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Publisher's Summary

The text of the books contained in The New American Bible is a completely new translation throughout. From the original and the oldest available texts of the sacred books, it aims to convey as directly as possible the thought and individual style of the inspired writers. The better understanding of Hebrew and Greek, the steady development of the science of textual criticism, and the fruit of patient study since the time of St. Jerome, have allowed the translators and editors in their use of all available materials to approach more closely than ever before the sense of what the sacred authors actually wrote.

The New American Bible has accomplished this in response to the need of the church in America today. It is the achievement of some 50 biblical scholars, the greater number of whom, though not all, are Catholics. In particular, the editors-in-chief have devoted 25 years to this work. The collaboration of scholars who are not Catholic fulfills the directive of the Second Vatican Council, not only that "correct translations be made into different languages especially from the original texts of the sacred books", but that, "with the approval of the church authority, these translations be produced in cooperation with separated brothers" so that "all Christians may be able to use them".

©1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc.; (P)2005 Oasis Audio LLC

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  • Stephen
  • Pine Ridge, SD, USA
  • 01-26-09

Good narration

This is a good translation of the New Testament, and it is the one used in Catholic liturgies in the USA, which makes it especially useful to me.

The narration is excellent: pace, expressiveness.

There are two drawbacks. Audible inhalations detract from the quality of the narration, and section headings are read along with the biblical text. I find the latter to be especially distracting.

41 of 41 people found this review helpful

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Clear sound, good pace for listening and following

Where does New American Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favorites due to the clarity of sound, the pacing, and the sub-headings that are spoken as you move from one section to another.

What about Buck Ford’s performance did you like?

Terrific, clear sound that allows focus on what is being said. His voice doesn't get in the way like some narrators.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Cindy
  • North Platte, NE, United States
  • 11-12-12

A Real Powerful #1 Bestseller!!!

What made the experience of listening to New American Bible the most enjoyable?

I always wanted to read the Bible, but I have difficulty reading it. I had a Stroke 18 years ago and I don't remember what I read a minute ago. This reading to me, I remember....funny isn't it, but it is true.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jesus

Which scene was your favorite?

I have not gotten read, but the Nativity is my favorite as well as the death and resurection.

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

No

Any additional comments?

I will listen to it over and over again.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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wonderful

What did you love best about New American Bible?

wonderful to listen to. the voice is perfect. which is most important to me. i had recently heard one where the voice was much to deep and i did not like listening to it. but this is perfect.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Poor navigation

I wanted to love this audio version of the bible but poor navigation- Great voice/sound

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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I like it...

It is very easy to understand! when I read the Bible or any book I can't hold my concentration so this is really a blessing for me from God. Thank You!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Great modern version

Love this Bible. The reader is excellent and translation is clear. I fall asleep listening to it and love it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Excellant

If you could sum up New American Bible in three words, what would they be?

Excellant to listen to

Who was your favorite character and why?

The narrator has a great sounding voice and makes it very interesting to listen to.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing he does an outstanding job.

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

I couldn't because it's too long, although I think it could have been combined into 7 audio books instead of 14.

Any additional comments?

This audio volume could be better if there was a dictionary section included as in the St. Joseph's bible. Some people might not understand some terms used.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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clear and concise

this was an easily comprehensible version of the New Testament. the speaker gives adequate gravitas to the subject-matter matter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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ONLY NUMBERED CHAPTERS NOT BY BOOK NAME

Where does New American Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

There is only chapter numbers and these do not go along with the books of the bible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Gerry Rose
  • 11-11-13

Really easy to listen to-nice and clear

Where does New American Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A wonderful Bible reading, nice and clear to have reading out on my laptop, thanks for this great 'Book'

What did you like best about this story?

It's truth

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Nativity

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The truth about life on earth!

Any additional comments?

well worth the money, best audio I can find on the Bible

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephen
  • 12-21-07

Top Quality

Buck Ford's rendition of the NAB is very good. Although American, his accent is mild and all Catholic listeners should appreciate this work. I'd would have given 5 stars but the Inspired By... Bible series is in a different class. However you might prefer this non-dramatized version. Recommended.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • P. Holden
  • 07-21-16

American Bible

I do not like this edition and wish to return it if possible please now

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Everard (Desert Islander)
  • 03-26-15

Disappointing and monotonous

Would you try another book written by Oasis Audio or narrated by Buck Ford?

I don't think so. He's the reason I found it disappointing and monotonous.

What was most disappointing about Oasis Audio’s story?

monotony

Would you be willing to try another one of Buck Ford’s performances?

Only if I was in training to push the pain barrier in preparation for the marathon of listening to Joseph Goldstein.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful