I do not know of a single narrator I enjoy more than Max Mclean. The scripture comes alive with his narration. Once I got this version I rarely listen to any other narrator. Mr. McLean makes the word come alive.
Excellent reading of the Bible ESV!
I have listened to the entire New Testament this week, which definitely would not have happened if I did not have the audio version of the Bible. Thank you!
The ambient music in the background adds quite a bit to the listening experience. The only way I can think to describe it is "easy on the ears". :)
It would be helpful if the chapters were named with the books of the bible. The way they are listed now are "Chapter 1" versus "Genesis". If you want to skip ahead and listen to a different section it is difficult to find it.
Provide a voice-only version. It is worth 5 stars.
The ESV is an excellent version.
Excellent emotion without being too much or fake, very well done. His voice is easy to listen to. Hey, McLean doesn't need any help from sounds. He's plenty professional to present the book by himself. Sounds distract from the full enjoyment of HIS reading. With a voice only version, people can then supply their own sounds if they want from their own sound library, traffic noise, or barking dogs.
I was pleased and enjoyed hearing the Psalms.
Please offer this same book without the sounds. Thank you.
Only if problem identified below is resolved.
It's the Bible!
all of the emotions
Item downloads in 37 separate parts without any info to identify which biblical books each part contains. This makes navigation very cumbersome. Info display should show contents of each part and contents should be pre-bookmarked by book title and chapters.
McLean's narration is super quality and passionate.
It's the word of God. ESV is the clearest translation in my opinion.
A slower contemplative and thoughtful expression of want we may ignore in a quick read. He practically preaches the words of scripture.
Hmm, a dramatic retelling would be terrific.
I wish I could download as a full file with chapters. :(
Yes. It is one more way to keep God's Word with me wherever I go.
Pronunciation of names and places.
I really enjoyed listening to the Bible, and I look forward to continuing to do so for a long time. There are only two drawbacks I could see, neither of which will keep me from listening. The first is the cadence of Max's speaking. It often reminds me of the common caricature of William Shatner playing Captain Kirk on Star Trek. There...are times when...thepausesbetween...words...seem to be...a bit unnatural. There is also the way Max says the word "said". The other item is that I have not been able to figure out a way to just play the whole thing instead of having to go back to the library every so often to pull up the next section, so I assume the functionality is not there. As I said, neither of these will keep me from listening, but wanted to mention them.
Divide the audio bible by books, chapters and verses, just like the bible. No, it only came with chapters that had nothing to do with the book. How lame!
Fix this! The bible is unlike any book you'll read. We need to fix this!