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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audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
All the actors bringing the word of god to life in such a powerful and masterful way.
So many, I think I will pick Mosses as it was the first part that really helped bring the bible to life in this format for me
All the actors show how masterful they are at there craft as they bring such life to the word of God
It's the Bible and the word of god so it is to me very moving indeed
If you haven't read the bible you should give this a listen. If you have read the bible this will bring the story to life even more. Masters of the Craft like Jason Alexander , Joan Allen , Jim Caviezel , Richard Dreyfuss , Louis Gossett , Marcia Gay Harden , Stacy Keach , Malcolm McDowell , Gary Sinese , Marisa Tomei and so many more give life to the word of GOD . O can't recommend this enough.
This version of The Holy Bible is fantastic. The sound and music quality is compelling and adds an atmospheric presence. The narrators are top notch actors and actresses. This is a perfect version for beginning to end linear listening. This is also the bad point. The download comes in 17 files, and each file is only distinguishable by the part number, like Part 1, Part 2 and so on. There is no book or chapter reference in the part titles. Also, once downloaded skipping sections does not skip from one book or chapter to the next, at least from what I hear. You can skip, but not in a way that is useful for locating certain passages. All of this makes the Bible download a por and inefficient way to reference certain books and chapthers in the audio, which is fine. This version, I think, was meant only for linear play. and that is done wonderfully. For that reason I give it 5 stars.
You will never finish this book. Wheen you finish ..you'll want to start over.
This book is unique in that it's alwsys the 'other book' that's being listened to along with any others you may be listening to. It's a true companion for life.
There are many narrators. All wonderful with beautiful background music.
This book is a great treasure.
This is an excellent way to become familiar with the Bible, especially if you are a beginner reader.
This reading of Scripture captures your attention is being The NKJ Version is closer to the original Greek than most dramatized readings of the Bible
The Story itself, THE GOSPEL-Good News for me and us
Well paced and well performed.
Along with Shakespear and Homer still a must read for any educated person. Necessary foundation for all of western literature.
It is another one of my No. 1's, since some are so good I can't give them less than a 5.
I was expecting a relatively vanilla reading of the old classic, which I was better acquainted with several decades ago. I wanted to refresh on some of the goodie olde stories, especially Old Testament.
But I was immediately swept away by the delivery. I admit I was intrigued when I read that the narration was done by some bona fide movie stars, and that there was an original musical score to go along... but those ideas just made me flinch a bit, half expecting this big corny, overly dramatized performance by a bunch of overly holy rollers.
Instead, what was happening starting with "In the beginning..." was an addictive, almost hypnotic sensual experience between the indescribably perfect rendering by the voice that came on, with the identically perfect coloration of the background score, that indeed added and never detracted from the content. I was blown away.
And there is not only music for background, but very tasteful, subtle sound effects which I find add to the stories... you might hear, vaguely in the background, the sound of horses' hooves, or the voices of crowds, or a baby crying. These additions never infringe on the main action, but give it depth and realism.
I am most of the way through the Old Testament now and I must say, even all the otherwise-boring readings of the genealogies and other various long listings, are made completely inoffensive by the wonderful talent of the narrator, together with the soothing and beautiful score.
I have ONE criticism, however, but it is at least just half my idiosyncrasy. This reading is the New King James Version, but the old King James is the one I love and find more poetic and beautiful in the language. However, for the purpose of this reading, I am glad, and I see the sense, of using this version for today's audience. Now comes the "but" part. If I hear the word "awesome" one more time, I just might have to jump off a cliff! I won't say this word is ABUSED, but I dislike the word any time it is used more than once a lifetime. It seems this word is rather freely used in the newer Christian movement, especially in some of the music I have heard. But to me, it means nothing and is just a substitute for a real descriptive word, and I got my dander up after hearing it about the 5th time so far...
I had been wanting to stumble upon just such a reading of the whole Bible, because I need mental fuel to help with my chores, and have no time for sitting and reading anymore. But at the same time, I was hesitant around the edges, worrying about the performance and whether any editorializing might come along with the reading. Also, the price had to be right! So, when the big sale came along, I jumped at the chance to grab this. But never did I expect it to be the first-rate, highest quality piece of work that it is.
I would encourage any person who has any interest AT ALL in the Bible, regardless of religious background, to indulge in this set of books. It is the most painless way imaginable to increase your familiarity and understanding of the historical events of way back when (some of which, by the way, seem to be getting confirmed by archeology lately). You won't even experience it as a lesson learned. You will "be there".
Just an amazing experience. Get it.
great teaching aid
It brings the book to life
the inflections used, I can visualize what is happening
a little of both
thank you audible books!
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