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Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon.
This title is broken into 17 parts and the following are included in each part.
Part 1: Genesis - Exodus
Part 2: Leviticus - Numbers
Part 3: Deuteronomy - Joshua
Part 4: Judges - 2 Samuel
Part 5: 1 Kings - 1 Chronicles
Part 6: 2 Chronicles - Esther
Part 7: Job
Part 8: Psalms 1-75
Part 9: Psalm 76 - 150
Part 10: Proverbs - Song of Solomon
Part 11: Isaiah
Part 12: Jeremiah - Lamentations
Part 13: Ezekiel - Daniel
Part 14: Hosea - Malachi
Part 15: Matthew - Luke
Part 16: John - 2 Corinthians
Part 17: Galatians - Revelation
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By A. Lee on 08-29-16
Lovely...needs a section guide. I made one
Would you listen to The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV again? Why?
This is a wonderful recording. I like the performances and the variety of voices. For example, while there is one main narrator for each book there are diff voices for dialogue and the actors for those people are consistent. The voices are well cast and performed. The music in the background rarely bothered me, but is too loud or exciting in a few spots. I find listening to the word to be a good way to 'hear' it in a new way and is a valuable experience. I also love to play it for my children:) The one main problem is the lack of a guide to the 'sections'. I found a guide to 'parts' but my players show sections. This make it impossible to select which book to listen to! I made a guide, figuring out there there is one section for each chapter starting with 2. So if you need a particular chapter, simply add that number to the book's start.
The Old Testament
1 Samuel 238
2 Samuel 269
1 Kings 293
2 Kings 315
1 Chronicles 340
2 Chronicles 369
Song of Sol 673
The New Testament
1 Corinthians 1064
2 Corinthians 1080
1 Thessalonians 1113
2 Thessalonians 1118
1 Timothy 1121
2 Timothy 1127
1 Peter 1153
2 Peter 1158
1 John 1161
2 John 1166
3 John 1167
525 of 533 people found this review helpful
By Robert on 04-19-11
A bargain for one credit
First, the good: This is a terrific bargain for a single credit. For readability, I have most recently relied either upon the NIV or New Living Translations, but I was pleased with the NKJV translation. It is accurate and easily understandable; this translation was suited perfectly for an Audio book. The readers were outstanding, and there was just enough dramatization, music and background effects to keep the stories moving without being annoying or overly-distracting. The sound quality was flawless.
Now, the bad: As other reviewers have detailed, dividing the Bible into 17 tracks is puzzling. Finding any particular passage is laborious and frustrating.
If you are seeking an Audio presentation of the Bible to listen to and experience a cover-to-cover read, you will find this production very much to your liking. If, on the other hand, you are looking for an Audio Bible to add to your library to listen to various individual scriptures, this format is not well suited for such an endeavor; other audio renditions may be more navigable for such a purpose.
451 of 461 people found this review helpful
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By mollypolly on 10-21-10
i have put this on my kindle and it's amazing! well done audible.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
By Lance on 02-05-11
I loved the download version so much I went out and bought the CD's just to make sure I have hard copies as well as the MP3.
The dramatised versions brings the Bible alive and makes its very exciting.
I am very satisified with Audible so far and look forward to purchasing more material
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By Trish on 09-02-16
A real revelation
It's really hard to write a review about the bible, because...well...it's the bible!
But what I can say is that I can't recommend The Word of Promise highly enough. The sound effects used throughout the readings really helped to add to the entertainment aspect of the books. But what I was most impressed with, and surprised by, was the way the actors expressed their characters. They brought things to life to the extent that I actually understood things better than I ever have before. I think it's because the bible doesn't say things like: "Jesus was furious and said", and because of that I often find my own reading of the bible to be flat and have to really concentrate really hard to figure things out sometimes. But the performance of the actors revealed things to me that blew my mind.
There was one part, I can't remember which book (which is my only problem with the audio version, was that it was virtually impossible to navigate because it's so huge!!) where God was really, really furious with the Israelites and honestly, I was a bit afraid, especially because I'm a believer. I mean, when I'd read that part in the bible myself, I knew God was mad, but I didn't realise 'how' mad He was until listening to this. It was a far different experience to listening to a fiction novel being read, it's really hard to explain.
But anyway, despite my moment of knee shaking fear, I enjoyed every moment of it and will probably start again at the beginning, but more slowly so I can see what else is made clear to me. I just really enjoyed hearing God's word being spoken so clearly, and being brought to life so well that I couldn't stop listening
And look, to be truthful, in my opinion there will never be another actor who can play Jesus as well as Jim Calviezel. I mean, I see Jim Calviezel and I feel like I'm looking at Jesus, so to hear him speaking, this time in English and not Aramaic (although I loved hearing Aramaic in the Passion).... Well, it was just amazing. I think I even started crying.
Last but not least was the sheer value of the book! 17 audio books for 1 credit. I think it took me three months to listen to it all. So yeah, if you are a believer (and if you aren't I still hope you get this book and become one!) get this book with your next credit. You won't regret it. Every actor was amazing and the Psalms! Oh and the actor who played God! OH my, yeah, just get it! You won't regret it.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Lydia on 09-07-16
Better indexing needed
Would you consider the audio edition of The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV to be better than the print version?
Yes, because it is easy to listen to the chapters you might other wise find hard to read and comprehend due to context it is written in.
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The background music and songs bring ambience to the reading
Any additional comments?
It is really hard to look up a specific chapter or book to listen to, because of the fact that many chapters and books are contained within one part of the the audio. Some proper scriptural index or order might make it more valuable.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful