Along the way, Christian encounters both worthy companions and dreadful adversaries. I have not only recently read, but also studied, Part I of L. I have also done a college level research paper on Pilgrim's Progress. Not only does Hazelbaker make Pilgrim's Progress reader-friendly, he includes Bunyan's annotations in the text, as well as many annotations of his own. The annotations help the reader to experience more than a pilgrimage with Christian to Celestial City, but an in-depth Bible study as well. Other features the book includes are a brief description of Bunyan's life, a comparison outline of events in Parts I and II, and an index.
Access to Bunyan's scripture references gives the serious reader the opportunity to better his or her understanding of Bunyan's work while Hazelbaker's references and annotations also compliment the text. Hazelbaker, for example, elaborates on the importance of the seal that a Shining One an angel places upon Christian's forehead and on the Document given to him.
Hazelbaker also offers his audience a clear and detailed understanding of the "Family" that resides in the palace called Beautiful. The reader will appreciate Hazelbaker's explanation of Bunyan's reference to "the goods of Rome" at Vanity Fair and why it would have been significant to the first readers of The Pilgrim's Progress. Hazelbaker also takes the time to explain to the reader why he uses the word "coat" for "bosom. In studying Hazelbaker's translation I referred to an early edition of Bunyan's several times. Each time I found Hazelbaker's translation true to Bunyan. Hazelbaker has made special effort to maintain the characteristic qualities and message of Bunyan's original work.
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Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. There was one second chunk of silence near the end of Christian's story. 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. 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!! 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.
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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. I enjoyed this book and recommend it. The updated English is easier to understand. What did you like best about Pilgrim's Progress? What did you like least? I like the story Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mark Christensen?
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No complaints. Was Pilgrim's Progress worth the listening time? 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. Classic updated for modern English speakers and expanded with following book that adds additional truths.
This is a book I will listen to again and again. Artfully presented and read. 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. 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.
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. It was for me, but not the narration. Would you ever listen to anything by John Bunyan again? Yes, but not with this narrator.
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How did the narrator detract from the book? Try reading it in English! What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? 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. By: John Bunyan. Narrated by: Mark Christensen.
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