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3.00003535817835 out of 53.00003535817835 out of 53.00003535817835 out of 53.00003535817835 out of 53.00003535817835 out of 5 3.00 (28,282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Bunyan Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Next to the Bible, The Pilgrim’s Progress has probably been more widely read than any other book in the English language, and rightfully so. It is considered by many critics to be the greatest allegory in any language. And to think that it was written by a jailed tinker who received very little formal education.

This classic allegory tells of a Christian’s epic journey toward heaven and the many temptations and distractions he encounters along the way. With a burden on his back, Christian reads a book that tells him that the city in which he and his family dwell will be set ablaze. Christian flees from the City of Destruction and journeys through the Slough of Despond, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains before finally reaching the Celestial City.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the great merit of the book, that the most cultivated man cannot find anything to praise more highly, and the child knows nothing more amusing.”

    Samuel Johnson

  • “The most influential religious book ever written in the English language.”

    Alexander M. Witherspoon, professor of English at Yale University

  • “Written in homely yet dignified biblical prose, the work has some of the qualities of a folktale, and in its humor and realistic portrayals of Mr. Worldly Wiseman, Faithful, Hopeful, Pliant, and Obstinate, it anticipates the eighteenth-century novel.”

    Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

  • “Next to the Bible, the book I value most is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. I believe I have read it through at least a hundred times. It is a volume of which I never seem to tire; and the secret of its freshness is that it is so largely compiled from the Scriptures. It is really Biblical teaching put into the form of a simple yet very striking allegory.” 

    Charles H. Spurgeon

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Philip | 2/19/2014

    " One of the most influential Christian books of all time. Bunyan brilliantly applies theological concepts to this classic allegory of the pilgrim on the journey of the Christian life. This book is a must read! This edition has been updated to use mostly modern English, and has helpful endnotes interpreting some Bunyan's concepts. I found it helpful to study this book with the aid of a study guide however, like Maureen L. Bradley's The Pilgrim's Progress Study Guide, for example. Pilgrim's Progress is a timeless classic, and a must-read for everyone! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by BAKU | 2/14/2014

    " Didn't read all of it just parts ( the Nicholas / Smike parts mostly ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Diana | 2/11/2014

    " The allegory can be a little daunting and tiring, but overall I did enjoy this book and the lessons that it was intended to teach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth Fisher | 2/3/2014

    " 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. "

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