• James Earl Jones Reads The Bible

  • The New Testament, King James Version
  • By: Topics Entertainment
  • Narrated by: James Earl Jones
  • Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-04-03
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Topics Entertainment
  • 4.1 (436 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In a voice as rich as it is recognized, James Earl Jones lends his narrative talents to the King James Version of the New Testament. In over 19 hours enhanced with a complete musical score, James Earl Jones interprets the most enduring book of our time utilizing the acclaimed actor's superb storytelling and skilled characterizations. Hailed as the greatest spoken-word Bible version ever, and with almost half a million copies sold, this exquisite audio treasury is certain to enthuse and inspire.
© and (P)2002 TOPICS Entertainment
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Critic Reviews

"[James Earl Jones'] performance is beautiful; he reads the entire work in a gentle tone that is so compelling that the listener will find it hard to switch off....A truly inspiring production." (AudioFile)
"Somehow that voice of his, calm, deep, powerful....makes the words seem more thrilling than ever" (Washington Post)
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By Jean on 09-25-04

Is the Focus God's Word or the music?

I tend to agree with many of the above comments. Mr. Jones has, as always, a wonderful voice, clear deliverance/vocal inflections and proper pacing. BUT the piano is often distracting. I'd be able to listen to the Word of God better without the music.

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By rstampa on 03-10-04

Background music

The narrator is excellent. His voice is deep, yet very soothing.
The only thing I found annoying is the music playing in the background. Personally I think it would be a much more enjoyable listening if there was no music at all.
If you can, lisen to the sample before buying.

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37 of 37 people found this review helpful

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By Martin on 07-31-06

Voice good, music terrible.

The voice of Mr. Jones is very good. However, it was a bit too soft and reverential for my taste. Would it not have been better if it carried a bit more punch and authority?

However, that's a minor quibble when compared to the accompanying 'music'. It was spectacularly horrendous. Saccharine nonsense that destroyed the recording. (And that piano!)

It was the King James bible. Could we not have some music from that period to accompany it? Something appropriate. The english is beautiful and powerful, but how can we listen to it when it's accompanied by that noise?

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By Anonymous User on 09-22-09

the bible and music

James Earl John is marvellous, except for rather fast delivery. The background music is a distraction, but you can get used to it. I have, but it took all of Matthew.

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