@natesrandomisms Believer (27yrs), Husband (15yrs), Dad (3yrs), Son (35yrs), Broken neck survivor.
This is by far one of the best audio Bibles I have listened to.
You can understand the English that is used. Brings the story to life.
Uh, no way too long. But I didn’t listen anything else until I was finished with this title.
If you want to lear about the Bible than buy this audio book.
I was listening to the book of Leviticus and after chapter 11 I discovered that I was listening to one of the prophets. Chapter 13 was Leviticus 13. Where is chapter 12? Waste of a credit! Now I'll have to purchase this audio-Bible from another provider.
The performance is really good.
The indexing, and the lack of ability to easily go to each book is a problem.
I will agree with the description that "Max McLean brings his compelling voice and artistic narrative skills to the ESV Bible". It is the narrative sections that he does the best at, although sometimes he will emphasize pretty random words, trying to sound unnecessarily epic or something. The Epistles aren't bad, and Revelation was also pretty good. But the Old Testament prophetic sections seemed to be lacking in the proper emotion.
The background music was also pretty random, it wasn't there to enhance the mood of any specific scene, but just an occasionally shifting pad throughout. Maybe it was there to work with the soothing tones of McLean's voice to help lull one to sleep. And I do not mean that as a bad thing. I think using it to fall asleep to, is a great use for an audio Bible. When listening to it in the car, I couldn't even hear the music most of the time, but I didn't miss it.
The overly dramatic music playing constantly in the background ruined the listening experience for me. I never was able to listen to it with any pleasure.
I also didn't like that each book of the Bible ended up being a separate download. It really clutters up my library.
Time listening to the Bible is always well spent for enrichment of one's spiritual walk with Christ
The instructions for living the Christian Life.
He pronounced the words like he was some misty-eyed prophet and not like a person would talk normally. He did a very good job though in controlling his voice tone and intensity to make Paul sound like he was giving a sermon or something.
The emotional, sentimental synthesizer playing through the whole thing was kind of annoying.
This is excellent to listen to whether you are on your way to work or cleaning up at home. God's word audio version.
Yes I do not plan on removing from the kindle
Narrator have the perfect voice for bible stories. I could imagine the stories while listening.
His voice is very Deep yet Calm, I often listen while in bed, almost feels like your parent reading you a good night story :-)
Bible Story Tellings by.....
I will listen to this Bible repeatedly. It is God's word and Max MacLean brings it to life.
Max MacLean uses his amazing vocal talent to bring meaning to the text of God's word. He conveys a sense of building suspense, of awe and reverence, of being appalled and horrified. His narration engages my attention effectively and I find myself listening and thrilled for extended periods of time.
Gripping and Life-Changing
Yes, it's the word of God.
It's very difficult material. There are many difficult pronunciations. He seems to do them well. His deep voice was kind of wierd at first. I've gotten used to it, and I think it fits the material.
No, it made me think about what a Christian's proper relationship with the Old Testament should be.