Inspired By … The Bible Experience Audio Bible - Today's New International Version, TNIV: Old Testament

Old Testament
Length: 65 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Enjoy the Old Testament from the most ambitious, critically acclaimed presentation of the Bible ever produced, Inspired By...The Bible Experience features a star-studded cast of almost 200 performers.

Highlighting the cast is 2007 Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker as the voice of Moses, along with Angela Bassett (Esther), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Jonah), Denzel and Pauletta Washington (Song of Songs), LL Cool J (Samson), Eartha Kitt (Serpent), Bishop T. D. Jakes (Abraham), and Bishop Eddie L. Long (Joel) among others.

The Bible Experience uses Today’s New International Version (TNIV), and includes dramatic performances set to an original musical underscore by the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Hollywood-style sound design created at Technicolor Studios.

The Bible Experience has become not just the best-selling audio Bible, but also one of the all-time fastest-selling new Bibles. In addition to record-breaking sales, Inspired By...The Bible Experience has received unprecedented consumer satisfaction and national recognition including numerous five-star reviews on Amazon.com, an Audies Audiobook of the Year (the highest honor of the Audio Publisher’s Association), an AudioFile Earphones Award, and a nomination for an NAACP Image Award.

©2007 Inspired By Media Group (P)2007 Zondervan

Critic Reviews

Audie Award Winner, Inspirational/Spiritual, 2008

Audie Award Winner, Multi-voiced Performance, 2008

"The lavish production pulls out all the stops.... If a modern multimedia production experience is what you're after, enjoy the fine voices and often dynamic dramatized readings." (AudioFile)

What listeners say about Inspired By … The Bible Experience Audio Bible - Today's New International Version, TNIV: Old Testament

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Worth It!!!

For those who would rather have the names of the books instead of the generic part 1,2,3... labels, here is the info you so you can relabel it in itunes.

Part 1: Genesis
Part 2: Exodus
Part 3 :Leviticus
Part 4: Numbers
Part 5: Deuteronomy
Part 6: Joshua-Ruth
Part 7: 1 Samuel-2 Samuel
Part 8: 1 Kings-2 Kings
Part 9: 1 Chronicles-2 Chronicles
Part 10: Ezra-Esther
Part 11: Job
Part 12: Psalms (Part 1)
Part 13: Psalms (Part 2)
Part 14: Proverbs-Song of Songs
Part 15: Isaiah
Part 16: Jeremiah
Part 17: Lamentations-Ezekiel
Part 18: Daniel-Micah
Part 19: Nahum-Malachi

Also enter the numbers accordingly for each part in the disc number criteria so the books will be sorted in the proper order on your ipod/iphone.

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BOOKMARKS - A Supplement to "Worth It" Review

If you could sum up Inspired By...The Bible Experience in three words, what would they be?

Spellbinding creative excellence.

What did you like best about this story?

I most appreciated the engaging narrative.

Any additional comments?


Bible Book Locations
For those who would rather have the names of the books:

Part 1: Genesis
Part 2: Exodus
Part 3 :Leviticus
Part 4: Numbers
Part 5: Deuteronomy

Part 6:
Chapter 01: Book of Joshua, Begins
Chapter 25: Book of Judges, Begins
Chapter 46: Book of Ruth, Begins

Part 7:
Chapter 01: Book of 1 Samuel, Begins
Chapter 32: Book of 2 Samuel, Begins

Part 8:
Chapter 01: Book of 1 Kings, Begins
Chapter 23: Book of 2 Kings, Begins

Part 9:
Chapter 01: Book of 1 Chronicles, Begins
Chapter 30: Book of 2 Chronicles, Begins

Part 10:
Chapter 01: Book of Ezra, Begins
Chapter 11: Book of Nehemiah, Begins
Chapter 24: Book of Esther, Begins

Part 11: Job
Part 12: Psalms (Part 1)
Part 13: Psalms (Part 2)

Part 14:
Chapter 01: Book of Proverbs, Begins
Chapter 32: Book of Ecclesiastes, Begins
Chapter 44: Book of Song of Solomon, Begins

Part 15: Isaiah
Part 16: Jeremiah

Part 17:
Chapter 01: Book of Lamentations, Begins
Chapter 06: Book of Ezekiel, Begins

Part 18:
Chapter 01: Book of Daniel, Begins
Chapter 13: Book of Hosea, Begins
Chapter 27: Book of Joel, Begins
Chapter 30: Book of Amos, Begins
Chapter 39: Book of Obadiah, Begins
Chapter 40: Book of Jonah, Begins
Chapter 44: Book of Micah, Begins

Part 19:
Chapter 01: Book of Nahum, Begins
Chapter 04: Book of Habakkuk, Begins
Chapter 07: Book of Zephaniah, Begins
Chapter 10: Book of Haggai, Begins
Chapter 12: Book of Zechariah, Begins
Chapter 26: Book of Malachi, Begins

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Listening is Like Being There

If you ever wondered how you could get through 2-3 more chapters, this rendition is for you! First of all, chapter numbers are not read. I got lost in the narration, and had to pull myself away after about ten chapters. It's like listening to a movie complete with sound effects, and music that adds to the atmosphere. This recording even makes Leviticus and the Geneologies come alive! From animal sounds to babies' cries, it draws you into both the dialog and the experience of the people who lived long ago. Narrators come from different racial groups which adds to the drama. It's like reading the Bible for the first time bringing freshness to dry parched souls, and music to the ears. Be prepared to laugh, and cry, and be transformed by the experience! This is a recording I will come back to again and again! Gone are the days of dry reading sessions! Thanks Zondervan, and thanks Audible! And thanks to all the people who made this recording possible!

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An Exciting Audio Bible

I have loved listening to the Bible Experience. It's great to listen to when you are in a place where you can not read (even better when you can follow along in your Bible). They did an excellent job. I would strongly recommend it to anyone (especially those that struggle to find time to read the Bible or have a hard time understanding it).

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Decent Recording - But Not Complete

The dramatic reading is good and has nice background sounds. However, this is not the complete Old Testament (as noted by other reviewers). I have listened to all 9 downloads. At the beginning section of one of the last ones there is also a section that is recorded over in a fast voice. Sounds like someone messed with the recording and Audible has not corrected it. I would not recommend Audibles version unless they correct these bugs.

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Best Thing Ever for an iPad

I bought this a couple of years ago. This is wonderful on my iPad as I can let it play me to sleep as it charges up. What a blessed way to end one day and prepare for the next!

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So...Where's the rest of it?

It's Genesis through 2 Chronicles... really?
The Inspired By media group is outstanding and this is a faithful presentation of my favorite book.... but not all of it is here.
This should be called "Part 1" or something I downloaded this wanting ALL of what it says it is: The Old Testament.


So... Isaiah... Jeremiah.... Danie... Habakkuk .... Malachi.... where's the rest of it?

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No verses No chapters No Books

I have no clue what verse, chapters or books I'm in. this is on going reading with no book marks. If you want to read Genesis, Exodus or Levitcus, there's no way to found them. No titles to any books on this audio. I don't have I tunes so I can't change the parts. Nineteen parts with no titles. BIG miss!

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Better to purchase CD than downloading via Audible

What disappointed you about Inspired By...The Bible Experience?

The Bible Experience is wonderful. The Audible version is not so good however. The audible version does not breakdown the tracks by Bible book therefore you can't intentionally listen to what you want when you want and when its the Bible that is important.

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Not Computer friendly

First let me say that the Bible Experience is the best Audio Bible that I have ever heard. My only problem is that when I downloaded this into Windows Media Player I did not realize that it would be formatted into 9 parts, w/o books or chapters shown.

Because of this you will have to forward through each part searching until you hear something that alerts you that it may be the book that you are looking for. Because I am an avid bible reader & like to read along w/the narrater this has seriously impacted my enjoyment of listening to this audio book on my computer. For those who just want to listen straight thru will enjoy this.

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  • Stephen
  • 12-21-07

Amazing Production

The Inspired By Bible Experience is probably the most significant and important work ever committed to audio. This is no mere audio bible but an epic 65 hour drama: a product worthy of Hollywood. I cannot praise this work too highly. The cast are all African-Americans including the cream of the acting fraternity. I don't normally like American audio due to the all too common Texan drawl however these voices are superb. I'm waiting for Audible to release the New Testament which is already available in the shops at an exhorbitant price. The greatest audio production ever. Buy a TNIV XL 'hardcopy' and read along.

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  • T. A. Farebrother
  • 12-05-10

Not complete

This is billed as The Old Testament, however it only contains Genesis - 2 Chronicles

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-14-10

A Brilliant Opener

An amazing start to an amazing series, this is truly absorbing listening whether you are a believer or not. This is truly the greatest story ever told, with a brilliant list of superb readers

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  • Elizabeth Davies
  • 10-03-09

Excellent

I love this - it's so well produced.

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  • Michael
  • 01-07-13

Good But Could Be Fantastic

Hi folks,



Well the product needs no introduction. It's the word of God after all.



I have been listening to this consitently and love the change in character voices rather than one monotonous voice all the way through. There is however a lot of background noises for effect like running water or crowds murmuring as the characters speak. This was really distracting at first as I couldn't concentrate on the actual word but after half an hour or so I got used to it and could filter it out.



My biggest gripe, and it really is a shame cause there has been a lot of work been put into this, is the chapters and books are not separated on the audio. In other words if you wanted to skip tracks to Chapter 12 in Genesis from Chapter 1, you can't simply select the next track to 2, 3, 4, 5..... and so on. Instead it's a laborious task of searching using fast forward which is not practical.



However, if your intention is to simply listen to the audio systematically and not use it for study purposes then i can highly recommend it. If like me you are studying and want to hear specific books or chapters then it's really not properly set up for this. There is a way around it involving taking the audio and splitting it up manually but this takes me around 90mins per book and with 66 books that's a lot of time investment.



Hope this helps anyone considering the purchase.



God Bless

Michael

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  • Chan
  • 11-19-11

Good but also disappointed

I loved the narration but wish the whole book was divided into books of the bible instead of chapters, i.e chapter 1, chapter 2 etc. This makes it difficult to find the book of the bible you want to hear!

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  • Adam H
  • 10-02-17

Epic!

I've never read through the Bible myself so taking the opportunity to listen while commuting I found to be an ideal solution.

The performance was great with appropriate music and sound FX to create atmosphere throughout.

I'd really recommend this to anyone who's never managed to sit down and read the Old Testament themselves and to anyone else who's looking to have it read to them and have new aspects of familiar passages revealed to them in the context they were written.