I would try another book
James Earl Jones was great in the movie Star Wars. But personally to listen to him read was a little hard on the ears. I had to turn it off the KIndle and return a little later.
Denzel as Jesus and Halle Berry as Mary for starters
Keep up the good work with the audible books!
Both audible and print versions have their respective appeal. I have both. There are times when it's not possible to read - walking and public transport then I revert to audible so as not to waste any time. Both versions compliment each other.
It's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the TRUTH. It reveals life in its raw state with no hidden agendas.
There are many people named by name, but only one character - Jesus Christ.
While I refuse to rate God's Word and James Earl Jones poorly, the distracting and annoying music ruined this reading for me. At times, Mr. Jones' resonant voice was completely muffled by the background music. I wish I had listened to the sample before purchasing...wouldn't have bought it.
Jones is so good he makes even
He adds a depth of feeling a good actor can bring to the words.
The Bible is actually my favorite book. I purchased this to be able to listen to it on a driving trip.
I was shocked and very disappointed to discover that the editors felt it necessary to impose background music to the ENTIRE reading of the New Testament. (As if the Bible requires accompaniment to make it interesting?) The constant undertone of piano music is very distracting and makes it too difficult to concentrate on The Word that is being read. I would not have purchased this recording if I had known, but I did not see any way of sampling the recording before I purchased it. I didn't get beyond the book of Matthew, and I will probably never listen to it again.
no, not time well spent. Didnt even finish it.
w/o JEJ yes.
Was a flat waste of my hard earned money. Other productions on the market are much better.
the music is aweful, very dated, wish they would turn it off and let JEJ speak, i was excited to purchase this but couldn't get past the 1st verse
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.