The Bible in 90 Days: Week 1: Genesis 1:1 - Exodus 40:38 (Unabridged)

  • by Zondervan
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Listen to the NIV Dramatized Bible from "cover to cover" in manageable bites in just 13 weeks. Week 1 includes Genesis 1:1 to Exodus 40:38.

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Listening to Scripture in an Elevator

What a great idea! I wanted to listen to the complete old testament especially and this seemed an approachable way to do. I don't share the views of the commentator and there is so much here that is speaking to s specific people in a specific time... but everyone should read The Bible at least once. What really makes this recording annoying is the trashy Muzak in in the background and the Echo Chamber for the voice of God. Certainly there are great actors that could convey authority without this trite device.
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- N. Houghton "RochNYguy"

very disappointing, returned it.

What disappointed you about The Bible in 90 Days: Week 1: Genesis 1:1 - Exodus 40:38 (Unabridged)?

I don't know why so many recordings of the scriptures insist on sounding like the astronomy show at a planetarium--tinny space music, overly slow and deep narration, the avoidance of human inflection, and either flat or badly-acted emotion. And why, oh why, must God's voice have a mechanical echo?! If these types of scripture readings appeal to you, here is another.

Also, this is not just the bible--there are tedious and insipid introductions before every book, and no way to just skip those to get to the text itself. These introductions seem to focus more on what the scriptures should mean to you than on providing helpful historical or theological context.This is particularly frustrating if you have limited time for daily listening and are trying to get to and through the scriptures themselves. I've given it 3 stars only because the NIV is a good translation, but this particular production I would only give 1 star.


Any additional comments?

The voice on the sample is not the narrator of the text but the woman who reads the introductions only. I would not give this as a gift--I think it would turn off anyone not very committed to trying to hear scripture. For an entirely different (much more LIVING) approach to scripture recordings, try some of the ones produced in England and Scotland. Johnny Cash also did an absolutely terrific reading/recording of the whole New Testament which audible carries, it's one of my favorites.

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- Brenda P

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2007
  • Publisher: Zondervan