New American Bible

  • by Oasis Audio
  • Narrated by Buck Ford
  • 20 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The text of the books contained in The New American Bible is a completely new translation throughout. From the original and the oldest available texts of the sacred books, it aims to convey as directly as possible the thought and individual style of the inspired writers. The better understanding of Hebrew and Greek, the steady development of the science of textual criticism, and the fruit of patient study since the time of St. Jerome, have allowed the translators and editors in their use of all available materials to approach more closely than ever before the sense of what the sacred authors actually wrote.The New American Bible has accomplished this in response to the need of the church in America today. It is the achievement of some 50 biblical scholars, the greater number of whom, though not all, are Catholics. In particular, the editors-in-chief have devoted 25 years to this work. The collaboration of scholars who are not Catholic fulfills the directive of the Second Vatican Council, not only that "correct translations be made into different languages especially from the original texts of the sacred books", but that, "with the approval of the church authority, these translations be produced in cooperation with separated brothers" so that "all Christians may be able to use them".

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Good narration

This is a good translation of the New Testament, and it is the one used in Catholic liturgies in the USA, which makes it especially useful to me.

The narration is excellent: pace, expressiveness.

There are two drawbacks. Audible inhalations detract from the quality of the narration, and section headings are read along with the biblical text. I find the latter to be especially distracting.
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- Stephen

Clear sound, good pace for listening and following

Where does New American Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favorites due to the clarity of sound, the pacing, and the sub-headings that are spoken as you move from one section to another.


What about Buck Ford’s performance did you like?

Terrific, clear sound that allows focus on what is being said. His voice doesn't get in the way like some narrators.


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- RobLokkesmoe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2006
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio