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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Yes - it's wonderful to just sit and listen to the performances and enjoy the enhancements that come with them. For me it makes the text come alive. I have memory problems and so it also makes it easier to concentrate on the text and make my way through it.
I'd compare it to the NKJV Audio Bible. It's good for study, and this one is great for just enjoying.
Stacey Keach as Paul - and I think he also did Job.
The Bible in entirety, but coming alive with great performances!
It's helpful to have the section divisions in the blurb about the recording, but I have to say that navigating through them is very difficult. The chapter divisions are fine, but in some books, the chapters aren't announced so I had a really hard time figuring out where I was going, unless I had a Bible right in front of me so I could search out where it was. I really wish that could be
I love the dramatized Bible. It's almost like being at a play. At least this version used respectable artists....
I really enjoyed experiencing the bible this way! It brought me a better picture and perspective on many of the stories that can be harder to get though. I wish it was broken up a bit better but other than that one of the best purchases I have ever made! Thank you for providing this! Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God, so this works for me in more way than just one!
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I absolutely love this audio bible! I've read the bible through a few times but listening to this audio book makes the bible more alive to me. Its sad to admit but sometimes when I read my bible I feel sleepy but when I listen to this audiobook keeps me interested. The narrators and background sounds are wonderful. I put this on my ipod and start cleaning my house or do my yard work and I feel closer to God. This is definitely worth a credit to me!
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The translation of the bible used is very good, and the narrators are excellent, but I found the sound effects used in this audiobook rather distracting. However, it has been very well produced, and as I mentioned the cast is fantastic, but the additional effects are (IMHO) a touch over the top. Just have a listen to the extended sample before deciding whether to buy or not.
This is a great audio rendition of The Bible (NKJV). I have no complaints there.
My one complaint is:
As a student, I am assigned different chapters and different books. Because each chapter covers about 1-4 books, it is so difficult to find a book without pressing every chapter and scanning the description. (I use the Android, iTunes, and iPad versions).
If only each chapter were labeled, sectioned, and titled, I would be a happy rater with five stars. But because of this one fault, I have decided to rate the overall with a mere three stars.
The rest of the book is great and the music is beautiful. It sounds like something out of Stargate (the TV series).
It would be very helpful to label the chapters. 17 parts with up to 90 odd chapters in each. None are labeled so finding a passage is virtually impossible. Similarly starting at a point, or trying to listen to a particular gospel is virtually impossible. It is possible for Nelson Inc. to label and would suggest that this be done.
A wonderful reading; dramatic yet respectful.
WOW! I finally finished my journey through the Bible. It has been fascinating as I have been able to put many things into perspective. I loved listening to this semi-dramatized, modernized language version of the scriptures. It gave me a new understanding. I am sure I will listen to it over and over again as I work at learning all that is there for me. Except for "Leviticus." It is the worst book EVER. Truthfully, there are some really slooooooooww parts throughout the book! But so much of it is so great, especially the New Testament.
It took me a long time to complete this 98-hour project, as I did not listen to it every day. It was very much worth it, though, and I highly recommend this experience!
I wasn't sure if I would like this semi-dramatized version at first. but I am now a believer. It makes this rather tough old book come alive. All but Leviticus. It would take a miracle for it to come alive!!!!! Still, some of the narrators were not well suited to their rolls. I know they are all famous actors, but some of them just didn't seem to fit right. "God" and the narrator (and many others) were great! Some of them, not so much.
In the Old Testament, there is so much genealogy, recitation of the many, many laws, warfare (out and out brutality) and repetition. I believe it is those aspects that make it so difficult to read. But the good stuff is really good.
I loved listening to the poetic quality of parts of Ezekial, Daniel, and of many of the smaller books. Some of the best scriptures ever written make their appearances near the end of the OT in these "lesser prophets." But the real treasure of the bible is the life of the Savior, Jesus Christ in the NT. I cherish the new perspective I gained on His life. It sounds rather odd, but this recording made Him seem so human. Well, real then. I would have liked to know Him then. All in all, I loved this recording.
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
Despite using the NKJV of the Bible, this is probably the best audio version of the Bible on the market. It's not only a full cast of voices bringing the characters and people in the Bible to life, the sound effects are not so irritating as with other audio Bibles.
It is a long listen, however! If you're not a devoted Christian, maybe it would be better to download buy the specific individual books of the Bible.
I can heartily recommend this excellent production to anyone who is prepared to make the time to listen to it.
First of all, New King James is a great version of Bible. (Probably the Best) As you probably all know, it's the most similar to original vesion than any other English version. Second of all, the narration, the sound effects are just splendid, flawless. It has the WHOLE Bible in it. You can carry the whole Bible in your ipod.
"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,
"Probably the best thing I've heard so far."
This is the best way I have ever heard the Bible read. I can recommend this to any christian wanting to experience a new way of hearing the bible. It has so much atmosphere and effect, it feels like you are right there at the time it was written. A seriously awesome experience. I was not disappointed buying this. It allows you to 'read' your bible, i.e via hearing the bible, and is ideal for those with little time in the day for physical reading. It will enhance your life for sure.
this is excellent audio except that some words are missing occasionally.The bible is a book that should be recited with 100% accuracy.
"I really have tried"
If they knew they wanted to read the bible, yes, but if they wanted to learn more about the bible, no
Well, the bible!
The use of different actors helps identify who in involved
Not based on the ten hours or so I have struggled through
Its a good reading of the bible, but I haven't found any chapter & verse markers, so I can't easily FF past the repetitive early stuff to the 'stories' I'd like to hear - Daniel, Soloman, etc
"AN AMAZING EXSPERIENCE."
Wonderful Biblical exsperiance!!!! Love it. Beautifully dramatized, but it is downloaded in 17 books that hold the complete Bible. And apart from 'book no 1' -17,with no contence page at all. there is no way of finding which of the books in the Bible you need to listen too. I went through them and left an added note at beginning of each book with the name of appropriate book to help me a little. But this is s mall fry when I can listen to the Holy Bible in accurate dramatic voises
I hav'ent finished listening to the whole Bible/book yet, but Iwould have to say the whole experience of what I have been listening too, is like listening to the Bible at Thatre. An amazingly enjoyable way of listening to the Bible.
Just that it is worth the price...I am very happy with it and so glad I purchased it.
I thoroughtly enjoyed listening to this version of the Audio Bible, it really does come alive. I would recommend it without hesitation.
"The bible comes to life"
What a amazing change to the new King James Version of the bible. Instead of just being read out it has been given the Hollywood treatment and lots of very well known actors and actresses have given their time to voice the entire bible. Add on sound effects and ambience and you have a thoroughly enthralling and living word of God, even more than it was before. This is the most inspirational bible you could ever wish for whether you are sad and looking for inspiration or happy and searching for extra meaning to your life. I now use this bible each and every day. So will you. It is well worth the money.
The reading of this Bible leaves you inspired even in the old testament books like numbers. The film score behind flows and links all the parts, new and old testament together, and the mixing of times of God's voice with that of the characters retelling their prophecy whilst strange at first, adds variety. The voice of Jesus is inspired, as are his emotions at the different points. Well done.
"Fantastic audio bible"
Having tried a few audio bibles, I came upon this version. Others I have tried I found to be very American, which I personally found a little distracting for some reason. This one is excellent - highly recommended :)
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