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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28,281 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Bunyan Narrator: Edward De Souza Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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For three hundred years The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair and fight the monstrous Apollyon... In Part 2, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them too the trumpets sound on the other side. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawnte' | 2/18/2014

    " Pilgrim's Progress was an interesting book that was also informative. Bunyan used people to describe aspects of the Christian life, or journey. The main protagonist is a man named Christian--a man who left his family in the City of Destruction to go to the Celestial City. Along the way, Christian makes friends and enemies, all the while growing closer to the Creator. Eventually, Christian makes it to the Celestial city. Pilgrim's Progress will make you laugh at times and scratch your head in bewilderment in others. Christian is a character easy to relate with. Sometimes, I saw myself in the people that Christian came across, both the pleasant and unpleasant. Later on, Christiana, Christian's wife, and her children embark on the same journey, except the family has a guide. In the end, both Christian and Christina are reunited in Heaven. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dany | 2/16/2014

    " A must-read! Griping and inspiring from page 1 to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Rubega | 2/16/2014

    " I found the book difficult to read, but very interesting nontheless. If you like mythology, you will likely really enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Hayden | 2/11/2014

    " When I started this read aloud, Clarisse and Alizabeth's response after chapter 1: "Read more!" followed by a moan when mommy said, "No." This scenario repeated itself through most of the book. The ending didn't capture the 6-year-old's interest as much, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ilene | 2/10/2014

    " I couldn't finish this one. I almost finished, but it just went on and on until I was very tired of it. It's a good allegory for christiantity and when I read about the pilgrim named Christian I thought it was done well, but then when Mr. Bunyan went on with Christianna's story it just seemed to drag on terribly. What I did appreciate was getting acquainted woth the book. I have heard it referenced often, especially in "Little Women" when the girls pretend to be "pilgrims". I was glad to now have a better understanding for what they were referring too. I think it is a book with value and a great moral, but just too long and repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/31/2014

    " A lot more enjoyable than I expected. I thought from the title it was going to be another dull puritan book. Not a big fan of reading New England history books. :-) So, yeah, caught off guard when I realized it was a different sort of pilgrim. The discourses got a bit deep and involved at times, which I think takes away from the allegory, but in general moved at a pretty good pace and was a lot more enjoyable than I had anticipated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 1/31/2014

    " This isn't a book you can just pick up and devour in a day or two. I liked the story and learned quite a bit from it. Thinking about reading it again. "

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

    " I'm sure all Christians know they ought to read this one. It does have some stances against Catholicism, yet still every bit worth reading ,though with discernment, for the amazing imagery of the Christian life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 1/7/2014

    " Was good to read only a chapter or two at a time in order to digest it well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 12/28/2013

    " Amazing how this book is 350 years old and still totally relevant to the Christian journey. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice Sneed | 11/6/2013

    " Takes a long time to get through, but has been great doing chapters as devotionals. Very powerful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Hall | 10/12/2013

    " Probably the 3rd time I've read this. It always has the ability to entertain and occassionally highlight little gems of knowledge. An excellent book for its time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 9/4/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gene | 5/18/2013

    " Read John Bunyan's original before you read anyone's interpretation or annotated version. It is very hard to put down once you've gotten into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Havens | 5/3/2013

    " This is a great book. A must read for any follower of Jesus Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Talbott | 3/8/2013

    " One of the few books worth reading 50x. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie Johnson | 1/16/2013

    " Good book depicting the life of this Christian man and what he endured in his walk. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eleanore | 1/10/2013

    " I never got to finish this one, but I walked away with many thought provoking and faith-filled stanzas "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lady Natasha | 12/7/2012

    " Liked the children's adaptation better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian | 10/8/2012

    " 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? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 8/25/2012

    " Interesting book - but it was kind of laborious to get through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samuel | 7/14/2012

    " Boring... Yes I usually read classics but this is boring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca L. | 7/6/2012

    " A great fictitious book that shows the life of a man struggling through life as a Christian. Awesome symbolism and application to our lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 6/13/2012

    " One of my favorite books never have read a better book really inspiring! <3 "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol | 3/10/2012

    " Perhaps I should not rate this. I never got too far into it as I was so quickly turned off by what to my modern ways seemed to be sleep inducing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen Willcox | 7/19/2011

    " There is a reason this is the most read book second only to the Bible! simply amazing! My personal favorite book next to the Bible. i have jokingly said on occasion that this book should be added to the canon. It's that good! I have read more than 5 times and will continue to read it! "

  • 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.