Ever since he became a Christian at the age of 40, 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.
The NIV Audio Bible is also available as an app. The app contains the full text of the New International Version (British Text), so you can easily navigate the audio or read and listen at the same time.
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Many narrators seem to believe that much of the bible should be read in an angry tone (which never seemed right to me). David Suchet has a much gentler, more balanced tone (Chrislike I guess). I listen to audio versions of the Bible on almost a daily basis. Going forward this will be my 'go to' version. Driving home tonight listening to an older narration of the Bible (after years of listening to that version) I had a strong urge to find a better version. I find it very interesting that David Suchet's version was released just 7 days ago. I definitely consider that 'urge' to be the leading of God.
This is a very good recording/performance, but it needs a proper table of contents with the ability to navigate from the ToC.
First of all, I'm very glad to have the NIV version of the Bible without music or dramatic readings(though nothing wrong with them) But it seems the Bible doesn't need drama or music to highlight it(have same problem with red letter versions) But a good solid reading with perfect diction and at least some dramatic inflection seems the best reading for appreciation of the very words of the Bible. I thought Alexander Scourby's reading of the Bible would never be equalled because it never has, with many readings--until now. Suchet's reading has the right tone, perfect diction and inflection with just enough presentation to bring the words alive. At last, I think he's even better than Scourby, though similar. This is a reading to relish and hear again and again. A new summit reached!
The Bible speaks for itself, though often underread,underappreciated, and misinterpreted. If read fresh and open it will open up broad horizens of spiritual understanding and appreciation.
I liked his beautiful, well rounded, English voice and pronunciation.
There are many moments but I leave it to a listener to find their own.
David Suchet knows what he is reading. He has wisely studied and used his wonderful voice and training to give us this.
The Bible? It is living and true - applicable to all.
I will say Luke and Acts. Pay attention to how the disciples figure out who Jesus really is and how they live after his death and resurrection.
I am the Way and the Truth and the Life - Jesus
"Great recording, poor service!"
This product does not come with chapter indexing. There is over 19 hours of audio split into three parts. The quality of the recording by David Suchet is great but is let down by the poor technical side of the recording and the poor service from Audible. The chapter index pdf does exist, if you buy one of the other parts of David Suchet’s recording, but they have told me it is “impossible” for me to have it with this product.
Great product let down by something as simple as a pdf file telling you where in the recording to go to listen to the book and chapter you want.
"David Suchet's bible reading"
This is incredibly good and easy on the ear to listen to.I have never watched this man on the television or anything else he has been in although I am aware he is well known. But now I have listened to him read the bible I realise what an excellent orator he is! Well done David and thank you. I have been looking for a decent audio bible for so long. Now I have finally found it. I recommend this to all it's the best!
"This is NOT the way the Bible is used"
Anyone familiar with the Bible would know that it is not a book but a collection of books. The Bible is a library. Sadly the Audible download come in three parts with no way of selecting the individual books and chapters. This is a real shame as David Suchet does a marvelous job. I will not be purchasing the Old Testament in the Audible form and it is disappointing that Audible did not make it clear that the download differed so greatly from the CD's.
"Superbly read in beautiful english"
David Suchet brings the words of the Bible alive. His clear diction and sensitive rendering makes this the best Bible reading I've ever listened to.
"Very nice to listen to"
such a cool new way to read the bible and to understand it. I read and listen at the same time so it keeps me taking in every word instead of just skipping threw it.
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