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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This is best audio treatment of the Bible that I have ever listened to. The main narration is done in an excellent deep voice that embraces the words while also adding power to them. The sound effects, rather than distracting, add depth and make you feel more present as you listen. I particularly liked Richard Dreyfuss's reading of Moses -- he's a talented actor and he did a great job here. My one complaint was the reading of Esther -- she's made to sound like a sultry vixen, which completely distracts one from the power of that particular story (the real Esther was a scared teenage girl, making this a lamentable piece of poor casting). Ruth, I am happy to say, was handled very well. As for the New Testament, I felt like the reader who handled Paul did the best work -- that's very much how I imagine the real Paul might have sounded. On the whole, this work is truly a masterpiece.
The World Changer
The Word of God is amazing and stands alone. This audio book just enhances the bible listening experience with my bible in hand. I'm not a great reader, but I don't use this as an excuse to not learn the Word of God. This will help spark a desire in the Word if your thirsty for truth. Now, go change the world. Faith comes through listening-- the Word of God.
The cast did and exceptional job.
I am still listening and am excited every time I go into the app to listen to the Bible. I have never been so excited or looks forward to my time with the Word as I have been with this experience.
I am still listening so I still have many characters to discover but aim sure I will not be disappointed. Great job. I feel like I am there.
Because these characters and writers did such a great job you can truly feel the sadness or the excitement of each story. Making it easier to truly learn the Bible and it's key stories.
One thing I would improve is to give the info of what books are covered in what part. Ex, part #1 Genesis - Exodus. Or an accompanying PDF with the call out. That way I can read what I want when I want to.
Awesome Faithful Soothing
Jesus basically putting the religious leaders in their place.
Jesus explaining what and who he was sent for.
I listen to this when I go to bed, I fall asleep in the word, sleep to the word and wake up in the word, awesome!
Al Moran - Christian, Leader, Educator, Mentor & Friend To Humanity At Large
The author Jehovah God takes all the credit but the performances, readings and musical additions are great.
The whole Bible in this format is great.
When Daniel is NOT eaten by the Lions.
It made me happy to have had the chance to listen to such a great reading.
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I love the multi-voice approach! It adds so much to each biblical character making each come alive in their own unique way. I hate how you cant find any 1 particular book of the bible or if you've forgotten which book your in you cant look it up with any ease.
Well its the bible so its amazing! But the best part it brings the books to life and you can view it as a story and a teaching.
The greatest book ever written with the greatest performance, whats not to love?
I would recommend this audio book to anyone who has trouble reading the bible. Such a beautiful experience. Don't miss out. Worth a credit
I enjoy listening to the majority of the audio. However for someone considering I would suggest to look at a different one. For me, the transitions in between different audio voices was disturbing. This occurs for example in epistles when one voice's volume goes down while a different reader starts to read it as well. I consider this as a distraction.
It's hard to rank the bible...haha
The bible...these questions aren't relevant
The sounds and narration really bring the story to life. I felt myself wanting to hear more. It's cool because the bible is a story like any other, it's just a loooong story. The parts that don't work so well on audiobook is the lineage that is often listed off in the old testament.
This is more for listening on the go. If you want to study the bible I recommend actually reading it. It took me quite awhile to get through Genesis time wise. It would have taken far less time if I had read it instead.
Absolutely loving the ease at which I'm able to catch up on all my reading with this app.
Take the music out while they're trying to talk. Aggravating.
No not really.
I wasn't able to make it all the way through it because it was bothering me, so I don't really know.
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.
"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.
"Enjoyed every minute of it."
Close your eyes,relax and listen to the deep wisdom of this book in superb audio quality.
"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.
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.
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