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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Bunyan Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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This is an updated version for all ages retold in wonderful storytelling fashion. 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.

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

    " Not being religious, I heartily pat myself on the back for getting through this...couldn't have done it without my religious friend reading it at the same time, cheering me on... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary-Jane | 2/9/2014

    " Written in old language, but understandable story of the character Christian's earthly journey to the Celestial City. I vividly remember him carrying this big burden on his back, which came to my mind throughout a later backpacking trip! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Ojanpera | 2/1/2014

    " This book truly helped open my eyes to the spiritual realm. I could see the obstacles in my own life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Fisher | 1/30/2014

    " This was a book that I have wanted to read since I was a small child and Jo in "Little Women" made much ado about this book. I finally read it. I did enjoy it, although I did not agree with all the beliefs in the book. I see in other reviews that people say John Bunyan was a Baptist but my understanding reading the book was that he was a Calvinist. I guess it doesn't really matter what he was but it does explain some of the differences in his believes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Kovatch | 1/29/2014

    " What all of the Christians in the world need to read and DO IT! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 1/28/2014

    " First, this is spiritually inspired account of the Christian walk and salvation. Second, it is difficult to read becaus eof the olde English. Third, one must have a knowledge of Christianity to appreciate this. Finally, it is an excellent work of fictin/non-fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kath | 1/8/2014

    " found it on top of a garbage bin around 16th/Mission one day... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 12/18/2013

    " Best fiction (but so true to the Christian life) story I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 12/8/2013

    " A classic in every sense although a product of the systemic condescending patriarchalism of the era in which it was written. Still, a must read for all serious pilgrims to the Celestial City. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E. Marie | 11/17/2013

    " Excellent, my daughter read this book in the sixth grade, her faith and love of Jesus Christ strengthened. Recently bought the DVD to share with my grandchildren. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soniya Mathew | 10/18/2013

    " A very encouraging book that helps us re-focus on our pilgrim journey here on earth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blake | 9/24/2013

    " Other than it being written in Old English, this book was great. It shows what our lives as Christians can look like and the trials and temptations that come our way. If you haven't read it, the book is free on Kindle. Well worth it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Candace | 4/4/2013

    " This book is killing me! I'm determined to finish it, but I've been slowly making my way through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 11/15/2012

    " Another excellent book by John Bunyan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grete | 10/28/2012

    " Part I is rather more engaging than Part II. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie Garcia | 3/30/2012

    " I was disappointed with this book. I thought that the concept was GREAT but I didn't like actual execution of it. It was a difficult and boring book. I even read a more contemporary version and I still found it very hard to read. I wouldn't recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna | 2/16/2012

    " Wish I would have read this book years ago. Fast, wonderful read. Compare to Lehi's vision of the tree of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian | 11/22/2011

    " Christian allegory that was required reading up to the start of the last century in England. Surprisingly still readable and how can you not enjoy a book which introduces us to the Slough of Despond? "

  • 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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About the Author
Author John Bunyan

John Bunyan (1628–1688) started out as an itinerant worker and a soldier. When he began to have religious experiences, he joined a Christian fellowship and soon began preaching. His discussions with the followers of George Fox inspired his first book, Some Gospel Truths Opened, published in 1656. In 1660, he was arrested while preaching. During twelve years of imprisonment in the county jail, he wrote several works, including Profitable Meditations, Praying in the Spirit, The Holy City, and Grace Abounding. He was released after the Declaration of Indulgence of 1672, under which he became a licensed preacher and pastor of the church to which he belonged; but in 1673 the Declaration was canceled, and Bunyan was sent back to prison for six months. During this time he wrote his most famous work, the epic Christian allegory The Pilgrim’s Progress. His defined religious outlook is balanced in his writing by an almost modern realism and psychological insight.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, winning more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.