The New International Version of the Bible is today’s most popular modern-English translation. This digital download of the NIV Audio Bible, Dramatized brings the Bible to life with this true-to-text dramatization of the Old and New Testament. The fully orchestrated background enriches the text reading and enhances the total experience. Digitally engineered from start to finish, this audio Bible delivers an inspiring and uplifting encounter with the Word of God.
©2011 Biblica/Zondervan (P)2012 Zondervan
The Bible is a well known story. What impressed me most was the dramatic narration. Voices are well chosen. Background music & sound effects are good as well.
Excellent, appropriate, dramatic
Understandably, this audio book is downloaded in several parts. It is very disappointing that you cannot tell which section you are about to hear until you start playing. Since the Bible is not just one book but a compilation of books, each section should be appropriately labelled so the listener can select which book of the Bible they want to hear. Since each section contains more than one books or a only a part of a book, the chapters should state clearly which chapter of what book is being played; for example, ' Amos chapter 2'; then when the reading moves to another book in the same section, ' Obadiah Chapter 1 etc. People do not usually read the Bible from beginning to end so it is important that the listener is able to go to a particular chapter of the particular book they want to hear. It would be great if they could go to an actual verse if this would not detract from the audio quality which is excellent. Even if the listener wanted to listen to this audio Bible from beginning to end sequentially it would be a challenge as each section has exactly the same cover. One would have to do a thorough search to find the section one was listening to before. I realize if you select list by title the different sections are listed in order but one cannot tell what books of the Bible are in each section as mentioned earlier. I certainly hope later versions of this Audio Bible will make improvements in this area. This version has the potential to be an excellent audio book.
I like the narration but the books I want to listen to are hard to find. I would be nice or even necessary to label so you can find each book easier.
no. both handle different applications. This is a silly question!
A provided PDF clearly maps each book of the Bible to the corresponding Audible audiobook 'Part' so browsing to a specific book of the Bible is manageable. Glad to see this is handled; first NIV version I've seen to handle the Audible 'Parts' separation issues.
It really would be helpful to have a better way to search for what you are looking for. I don't know how you would do it, but it would have been nice. Still, this audio book is highly recommended.
The Holy Bible doesn't need its own ratings or reviews. However this version of it does. It is well narated and remains a wonderful story. Still there is so much of it that you can only download a section at a time and it doesnt download easily on my device. Also, if you are looking for a particular book or reference in the Bible, you have to take your chances about which section to download to find it. It would be better if the sections were divided into the books of the Bible instead of chapters as with any other book.
At first I thought this was a little on the slow side and not like most novels that dance right along to the end. There is nondescript music in the background, which is different. After awhile the slower pace was really nice. Unlike a novel where you wonder who did it or how it will end, I pretty much know how this book starts and ends. Truly the saying about it is all about the journey is true in this case. Enjoyed just listening and letting the book unfold as opposed to sections and stories being deliverd by a Pastor or in Suday School. Really didn't realize what and how much was in there having never really sat down and read any of the books from beginning to end much less the entire bible. Thought this was a great experience.
You don't even have to get past the first chapter of Genesis to realize these are not the words of the NIV... What is up with that Zondervan? You don't have to change the words to dramatize it... But they changed the words that are not even dramatized...
I love Christian fiction and cozy mysteries. I'm blind now, so I listen to all my books.
Definitely. By listening I'm picking up even more than by reading.
The narrator did an excellent job. I listen to this for hours at a time and never lose focus or interest.
In today's media frenzied world it becomes harder for people to sit down and read the bible at times. This audio book is not only convenient, but the dramatized version here makes it truly come to life! From hearing the noises of the birds during Noah's story to the portrayal of God's voice... Truly immersing.
I haven't yet finished even half of it yet, but I'm very well working on getting there! So far I'd have to say the part between God, Adam, and Eve was a highlight--The books of John and part of Revelation up to where I've left off.
When God took Enoch and Elijah up to Heaven without letting them suffer longer from the earth nor feel the pain of death.
I was overjoyed with tears to not only know these words true, but to hear them so vividly brought to life. It truly holds a strong impact to those who may have the joy of hearing it.
This book is too hard to navigate. It downloads into many different sections, but there isn't a way to tell the sections apart from each other making it tedious to find different chapters of the bible. Very unhappy. I am considering getting a trade in for a different bible version.
I can't navigate the book.
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