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3.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 5 3.23 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Bunyan Narrator: David Suchet Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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John Bunyan's classic allegory of English Puritanism tells of a dream in which Christian travels from this world to the next. Embarking on a journey to the Celestial City, Christian travels through Vanity-Fair, the Slough of Despond, and the Delectable Mountains and is helped and hindered by those he meets on his path, including Worldly-Wiseman, who tempts him, Faithful, who is martyred, and Hopeful, who encourages him to reach Heaven. Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim's Progress while in prison for his faith, which lends a directness and urgency to this tale, still vital centuries later. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 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

David Suchet may be most familiar to listeners from his role as Inspector Poirot, originally on PBS TV’s Mystery! and now on A&E. He has also appeared on Broadway in Amadeus, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he won Best Actor, Critic’s Circle Award), Oleanna (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club), and Timon of Athens (Best Actor, Evening Standard Award). He has numerous film and television credits to his name.