We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Pilgrim's Progress | [John Bunyan]

The Pilgrim's Progress

This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. 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 Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains, and finally reaches the Celestial City.
Regular Price:$19.57
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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 most critics as the greatest allegory in any language. And to think that it was written by a jailed tinker who received very little formal education.

This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. 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 Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains, and finally reaches the Celestial City.

(P)1997 Blackstone Audiobooks; originally published in 1670, United Kingdom

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (318 )
5 star
 (157)
4 star
 (76)
3 star
 (60)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (9)
Overall
4.1 (120 )
5 star
 (61)
4 star
 (29)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.1 (113 )
5 star
 (53)
4 star
 (32)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Donald W. Schipani Norfolk, MA 12-11-12
    Donald W. Schipani Norfolk, MA 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love this audiobook! Love this story above all!"
    If you could sum up The Pilgrim's Progress in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, Religous, Honest


    What did you like best about this story?

    Being a classic it has already made it's momentous mark, but it just hits home and represents our life and Jesus's plan, His love and His Saving Grace.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No one favorite.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have liked to, but I also realized that almost 10 hours of audio was not something I could do.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lisa North Platte, NE, USA 07-08-08
    Lisa North Platte, NE, USA 07-08-08
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    1
    Overall
    "All time fave!"

    Pilgrims Progress is my all time favorite book, after the Bible. (There's a reason it's the 2nd best all time selling book, after the Bible.) It is an awesome book! And Blackstone's audiobook of it is my all-time favorite reading of Pilgrims Progress.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Leerkkee Australia 01-14-05
    Leerkkee Australia 01-14-05 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    95
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    451
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Need the hard copy"

    I could not get into to this book due to the 'old world' english. This is the first book that i could not listen to, and i have listened to over 70. After 15 mins I turned it off. Maybe if I had the time to sit down and listen to it but i listen to my audio on the go so I found this book too heavy for this stlye of listening. I have heard it is a great book but i think it is not a good book for audio.

    6 of 14 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 05-27-08
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 05-27-08 Member Since 2002

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3306
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1391
    401
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    979
    9
    Overall
    "REALLY not worth it!"

    OK - I just don't get what any non-zealot would see in this book. I choose this title because of the many good reviews I saw here and I thought, at very least, I would get an interesting historical perspective. This turned out to be a club-you-over-the-head allegory. C.S. Lewis does allegory - this is thinly veiled catechism. The rhyming was tedious, the person and place names were tedious, and the language was tedious. The only thought provoking this book did was my thinking why someone would rate this 5 stars. This does not describe the beauty and subtlety of religious faith and the real obstacles to faith, but instead a narrow, pompous, provincial, my-way-or-else view of Protestantism. Even from a historical prospective, I could not recommend this as worth the time.

    16 of 44 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tim chino, CA, United States 01-19-12
    Tim chino, CA, United States 01-19-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    332
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "interesting"

    very interesting facts but said nothing about the adventure on the high seas and was a little dry.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Holly Austin, TX, USA 01-23-09
    Holly Austin, TX, USA 01-23-09
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    "Outstanding"

    What a thrill to finally know this story. At first, in part one, I thought that my natural impatience would not allow me to survive the long reading, but it was apparent that the pace was imperative to grasp the weightiness of what was happening and with the archaic language style. It was a joy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 21-26 of 26 results PREVIOUS123NEXT
Sort by:
  • ChangePro
    8/9/11
    Overall
    "Vibrant classic"

    Those who have never essayed this puritan classic will be delighted by the humour and vigour of the discourse and incident in Christian's way (part one.) Who'd-a-thunk-it? The wit that emerges from the vocalisations is a delight. Love the regional accents applied by the admirable Mr Whitfield and the earthy humanity of Bunyan himself.
    Part two - Mrs Christian and family - is a little less rumbustious. By now, the metaphor has been fully developed and the tone becomes more preachy. Some of the potential sexism of the first book is redressed.
    Overall, Christians in particular will find much that challenges, refreshes and inspires in this faithful and imaginative dramatisation.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dr Nick Alexander
    clevedon UK
    5/27/08
    Overall
    "bunyan's great book"

    excellent book, moving and inspiring, much easier to follow by listening. Though I need to get a paper copy as well. If you are a Christian I recommend this.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Rossendale, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "The Pilgrim's Progress"

    Well what is there to say about this timeless classic that hasn't already been said?

    It is an excellent story especially when one considers how the story was written, that is by a man imprisoned for his faith. Imprisoned because his expression of his Christian faith was opposed by the established church of his day.

    Four hundred years forwards and in many countries people are still suffering for following Jesus as the Holy Spirit leads.

    The Pilgrim's Progress is as relevant today as when first written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
    10/21/12
    Overall
    "Well read"

    I initially bought the paperback of this book, but never got round to reading it, and I'm glad in the end I listened to it, as the archaic language would probably have made me put it down. I enjoyed the tale, and although it is not perhaps deep in literary technique, character development, etc that we generally expect from books, I would recommend it to any Christian who will understand the allegory and analogy from the Bible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.