• The NIV Listener's Audio Bible

  • Vocal Performance by Max McLean
  • By: Zondervan
  • Narrated by: Max McLean
  • Length: 75 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-03-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (384 ratings)

Regular price: $55.99

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Publisher's Summary

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, many 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. Verses you have read many times will impact you in a new way when you hear them through the NIV Listener's Audio Bible.

Read in a single voice with subtle background music, Max McLean's skillful, engaging, but never overdramatized style will bring God's word to life during your personal and family devotion times, group Bible study, or weekday commute. Listen to just 13 minutes a day, and you'll get through the entire Bible in a year. Or listen to six minutes a day to hear the New Testament twice a year. Max McLean's skillful narration will help you understand, memorize, and enjoy God's word.

©2015 Zondervan (P)2015 Zondervan

Critic Reviews

"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)

What members say

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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

221 of 226 people found this review helpful

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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

64 of 66 people found this review helpful

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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

Any additional comments?

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.

35 of 36 people found this review helpful

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  • HW
  • Aiken, SC United States
  • 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.

31 of 33 people found this review helpful

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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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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.

36 of 40 people found this review helpful

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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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Max narrate in a way that makes this enjoyable

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

The bible is made easy to listen when narrated by Max.

What did you like best about this story?

Learning the bible.

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

I plan to listen to this over one year.I love to listen while I drive.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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The NIV Listener's Audio Bible

Staci at Grace Community Church in Fort Smith Arkansas gave me a compact Zondervan NIV Bible end of 2016. I can listen to this Audio Bible and follow along in my Bible. I want to read through the whole Bible this year. I have a hard time staying focused and this is helping me so much and
making it so enjoyable. Thank you for providing this audio Bible!




3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Waste of time.

There is no option to lo are specific books and it downloads in multiple sections so you can not even read it in any typical order. Upset that I even downloaded it. How difficult is it going to be to remove all these separate downloads.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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 😊