Tyndale's Bible: Saint Matthew's Gospel

  • by William Tyndale
  • Narrated by David Crystal
  • 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What was so special about the Tyndale Bible? How does it sound to us today? The first text of the Bible to be printed in English was the New Testament of William Tyndale, published in 1525-6. Its repercussions lasted for almost a century, stimulated by the religious intolerances of the age, and Tyndale's influence can be seen in most of the Bible translations over the next 100 years, not least in the language of the King James Bible of 1611 - as this recording of Saint Matthew’s Gospel in the pronunciation of Tyndale’s own time makes vividly clear.

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Performance that draws one on

What made the experience of listening to Tyndale's Bible: Saint Matthew's Gospel the most enjoyable?

The narrator capture the original pronunciations. His reading was impeccable.


What did you like best about this story?

The staunge tongue drew one along.


Have you listened to any of David Crystal’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but now shall look for more.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Familiar and yet not... watch, you'll be spellbound.


Any additional comments?

Like a parable. You'll find yourself thinking about the message because you've heard it.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-27-2014
  • Publisher: The British Library