I would listen again and again...the accounts come alive with words, expressions and sounds of the surroundings that transport the listener to the time and place. The events are memorable and lasting and the context is more clearly understood listening as the events unfold in the Gospels.
At the top-it is a true performance!
The actors really bring the story to life.
That would have to be the main character Jesus but Peter was great too!
It's not possible to absorb it all in one sitting. It needs to be savored slowly and with lots of self-reflection.
If the audio had normal quality (like 320 kbps not 65 kbps...yeah this is the highest quality possible), I would have fully enjoyed this book. But with such a low bitrate I'm not exaggerating to say that this was a complete waste of credit and time.
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH I HAD TO WRITE IN ALL CAPS... IF YOUR THINKING ABOUT GETTING THIS, TRUST ME, IT WILL BLESS YOU BEYOND RECOGNICENCE!!! YOU WON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HIT YOU WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THIS! THE HOLY TRINITY IS ALL UP AND THROUGH THIS EXPERIENCE!!! LET NO ONE AND NOTHING STOP YOU FROM RECEIVING THIS AS A BLESSING!!! I'M UTTERLY IN LOVE... I HAD BEEN PLANNING ON ATTAINING THIS PIECE OF LOVE FROM GOD FOR A WHILE, AND NOW THAT I FINALLY HAVE IT... I'M ABOUT TO CRACK IT BACK OPEN AND CONTINUE MY JOURNEY... SO LET THE TRINITY START YOU ON YOURS... DON'T WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO TELL YOU THAT IT'S GOOD... GET IT AND KNOW THAT IT IS TRULY AN EXPERIENCE TO HAVE!!! A FRIEND MR. RUBBER DUCKY A.K.A. SHANNON SAID TO THE CONGREGATION THAT THE LORD HAD REVEALED TO HIM THE ACRONYM OF THE B.I.B.L.E.- BASIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH!!! HOW GREAT IS THAT!?!?! SERIOUSLY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BLESS YOU GENERATIONALLY... JUST PASS THE WORD DOWN LIKE THE LORD, JESUS, WANTS YOU TOO, AND BE BLESSED!!! NO GREATER FEELING THAN THE LOVE OF JESUS!!! NOW GET THIS PIECE OF LOVE, SO YOU CAN HAVE SOME PEACE IN YOUR LIFE, AND SO YOU MAY FEEL LIKE I FEEL RIGHT NOW WRITING TO YOU... COME ON AND BLESS YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is great to hear the Bible read by several voices (although I can't help but think about Pulp Fiction every time Samuel Jackson speaks). By having several voices read it, I don't attach a particular voice to God, I just hear the words. The overall production is good, though a bit heavy on the synthesized muzak.
The main problem is the extremely long title (for example "Inspired By...The Bible Experience: Old Testament (Unabridged) Part 12"): The NT is broken down into 3 parts and the OT into 19 with "part n" at the very end and it is not possible to shorten or otherwise change titles in Audible Player. That makes it difficult to find the part you want on your mp3 player- first you need to know which part has which books of the Bible and then you need to count or wait for the entire title to scroll across the little screen before you know which part it is.
I got this because I wanted to HEAR the spoken word of God. Now there were some solid narrators enlisted that knew the subject matter, developed an affinity for the material and delivered it to their audience. They were articulate and talented enough to pull it off whether they were believers or not. (Blair Underwood, Phillip Morris, LeVar Burton and T. D. Jakes were absolutely brilliant.) Others in main roles were miscast and their lack of diction or modulating articulation made listening to them a real challenge (Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin were the worst offenders. Love them as musicians, but they made poor narrators. Samuel L. Jackson joined them from time to time.). Overall the gospels were read quite well. When it came to the reading of the epistles, the production hit many bumps. Interrupting the flow of the narrations were songs, which were great in their own right, but in this arena, were a major distraction. I wanted to hear the word. Incidental music is fine, but wailing gospel solos or foot stomping choir renditions came out of nowhere and stayed a long time before I could continue hearing what I came to hear. It frequently broke the flow of the narrator???many times. This wasn't supposed to be a musical, but a heartfelt reading of the New Testament ... and it was for a while. If they stuck with just that idea alone (and replaced K. Franklin) this really would have been a five star production. It???s still worth a listen, but with this caveat in mind.
This Bible Experience is definitely well put together. I have purchased several versions of audio Bibles; this is by far the most lively. If you are a Bible reader or listener this is a great addition to your library.
This was a good audio bible. The dramatizations were a bit odd at times but all in all it was good for my purposes - to listen to the entire bible (new then old). The gospels were great, I have to say Romans was incredible. Then in the letters to the Corinthians, there started to be musical interludes - long ones. I don't particularly care for the style presented, so I try to skip past it but that took me 10-20 minutes past the music ending. So I started fast forwarding through - just like in the old cassette tape days. I made it halfway through Galatians before giving up. The music became more frequent and it was just too frustrating to keep fast forwarding through. If the musical sections were there own tracks (like I am told that they are on the CDs), then it would not be a show-stopper for me.
So if you like gospel music and don't mind it scattered throughout the reading of the bible, then by all means - I recommend this to you. I, however, am shopping for an alternative.
Generally speaking, this is a good Bible reading; the voice characterisations are accurate and help elucidate the text. However, in the last part, things start getting really odd. Readers change mid-book, with one voice overlapping another, and for some reason, from 2 Corinthians onward, the books are broken up by songs, which generally don't come from the text and don't add anything to it - except sheer annoyance.