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Hear God's written Word spoken! Thomas Nelson introduces the NCV Audio Bible, perfect for travel or for anyone who loves to listen to stories. Ronnie Meek, a 17-year veteran pastor with 30 years of theater experience, narrates the most wonderful book ever written. You will be uplifted and inspired through the voice of this master storyteller and the all-original music score.
©2006 Nelson Bibles (P)2006 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • John
  • South Charleston, WV, USA
  • 05-14-09

I wish I chose another

I am disappointed because there is no way to choose a particular book or verse in this audio-book. It is the Bible after all and chapter and verse are quite important. The background music is distracting and I've fallen asleep many times while listening, maybe over dramatization is the right format.

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Good narration, distracting music

This would be one of my favorite Bible audiobooks if the music were less distracting. It's not so much that it's repetitive -- though it is, at times -- as that it's sometimes too loud.

Ronnie Meeks is a great storyteller, and the NCV is probably one of the best translations for audiobook listening; it's a translation, not a paraphrase, but it sticks to a simple vocabulary and uses straightforward syntax. It's similar in a lot of ways to the CEV or GNT versions but is (in my opinion) better than either of those.

I'm hoping that this will be made available in Audible's new enhanced format. There's a good possibility this will smooth out the clash between music and narration, as it did on Audible's version of The Bible Experience.

One note about the way music is used here. Each chapter has its own musical background. The music varies in quality (some is quite good, some mediocre); all selections are composed, or at least recorded, in a loop, so it can play through the whole chapter regardless of how long the chapter is. The music usually fits the mood of the beginning of the chapter, though sometimes, if there are abrupt transitions within a chapter, it doesn't always fit by the end. Still, I find that having the music helps in listening. If the volume-control issues get resolved, so much the better.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Yvonne
  • kingsport, TN, USA
  • 06-25-10

NCV OT AND NT

this is not what I thought it would be. There is not separation of the books and therefore you cannot choose one to listen to at random.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars

Good Translation/Narration - Bad Audio Quality

Good Translation/Narration - Bad Audio Quality & Music

Good Translation/Narration - Bad Audio Quality & Music

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Sandy
  • Washington
  • 06-15-12

Why the music?

Would you try another book from the author and/or Ronnie Meek?

I think he did a good job of reading, but the music was very distracting. I wish I had not purchased this book. In fact, if I can return it I will.

Of course the story is good. It's the Bible after all.

The format left it hard to find a particular book or passage. Guess I'm too old to try this.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Music

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • MR
  • Redwood City, CA, United States
  • 10-17-11

As a first timer to audiobooks bible, I loved it

Nicely done; music in the background; Comes in as 7 part series. You can make a guess which chapter you want to go. But you can bookmark it. Narration was good.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Xianbin
  • melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • 05-14-10

bible new

good

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Disappointed with suggestions

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

There should be a menu with each book listed, with chapter and verse. Also there should be the printed text of the verses as they are read. This way I can pick what I want to hear from the menu and be able to view the verses as they are being read. This way a person will comprehend more of the passage.

What other book might you compare NCV Audio Bible to and why?

There are many apps available that do what I suggested above.

What didn’t you like about Ronnie Meek’s performance?

His performance was good but the music could be lowered some.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed that the index was not good.

Any additional comments?

There should be a menu with each book listed, with chapter and verse. Also there should be the printed text of the verses as they are read. This way I can pick what I want to hear from the menu and be able to view the verses as they are being read. This way a person will comprehend more of the passage.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love it, but can't find anything

Would you try another book from Thomas Nelson, Inc. and/or Ronnie Meek?

Yes

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

No

Any additional comments?

I recently purchased this audio Bible. I really enjoy the narration, but I don't like the fact there are 7 different parts and I have absolutely no idea which books of the Bible are in which Part. The first Part I selected was Part 6, which began at Psalms. I would enjoy this audio Bible so much more if each Part were easily identifiable. Thank you.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for my needs

I bought this knowing that it would only work for listening to the Bible straight through and not for being able to select specific books and stuff like that. So it has been perfect for my needs. This translation is SO clear and easy to listen to and follow. One of my favorites. Sometimes the music is a little distracting, but it didn't bother me at all. Super thankful for this recording! I've been looking for something like it for some time.

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  • G
  • 09-17-11

really annoying music

this is very poor, has music playing all the time behind the narrator. Also, cannot locate a book of the Bible, verse etc. Impossible to use

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Elizabeth Davies
  • 07-25-07

Not my favourite version

If you like this version then this is a good resource. However, it was not for me. Again, there are difficulties in locating specific Books / Chapters. Good for listening in Biblical order though.