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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,302 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Bunyan Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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John Bunyan was a simple maker and mender of pots and pans who received very little education. In spite of that, he penned the most successful allegory ever written.

Embark on a perilous journey with Christian, the lead character, from the City of Destruction to the luminous safe haven of the Celestial City. The journey will encourage you to set your hope fully on the grace to be given you amidst the obstacles of life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy Cremer | 2/20/2014

    " Very easy read. Also quick. Amazing how well it still remains true today as it did when he wrote it in the late 1800s! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittany Petruzzi | 2/14/2014

    " I'm with Bradford: boring, dry, poorly drawn and strictly allegorical characters. Blegh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeni | 2/11/2014

    " I actually enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It was a thought provoking analogy of our journey in this life: making good decisions, avoiding temptations, obtaining Christian-like qualities, and striving for salvation. It was definitely a slow read, but this helped me internalize the story and compare it to where I am on my own personal life journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/8/2014

    " I have read a few books that referenced or alluded to 'The Pilgrim's Progress', and so decided to read it myself. It provided some valuable insight into those texts and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/3/2014

    " Great book, I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stan Bebbington | 2/3/2014

    " At last I have read it! Bunyan wrote this allegory of a Christian life in in 1678 so it has taken me a little time. At a time when religion is being cast aside like a disposable surplice, Bunyan's persecution because of his preaching is a remarkable event. The context of the story is a dream that Bunyan has about the pilgrimage of Christian who left his wife and children to find the Celestial City and of the various misfortunes and people he met on the way. Bunyan makes it easy for us by naming his chracters after their personalities, Hopeful and faithful for example. In part two his wife follows him with their children, her journey is a little less harrowing. The margins notes refer both to the writing and the relevant biblical texts. The illustrations are the originals from the first edition. It should be read both for the historical context, and its importance in the corpus of English literature. You should not limit yourself by just singing, "To be a pilgrim...." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lamarr Parsons | 1/27/2014

    " The most horrid piece of literature I have ever read, Pilgrim's Progress is a meandering tale that serves no observable purpose other than an empty and freshman exercise in allegory. Even the morals to be gleaned from this book are questionable with a not-so-subtle flavor of misogyny on the side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chase Austin | 1/23/2014

    " A literary and allegorical masterpiece that has been rightfully cherished for many generations and will hopefully continue to be. As a piece of classic literature the English prose and style that Bunyan writes with are elegant and beautiful and appropriately compared with his contemporaries of the time such as Milton. As an evangelical allegory and tool for the teaching of Protestant Puritan reformed theology this book is remarkable. Bunyan cites scripture frequently and often as he is retelling his dream throughout the work and ultimately that is the genius behind this work, the story is engaging and entertaining yet the biblical truths and lessons that Bunyan teaches can be traced back to scripture time and time again which is his mission, goal and calling. Heed my warning this is not by any means of the imagination an easy read; it will take concentration, patience, determination, spurring at times and faith in order to continue on in this work. I would say it is very much not unlike following "the way, the truth and the life" John 14:6. "

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

    " While it took me awhile to get through it. But it is full of scripture and great story we can all relate to in our spiritual journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T | 1/10/2014

    " I liked that he didn't give up no matter what. He believed what he was doing was right and didn't stop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bradley Eylander | 12/13/2013

    " Excellent book. I admired his ability to portray the temptations a Christian faces in life. The poems were good in there content and substance in the book. I highly recommend reading this book if you are Christian - much life can be gleaned from this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maryannure | 12/13/2013

    " I didn't finish this one and probably never will. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/11/2013

    " John Bunyan's greatest and one of the greatest of his day and time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin | 12/1/2013

    " Read as part of my University Course. Not bad, but I found the allegory unstable and altogether too obvious for my liking. It's very hard to actually read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie L | 11/20/2013

    " i have a really old edition "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Elissa | 10/25/2013

    " Straightforward Christian (Protestant) allegory. It's well-written, although contrary to Catholic teachings to which I adhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 9/8/2013

    " What a long strange trip its been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley Daugherty | 8/4/2013

    " A very interesting book for a classic. This book is about Christian's pilgrimage to heaven. I had never really read a classic from this far back and I found it interesting to see a story with so much biblical reference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 11/2/2012

    " Definitely one of the greatest books ever written. Though not inspired, God's hand was clearly upon John Bunyan in writing it. I need to reread it. Haven't read it since before I was a teenager. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Fowler | 9/20/2012

    " My parents have a simplified children's version I read when I was young, and I'm glad I did or I might not have powered through the language in this. Still great. Definitely a classic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cory | 9/18/2012

    " 0 stars, i read the first 50 pages and realized that this is a terrible terrible book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samm | 4/12/2012

    " We are all on the same type of journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 3/30/2012

    " It's easy to get bogged down between the allegory form and the ancient English, but once you get past that, the story is incredible. A must read for every Christian as it clearly illustrates the Christian's life (or, the pilgrim's progress:). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy L. Brown | 8/2/2011

    " I remember really liking this as a child; probably my first brush with allegory and (heavy-handed) symbolism. I'm less easily impressed now. But this book is important. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhonda | 5/16/2011

    " I read this to my kids years ago but it bored us all and we never finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 5/15/2011

    " Straightforward Christian (Protestant) allegory. It's well-written, although contrary to Catholic teachings to which I adhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 5/12/2011

    " If I were a character in this book, what would MY name be?

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carisa | 4/28/2011

    " I read an abridged version and that was even too much for me....read it in my high school freshman Bible class and we dissected this book for a year. Needless to say, it was not my favorite class. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sid | 4/22/2011

    " Read it when i was a kid. Torture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 4/19/2011

    " Amazing book. I have the Signet Classics edition - pocket size, which I like. Just finished with my British Lit. class for the first time. Also read Winter, 2008. "

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

    " Boy, normally I'm all over the classics. But this one just didn't do much for me. Some books are a metaphor on top of a story. This one was just the metaphor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 4/5/2011

    " It was often laborious -- lots of symbolism "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/29/2011

    " Love this book. Such illustrations and names to personify Christian characters. I reread this frequently. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/21/2011

    " A must-read! Have read this many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/16/2011

    " One of my very favorite books. I discovered it when I was about 13 and reading Little Women. (I later played Jo in a high school production). I immediately went to our old creaky library and checked it out. I liked it so well that I gave a book report on it and made a map of Christian's journey. "

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

    " I have started this many times since starting and not finishing it in the sixties. Thanks to Kindle - I finally completed it. I don't know why but it seemed much more doable in Kindle. I really think the type face may have had much to do with success.
    I'll never have to read it again. whew. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eli | 3/5/2011

    " Surprisingly one of the best devotional literature pieces ever. "

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Author John Bunyan

John Bunyan (1628–1688) was an influential preacher and prolific author most famous for his epic Christian allegory, The Pilgrim’s Progress, considered one of religious literature’s most important works.