• David Suchet Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV: Complete Bible

  • By: Biblica
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 83 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-10-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (450 ratings)

Regular price: $45.63

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Publisher's Summary

Ever since he became a Christian at the age of 40, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor.

©2015 Biblica (P)2015 Zondervan

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Poorly organized. List of parts and chapters.

Here is the breakdown of each part to make navigation a bit easier (although it would have been nice if this had been organized in an intuitive way, so that a cheat-sheet wasn't necessary). The Audible parts/chapters are on the left, and the corresponding Bible books/chapters on the right. Hope this helps other frustrated listeners.

PART 1, Genesis 1 - Leviticus 9
Ch. 1-50: Genesis 1-50
Ch. 51-90: Exodus 1-40
Ch. 91-99: Leviticus 1-9

PART 2, Leviticus 10 - Joshua 11
Ch. 1-18: Leviticus 10-27
Ch. 19-54: Numbers 1-36
Ch. 55-88: Deuteronomy 1-34
Ch. 89-99: Joshua 1-11

PART 3, Joshua 12 - I Kings 6
Ch. 1-13: Joshua 12-24
Ch. 14-34: Judges 1-21
Ch. 35-38: Ruth 1-4
Ch. 39-69: I Samuel 31
Ch. 70-93: II Samuel 24
Ch. 94-99: I Kings 1-6

PART 4, I Kings 7 - II Chronicles 29
Ch. 1-16: I Kings 7-22
Ch. 17-41: II Kings 1-25
Ch. 42-70: I Chronicles 1-29
Ch. 71-99: II Chronicles 1-29

PART 5, II Chronicles 30 - Psalm 17
Ch. 1-7: II Chronicles 30-36
Ch. 8-17: Ezra 1-10
Ch. 18-30: Nehemiah 1-13
Ch. 31-40: Esther 1-10
Ch. 41-82: Job 1-42
Ch. 83-99: Psalms 1-17

PART 6, Psalm 18 - Psalm 116
Ch. 1-99: Psalms 18 -116

PART 7, Psalm 117 - Isaiah 14
Ch. 1-34: Psalms 117-150
Ch. 35-65: Proverbs 1-31
Ch. 66-77: Ecclesiastes 1-12
Ch. 78-85: Song of Songs 1-8
Ch. 86-99: Isaiah 1-14

PART 8, Isaiah 15 - Jeremiah 47
Ch. 1-52: Isaiah 15-66
Ch. 53-99: Jeremiah 1-47

PART 9, Jeremiah 48 - Jonah 2
Ch. 1-5: Jeremiah 48-52
Ch. 6-10: Lamentations 1-5
Ch. 11-58: Ezekiel 1-48
Ch. 59-70: Daniel 1-12
Ch. 71-84: Hosea 1-14
Ch. 85-87: Joel 1-3
Ch. 88-96: Amos 1-9
Ch. 97: Obadiah
Ch. 98-99: Jonah 1-2

PART 10, Jonah 3 - Luke 17
Ch. 1-2: Jon 3-4
Ch. 3-9: Micah 1-7
Ch. 10-12: Nahum 1-3
Ch. 13-15: Habakkuk 1-3
Ch. 16-18: Zephaniah 1-3
Ch. 19-20: Haggai 1-2
Ch. 21-34: Zechariah 1-14
Ch. 35-38: Malachi 1-4
Ch. 39-66: Matthew 1-28
Ch. 67-82: Mark 1-16
Ch. 83-99: Luke 1-17

PART 11, Luke 18 - II Cor 11
Ch. 1-7: Luke 18-24
Ch. 8-28: John 1-21
Ch. 29-56: Acts 1-28
Ch. 57-72: Romans 1-16
Ch. 73-88: I Corinthians 1-16
Ch. 89-99: II Corinthians 1-11

PART 12, II Corinthians 12 - Hebrews 6
Ch. 1-2: II Corinthians 12-13
Ch. 3-8: Galatians 1-6
Ch. 9-14: Ephesians 1-6
Ch. 15-18: Philippians 1-4
Ch. 19-22: Colossians 1-4
Ch. 23-27: I Thessalonians 1-5
Ch. 28-30: II Thessalonians 1-3
Ch. 31-36: I Timothy 1-6
Ch. 37-40: II Timothy 1-4
Ch. 41-43: Titus 1-3
Ch. 44: Philemon
Ch. 45-50: Hebrews 1-6

PART 13, Hebrews 7 - Revelations 22
Ch. 1-7: Hebrews 7-12
Ch. 8-12: James 1-5
Ch. 13-17: I Peter 1-5
Ch. 18-20: II Peter 1-3
Ch. 21-25: I John 1-5
Ch. 26: II John
Ch. 27: III John
Ch. 28: Jude
Ch. 29-50: Revelation 1-22

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First purchase

What did you like best about Complete NIV Audio Bible? What did you like least?

David Suchet is the PERFECT person to read the bible. He is not overally dramatic, but at the same time he puts all the punctuation in the right place.

However, since the book does not come with any sort of table of contents, finding a particular book or verse is time consuming and requires many "guesses." It is very frustrating, because I purchased the audible version to save time!

Any additional comments?

Please update with a way to find specific scripture!

53 of 53 people found this review helpful

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Performance Outstanding

Any additional comments?

David Suchet's reading is outstanding! I really enjoy listening to it. I recommend purchasing it for the narration.

I do find that the organization and navigation is awkward. There is not a Table-of-Contents format which allows the reader to quickly find a book and chapter.

22 of 22 people found this review helpful

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NIV Audio Bible narrated David Suchet voice only

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this voice-only reading of the entire Bible by David Suchet is easy to understand and his voice is soothing. It is a pleasant way to listen to the Bible and I found it better than the dramatic versions with music backgrounds.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jesus who made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.

Have you listened to any of David Suchet’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, this is not a performance. It is a reading and very well done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no. This is a book for many sittings.

Any additional comments?

Well done.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Best Audio Version of the Bible

David Suchet is excellent. His reading of the Bible is peaceful and energizing. I have had a lot of trouble listening to the Bible before... But now, I don't want to stop listening! By far, this is the best audio version of the Bible I have ever heard. Highly recommend!

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  • gb
  • 01-24-16

HORRIBLE interface.

Organized by 100 chapters, I have no idea where I am at in the book or how to find any specific passage. Very frustrating.

Beautifully narrated though. First rate.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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No Reference Guide - Ouch!

What made the experience of listening to Complete NIV Audio Bible the most enjoyable?

David Suchet has a magical presence ideally suited for reading this treasured work aloud.

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful edition to treasure. However, one cannot easily look up an individual passage or author because there is no reference guide at all. Yes, I repeat, in an audiobook of over 83 hours, there is apparently no reference guide to the various sections and parts. Yikes, how am I supposed to find what I want to hear without spending lots of needless effort to locate the precise passages I need. I was curious as to why there is no reference guide included so I called the staff at audible and they said it depends entirely upon the individual publishers. There are some other Bibles in the audible inventory which have reference guides, but sadly not this particular version. It takes so much enjoyment out of this purchase not to have adequate support in finding what you want rapidly and easily. It would have been so simple to have included a .pdf with the various sections explained.

39 of 41 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Listen, but needs Chapter Titles

Any additional comments?

As the heading indicates, this audio bible is preformed expertly and as someone who has listened to a lot of different reader renditions of the bible, this is by far, my favourite.
The MAJOR flaw is that the chapters are not labeled and so it is nearly impossible to find say Hebrews Chapter 5 without selecting a large number of other chapters and listening for a while. Therefore, this is really only good for listening to large chunks of the bible (i.e. you want to listen to all of Genesis and Exodus or John and Acts.)

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Absolutely Wonderful!

Would you listen to Complete NIV Audio Bible again? Why?

Yes. I like to listen to Mr. Suchet read when I am lying in bed for the night. The Bible is soothing and when you add Mr. Suchet's voice it mellows the day you've had and allows you to relax.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Complete NIV Audio Bible?

I enjoy hearing Isaiah.

Which scene was your favorite?

The parting of the red sea.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The sweetest - Jesus putting his hands on the children. And not allowing them to be pushed away.
The most tragic - When reading of people eating their own children.

Any additional comments?

I can understand people getting frustrated about the index. But listening as I do at night, I just pick up where I left off.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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TERRIBLE ORGANIZATION; TERRIFIC NARRATION

Would you try another book from Biblica and/or David Suchet?

Love David Suchet's voice.

What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

Great dictation and emotion

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

the narration was aces

Any additional comments?

there should be a PDF listing the chapters !!!!!! wanted to RETURN the audible but says "not eligible for return" :(

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  • E.J Henderson
  • 12-24-15

I am delighted to have completed reading this Audio Bible version. The reader is great and I am very pleased to have read it.

This is not my first reading of the Bible but I have acquired better understanding of it than ever before. The reader is great and I have recommended this reading to many of my friends.

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  • Robert Peterson
  • 08-29-17

Lovely rendering by David Suchet

Would you consider the audio edition of Complete NIV Audio Bible to be better than the print version?

This narration is slowly read, providing the listener with the opportunity to take in the Scripture and understand it much more effectively.Suchet's accent is perfectly appropriate for the readings and his assortment of inflections and use of pausing for effect is very easy to listen to.The pronunciation of names and places is very accurate.If only David Suchet could record New King James or English Standard version, too.

What other book might you compare Complete NIV Audio Bible to, and why?

There are better versions of Scripture but the recordings of these are not as desirable as this one.

What about David Suchet’s performance did you like?

His narration is not rushed, pronunciation is accurate, his silky tone is a pleasure to listen to. He brings the Scripture to life. It's better than listening to Shakespeare - the drama is there but God's Word is presented in all of its glory.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Gospels are particularly moving.

Any additional comments?

This recording is unique in its quality.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Alex
  • 01-15-17

Makes the Genealogies Interesting!

This is a beautiful rendition of the Bible. Without a doubt the best I have ever heard. The timbre of Suchet's voice, his lovely British accent, his pacing and intonation are an absolute delight to listen to. He even makes me happy to listen to the genealogies - if only to listen to his narration. I might prefer a different version, but if you're after an audio Bible you will not do better than this recording.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • genesispainter
  • 08-20-16

Hear God's Word

David Suchet reads the entire bible with zeal and passion. You can tell that he delights in God's word. It's a blessing to have this book in my library.

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  • Ranjit
  • 08-14-16

A most worthwhile exercise

Loved it. Very moved by it. Well read. Thank you David for your work, commitment and ministry in putting this audio Bible together.
You made it possible for me to read/ listen to God's Word for the 1st time in my life and I am 55 years old. Thank you and I hope that God continues to bless and use you. Ranjit

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Fiona
  • 05-26-16

The Bible is a collection of books

It would be more useful if the division into parts corresponded with the actual names of books of the bible. As it is one has to memorise which books/chapters are included in each part. Great performance by David Suchet.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-16-17

Such a great book!! could really change your life

I'm so happy that someone made an audio copy of the Bible. often we will never have time to sit down and read bible from back to front but it's great to be able to listen to it on the way to work and working around the house

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-18

Great performance but hard to navigate

The translation is not my favourite but it's okay. David Suchet does a great job of reading. The main problem is it's difficult to navigate to the book you want.

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  • Janice Chong
  • 06-29-18

Very difficult to navigate.

This audio Bible has been presented as a novel, not as a Bible. With 13 segments and 50 chapters in each it is not even presented as Bible books. The 13 segments have no indication which actual Bible books are contained in them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-20-18

No good, can't go to any book easy, must be able t

No good, can't go to a book easy e.g. Romans 5
I feel Ive lost $15.00, as I'm very disappointed

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ben
  • 10-14-16

awe-inspiring

loved it definitely changed my views on almost everything. a must read for everyone. tops

1 of 1 people found this review helpful