I am not satisfied with this selection because the sound level falls after a couple of pages of Genesis and stays all the way to the 22 verse. I do not suggest this recording.
I am enjoying listening to the Bible, NIV, read by Max McLean. I'm very glad I purchased it. I have a long commute back and forth to work every day and this affords me time in God's Word that I might not otherwise get. I find listening I get as much, if not more, out of scripture because of the passive way I am receiving it. I don't have to concentrate on the written word and I don't get as distracted. The NIV is also a good version to choose b/c the language is closer to the way we speak today. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
I purchased the entire NIV Listeners Bible in 2012 and because of its length downloaded only a few books at the time. I started a new Bible Study this past summer and discovered the "Books" are no longer available. The Bible has now been broken down into "parts." It is a rare person who would pick up the Bible and read straight through. The ability to use "Books" as reference is key to using the Bible. I cannot use this version. It may be 75 hours long, but I have no idea which part or which hour I need to watch to read Lamentations or Conrinthians or Job or Psalms or any other particular Book. It is useless.
I loved The Listeners Bible NIV. It's the audible formatting that failed.
Max McLean's narration is very, very good. I have listened to various narrators, and I don't tire of or get distracted by Mac McLean's narration - top notch.
Excellent, top notch narration.
Audible's file format is simply not friendly for something like a bible. The bible is a collection of books, but audible provides you with 1 audiobook file. In iTunes on my Mac, I have a generic "Chapters" menu to pick the chapter from - any chapter from "Chapter 1" to "Chapter 1189" - wowzers, how on earth do I figure that out? I can perhaps figure out Genesis and Revelation, but that's about it for me! Terrible Audible, just Terrible. On my iPhone, I get book titles as "chapter names", that's helpful, BUT it is sorted alphabetically, with numeric chapters (e.g. 1 Kings) being at the end, and the first one being ACTS. This makes it hard to navigate to what I want to listen to.
Audible/Amazon - please take note: I don't believe most folks will listen to audio bibles or reference materials from start to finish, or from A to Z, or from 1 to... well you get the point. Please provide SEPARATE files for separate books. So for example "Genesis" should be it's own file. Additionally, these books should be sequenced correctly, so for example perhaps you use the Disc # meta data to specify the sequence. Further to that, each book should then have Chapters within the book, so that a person could easily and accurately navigate to the *book* of Psalms, chapter 117 without taking wild guesses as to where in a 70+hr audio file that might be.
In the past, audible provided me with separate "parts" - while that wasn't ideal, it let me create my own playlist with smaller groupings (e.g. "Hosea - Amos") - now I can't even do that any more. Perhaps I'll have to remove the DRM, split out the chapters, and re-combine my own audiobook... btw folks, I've successfully used iMovie 9 to convert iTunes DRM protected bibles so I can fix them for my own listening (had to do this for the Max McLean ESV version recently, which I bought through iTunes and which is published by Audible if I remember correctly). What a hassle though.
Love the narration though, and I love being a able to listen to the bible in when going to sleep or doing mundane chores that are quiet enough, etc.
I enjoy all the books in the Bible, in fact while driving from home to office I listen to it. It helps me complete the Bible in one year- a goal I've never completed until I bought this. But where is the book of Ephesians?
There are at least six of the books in the old testaments are mistitled - the title of the audio book does not match what's in the content, in order words, i have at least 6 duplicate books and am missing 6 books. I haven't check all the titles so I don't know how many in total I'm missing in this purchase. The reading is ok, hence 2 stars
It's not bad , I like his voice . Max McLean is Great at what he does , Just when your about to daydream he gets almost emotional and grabs you back into the bible. A truly dramatic reader.
(but the books are not in order) so 3 stars not 4
Max McLean does an outstanding job of narrating the entire Bible. His talent as a storyteller is apparent as I find myself drawn in and really listening to the stories of the Bible as tells them. Mr. McLean does not waiver in his apparent dedication to present every word, chapter after chapter, with equal importance. I am grateful for this high quality presentation of the Bible. It has given me greater understanding and has brought a new and welcomed dimension to studying God's Word.
The Bible is Awesome. The speaker has a great voice and the back ground music was very peaceful. But care must be taken when you record it. But it is not the recording that had the problem. It was the setting of the final time marker. Because in many of the Books the ENDING TIME was wrong. Because when I went to burn these Audio Files to CD the last chapters got chopped off. Also, not much thought was placed in the timing method for burning the BIBLE to CD's. I really don't like splitting a chapter between one CD and the next. Sometimes CD's were cut between words. I really feel here is a case where the AUDIO BOOKS should allow the customers the flexibility to be able to choice spread of how they want to distribute the chapters on their CD's. I would rather have three 60 minute CD's then two full 80 minute CD's and one CD that has 10 minutes. Again I must stress the importance of chopped-off chapters at the end of most of the the books when burning them to CD's. Your end-time markers were off by 10 to 90 seconds in some cases. The worse case was the book of Psalms. For example it left off half of Psalm 149 and all of Psalm 150. Yes, when you played it in ITUNES it plays it in full, but runs a full 90 seconds longer then end time. This is probably where the bug is. I bet the burning queue is stopped by the end time marker. Imagine reading a book and missing out on the last few pages...likewise a meaning of a message can be lost in the Bible when truncated.
Well to me the HOLY BIBLE is VERY IMPORTANT.
I just desire to make your product better and more user friendly for all your customers.
It is not that hard of a mathematics or to create a program using a Java Scripts or C plus Scripts.
Number of Chapters and Number of minutes each Chapters has Spread those evenly in set of CD's. If a chapter is extremely long have the Vocalist call it Chapter #-part1 and Chapter #-part2 (by splitting the number of pages in that chapter in half).
Why did they arrange the books in alphabetical order? I want to listen to this in the car. I can't be fiddling with my ipod. Very disappointed and frustrated.