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.
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I love the actors, the dramatization, the mood music, all of it. I am catching stuff that's in the Bible that I had always just glossed over when reading it.
Excellent diction and voice with very good background music.
God's word reverently presented.
Different voices catch the conversation and make it dramatic.
No, but it caught my attention.
absolutely, brilliantly, peaceful
David. It reminds be of how much Yahweh has for us and wants for us.... His Love
most of it
Listening to the blend of the music , the sounds of surrounding contry side , the animals and the actors voices serve to put you the listener right there in the midst of the consversations of actual biblical charactars. It makes you think you are actually in the middle of the crowds that are listenig to people speak like Jesus, John and Paul. I love the audio book. I just love it.
The music and the sound effects that serve as background to the conversations of the actors.
The book brings to mind a visual of the sights and sounds of the bible setting
The the beginning when God created the earth and the fall of man
The book is definitely worth the price....
Great way to read the Bible while on the road. Though my personal experience with it, I did require some mental focus as I like to actively think about the Bible's content. At times I found the dramatic reading form of narration to be good, especially with the multiple narrators taking up the parts of different speakers; and at others to be distracting, though mostly the distracting points where the genealogies. Overall I did enjoy the dramatic reading though I am not a big fan of the primary narrator, but that is probably just personal.
The Bible read as a story. Easy to listen to. Even the long, drawn-out genealogy lists were easy to pay attention to. I've been able to get a lot out of it hearing the Word verbally that I have missed when reading visually. Of course, it is the Living, Breathing Word of God, so we get something out of it every time we go there! But nice to get a multi-sensory approach:)
For those who say you can't find the chapter in the Bible to reference. It's easy. Depending on what part you're in (i.e. Book 1 is Genesis and Exodus) you look at the chapter on Audible and count up. (i.e. Audible book 1, chapter 61 = go to the last chapter in Genesis (50) and count up from there in Exodus. So chapter 61 = 61 minus 50, so it's Exodus, chapter 11). Just do the math :) Plus, the entire Bible for one credit!!
I was educated into oblivion but have overcome it and am having a wonderful life
The readers are outstanding. The score, both music and special effects, really adds to the experience. Listening to the Bible this way engages the senses -- my imagination soars in the same way that it does when listening to great radio drama.
It was easy to keep track of the many many many characters in the Bible while listening because the readers did so well at staying in character.
Listening to the Psalms is especially pleasing.
It is a little bit long to read it in one sitting. I listen to it on a daily basis and of course, will repeat reading it and learning more. This is a "living document" one that keeps on giving one knowledge of life, knowledge of God and His Son. The variety of those reading the Words of God make it a real live experience. The background sounds and music do the same. An awesome experience to say the least. This is the best buy I have made on audible.com: one credit to purchase a $70 book!
Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God the Father. It is Their book.
Mentioned already in first box.
It can do both and does both.
My best buy on audible.com. However, I just bought the NIV Bible to compare with this New King James Version: my second best buy.
Yes. It's the Bible -- enough said!
Hard to say.
Yes, but it's not possible -- it's over a hundred hours long.
the narration was more like the people were speaking rather than just reading the words.
"in the bigining"
have to see the very best
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.
i have put this on my kindle and it's amazing! well done audible.
"NKJV Word of Promise:"
Superb rendition. Great balance of dramatic interpretation without compromising the purity of the text.
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
"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.
"Enjoyed every minute of it."
Close your eyes,relax and listen to the deep wisdom of this book in superb audio quality.
"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.
Great narative and effects. if it was all in one download instead of in sections and more user friendly it would be perfect,
"Well, it's the bible...!"
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!
I know it's sacrilegious to say it, but it really could be condensed quite a bit. Yes, I know it is unabridged...
It's good to hear all the familiar stories!
You're kidding, right? 98 hours in one sitting? It's taken a couple of months at 2 hours per working day.
I would never have read the paper version, this worked for me.
"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.
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