The Holman Christian Standard Bible is one of the most accurate and readable translations of the Scriptures, and the Gospel of Matthew is one of the most fundamental books in the New Testament scriptures. Let professional voice artist Dale McConachie, author of over 100 audiobooks, take you on a narrated journey through Matthew, where you will discover Jesus Christ demonstrated to be the Messiah. Dale’s goal in this recording was to make a simple but reverent audio copy of God's Word that you can take with you everywhere you go: while you commute, in the kitchen, or at the gym. You can easily access any chapter of Matthew at any time. It is the reader's prayer that many will, "Let the Word of Christ richly dwell" in them.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Mr. McConachie's narration is marred by wrong inflections (voice going up at the end of sentences, for example), a halting style (not a smooth flow, in other words), and an annoying regional accent (as opposed to a neutral accent that doesn't draw attention to itself). I purchased this audio book based on the strength of the HCSB, but I will not buy any more selections that feature Dale McConachie as narrator.