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Publisher's Summary

Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you'll begin to identify today's many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he's a true follower of Christ when he's really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you.

©2014 Life Sentence Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Life Sentence Publishing, Inc.

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Distracting

Following the storyline was difficult with every scripture reference quoted in full and inserted was as a distracting interruption into the narrative.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Annoying

Trying to follow the story line is useless! We have read other versions of Pilgrims Progress several times and never had to endure having every scripture reference quoted in full inserted as an interruption into the narrative. Sometimes more than once per sentence! The whole story is impossible to enjoy. I am removing it from my library, sorry I bought it.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Glitchy

I do not wish to rate the story as such as it needs nothing from me and I could add nothing to its understanding after a few hundred years of comment.

I do not want my comments of the performance to be a reflection on Mr. Christensen. His portion was done quite well. Rather I have a couple technical complaints.

1) Often voices/effects would be heard out of place in the story. There was one 5-10 second chunk of silence near the end of Christian's story.
2) The voice effects for the villains was not bad but the sound level of the voice fell below the effect necessitating playing with the volume knob.
3) Always, always check to make sure music does not mask the narration.
4) This version includes the scripture references, which is great when you are reading (I got the matched kindle/audible set) but during an audio presentation it tends to disrupt the flow. I find this a common problem with Christian books. Listening, enjoying, learning, then an interruption for what are basically parenthetical comments. If I'm listening I'm generally not in a position to look up references, make note of them or do anything with them.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Not the story I remembered.

Jumped into scripture quotes so much I had a very hard time keeping up with the plot line! It's like a very very long sermon. Wouldn't recommend this rewrite but the voice actors were great!!

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Not the best version for an audio book

Pilgrims Progress is a wonderful book filled with allegories for the Christian journey. However, this particular version includes full scripture for said allegories. If a person was reading the book, it wouldn't be a big deal. However, because this is an audio book, the story is interrupted every few words to input scripture. For example (and I am just making up this quote) " Evangelist said 'You must flee" Scripture: (full scripture is read) 'Keep running and don't look back' Scripture (full scripture is read). The narrator always introduces the scripture by saying "Scripture". This happens about every sentence, sometimes occurring multiple times within a single sentence. This makes it impossible for the listener to follow the story, because there isn't enough uninterrupted dialog to focus on. My suggestion would be to read the book, or find another audible version that allows the story to flow.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Classic updated and expanded with following book.

Classic updated for modern English speakers and expanded with following book that adds additional truths.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great revision

I enjoyed this book and recommend it. The updated English is easier to understand.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Constant interruptions

What did you like best about Pilgrim's Progress? What did you like least?

I like the story... so far.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mark Christensen?

No complaints

Was Pilgrim's Progress worth the listening time?

NO!

Any additional comments?

The problem with this book is that when there is a Scripture reference, It is read into the story. Although I am glad there are scripture references, there are A LOT of them and it interrupts the story. Very hard for me to listen to when there are so many interruptions. The story is constantly broken up.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Probably a better read then listen

I found the frequent scripture reference although good for source distributed the flow of the story and the second half of the book was in many ways was repetitive of the first half.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Stop with the accents

Timeless classic, but the performance was horrible. You have one guy trying to do 10 different accents it sounds terrible.

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  • Susan Morgan
  • 03-29-17

Terrible American accented narration!

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

It was for me, but not the narration

Would you ever listen to anything by John Bunyan again?

Yes, but not with this narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Try reading it in English!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

All

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Ed @ Amazon
  • 10-10-16

Easy to underdtand but...

This is a modern English version of The Pilgrim`s Progress which I have been waiting to become available in audio. Unfortunately, in this audio edition the text of Scripture references are also read along the reading the text of the book. This is quite distracting and interrupts the narration of the story, especially so in the case when the Scripture being read is a bit long. Other than that this modern version is what I want to listen to as it is very clear and easy to understand.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Delana Ro
  • 08-22-17

Now Enjoyable

So unlike the version we were forced to read at school. This is an enjoyable story now and it is very easy to see the underlying nature of Bunyan's tale.
Make sure you give this to your children so that they understand the story before they meet it in English Literature lessons. They will appreciate your help and support.

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  • Paul A. Adams
  • 01-31-18

Wow! More enjoyable than expected

More enjoyable and thought provoking than I ever expected.
Oh to live in a world where your name defines your character. But also to know your character is only part of the way God accesses you.
So well constructed and referenced story line.