Are you kidding me? Listening to Mr. Jones read the Bible is like listening to God speak the words.
The Best ever. Thank you.
KJ version of the New Testiment The Bible
Yes!!!!!!!!!! Pay the Man the Million Dollars to read the old testiment. I mean come on! Why squabble over it?
I can honestly say that this is a good read. I don't know if the other people who complained about the music in the background are actually in the will of God or not, but the music is a good fit for the read. It provides the word of God and also a relaxing melody that soothes the soul. The carnal mind can't understand the things of the spirit for they are foolish unto him. This read nor the bible is not for the carnal minded. If people are more concerned about the music in the background rather then the word that is being read, they need to pray to the Lord to be more focused. This is a 100% good read. May Jesus bless all of you.
I love James Earl Jones. The man has an amazing voice. I also love listening to him read scripture as it is very soothing. As someone who knows the King James Bible, I did hear some uncorrected errors.
I agree with the others that the music on this recording makes it unlistenable. That's the sole basis for my 1-star rating.
However, the KJV is hopelessly outdated and based on some of the worst manuscripts now known to modern scholars. I bought this (my 2nd or 3rd audio version of the KJV; I have 4) because there was no NRSV available at the time and I was on a quest for a listenable New Testament in any translation.
There is now a highly listenable version of the NRSV New Testament available by Oasis Audio and I highly recommend that.
The narration is very well done, but there are several verses omitted (just skipped over) and is not entirely KJV. Very disappointed. I really like the way Mr. Jones reads the Bible, the music is beautiful but I am KJV all the way and would not have brought if I would have known.
I am pleased with this audio book read by James Earl Jones. The music seems to tame the beast within us, that we may hear what God has for us. I would also suggest a little prayer for God's anointing and understanding (you can't go wrong here) and things will flow like magic in your mind. I've found this to be very restful before bed time, and awsome dreams!
WITHOUT A DOUBT THIS IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER HEARD,MR.JONES IS AT HIS BEST,AND THE MUSIC THAT GOES ALONE WITH IT IS FANTASTIC,MAKES THE BIBLE A LOT EASIER TO LISTEN TO.
I WOULD RECOMEND THIS TO ANYONE .
This is a wonderful recording. Please ignore other reviewers' critical comments about the background music. Rather, remember the scriptural admonition in Ephesians 5:19 "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord". Put on your earphones and listen to this while you fall asleep at night.