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 was really looking forward to listening to this version of the Bible on audio after seeing a interview with Jim Caviezel talking about it. I ordered it and was immediately disappointed that they didn't reference the title of each book or list the chapters. The Bible is made up of so many didn't books/stories so if I wanted to go to the book of Mark there was know way of me know where it is. That would have been such an easy task to separate the book by title and chapter, it is a shame they didn't, especially with stellar cast of voices.
Unfortunately, it inspired me to want to get my credit back from purchasing it.
This is an absolutely beautiful production of a book that everyone should read, no matter what your belief system. This isn't your average audio book. I has a huge case of narrators, some of who are familiar, most not so much, but all excellent. There is a sound track that plays with it as well as sound effects. It is just a huge production that makes the stories come alive. It is going to take me a long, long time to get through, but I'm sure it will always be a nice change, kind of a rest from the type of books I usually listen to.
This book is my favorite so far.
All characters are favorite as they all have importance
IT WAS LIKE WATCHING A MOVIE OF ALL THESE FAMOUS STORIES OF THE BIBLE..VISUAL WAS ENHANCED BY PROPERLY SELECTED MUSIC TO EMBELLISH THE STORY AND SET THE TONE OF EZCH TALE.
THIS HAS NOT BEEB COMPARED WITH ANOTHER AS IT SEEMS SET APART BECAUSE OF ITS SUBJECT MATTER.
THERE ARE MANY STORIES THAT MOVED ME .
CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL MY DAUGHTER IS OLD ENOUGH TO ENJOY THIS AUDIBLE BOOK.
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.
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.
I truly believe everyone can get at least one thing from this audio book...and it is easy to read/listen everywhere you are...
the Promise within
easy listening, another way to learn what you are reading
EXTREMELY necessary for growth
don't put it off...get it now...read/listen, surrender, grown...eternally
Well done, Inspiring.
The story of David killing Goliath.
They make it enjoyable even through the drier parts.
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.
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.
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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