I really enjoyed experiencing the bible this way! It brought me a better picture and perspective on many of the stories that can be harder to get though. I wish it was broken up a bit better but other than that one of the best purchases I have ever made! Thank you for providing this! Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God, so this works for me in more way than just one!
By far the best dramatized audio bible released in recent years. Unfortunately the sound quality on audible pales in comparison to the actual disks.
One thing I was really dissapointed in was the Psalms. The presentation of the Psalms in this recording is far too dark and serrious, making even psalms of praise and joy leave the listener with a disturbing impression. I'm not sure if it's available on audible, but the Faith Comes by Hearing dramatized NIV presentation of the psalms is much better, providing a full range of emotions rather than the somewhat self righteous and vindictive undertones prevalent throughout this presentation. Outside of the Psalms, I loved almost everything else.
This is an incredible deal, one credit for a few thousand pages worth of inspiration. The background music does get old after 90 hours but I do think it enhances the experience overall. Some would complain about the translation NKJV vs KJV vs NIV VS NLT etc. but just face it, no translation is perfect, even the originals aren't perfect, there are minor differences among the thousands of Greek and Hebrew manuscripts we translate from. The NKJV keeps the grace of the KJV while making the language more accessible to the modern listener, thus it was a good choice for this recording.
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
Yes, It brings the bible to life
All characters come to life thanks to great narration. Don't really have a favorite character.
Anytime when the truth speaks to me
I agree with others that the formatting is very awkward in this rendition. The reading performances are mostly very good, and there are minimal distracting background sounds and music. (If you just want a pure Bible reading with no "dramatic" presentation, this is not the book for you. Still, this version does a nice job of not overly dramatizing.) The big critique of this version is that the formatting makes it virtually impossible to make content selection. It downloads in 17 parts, and you have no idea how the 66 books of the Bible are distributed among these parts. I had to bump around through several parts to try to find where the Old Testament ends and the New Testament begins. Within each part, the "chapters" breakdown into the actual chapters of each book of the Bible, hence countless chapters per part. If you click on a particular chapter, you have no idea what book you are in (unless you happen to luck upon the start of a new book, which is announced at the beginning of the chapter). Having read (and listened to) the Bible several times, I can more or less figure out what book I'm in, but anyone who hasn't spent a LOT of time in the Bible would be completely lost unless listening "cover to cover." Finally, there is awkward and excessive silence between each of the many chapters, making the flow quite disjointed. These are all unfortunate oversights and/or flaws, since this book would be pretty amazing were it more user-friendly (hence my overall rating of 4 despite these serious formatting problems).
Still, it is the Bible, and for those like me who enjoy it in almost any form, it is worth the download, since it is a somewhat more "entertaining" presentation.
First of all, New King James is a great version of Bible. (Probably the Best) As you probably all know, it's the most similar to original vesion than any other English version. Second of all, the narration, the sound effects are just splendid, flawless. It has the WHOLE Bible in it. You can carry the whole Bible in your ipod.
There is absolutely no way to pick up where one left off in iTunes or on my iPod. If I stop to go home from work, or if I turn it off to go to sleep, I have to start all over from the beginning, or write the timestamp down and hope I keep the paper somewhere where I can get to it in the next place and time I wish to listen again.
If I have all the time in the world to listen to it in its entirety. There's not markers or bookmarks.
1 CREDIT , I'M SORRY FOR YELLING BUT ,, 1 CREDIT ,,, WOW , WOW , WOW , ITS A PORTAL TO THE REALM ALL DESIRE DEEP IN THEIR HEART , LOVE , GOD IS LOVE , AND HIS WORD COMES FROM THAT . thanks audible.com , The special effects take you right into the book , But It's up to your heart to let the book take you to the author.
Very frustrating...... I can't locate my place again and not sure how to resolve this problem.
LOVE the narrators, they bring me into the story.
Help!!!! I wan't to start where I left off.
Biggest complaint: Jesus. Understand that being the narrator for Jesus is a tall order for anyone, that said, I found the performance to be forced, slightly whiny, and unappealing.
Biggest compliment: The voice of Job was outstanding.