The King James Version of the Holy Bible is the most influential and widely published book ever written. It has been translated into over 2,000 languages and is still the world’s best-selling book every year. After its original publication in 1611, the King James Bible quickly became the standard for English-speaking Protestants. Its flowing language and prose rhythm has had a profound influence on the literature of the past 400 years.
English speakers around the world are praising this new recording of the King James Bible by British narrator Christopher Glyn, who draws on 35 years of experience as a Christian narrator and broadcaster to bring you this expressive reading of the King James Bible, which captures the beauty and power of God’s Word in easy-to-understand language.
Public Domain (P)2012 Simon Peterson
The narrator has a great voice.
I've created an outline broken down by audio book part and chapter.
P.01 C.01 - Genesis 1-50
P.01 C.09 - Exodus 1-40
P.01 C.15 - Leviticus 1-14
P.02 C.01 - Leviticus 15-27
P.02 C.03 - Numbers 1-36
P.02 C.09 - Deuteronomy 1-34
P.02 C.14 - Book of Joshua 1-19
P.03 C.01 - Book of Joshua 20-24
P.03 C.02 - Book of Judges 1-21
P.03 C.06 - Book of Ruth 1-4
P.03 C.07 - Book of Samuel I (First Book of Kings) 1-31
P.03 C.12 - Book of Samuel II (Second Book of Kings) 1-24
P.03 C.16 - The First Book of The Kings (The Third Book of The Kings) 1-9
P.04 C.01 - The First Book of The Kings (The Third Book of The Kings) 10-22
P.04 C.04 - The Second Book of The Kings (The Fourth Book of The Kings) 1-25
P.04 C.08 - The First Book of The Chronicles 1-29
P.04 C.12 - The Second Book of The Chronicles 1-36
P.05 C.01 - Ezra 1-10
P.05 C.03 - Book of Nehemiah 1-13
P.05 C.05 - Book of Esther 1-10
P.05 C.06 - Book of Job 1-42
P.05 C.10 - Psalms 1-105
P.06 C.01 - Psalms 106-150
P.06 C.04 - Proverbs 1-31
P.06 C.07 - Ecclesiastes 1-12
P.06 C.08 - Song of Songs 1-8
P.06 C.09 - Isaiah 1-66
P.07 C.01 - Jeremiah 1-52
P.07 C.09 - Lamentations 1-5
P.07 C.10 - Ezekiel 1-42
P.08 C.01 - Ezekiel 43-48
P.08 C.02 - Book of Daniel 1-12
P.08 C.05 - Hosea 1-14
P.08 C.06 - Joel 1-3
P.08 C.07 - Amos 1-8
P.08 C.08 - Obadiah
P.08 C.09 - Jonah 1-4
P.08 C.10 - Micah 1-7
P.08 C.11 - Nahum 1-3
P.08 C.12 - Habakkuk 1-3
P.08 C.13 - Zephaniah 1-3
P.08 C.14 - Haggai 1-2
P.08 C.15 - Zechariah 1-14
P.08 C.17 - Malachi 1-4
P.08 C.18 - Matthew 1-28
P.08 C.24 - Mark 1-6
P.09 C.01 - Mark 7-16
P.09 C.03 - Luke 1-24
P.09 C.08 - John 1-21
P.09 C.12 - Acts 1-28
P.10 C.01 - Romans 1-16
P.10 C.03 - First Corinthians 1-16
P.10 C.05 - Second Corinthians 1-13
P.10 C.07 - Galatians 1-6
P.10 C.08 - Ephesians 1-6
P.10 C.09 - Philippians 1-4
P.10 C.10 - Colossians 1-4
P.10 C.11 - First Thessalonians 1-5
P.10 C.12 - Second Thessalonians 1-3
P.10 C.13 - First Timothy 1-6
P.10 C.14 - Second Timothy 1-4
P.10 C.15 - Titus 1-3
P.10 C.16 - Philemon
P.10 C.17 - Hebrews 1-13
P.10 C.19 - James 1-5
P.10 C.20 - First Peter 1-5
P.10 C.21 - Second Peter 1-3
P.10 C.22 - First John 1-5
P.10 C.23 - Second John
P.10 C.24 - Third John
P.10 C.25 - Jude
P.10 C.26 - Revelation 1-22
This is one of the best audio bibles so far, I love the KJV, and because of the "old English" and the rich content of the bible, I like to read it slowly, so my comprehension is complete.
This audio bible narrates clear and slower than other audio bibles that I've listened to, Christopher Glyns voice is a pleasure to listen to, without back ground drama sounds and music, keeps me perfectly attentive. I highly recommend this for serious bible lovers and students that don't need God's word cluttered up.
I was worried about this audio not being broken up chapter by chapter or even book by book, and in some situations it is small problem, yet, I'm finding that it is overcome by the convenience of the players and easier to handle the smaller amount of files, I don't think it is such a problem to loose a star over.
Jesus! Because He is God & loves us soooooo much that He died for us.
Can't pick out just one scene, this book is full of God's love for His creation.
This book did and does make me laugh and cry, angry and happiness, full of wisdom, drama, life, death, love, hate, sex, war, peace, joy, travel, suspense, business, mystery, crime, law etc. there is something for everyone in this collection of books
Get to know God's word for yourself, by listening to the whole bible, and don't just take other peoples word for it, I am surprised at how much new stuff I find each time I read or listen to the bible.
Christopher Glyn reads the entire Bible with just the right amount of emotion, not over the top by any means, yet with enough feeling that he helps the listener learn the meaning in the passages.
My review is not a criticism of the bible itself or Glyn's reading of it, but rather Audible's formatting. It is impossible to navigate this audiobook. It comes in 8 units each of which are about 8 and a half hours long. I don't know about anyone else, but does anyone sit down and listen to the bible from the beginning to the end? A bible reader wants to be able to flip to the relevant chapter and verse of the bible and read that part, instead of having to wade through 74 hours to get to it. If I download it into iTunes, I can't access the chapter breakdown. Audible doesn't have an audible app for use on desktop. I contacted Customer service and they were nice but couldn't even understand my query and wanted me to buy the new Fire Kindle HD8 to read this book. My husband is blind and finds it difficult to use Kindle or the audible app on the smartphone because their voiceover functionality is not good and it also changes all the time in the name of 'updates'. This is yet another thing that could be so easy, but companies make it difficult for no good reason. It makes me so angry that companies like Audible grab so much of the market share yet give so little thought to how their consumers actually use their products. You are alienating your readers, especially the blind ones.
I don't know but any audio book from any company BESIDES AUDIBLE
Well of course! I like his slightly Welsh accent
Is this question real?
Naxos Audiobooks have better readers and a better system of letting their customers download their books. It is broken down into relevant chunks (e.g. by chapter) to make the reading easier without having to use proprietary software. I love Naxos. I hate Audible.
The content is of course great but I hate that the parts are not broken up into the Bible books and labled as such. This would help a lot in move to a certain book. Also it does not need music.
Of course, the KJV Bible is awesome as always.
Good Understood the speaker.
I'm a mom of two boys, a dog, a heard of cats and a bearded dragon. i am also a wife and a business owner. Wine is my drug of choice.
The top. I read a daily bible reading. This has helped me keep on track. I have always said I would read the bible, this made it easy to keep that life goal.
Well, god of course
It helps me spiritually
I am 44 and I love to read and listen to the bible and other devotional books
Yes,I love to read the Bible but Sometimes I would rather Just relax and Listen
The king James Bible can not be compared it is the best Bible I have come across so far
Sometimes when I listen to someone else do the reading, it helps me understand whats going on, And I can sit back and put myself in that time I think its really cool.
I wish I had read this years ago. It would've saved me from so many mistakes. Better late than never.
For people unsure of whether or not they can handle 80+ hours... I had determined that I would listen to it in a month. As a dog walker, that's probably easier for me than most. Still though, you can actually listen to it at a slightly accelerated speed because Glyn is such a spectacular narrator that you don't lose articulation...
I don't want to say there are some parts that you can fast forward through, but in the Old Testament you sort of can get away with 3x speed when they're listing family trees or giving measurements of things...
But enough about the speed settings. I'm only pointing it out in case your on the fence because of the amount of time it will take to listen.
The listen is well worth the time, especially if you do it as consecutively as possible.
It's amazing that this book transcribed by so many different people never contradicts itself -- not even New Testament vs the Old. The New is basically a clarification and deepening of understanding for all set forth in the old...
If you're a devout non-believer, you should read this to at least know what it is you're being devout against. But, if you're simply a non-believer that's curious, I suggest listening, It may just change your life.
...Fear God, and give glory to him... [Revelation 14:7]
Great God's Word!
I like the way how he read it. Voice is nice. And I like that it's not too fast reading. Even though Audible allow speed changes.
I am listening to this book almost every night in bed when I go to sleep. During the first couple of weeks after purchase I played the book every night all night long. You can't finish the whole Bible in one sitting :)
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I would like to be able to go to a certain chapter and verse. I was unable to do so. Either I was not doing it the proper way or you cannot do this. If you cannot do this then I'm totally unhappy.
"Superb paced reading."
This is the third version of the KJV I now have, the Scourby was the standard reading, this has replaced it because the pace is perfect, the emphasis is, to my taste, just right finding the balance between drama and detail which is so much a matter of timing. It would be unjust not to acknowledge the Pure Voice recording as an excellent version for those who find a single narrator wearing. I don't and so find this ticks every box. Superb.
"Simple, powerful word of God."
This is a straight forward reading of Scripture. The power is not in shallow dramatics but in the truth. The reading is clear so listening is easy. The reading is also with understanding. Excellent.
I’ve had the Scourby reading for many years, and since the KJV has been my principal English version, it’s been on heavy-duty rotation. When I purchased the Lutheran Study Bible by Concordia Publishing House, which uses the ESV, I was out shopping for another audiobook to compliment it. I listened to the Max McLean version available here on Audible, encouraged by the high 4.7 rating. Not even getting to the end of Genesis, I found that his reading felt rushed, and to top it off, I don’t think the audio quality of the recording itself was up to snuff. Once I had started thinking about this while listening, I knew it our relationship was beyond repair. One isn’t supposed to pay attention to stuff like this after pressing ”play”.
So I was back looking for an audiobook of the Bible, and the high rating of this version caught my attention, and after sampling it, I was sold. So was the audiobook. And reading through the reviews here I can only join to rather harmonious choir singing the production’s praises. The recording itself is of high quality, and Glyn’s reading is, well, perfect. Considering that one has to listen to a voice for over 80 hours if listening from start to finish, Glyn is so pleasurable that I’d switch that verb from ”has to” to ”gets to”. (Do it mid-sentence, I dare you, and it’ll make for some James Joyce-worthy brainwork.) His voice and diction are clear and pleasing to the ear, and his sense of pace as well as rhythm is second to none, whatever the category of audiobooks. There’s no pomp and circumstance these productions often have that makes my toes curl.
Not only this, he succeeds in bringing out different voices without overdoing it. There’s deep emotion in the Bible, vociferous and unrelenting, and Glyn’s reading captures it. I think this will become my go-to audio Bible, if it isn’t already — it’s that good.
"Audio king James bible."
Beautiful to llston.. Also comforting.. Draw you closer to God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit... The three in one... God bless those who worked effortlessly to bring the feature into bien... Not forgetting the publisher and the narrator who reads it so harmonically..
Many thanks in Jesus name!!! x
"Excellent audio bible"
I am reading the bible for the first time, have never read it before and this book is narrated beautifully. I am going to enjoy this for a long time. Devout and newbie like me I am sure will enjoy :-)
"A brilliant listen."
This a brilliant book. If you are not religious or even if you are, you will enjoy it.I would recomend it to all.
Tao te ching. Full of wisdom and a must listen or read.
I have not.
This book sent shivers up my spine. I felt as if i was part of it.
Everyone needs to believe in something. Everyone can gain knowledge through great books. This is simply a great listen.
Always as its easy to understand and listen than holding a large book you can read God's words wherever you are
New testament as old was harder to understand with all the old words
All the evil things that some people may not know about what happened to jesus before his death
Well written and spoken would recommend
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