The Pilgrim's Progress

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Bunyan

Narrated By: James Langton

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: December 2010

Duration: 10 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

"As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream."

So begins one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature. An acknowledged classic of the heroic Puritan tradition, and a founding text in the development of the English novel, The Pilgrim's Progress has inspired readers for over three centuries. The story of Christian, whose pilgrimage takes him through the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, and the Delectable Mountains, is full of danger and adventure. Together with his trusty companions, Faithful and Hopeful, he encounters many enemies before finally arriving at the Celestial City.

John Bunyan's own experience of religious persecution informs his story, but its qualities of psychological realism, and the beauty and simplicity of his prose, give the book universal appeal.

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  • Cheryl Shannon

    The language is ancient, but it has a soothing quality to it and, if one listens carefully to what is being said, it is not hard to follow along with the story. I read the book years ago and it helped me see more easily what scriptures teach about the spiritual battle we are in. Listening to it now, after years of studying and reading the Bible along with years of experience seeing how God works, this reading brings even more comfort as I can relate to it so much more now. I am so glad I chose it first and, as usual, God's timing in leading me back to it is absolutely perfect as always.