The Pilgrim's Progress (version 3)

John BUNYAN (1628 - 1688)

Probably the most famous allegory ever written of the Christian life, The Pilgrim's Progress follows the journey of Christian from his first encounter with the Evangelist, through his trials and doubts and as he meets various people who help and hinder him in his journey towards the Celestial City to meet his King. Part 2 follows the journey of Christian's wife and sons as they follow him along the same path past the Slough of Despond, the Castle Despair and Vanity Fair.

This version was edited in 1909 by the Rev. Jesse Lyman Hurlbut to update some of the more archaic language and streamline the theological arguments to make them more accessible to lay readers. His aim was "not to re-write the Pilgrim's Progress, for that would destroy its greatest charm, but to change the words here and there to simpler ones... to make it plain and interesting". Dramatized with voices to distinguish the main characters, we hope to make this classic accessible to people of all ages. (Summary by Beth Thomas )

Cast list:
Narrator: Bob Neufeld
Christian: Beth Thomas
Christiana: Amanda Friday
Mercy: WoollyBee
Faithful: gloriousjob
Hopeful: Levi Throckmorton
Great-Heart: Ben Lindsey-Clark
Valiant-for-Truth: Shakira Searle
Additional voices by: Alan Mapstone, Algy Pug, Allie Christy, Betsy Cooley, Gideon Snow, Bria Snow, Chuck Williamson, EstherbenSimonides, Etel Buss, Fiddlesticks, Frances Brown, Dave Harrell, Mary J., indiascaarlett, MaryAnne, Ivory Ballard, Ron Altman, Kristin Gjerlow, Lydia , K.Hand, Kimberly Krause, E. Snow, Rosslyn Carlyle, Piper Reed, Vanessa Cooley, Todd Jenken, TriciaG and Teresa Bauman.
Edited by: Kimberly Krause and Bria Snow

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Christian Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Dramatis Personae Group 00:09:42
Play 01 Part 1, Chapter 1 00:31:08
Play 02 Part 1, Chapter 2 00:25:35
Play 03 Part 1, Chapter 3 00:36:46
Play 04 Part 1, Chapter 4 00:22:07
Play 05 Part 1, Chapter 5 00:35:18
Play 06 Part 1, Chapter 6 00:25:22
Play 07 Part 1, Chapter 7 00:35:51
Play 08 Part 1, Chapter 8 00:10:06
Play 09 Part 1, Chapter 9 00:34:34
Play 10 Part 1, Chapter 10 00:06:27
Play 11 Part 1, Chapter 11 00:20:12
Play 12 Part 2, Chapter 1 - Courteous Companions 00:25:28
Play 13 Part 2, Chapter 2 - The Wicket Gate 00:25:07
Play 14 Part 2, Chapter 3 - The Interpreter's House 00:24:36
Play 15 Part 2, Chapter 4 - The Cross and the Consequences 00:18:41
Play 16 Part 2, Chapter 5 - The Palace Beautiful 00:29:53
Play 17 Part 2, Chapter 6 - The Valley of Humiliation 00:49:39
Play 18 Part 2, Chapter 7 - Entertained by Gaius 00:43:11
Play 19 Part 2, Chapter 8 - The Delectable Mountains 00:40:01
Play 20 Part 2, Chapter 9 - The Enchanted Ground 00:18:38
Play 21 Part 2, Chapter 10 - The Pilgrims at Home 00:19:37