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This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format. This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before, with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature-film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon.

This title is broken into 17 parts and the following are included in each part.

  • Part 1: Genesis - Exodus
  • Part 2: Leviticus - Numbers
  • Part 3: Deuteronomy - Joshua
  • Part 4: Judges - 2 Samuel
  • Part 5: 1 Kings - 1 Chronicles
  • Part 6: 2 Chronicles - Esther
  • Part 7: Job
  • Part 8: Psalms 1-75
  • Part 9: Psalm 76 - 150
  • Part 10: Proverbs - Song of Solomon
  • Part 11: Isaiah
  • Part 12: Jeremiah - Lamentations
  • Part 13: Ezekiel - Daniel
  • Part 14: Hosea - Malachi
  • Part 15: Matthew - Luke
  • Part 16: John - 2 Corinthians
  • Part 17: Galatians - Revelation
  • ©1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc.; (P)2009 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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    • Marie
    • Arlington, TN, United States
    • 07-03-15

    Extremely well narrated

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

    Yes, It brings the bible to life

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All characters come to life thanks to great narration. Don't really have a favorite character.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Anytime when the truth speaks to me

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • Jeff
    • Sonoma, Ca, United States
    • 01-28-12

    Great Compilation, Lackluster Sound !uality

    Where does The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far the best dramatized audio bible released in recent years. Unfortunately the sound quality on audible pales in comparison to the actual disks.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    One thing I was really dissapointed in was the Psalms. The presentation of the Psalms in this recording is far too dark and serrious, making even psalms of praise and joy leave the listener with a disturbing impression. I'm not sure if it's available on audible, but the Faith Comes by Hearing dramatized NIV presentation of the psalms is much better, providing a full range of emotions rather than the somewhat self righteous and vindictive undertones prevalent throughout this presentation. Outside of the Psalms, I loved almost everything else.

    Any additional comments?

    This is an incredible deal, one credit for a few thousand pages worth of inspiration. The background music does get old after 90 hours but I do think it enhances the experience overall. Some would complain about the translation NKJV vs KJV vs NIV VS NLT etc. but just face it, no translation is perfect, even the originals aren't perfect, there are minor differences among the thousands of Greek and Hebrew manuscripts we translate from. The NKJV keeps the grace of the KJV while making the language more accessible to the modern listener, thus it was a good choice for this recording.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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    Formatting is very awkward

    I agree with others that the formatting is very awkward in this rendition. The reading performances are mostly very good, and there are minimal distracting background sounds and music. (If you just want a pure Bible reading with no "dramatic" presentation, this is not the book for you. Still, this version does a nice job of not overly dramatizing.) The big critique of this version is that the formatting makes it virtually impossible to make content selection. It downloads in 17 parts, and you have no idea how the 66 books of the Bible are distributed among these parts. I had to bump around through several parts to try to find where the Old Testament ends and the New Testament begins. Within each part, the "chapters" breakdown into the actual chapters of each book of the Bible, hence countless chapters per part. If you click on a particular chapter, you have no idea what book you are in (unless you happen to luck upon the start of a new book, which is announced at the beginning of the chapter). Having read (and listened to) the Bible several times, I can more or less figure out what book I'm in, but anyone who hasn't spent a LOT of time in the Bible would be completely lost unless listening "cover to cover." Finally, there is awkward and excessive silence between each of the many chapters, making the flow quite disjointed. These are all unfortunate oversights and/or flaws, since this book would be pretty amazing were it more user-friendly (hence my overall rating of 4 despite these serious formatting problems).

    Still, it is the Bible, and for those like me who enjoy it in almost any form, it is worth the download, since it is a somewhat more "entertaining" presentation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    A Great Experience!

    WOW! I finally finished my journey through the Bible. It has been fascinating as I have been able to put many things into perspective. I loved listening to this semi-dramatized, modernized language version of the scriptures. It gave me a new understanding. I am sure I will listen to it over and over again as I work at learning all that is there for me. Except for "Leviticus." It is the worst book EVER. Truthfully, there are some really slooooooooww parts throughout the book! But so much of it is so great, especially the New Testament.

    It took me a long time to complete this 98-hour project, as I did not listen to it every day. It was very much worth it, though, and I highly recommend this experience!

    I wasn't sure if I would like this semi-dramatized version at first. but I am now a believer. It makes this rather tough old book come alive. All but Leviticus. It would take a miracle for it to come alive!!!!! Still, some of the narrators were not well suited to their rolls. I know they are all famous actors, but some of them just didn't seem to fit right. "God" and the narrator (and many others) were great! Some of them, not so much.

    In the Old Testament, there is so much genealogy, recitation of the many, many laws, warfare (out and out brutality) and repetition. I believe it is those aspects that make it so difficult to read. But the good stuff is really good.

    I loved listening to the poetic quality of parts of Ezekial, Daniel, and of many of the smaller books. Some of the best scriptures ever written make their appearances near the end of the OT in these "lesser prophets." But the real treasure of the bible is the life of the Savior, Jesus Christ in the NT. I cherish the new perspective I gained on His life. It sounds rather odd, but this recording made Him seem so human. Well, real then. I would have liked to know Him then. All in all, I loved this recording.

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful

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    Great tool for reference! A few errors though.

    The voices are GREAT!
    Discovered a problem today though. Mark's account of Jesus' Triumphal Entry only has one donkey, but Matthew's account has two.
    Here, both have two. Boo! Now I feel like I need to pour over the rest of the gospels to see how much of this was a copy/paste job.
    *edit* The same applies to Peter denying Jesus. in Matthew, he denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows, but in Mark it's before the rooster crows twice.
    Argh, I don't feel like I'm getting an accurate reading at all!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Set the timer and listen as you drift to sleep

    What made the experience of listening to The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV the most enjoyable?

    Michael York's narration breathes such life in the reading of God's holy word. The background sound effects help the listener to visualize the scenes, and the different actors voices give life to the dialogue and pacing of the Biblical stories. The musical background also gives it a professional flair that makes one feel entertained while being nurtured in God's word.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV?

    Wow, just too many to say. I love the Creation Story, Noah's Ark Story, David's Story, Esther's Story, Paul's Books, and the Book of Revelation probably the most. I've listened through most of these 2 or 3 times. It never gets old.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think the books by Paul probably had the strongest impact on me. However, David's story did, too and the book of Proverbs and Psalms.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Jesus' crucifixion brought me to tears, knowing He died on the cross for my sins and hearing the Word of God with such dramatic presentation really helped make it real for me.

    Any additional comments?

    You will never regret having the Word of God at your digital fingertip. Download it today!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    • Grey
    • Wharton, TX, United States
    • 10-20-14

    Would be nice if there were chapter markers

    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There is absolutely no way to pick up where one left off in iTunes or on my iPod. If I stop to go home from work, or if I turn it off to go to sleep, I have to start all over from the beginning, or write the timestamp down and hope I keep the paper somewhere where I can get to it in the next place and time I wish to listen again.

    Was The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV worth the listening time?

    If I have all the time in the world to listen to it in its entirety. There's not markers or bookmarks.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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    Awsome

    First of all, New King James is a great version of Bible. (Probably the Best) As you probably all know, it's the most similar to original vesion than any other English version. Second of all, the narration, the sound effects are just splendid, flawless. It has the WHOLE Bible in it. You can carry the whole Bible in your ipod.

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful

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    • Chris
    • surrey, British Columbia, Canada
    • 12-29-09

    IT'S LIKE YOUR THERE....WOW...

    1 CREDIT , I'M SORRY FOR YELLING BUT ,, 1 CREDIT ,,, WOW , WOW , WOW , ITS A PORTAL TO THE REALM ALL DESIRE DEEP IN THEIR HEART , LOVE , GOD IS LOVE , AND HIS WORD COMES FROM THAT . thanks audible.com , The special effects take you right into the book , But It's up to your heart to let the book take you to the author.

    32 of 46 people found this review helpful

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    Confusing

    Unfortunately when Amazon downloaded it to my Kindle, there was no order or index to refer to when I open each book. Each book looks the same.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • olatunbosun onasanya
    • 02-24-10

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    this is excellent audio except that some words are missing occasionally.The bible is a book that should be recited with 100% accuracy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • Kevin
    • 02-15-12

    Probably the best thing I've heard so far.

    This is the best way I have ever heard the Bible read. I can recommend this to any christian wanting to experience a new way of hearing the bible. It has so much atmosphere and effect, it feels like you are right there at the time it was written. A seriously awesome experience. I was not disappointed buying this. It allows you to 'read' your bible, i.e via hearing the bible, and is ideal for those with little time in the day for physical reading. It will enhance your life for sure.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    • rosa
    • 12-14-17

    Unable to follow - no titles given to chapters

    What would have made The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV better?

    Each chapter - over 1000 - should have a tile i.e. the name of the book that they are reading - as it is I have no way to choose one book or chapter over another.

    If you’ve listened to books by Thomas Nelson, Inc. before, how does this one compare?

    not listened to any

    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    fine

    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the reading of the book is fine

    Any additional comments?

    Please make the audio book searchable - by naming the title of the book they are reading (i.e. you are listening to).

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    • Ryan
    • 12-08-17

    Great Edition of the Bible

    There is no way to find specific sections of the Bible. It would be better if the chapters were named and not numbered.

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    • Caleb Francis
    • 10-23-17

    amazing. listen all the time!

    it's vwry inspiring and a blessing--listen to/fro my work commute. And it nevet gets dull! Really recommended!

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    • Emma
    • 08-24-17

    Brilliant!

    Must get! I love the way this book is brought to life!My only criticism would be it is not easy to go directly to a book or scripture because the multiple downloads are not titled and the chapters within the downloads are also not titled so finding a scripture can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. You can however create your own bookmarks so with time this will easily be overcome!

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    • corrine hussain
    • 07-18-17

    I bought and downloaded The Word of Promuse (narration of the full bible)

    I did initially download the entire bible and played it all but now it only plays from Galatians ; all the old testimony and the gospels are missing
    Please advise
    Thanks Lyon

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    • P. Ferret
    • 03-30-17

    great to hear the diferent voices and sound track

    Have listened to this several times through. It is amazing. keeps me in the bible.

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    • Johny A.
    • 02-25-17

    Lacking in bible info for listener

    My dislike of this is that the listener is only given "chapters" as reference to whatever is being played. So not really ideal as it's difficult to know what book,chapter or verse is playing.

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    • Birgitta Kigongo
    • 02-19-17

    The best Audio Bible

    This version makes the Bible truly come alive.
    You listen to long potions without getting tired.
    The actors are becoming one with whom they narrate, so you realy think you hear Paul, David and all the Heros from the past.
    Soft music in the background makes the experience soothing.
    I Only miss being able to go to the exact chapter and verse.