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Max McLean brings his compelling voice and artistic narrative skills to the ESV Bible. This Gold Medallion-winning new translation combines a word-for-word translation approach with a literary beauty that is perfect for the oral expression of God's Word.
© and (P)2004 Max McLean
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By Chris on 09-19-09


Probably the best option on Audible at the moment. The translation isn't what I'd hoped for. Mostly I have to give this 3 stars because of the formatting. It's split into 37 different files. This makes it a bit of a pain to organize. The book of Psalms was messed up and there are no chapters for it. For the largest book in the bible that makes going through it hard. Psalms also would lock up my mp3 player at times.

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By James on 08-27-10

Excellent Audiobook, no chapter breaks

This recording is excellent. Max McLean does a great job reading (I have listened to it many times at a free online site) which is why I wanted this audiobook. However, the download has no chapter divisions, which is extremely frustrating. In some cases, multiple books are in a single file, which presents a similar problem. You have to fast forward or rewind through entire books of the Bible in order to get to a certain chapter, and even then, if you miss the chapter heading, it is very difficult to tell which chapter you are in. Online, I primarily listen to a chapter or a few chapters at a time, not necessarily starting from the beginning of a book and then moving all the way through. I would have easily given this a 5 star rating if there were chapter breaks.

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By Christopher on 07-21-08

Essential Listening for your Spiritual Life

When I was young, I experienced great difficulty reading and understanding Shakespeare. I was bottom of the class. I then bought an audio copy of the story. I understood it much, much better. Subsequently, I was the only class member who passed the examination.

How much more difficult it was for me to fully comprehend 66 books written by 40 authors - the Holy Bible. In the past, my goal was to be able to say that I had read the whole Bible at least once in my lifetime. I had made attempts to read and understand the whole Bible - but the result was that I had simply read the words without amassing the totally of the message.

Fortunately, I heard the NIV version of the Bible by Max Maclean on the UCB Bible network. From all the English-speaking actors that I heard reading the Bible here was someone that authoritatively and emotionally conveyed the totality of the God's Word. To state the obvious, I had literally 'heard' God's Word for the very first time. I chose to purchase the more informative ESV version. For an example, visit - where you can read and listen alongside Max Maclean. This is the best reason for buying an iPod to listen on the go.

For the first time in my life I have been able to connect all the dots of the message in the Old and New Testament - in a comparatively short space of time. Listening for an hour per day you can hear the whole Bible in 10 - 12 weeks. The reality is that you'll probably want more than an hour per day, simply to answer the question of `what happens next?'

The bottom line is that this is so important for your salvation, as an additional item to the written Word.

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By Ezeek on 05-06-16

Love it

Good performance. Hard to navigate chapters. Easy to listen to and hear. The chapters were present then all disappeared in an update. Still an essential collection

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By Sam on 11-23-16

Excellently read!

I loved it!
I think God is awesome!
I love reading the bible so I obviously loved this book.

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