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!
I prefer the English Standard Version over other English translations of the Bible. When I was looking for an audiobook of the Bible, this was an easy choice for me. This audiobook is over 75 hours as read by Max McLean and it includes peaceful background music, not unlike the sounds one might use if doing relaxation training. I Quite enjoy it.
Unfortunately, there are several "hiccups" to this audio book. First, it seems to me that the microphone used to record the audio may not have been radio broadcast quality or else the sound file was saved using a lower audio setting. When listening to the narration using my Bose headphone, the voice recording sounds tinny to me. This is a minor annoyance and after a few minutes of listening, I don't seem to notice it. The second issue is far more problematic. Within the Audible app, the Bible is divided into 37 Parts. No label is given to each of the parts other than "Part 1" or "Part 37". Thus, if one is wanting to hear the Gospel of Mark, for example, it may require quite some time to find the specific part and then the specific location within the part. It would have been much better to divide the Bible into 66 different parts--one for each book and to label each part the name of the book. Within iTunes, the audiobook is divided differently. Under audiobooks and then chapters, they have divided the Bible into 1117 chapters. These are labeled "Chapter 1", "Chapter 2", "Chapter 1117". Again, this makes it quite cumbersome to find and locate a specific book.
If one wants to hear the Bible cover to cover as one would read a novel, this audiobook is ideal. If one is wanting to read specific books without beginning with Genesis, this may prove quite the challenge.
I hesitated to buy this book because of the reviews regarding how the Bible was broken down at unusual points. I was pleasantly surprised to find I could download a book at a time to my Droid. Max McLean's voice holds my attention like no other. Love it!
@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.