Ever since he became a Christian at the age of forty, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor.
Volume 2 of the NIV Audio Bible includes the Prophets, Gospels, Acts and Letters, covering the books of Isaiah to Revelation.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying index to books and chapters will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
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"Great reading - and an index!"
I have a couple of other Audible Bibles and this is by far the best. David Suchet is a great reader. In addition, there is no background music, which is a surprisingly big bonus. When listening to the Bible with music in the background, it quickly feels very repetitive. Probably the best bit of this audio Bible is that the chapters match the chapters in the books and there is an index document provided. In the past, I have spent ages trying to find a particular passage in other audio Bibles. Now it's easy!
David Suchet has a wonderful reading voice and the reading is unhurried and clear. You can (if you want) listen at double speed and it is still clear. Perhaps it could become soporific, but that's not always a bad thing!
If you are an Audible Member with a monthly plan and you buy using credits, make sure you buy the two half Bibles (2 credits) rather than the 8 smaller sections (8 credits).
"Access is tricky to this excellent rendition"
Life changing words
If you buy this audiobook you will be surprised to find that all the chapters on the audio are only identified by a list of chapters from 1-510. Yes, really. No mention of the individual prophets or New Testament writers.To find out where, say, you access Ezekiel 15 you have to look it up on an accompanying list sent as a pdf. Hardly handy if you are listening on a country walk! My use of this audiobook has been greatly improved by putting bookmarks at the start of each book. A time consuming effort but worth it. What a pity that the producers of this audiobook did not stop to think, or take advice, on how its listeners might wish to make use of this valuable resource. The Bible is not a book in which one begins in Genesis and keeps going. Well, not usually anyway. Quick, easy access to each individual book is vital. 'Chapter 294' is an almost worthless signifier unless you have a very mathematical brain and can work out that that is Mark 16 or you are able to carry sheets of A4 paper with you everywhere that lists the chapter numbers. Btw if you are trying to find a particular chapter and use the pdf that accompanies the audiobook, the chapters given are incorrect by one digit. If you want Revelation 1 don't go to chapter 490 as per the list: go to 489 instead. It is a petty that despite other comments similar to mine there has been no amendment or modification to the crass system that was initially put in place with this otherwise excellent work. Even with the bookmarks it is still tricky finding a specific chapter in a lengthy prophet like Isaiah. I suppose I should bookmark each of the 66 chapters individually!
David's voice is amazing, just what I hoped.
However, have still to work out how on earth I am supposed to find a given book of the Bible let alone a chapter. So disappointing. Bought it so I could listen on bus but spent all of journey trying to find which section I needed to be listening to :-(
GGod's love for mankind
Disappointment at accessibility
Please tell me how I can access this wonderful story and this wonderful voice
"Great Narration, poor editing"
David Suchet is a great narrator for the bible, and this is an excellent recording. However I am stunned that there are no bible book names used for chapter headings, only continuous numbers right the way through from Genusis to Revelation. This makes it impossible to find a particular book and chapter you would like to listen to, (unless you go through and bookmark them all yourself), in the same you you might read a paper bible. Barmy!
"So where are the Book Markers!!????"
So you hire David Suchet to read the entire Bible and he does a Magnificent job as you would expect. Then you package it all up and decide not to put in any labels on the chapter makers. This is the Bible, a collection of BOOKS and those books have Chapters and verses. now if you want to listen to lets say the book of John, you have to Guess where it is and what chapter to jump to.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, add correct labelling to the Chapter markers so they reflect the book they are jumping to.
Probably the best read Bible audio book, let down by the implementation of the editing and compilation of the audiobooks themselves.
""How do I find what I'm looking for?""
Like the many before me it's such a shame that the best book in the world, narrated so beautiful but that the book names and chapters aren't included with the price of the audiobook.
Really disappointed with that part. The reading is fabulous and beautifully clear.
"A humbling privilege to hear."
David Suchet narrates the Bible in such an inspiring and engaging manner. His voice leads you into the words so that you really want to listen to the message of the Bible. I even could engage with Revelations in a new way!
"7 months and what a wonderful book it's been"
7!months and what a wonderful living book,reading and listening at the same time NIV bible this way has to be good way to have reading plan
"Great for walking the dog!"
Good performance from David Suchet, easy listening.
Although I have needed to put in the bookmarks for the books manually, now that that is done, it is easy to navigate to chapter 1 of each book, although you could easily bookmark every 5th book.
Impossible to say, given that it is the Bible. I used to listen to the bible through my bible app but it required a data connection, so having this downloaded makes for easy listening.
No. I have been doing HTBs BIOY app, but sometimes I get behind and need to catchup, listening as I drive, run or walk the dog. Also listening and then reading through helps me to focus and reflect on what I am reading.
Great audio bible, no regrets.
"Great reading, awful organization"
Like all the other reviews say, this is a really fantastic reading of the bible, but audible have put no thought whatsoever into it's organization.
The books chapters aren't labeled, and don't even match up with bible chapters (i.e you can sometimes have the end of one book and the beginning of the next one in the same chapter).
There is a pdf which lists out the books to chapters, but it's a separate pdf and not viable on your mobile.
.... god? .... it's supposed to be his book after all
To be honest its a more or less faultless reading, great diction intonation etc
I'd fix the chapters!
it really shouldn't be hard, even if it can't go into the detail of specific verses, splitting each biblical book into a multi-part download would allow them to be sorted individually and then the chapter numbers could at least match up with the ones in the bible
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