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 presentation is EXCELLENT!! I onlly wish the enhanced version didint take up so much space so - I could bring it with me on my ipod.
I would like to share it with other people....hopefully I can burn it to a DVD(s)
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.
Thomas Nelson, Jim Caviezel and all the actors associated with this work have brought the Bible to life in a new way. The sounds and words become visible. Excellent job!
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).
Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.
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.
I've always considered dramatized versions of Scripture cheesy and unworthy of The Word despite the good intentions. But this production throws that all out the window.
Genesis 1-4 held me, my wife, and 9 year old son spell bound. My son wanted to go all night.
This is one fantastic production. The sound effects, Michael York's narration, the music...all of it combined make a fantastic impact on the movie in your mind. This is a must have.
I did notice that not every word was narrated, but any time that happened it was pretty irrelevant. It was stuff like "and the Lord said to..."; it wasn't needed because you know God was speaking to Eve. It's a nitpick that really doesn't take away from the production, but is worth noting if your looking to hear every single solitary NKJV word.
Have a listen to the sample. If it peaks your interest and you think you may enjoy listening to it, go with that instinct. You WILL NO be disappointed.
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!
By far the best dramatized audio bible released in recent years. Unfortunately the sound quality on audible pales in comparison to the actual disks.
One thing I was really dissapointed in was the Psalms. The presentation of the Psalms in this recording is far too dark and serrious, making even psalms of praise and joy leave the listener with a disturbing impression. I'm not sure if it's available on audible, but the Faith Comes by Hearing dramatized NIV presentation of the psalms is much better, providing a full range of emotions rather than the somewhat self righteous and vindictive undertones prevalent throughout this presentation. Outside of the Psalms, I loved almost everything else.
This is an incredible deal, one credit for a few thousand pages worth of inspiration. The background music does get old after 90 hours but I do think it enhances the experience overall. Some would complain about the translation NKJV vs KJV vs NIV VS NLT etc. but just face it, no translation is perfect, even the originals aren't perfect, there are minor differences among the thousands of Greek and Hebrew manuscripts we translate from. The NKJV keeps the grace of the KJV while making the language more accessible to the modern listener, thus it was a good choice for this recording.
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
Yes, It brings the bible to life
All characters come to life thanks to great narration. Don't really have a favorite character.
Anytime when the truth speaks to me
"Better by far"
Well I was surprised. This is an excellent product. Sound effects, goo music and yes acting is good and by famous persons.
Only problem is part 15 does not download. Audible are fixing this.
this is excellent audio except that some words are missing occasionally.The bible is a book that should be recited with 100% accuracy.
"Makes it real"
Anybody who always wished they had read the bible, but can never find time, can now listen on their drive to work, or whenever is convenient. Seeing the whole book, rather than the edited highlights presented at bible class or in church, really opens the work up to self study.
The quality of this audiobook, together with special effects and music really brings home the absurdity of this work. The perceived authority given to scripture in its written form is stripped away when presented in such a familiar way, and this should be applauded.
My only real criticism is that the indexing should have been more bible based, allowing readers to search using biblical references. Otherwise, excellent.
"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 :)
"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.
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