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I've listened to just about every audio bible out there: Scourby, Johnston, Zorsky, Peck, McLean, and several others I can't even recall. Some were unlistenable from start. Others would start off fine and then, after a while, you realized that it was EATING YOUR BRAIN! I was about to give up on listening to audio bibles altogether when I stumbled on this one, where the Man in Black reads the NT. From the first moment I started listening, I knew I had finally found The One.
Cash reads the NT in a manner that engages you and draws you in. He sounds like he's talking *with* you, not *at* you; like he's talking to a close friend and not up on stage talking to strangers. I've only had this audio bible for a few weeks but I've already listed to it for dozens of hours (I hike a lot and listen to it while hiking).
The translation used is the NKJV, which is a good, faithful translation but lacks the "clang and flavour" of the KJV. Reading the NKJV is like drinking decaffeinated coffee-- same basic brew but lacks the punch and kick of the fully-caffeinated KJV. Nevertheless, this audio bible is an outstanding production.
This product is the NT only. For Psalms, Alex Jennings' rendition of the KJV Book of Psalms is incomparable.
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I have several copies of the New Testament in audio format. Unfortunately, many of these have music accompanyment. Why is that necessary? We don't hear music with other books except as introduction and ending - perhaps.
Over all this is a good alternative for individuals who wish to listen to the New Testament. I personally enjoy Johnny Cash and enjoy this addition to Audible. I would prefer some of the others if they were available without the music which I find a distraction. If you want music accompanyment - this version is not for you.
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What made the experience of listening to Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament the most enjoyable?
I love Johnny Cash and Johnny reading the bible is a match...well made in Heaven!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament?
His calm, southern accent...makes listening a pleasure
Have you listened to any of Johnny Cash’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Nope - except of course to his music!
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The Man in back is back telling us of a greater man who comes back...for you
Any additional comments?
Loved it - and am slowly savoring...
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