I listened to a number of samples before settling on this audio bible. With the amount of options available it was hard to pick the right one. I picked this one because it had no background music which I found distracting. Also, it's not a dramatization, while it has a number of different narrators each one reads a different gospel. Which is a really nice touch; I didn't want the bible to sound like a radio play.
It's fairly easy to find the the chapters you are looking for if you download the PDF. If you are useing the audible app on your phone carry the PFD with you to. I've read other reviews that complain about this. There's no problem if you are prepared for it.
As to the story, I'm gonna have to say its the best one I've ever heard!
If you have a problem understanding english accents you should try another one That being said the narrator does a great job.
I'm glad that audible is now selling audio bibles by the chapter.
Honestly, I was leary of getting a contemporary version of the Bible, but when my pastor recommended The Message I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. Eugene Peterson does a great job of interpertating the Bible in a modern vernacular eith out "jazzin' up scripture" which was what I was worried about.
Its too bad the entire Message Bible isn't available on audible.
This is the second audiobook version of the TTC I have (the first being S. Mitchell's), and although I first hesitated to get a second version of something I already had, I am glad I did.
The translation is quite interesting and although similar to Mitchell's, it is different enough to be fresh and provoke new thoughts.
The reading style is a bit more stoic and scholarly, and again I think this provides a nice contrast to the Mitchell version. I thought the reader did a wonderful job, and had no problems listening on earbuds or speakers. It is a bit more "brisk" than the Mitchell version.
There is also an interesting commentary at the end, well-worth a listen in its own right.
I've mentioned this on some other reviews, but I wish the audiobook chapters matched up with the book chapters. I guess that's not a concern or something, but it bothers me just a bit. It makes jumping to desired parts of the book almost impossible. I suppose the extra effort of manually "chaptering" a reading is not seen as being an important goal?
Overall: a great translation and recording!