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The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV Audiobook

The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV

This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.
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This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format. This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before, with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature-film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon.

This title is broken into 17 parts and the following are included in each part.

  • Part 1: Genesis - Exodus
  • Part 2: Leviticus - Numbers
  • Part 3: Deuteronomy - Joshua
  • Part 4: Judges - 2 Samuel
  • Part 5: 1 Kings - 1 Chronicles
  • Part 6: 2 Chronicles - Esther
  • Part 7: Job
  • Part 8: Psalms 1-75
  • Part 9: Psalm 76 - 150
  • Part 10: Proverbs - Song of Solomon
  • Part 11: Isaiah
  • Part 12: Jeremiah - Lamentations
  • Part 13: Ezekiel - Daniel
  • Part 14: Hosea - Malachi
  • Part 15: Matthew - Luke
  • Part 16: John - 2 Corinthians
  • Part 17: Galatians - Revelation
  • ©1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc.; (P)2009 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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      bonnie SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 03-04-13
      bonnie SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2015
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      "The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV"

      This is a wonderful presentation of the Bible. Not just read but actually performed in somewhat of a radio drama type format with sound effects. It is the New King James Version, which means it is written/performed in more every day language......Much easier to understand than the original King James version. I have only listened to the first few sections, but enjoyed what I have listened to so far. Whenever, I read the Bible, I pick out the same sections that I have read in the past....every time I try to read it from the beginning, I get bogged down in the "begets" and some of the old Testament.....but I think this will be a way to enjoy the entire Bible from beginning to End and actually read or listen to some of the sections that I have never read before. Thank you Audible. And such a bargain with my audible membership.

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      Michael 03-04-13
      Michael 03-04-13
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      "At times good / at times annoying"

      Sometimes the dramatization is excellent. Other times the dramatization is very annoying and distracting. At times the "Hollywood" distracts from the message.

      This audio performance often omits who says what and often just jumps into dialog - skipping over those "unimportant" narrations cues given in Scripture. (I personally feel that this was a mistake. Nothing in Scripture is unimportant - not even the narration cues of who says what.)

      You have to understand: this is an audio "performance". It is meant to sound like a radio drama. This means that it is has a higher entertainment value than study value.

      In summary: For listening in the car: good.

      For Bible study and reading along while listening - not recommended.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Elsalynn Plano, TX, United States 03-01-13
      Elsalynn Plano, TX, United States 03-01-13
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      "a MUST read"
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      I truly believe everyone can get at least one thing from this audio book...and it is easy to read/listen everywhere you are...


      What was one of the most memorable moments of The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV?

      the Promise within


      What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

      easy listening, another way to learn what you are reading


      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      EXTREMELY necessary for growth


      Any additional comments?

      don't put it off...get it now...read/listen, surrender, grown...eternally

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Steve Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States 03-01-13
      Steve Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States 03-01-13
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      "Amazing! Like watching the Bible story in my mind."
      If you could sum up The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV in three words, what would they be?

      Well done, Inspiring.


      What was one of the most memorable moments of The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV?

      The story of David killing Goliath.


      What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

      They make it enjoyable even through the drier parts.


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      patricia eustace, TX, United States 02-27-13
      patricia eustace, TX, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2012
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      "Word of Promise delivers"
      Where does The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      Probably the most appropriate rendition of the Bible I have heard. The narration is clear and even can make the geneologies meaningful. Most importantly, it was performed respectfully.


      Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

      No


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      Carol Lugg 02-27-13
      Carol Lugg 02-27-13 Member Since 2016
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      "A Great Attempt, but Falls Short"
      Would you try another book from Thomas Nelson, Inc. and/or the narrators?

      N/A


      Any additional comments?

      I purchased an audible Bible because I was in the hospital for an extended period of time, and was having trouble reading and comprehending. I thought this would be a great alternative, especially at night, when I was trying to go to sleep. Turns out, that while the narration is great, and the sound effects are also great, the fact is, unless you either don't care where you start listening, or if you have LOTS of time to find the passage you were hoping to listen to, this version can be quite frustrating. If I had it my way, I think I would return it. I use my Bible to find specific passages, and I really cannot do that with this one. It's more of a nice story book, but not much more. Very frustrating, because I really wanted to like it.

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      Shirley 02-25-13
      Shirley 02-25-13

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      "Did not download the whole Bible"
      What made the experience of listening to The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV the most enjoyable?

      I have this on CD's and it is great but for some reason when downloading on my kindle it starts at Proverbs. I am unable to start on a certain chapter and/or verse. So I find it OK if I just want to listen to the New Testament. But I wanted it to be more user friendly and I wanted the entire Bible.


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      Mark Green Forest, AR, United States 02-25-13
      Mark Green Forest, AR, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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      "Living Word"
      Would you consider the audio edition of The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV to be better than the print version?

      This is litteral translation of the WORD.no GREATER GIFT has been given and no greater freedom has ever been fought for. More or harder than the right to receive and share this Passion. Having the word dramatized is not necessary for me but this dramatization is better than most I've heard. Thankful to audible for offering this. If the Word is bread for your life i highly recommend.


      What did you like best about this story?

      The Truth


      What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

      Adherence to text


      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      Laugh with joy and cry tears of joy for the Peace and Promise of Life


      Any additional comments?

      I know as each day passes we draw nearer to the fulfillment of this Word.the more Word we have in us the less room we have for lies. Don't wait for time not traveling.you can chew on this while driving,working,exercising,or anywhere at anytime life permits.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Brad Suwanee, GA, United States 02-20-13
      Brad Suwanee, GA, United States 02-20-13
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      "Great narrating, sometimes the music irritates"
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      Yes. The narrating is great and the NKJV translation is very good.


      Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

      There are many narrators. They all do well.


      Any additional comments?

      Usually the background music is great, but sometimes the background music is irritating, or confines the mood. It would be nice if one ear had just the narration without the background music, so I could choose whether I want to include the background music.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Parola138 Czech Republic 02-19-13
      Parola138 Czech Republic 02-19-13 Listener Since 2005

      We bite

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      "Got into it after a while"

      I liked the format of this book very much. Initially, I thought it was awkward with the different narrators and subtle sound effects, but later on saw that this was a great idea. Imagine how tedious it would be to hear someone just reading the bible verbatim and saying John 1:1 "blah blah blah," so I think this is a good option for an audiobook if you're in the market for a bible. The narrators are all superb.

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      8/9/11
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      "Audio gold"

      For the money, and for the benefit, nothing can beat this superb rendition. Brits nervous of the sound of American voices are soothed by Michael York's melifluous tones as the Narrator, and Malcolm McDowell as God the Father - reassuring once again that God is an Englishman ;-). It is also a joy to hear familiar American stars with their rich and varied timbres.
      Readers jaded or defeated by the printed page have the words of life reinvigorated. Long-held goals to read end-to-end can now be achieved and a full perspective on the span and comprehensiveness of scripture is gained.
      I agree that the addition of a referenced search facility would be wonderful, but the characterisations and humanity of the voices more than compensate for this. God's Word was mediated by human vessels and this feature of the Bible - its particular authenticity - is drawn out for those who have ears to hear.

      25 of 25 people found this review helpful
    • mollypolly
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      10/21/10
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      "incredible value"

      i have put this on my kindle and it's amazing! well done audible.

      12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    • Stephen
      prenton, merseyside, United Kingdom
      5/26/10
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      "NKJV Word of Promise:"

      Superb rendition. Great balance of dramatic interpretation without compromising the purity of the text.

      12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    • Lance
      Norbury, London, United Kingdom
      2/5/11
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      "Excellent Buy"

      I loved the download version so much I went out and bought the CD's just to make sure I have hard copies as well as the MP3.

      The dramatised versions brings the Bible alive and makes its very exciting.

      I am very satisified with Audible so far and look forward to purchasing more material

      11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    • Dobromir
      United Kingdom
      12/23/12
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      "An Amazing Achievement"

      An Amazing Achievement in the audio portrayal of the Bible. This presentation features fantastic voice acting by the various actors in this masterpiece. The music and the background audio in the audio book are also excellent in my opinion. The Audio Book manages to create an atmosphere which contributes to the overall wonderful feeling of listening to this work of art. This is in my opinion one of the best Audio Bibles ever made.

      7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    • David
      Newcastle, United Kingdom
      12/23/12
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      "Film quality entertainment"

      The bible turned into a captivating drama production complete with everything as if sitting in a great movie. Great sound effects naturally stimulate your equally greater imagination projecting movie quality pictures onto the screen of your mind as when listening to a great radio production. In all, inspiring, entertaining, greatly recommended and a wholesome uplifting experience bringing the whole bible alive and listened to anywhere as when otherwise impossible to read if driving, walking, working etc.

      DB

      7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    • mr.andrius
      erith, United Kingdom
      12/23/12
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      "Enjoyed every minute of it."

      Close your eyes,relax and listen to the deep wisdom of this book in superb audio quality.

      7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    • David
      Hove, United Kingdom
      7/11/13
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      "Well, it's the bible...!"
      Where does The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      I've always been interested in the Bible but, despite having had many, never read it before.

      It's excellent value - 98 hours of audio for 1 credit!


      What was most disappointing about Thomas Nelson, Inc.’s story?

      I know it's sacrilegious to say it, but it really could be condensed quite a bit. Yes, I know it is unabridged...


      Which scene did you most enjoy?

      It's good to hear all the familiar stories!


      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

      You're kidding, right? 98 hours in one sitting? It's taken a couple of months at 2 hours per working day.


      Any additional comments?

      I would never have read the paper version, this worked for me.

      11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    • esther
      Farnham, United Kingdom
      4/17/13
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      "Esther's review of Word of Promise"

      I bought “The Word of Promise” as I thought it would be good to listen to in the car as I drive back and forth to work. Sadly I have found it a little difficult to move around to different parts \ books of the Bible. I felt it missed out big chunks … like when Moses was born and put into the Nile …. There is no mention of this. I wanted to hear that as we are doing a study on it and it would have been good to have heard it a few times before the study, but it just did not seem to be included. It did mean that I tried to go back and see if I missed it, which is why I say its not easy to move around like you could with a Bible in your hands. I liked the sound effects and want to listen to more of it.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    • adolfo
      edgeware, United Kingdom
      7/15/12
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      "booky"

      Great narative and effects. if it was all in one download instead of in sections and more user friendly it would be perfect,

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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