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A compilation of the Old and New Testament from the Unabridged Contemporary English Version Translation of the Holy Bible. This compilation also includes the Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha in between the Old and New Testaments.

The complete list of narrators includes: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren, Jonathan Davis, Peter Jay Fernandez, Pete Bradbury, Jeff Woodman, John McDonough, Nelson Runger, Norman Dietz, Richard Poe, Jack Garrett, Peter Fancis James, George Wilson, Robert O'Keefe, Christina Moore, Ed Sala, and Paul Hecht.

©1995, 1999 American Bible Society (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • J.
  • Colorado, United States
  • 12-26-16

CEV not KJV - Picture is correct

Thank you for the review that mentioned the not always included Deuterocanical books (Apocrypha) were part of this version - it helped me choose this one and explains the extra time added to this reading. The sample provides a good idea on what to expect from the overall listening experience, so if you like what you hear and are ok with the CEV, you will probably appreciate this presentation. There are 15 different downloads. I have not listened to all of it but downloaded different sections to sample the readers and find the start of the New Testament which is in download Part 13, Chapter 8. The different male and female readers speak clearly and are comparable to the sample.

It would be really very nice to have chapter titles that match what is being read, but I chose not to knock off any stars for it as most versions aren't any different in this format. I was not specifically looking for any particular version but wanted no music, no overly theatrical readings and if possible, the Apocrypha included. I grew up Presbyterian so those books were always included in the Bible's used in my church, so while not necessary, I like having them there. There is no breakout ever in the description of who reads what books but you have it here in the chapter intros on this one. The CEV is similar to the NLT version as far as translations go, so it makes this more of a pleasure reading version. This is definitely not the KJV so please keep that in mind if considering this one at all. I will still look for a complete KJV or RSV on Audible, but this one makes for a nice change of pace.

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It's the CEV Bible -- Contemporary English Version

Would you listen to The Holy Bible again? Why?

Sure

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jesus

Any additional comments?

This is NOT the King James Version of the Holy Bible. It's actually the Contemporary English Version. The deuterocanonical books are included. It's a pleasant surprise to find that the Book of Sirach is read by Nelson Runger.

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Divided in chapters

This is difficult to navigate since it is divided in random chapters not related to bible’s books or chapters from the printed version. We can’t find specific places in the Bible based on the way the divided in chapters. I returned it and would not recommend it.

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Dry and boring

I never made it through first book of Genesis. Too monatone and lacks any infliction. I love listening to the Bible but this one can cure insomnia.

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  • CH
  • 04-12-18

Great listening....😊

I enjoyed to this Audible Bible version...it was easy to comprehend, and made for great listening enjoyment for family study as well as individual..... I highly recommend this edition of God's Holy Word😇

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Save your money

One of the narrators sounds as though he’s struggling to breathe. Nearly every chapter is duplicated. It might be good if you enjoy repetition.

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Funny how Amazon/Audible offers you something FREE

but when you don't like it, there is not a simple DELETE option...none that I can see, but I do have visual impairment...maybe it's obvious to others. They do that on purpose to make is hard to delete or unsubscribe by not offering that option on the first page, but they bury it in the bowels of hell to get....and even then, it may not be there. And even then, Audible post review policy probably is steered towards their controls. Reviews should be with oversight by 3rd party consumer watchdog.

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I'm not pleased with this version at all

This version was annoying, i didn't get past Genesis chapter 1. i will buy King James version or another translation

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