language, but takes some getting used to. The intricacy of the thoughts and ideas, and the presence of multiple layers of meaning, make for a very slow read. It's definitely worth the effort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Olivia | 1/15/2014

    " The language that Milton uses is absolutely incredible, if a little hard to wade through. It was a long read and it was hard to keep focused while reading it, but I guess it was a good book. His descriptions of everything were really amazing. It's also pretty consistent with theology. I thought it was neat to be reading Paradise Lost and be able to mentally compare the events with those in the Bible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven van Doorn | 1/15/2014

    " Paradise Lost is an epic classic, I would NOT recommend getting this edition, I didn't like Philip Pullman's additions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/9/2014

    " Milton has a very interesting interpretation of the fall from heaven and the origin of sin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/8/2014

    " Joins "Moby Dick" on the top of my "Best Book Ever" list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 1/8/2014

    " This book has the original poetry and a modern English translation. The poetry is outstanding. If there is something I don't understand at first, then I can consult the modern translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Hargrove | 1/7/2014

    " cannot wait to read this again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ethan | 1/6/2014

    " Gah, got my reading list for my grad program, so Milton goes on the back burner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/6/2014

    " Sometimes hard to read, but VERY interesting! If you are interested in Fallen Angels, this is the perfect read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Madal | 1/4/2014

    " Fantastic book about heaven & hell & the struggle between them. Its a scholarly book & very difficult to understand unless you an English professor. Very grateful I read this with the guidance of a teacher because its a fascinating story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 12/29/2013

    " Love, love, love "Paradise Lost" ever since an amazing undergrad professor led us, rhapsodically, book by book. I never wanted those classes to end, and "PL" never fails to move me whenever I come back to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 12/26/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Hargrove | 12/20/2013

    " cannot wait to read this again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Markov | 12/20/2013

    " It was amazing ! The poetry is so beautiful ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/20/2013

    " I read this in uni. It was really hard, but an amazing work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eagletonksu | 12/12/2013

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mommy Farris | 12/11/2013

    " I had a really tough time getting through this. I'm not sure why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzette | 12/5/2013

    " I love this. I have always loved Paradise Lost. I hope to be able to teach this one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 McKenna | 11/30/2013

    " Absolutely exquisite as a work of literature - the writing is gorgeous. Unfortunately, it suffers from extreme sexism and, in my opinion, some pretty poor theology that makes the story simply not very compelling, though there are parts that are quite imaginative and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 11/24/2013

    " 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 Sofia | 11/22/2013

    " Couldn't get through even the first book and yet it (like Conrad's "Heart of Darkness") was referenced in almost every single English lit. class I ever had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 11/16/2013

    " didn't think I'd ever get with a classic but daaaaamn.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeandre Van | 11/8/2013

    " I needed a study guide with this book to fully grasp the ideas and full references... I am so glad I did, it was very beautiful and thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sadie! | 11/2/2013

    " Is reading Paradise Lost ever really over?... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 11/1/2013

    " Powerful immagery & a rich depiction of the devil's mind, interesting too how his universe balances the notion of divine immortals including omnipotent god with anthropomorphic petty perspectives. It's all very believable in the sense that it's easy to get caught up in the storytelling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michaela Lugo | 10/29/2013

    " Like some of the Shakespeare plays I've read, Paradise Lost was a book I enjoyed discussing rather than reading. The themes and findings in between the lines were the only entertaining part about this book. It's written like the bible which makes sense but also hinders my desire to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 10/16/2013

    " Read it for a class in college...maybe that ruined it, but oh well "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clayton | 10/15/2013

    " Finished this recently for a class, and just wanted to be able to brag that I had read it. Yeah, it's as good as they say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christian | 10/3/2013

    " This is the best book I have ever read, bar none. The phrasing is eloquence defined. Since the authoring of this book, the English language has been in a state of decay because it has never since been so well refined. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Atwood | 9/25/2013

    " I really liked this. The style is..., well, it's Paradise Lost, I guess, but I enjoyed a very different and sometimes similar look at Adam and Even and the devil--a very creative read. Not a must read for cultural literacy, but a fun classic to go through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonal Panse | 9/22/2013

    " Read it for my Master's Degree. Loved it. As I mentioned elsewhere - I think Milton really wanted to make Satan the hero, but got side-tracked by Christianity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 8/3/2013

    " Different point of view of the stories in the bible ... Interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzette | 7/24/2013

    " I love this. I have always loved Paradise Lost. I hope to be able to teach this one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 7/8/2013

    " The only long poem every ever read more than one time. Very well reflects reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ckane737 | 6/22/2013

    " There are still vast hunks of this poem I don't understand...beatifully written. The sympathetic characterization of Satan makes you like him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Green | 6/7/2013

    " Reading this was really great, but it took forever. But it's really not as daunting as it seems once you really get going. Milton does an amazing job making a story that we've all heard a million times really interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gienkies | 5/11/2013

    " I read this at around 11 years old. Scared the c....p out of me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Madal | 4/13/2013

    " Fantastic book about heaven & hell & the struggle between them. Its a scholarly book & very difficult to understand unless you an English professor. Very grateful I read this with the guidance of a teacher because its a fascinating story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Stanley | 4/2/2013

    " What a different way of looking at the views of those in the 1600's. Milton says his "muse inspired" epic refutes the classic epic hero and makes a bold statement which I really enjoy in saying that the real epic hero should stand for righteousness and truth. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bill Jr. | 1/25/2013

    " It is a Master Work, and that I did not like it proves, once and for all, that I am a total moron. In my defense, I do like Chaucer and Shakespeare, but this guy made me want to cut myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/8/2013

    " The argument did not convince. Malt and all that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chandra | 1/3/2013

    " Holy hell! It's epic poetry but with angels and demons. Born of the mythos of Christianity rather than the Greek. That's what I'm talkin' about! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalin Schoephoerster | 1/1/2013

    " This edition has wonderful illustrations but no footnotes. I would recommend reading it side by side an edition with footnotes or after. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suki | 12/8/2012

    " tough sledding, had to read for A levels! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 10/29/2012

    " Really good. The verse takes a bit to get through, and it's definitely more than a bit sexist (it was the 1600s after all), but as the origin of most of the mythology around Hell and the Fall of Man it's fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven van Doorn | 10/18/2012

    " Paradise Lost is an epic classic, I would NOT recommend getting this edition, I didn't like Philip Pullman's additions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ernst | 10/7/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dakota Deefee-or | 8/24/2012

    " I could read this all day. Thank you Milton "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick Ludwig | 8/14/2012

    " I have tried multiple times to make it all the way through this noble work, but I always lose steam about fifty pages into it. This is not Milton's fault but mine. I must try again someday. Anyway, what I have read justifies an I like it rating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Michael | 8/9/2012

    " Read the Bible a long with it, if either you have never or choose not to. It'll help. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron Foy | 6/13/2012

    " You've got to be an English Lit major.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zazu | 6/4/2012

    " A bit of a slow read, but absolutely beautiful. Made me fall in love with Satan as the hero figure and sympathize with his revolution against the "tyranny of heaven". Really can't get more amazing than that. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Prof X | 5/26/2012

    " Made it to the end of Book IV and had to stop. Milton evidently believes women were originally designed to suffer from dependent personality disorder. If you can't get the relationship between Adam and Eve right, how could you get the rest of the story right? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josh | 3/11/2012

    " I'm not a big fan of epic poetry "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 2/19/2012

    " Got to the end of Book VI and enough was enough "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 1/23/2012

    " I was just reading words that didn't make any sense. I don't know if I'm dumb or what but its just words. so I stopped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/15/2012

    " Heretical but genius. Milton cannot grasp the Trinity, but that might be the only place he falls short. He especially shines in capturing the glories of Eden, the loss of Sin, and the heartbreak of the Fall. Paradise Lost well deserves its place on Khan's bookshelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rsleatherwood | 12/10/2011

    " Cumbersome and at times tedious, multiple readings serve t reader as to why this piece is truly a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 11/18/2011

    " Reading this could be a chore, but it was worth every minute. There really is nothing like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 11/16/2011

    " Okay, I read it but I didn't understand a damn thing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 11/7/2011

    " A Must read for literature majors.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nada | 10/16/2011

    " Paradise Lost! Oh my God! What an epic poem! I can't wait to finish it all! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Walter | 9/10/2011

    " Amid the confusion of historical, biblical, and mythological allusion there are grand literary vistas waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. Will continue to speak for years to come. Must read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 8/15/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 8/7/2011

    " I had to read this in college. I remember the suffering not the book. Maybe I should give it another try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 8/6/2011

    " I'm glad I read it, but happy to be done with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wyndie | 7/25/2011

    " It's impossible to review perfection. Everything goes back to Milton. In order to understand the Romantics you have to first read Paradise Lost. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer Carter | 5/16/2011

    " Very interesting take on the fall of man and Satan but was a little too heavy for me to consider entertainment! Sorry Milton! "

  • 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.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.