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The Word of Promise Audio Bible New Testament NKJV Audiobook

The Word of Promise Audio Bible New Testament NKJV

Hear the Bible come alive! This arresting world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before. The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible is a 20-hour, star-studded audio Bible production.
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Hear the Bible come alive! This arresting world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before. The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible is a 20-hour, star-studded audio Bible production. This multi-voiced, scripted dramatization of the New King James Version (NKJV) is presented in a compelling, dramatic audio-theater format. Complete with an original music score by prolific Italian composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater) and movie-quality sound effects, woven together with compelling narration by Michael York, the Bible comes to life for a new generation. The post-production, sound design, and Foley (sound effects) were produced, engineered, and mixed at Cerny American Creative in Chicago - an award-winning post-production facility ranked in the Top Three in the nation for sound design.

The cast includes Jim Caviezel (as Jesus), Michael York (as the Narrator), Richard Dreyfuss (as Moses), Marisa Tomei (as Mary Magdalene), Stacy Keach (as Paul), Louis Gossett, Jr. (as John), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (as Mary, Mother of Jesus), Terence Stamp (as the voice of God), Lou Diamond Phillips (as Mark), John Heard (as Matthew), Ernie Hudson (as Peter), Luke Perry (as Stephen and Judas), John Schneider (as James), Chris McDonald (as Luke), Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, and many more.

© and (P)2007 Thomas Nelson

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    Tad Davis 06-29-08
    Tad Davis 06-29-08
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    "Expertly dramatized"

    A slightly different version of this title was available on Audible until recently, and my review is based on that one. (The main difference appears to be that for this one, the books of the New Testament download individually.)

    I would have preferred a different translation (my understanding is that the NKJV does not always use the best and most recent Greek texts), but the reading itself is superb. Others have singled out Jim Caviezel as Jesus and Stacy Keach as Paul for particular praise, and I would agree with that. I would include in that praise Lou Gossett Jr as John and (possibly to a lesser extent) Ernie Hudson as Peter; but in fact all the cast members are strong and the narration is clear throughout.

    One interesting choice here was to omit many of the "he said/she said" tags from the scenes of dialogue, when the speaker has been previously identified or is otherwise clear. This helps to heighten the drama of some of the confrontations.

    The background music is effective and unobtrusive -- something not always true of dramatized Bible readings like this one. Sound effects are also carefully deployed and support rather than detract from the reading. I look forward to the similar treatment planned for the Old Testament at some point in the future.

    51 of 53 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Sacramento, CA, United States 02-03-12
    Thomas Sacramento, CA, United States 02-03-12 Member Since 2011

    I spend about four hours per day on the road. Audio books make my commute go by much faster and make it somewhat enjoyable.

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    "Great Performance, Bad Layout"

    This Audio Bible is a great listen and the performances by the narrators are fantastic. The only thing that I don't like is the layout of the chapters. There is no way to go directly to a certain book of the Bible. I would have preferred the downloadable parts to be divided into one or two books each.
    If I want to go to the book of John, for example, I have to take a guess what parts contains the book of John and then skim through the audio until I recognize some verses.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 11-13-08
    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 11-13-08
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    "Great"

    Excellent readings and the sound effects added enormously! Very well done!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    entropent Wesley Chapel FL 04-14-11
    entropent Wesley Chapel FL 04-14-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Recommended."

    I was afraid a dramatic rendering of the scripture would be too distracting, and too affected and cute. It can be a little too dramatic at times, but overall the it is a good rendering. It is now the favorite of the three audio Bibles I own.

    The format is very easy to navigate on my Ipod. The book is divided into 12 tracks, one for each book from Matthew to Ephesians, and Revelation. The books from Philippians to Jude are on a single track. The chapters within each track are navigable also, so you can find what you are looking for fairly easily.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Fredericksburg, VA, USA 01-02-09
    Thomas Fredericksburg, VA, USA 01-02-09
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    "Simply amazing."

    This audio book brings the bible to life for me like never before, the background noises have made me realize just how real these people were!

    You won't be disappointed!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    C. Cri chicago il 01-27-16
    C. Cri chicago il 01-27-16 Member Since 2014

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    "the new testament"

    great all in all interpretation from professional actors, and the point is to be presented the atmosphere and the message of salvation for humanity and comfort for those in need, and all for the glory of God!

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    Santiagoholyday 10-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "NOT USER FRIENDLY!!!!!!"
    Would you try another book from Thomas Nelson and/or the narrators?

    there is no way to pick or see where you are by Book, chapter and verse, it's ridiculous!


    What other book might you compare The Word of Promise Audio Bible New Testament NKJV to and why?

    I have anoyther version which I bought that works flawlessly.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    The narrators are actors, most of them are great!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It's a great book, it's a horrible operating system to navigate in this audible configuration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer California 10-26-15
    Amazon Customer California 10-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "GOD'S Words come alive"

    Beautifully dramatized, which brings GOD'S Words to life. I'm sending it to my family and friends for Christmas.

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    Nancy 10-14-15
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    "Paid for it but now not available for download"
    Where does The Word of Promise Audio Bible New Testament NKJV rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If I paid for this book and got a new computer I should still be able to have it when I want it. Whispersync or something is the problem.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jody Jenkins 09-02-15
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    "Perfect"

    All around: perfect!
    Loved the narration, music and background sounds. Made the Holy Bible come to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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