Listener's Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV: Complete Bible

Vocal Performance by Max McLean
By: Zondervan
Narrated by: Max McLean
Length: 75 hrs and 14 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Verses you have read many times will impact you in a new way when you hear them read aloud.

Read in a single voice with subtle background music, the NIV Listener’s Audio Bible features Max McLean’s skillful, engaging, but never over-dramatized style reading the entire text of the Bible. This audio Bible will bring God’s word to life during your personal and family devotion times, group Bible study, or during your weekday commute. Listen to just 13 minutes a day and you’ll get through the entire Bible in a year! 

Before you could tuck it under your arm, before you could bring it up on your phone - you did not read Scripture, you listened to it.

For centuries, the only way to access God’s word was to hear it read aloud in public gatherings. Today, we are blessed to own personal printed copies of the Bible, but there is a surprising benefit to hearing the Scriptures read aloud as it was for so many generations.

Features:

  • Complete text of the accurate and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Narration by Max McLean, founder and artistic director for the Fellowship of Performing Arts in New York City 

"These are the most engaging recordings of the Bible I have ever heard." (Hank Hanegraaff, the Bible Answer Man, president, Christian Research Institute)

"He sounds as you might expect the writers of the text to sound if they were speaking instead of writing.... McLean reads the Bible like it is the Word of God." (Donald Whitney, professor of biblical spirituality, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

©2015 Zondervan (P)2015 Zondervan

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Table of Content

Here is a breakdown of where each book of the Bible begins. Finding the books was the complaint of so many like myself so I put this together for all.

The format is Name (Part #).(Chapter #)

Genesis 1.2
Exodus 2.52
Leviticus 3.92
Numbers 3.119
Deuteronomy 4.155
Joshua 4.189
Judges 4.213
Ruth 5.234
1 Samuel 5.238
2 Samuel 5.269
1 Kings 6.293
2 Kings 6.315
1 Chronicles 7.340
2 Chronicles 7.369
Ezra 7.405
Nehemiah 8.415
Esther 8.428
Job 8.438
Psalms 9.480; 9.521; 9.552; 9.569; 10.586
Proverbs 10.630
Ecclesiastes 10.661
Song of Solomon 11.673
Isaiah 11.681
Jeremiah 12.747
Lamentations 12.799
Ezekiel 13.804
Daniel 13.852
Hosea 13.864
Joel 13.878
Amos 13.881
Obadiah 13.890
Jonah 14.891
Micah 14.895
Nahum 14.902
Habakkuk 14.905
Zephaniah 14.908
Haggai 14.911
Zechariah 14.913
Malachi 14.927

Matthew 15.931
Mark 15.959
Luke 16.975
John 16.999
Acts 17.1020
Romans 17.1048
1 Corinthians 18.1064
2 Corinthians 18.1080
Galatians 18.1093
Ephesians 18.1099
Philippians 18.1105
Colossians 18.1109
1 Thessalonians 19.1113
2 Thessalonians 19.1118
1 Timothy 19.1121
2 Timothy 19.1127
Titus 19.1131
Philemon 19.1134
Hebrews 19.1135
James 20.1148
1 Peter 20.1153
2 Peter 20.1158
1 John 20.1161
2 John 20.1166
3 John 20.1167
Jude 20.1168
Revelation 20.1169

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You need this in your life.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Needed a reference guide, hope this helps.

PART 1
Genesis 1-50

PART 2
Exodus 1-40

PART 3
Leviticus 1-27
Numbers 1-36

PART 4
Deuteronomy 1-34
Joshua 1-24
Judges 1-21

PART 5
Ruth 1-4
I Samuel 1-31
II Samuel 1-24

PART 6
I Kings 1-22
II Kings 1-25

PART 7
I Chronicles 1-29
II Chronicles 1-36
Ezra 1-10

PART 8
Nehemiah 1-13
Esther 1-10
Job 1-42

PART 9
Psalms 1-99

PART 10
Psalms 100-150
Proverbs 1-31
Ecclesiastes 1-12

PART 11
Song of Songs 1-8
Isaiah 1-66

PART 12
Jeremiah 1-52
Lamentations 1-5

PART 13
Ezekiel 1-48
Daniel 1-12
Hosea 1-14
Joel 1-3
Amos 1-9
Obadiah

PART 14
Jonah 1-4
Micah 1-7
Nahum 1-3
Habakkuk 1-3
Zephaniah 1-3
Haggai 1-2
Zechariah 1-14
Malachi 1-4

PART 15
Matthew 1-28
Mark 1-16

PART 16
Luke 1-24
John 1-21

PART 17
Acts 1-28
Romans 1-16

PART 18
I Corinthians 1-16
II Corinthians 1-13
Galatians 1-6
Ephesians 1-6
Philippians 1-4
Colossians 1-4

PART 19
I Thessalonians 1-5
II Thessalonians 1-3
I Timothy 1-6
II Timothy 1-4
Titus 1-3
Philemon
Hebrews 1-12

PART 20
James 1-5
I Peter 1-5
II Peter 1-3
I John 1-5
II John
III John
Jude
Revelation 1-22

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Needs to be broken down into Books of Bible.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes

What about Max McLean’s performance did you like?

Yes...A plus

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Extremely hard to follow. Needs to be broken down into books in Bible. I had to listen and then write on a piece of paper which books were contained in which part! Very time consuming.

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  • HW
  • 03-04-16

AUdio Bible

this would be a five star rating if only the listener could locate the books of the Bible and find some way to determine what is on each illustrated disk. It will take much effort and time to download and note (on paper somewhere) the contents of the 37+ parts of this Bible. The reader is excellent.

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WISH IT WAS BROKEN INTO THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

Any additional comments?

I LIKE TO STUDY DIFFERENT BOOKS INSTEAD OF GOING FROM THE BEGINNING TO END WITHOUT IT ALL RUNNING TOGETHER LIKE ANY OTHER BOOK

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The individual books of the Bible are not labelled

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I can't find the book of the Bible I am looking for without listening to excerpts of about ten individual books. The books of the Bible are not individually labelled and the covers are identical. Can't you fix this problem?

Would you listen to another book narrated by Max McLean?

His tone of voice is not in tune with the passage sometimes. He makes Jesus sound irritable and impatient in situations where that tone of voice is not warranted.

Any additional comments?

I listen to this in the car.

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No book titles???

Big over sign, after down loading 66 books of the Bible. there aren't any titles, if I want to listen to the book of Psalms not sure where it is??? Please update and fix.

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The Bible Is Great...Navigating Not So Much.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The Bible is broken down into 20 segments, with multiple chapters in each segment. There are no bookmarks for OT and NT or books of the Bible. This would be so much easier to use if the books and chapters were broken down like the Bible to easily navigate. I was disappointed that this wasn't organized any better.

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great version of audio bible.

As a Christian I believe the narrator did a good job. the background ambiance was great for the short pauses and it drove home the message of the Lord. May this recording be a help to your faith as it has been to mine.

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The Living Bible comes Alive as it was meant to Be

The Living Bible comes Alive as it was meant to Be!

Listening allows one to be absorbed mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and and even physically! I become so involved that I weep, shudder, and rejoice with our history feeling as if it were occurring right now... maybe it is!

Such is the reality of God's Word enabled through robust narration with excellent and appropriate inflections and tone. Max McLean's voice impacts the listener through to the quick.

Organization - Lack of Usable Contents (rate this a 2): Frustration abounds and use for studying is limited to almost zero by a lack of ALL reference to actual Books and Chapters. For unknown reasons, producers fail to provide any usable Contents based on the actual Bible. All that exists in the audiobook are numbered chapters which do not correlate to the Bible Books or Chapters. Do to this awful oversight, there is no method to return to particular passages for listening again or study. The ability to add Bookmarks does little to mitigate this poor arrangement. One would have to spend hours to bookmark enough to use for reference... very sad.

Suggestion: PLEASE provide an update that includes a Table of Contents that enables one to choose passages to return to for re-listening or study. This will increase the value of the audiobook many-fold. At the very least, please provide a .pdf cross-reference that may be used to find passages, Books, and Chapters.

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  • E. O'Sullivan
  • 11-27-18

No Chapter, No Verse!

I am getting older and reading is becoming progressively more challenging so I bought this and other audio books and absolutely love them.
However, while with most novels I have a rough idea about individual chapters, the Bible is on a whole different level and having to listen to what is, as a matter of fact, a collection of individual books, in one big chunk without chapter and verse is just too hard and I truly feel for individuals who are visually impaired and have no alternatives.
Would love to be able to revisit a verse, chapter, or even an individual book.
The narration is perfect.

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  • dan
  • 01-14-19

flawed format but good reading

no tags on any files make it impossible to navigate through the Bible or know which section contains which books. makes it unusable

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  • Kirk Rhema
  • 10-17-19

Best book ever written!

This book has transformed me mentally, physically and of course spiritually. The stories, the lessons, the truth. from beginning to end this book is captivating. Thank you for the audio version it paints a whole new picture.

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  • James H.
  • 03-03-20

Could not finish

outdated morals, characters not complex, uncompelling story. Could not finish, made it most of the way through Leviticus. Even the narrater sounded bored out of his mind by this point.

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  • KEVIN RICE
  • 01-05-18

Bible

OK just little long it better read the bible that listen the word of god

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  • Maggie
  • 09-16-17

Need title to identify 66 books

This book is divided into 20 parts. We read the Bible different to any book. There's 66 books & it would be helpful if Audible will identify/name the books of the Bible in the 20 parts i.e. Part 1: Genesis-Exodus etc so when we click to listen we can choose the exact book we want to listen to than randomly clicking the downloaded parts. I found a free Bible app, the narrator is also Max McLean. I can specifically go to any of the 66 books, listen (& read if I want).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-17

good stuff

loved it really was good to listen to and nice and clear, nice work 😊