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David Suchet Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV: Complete Bible

Written by: Biblica
Narrated by: David Suchet
Length: 83 hrs and 14 mins
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Ever since he became a Christian at the age of 40, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the complete Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor.

This audio Bible is also available as an app. The app contains the full text of the New International Version (British Text), so you can easily navigate the audio or read and listen at the same time.

©2015 Biblica (P)2015 Zondervan

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Excellent reading, but horrible navigation

Over the years I have been exploring different audio bibles, and for me David Suchet's rendering is by far the best. Very well read, with excellent inflection, and pace of reading. He also adjusts his pace of reading where appropriate. The one sad thing is the non-existence of navigation. The organization of the recording is into a random number of 13 volumes, consisting of many dozen chapters. No consideration for the organization of the Bible, and no display of the Bible book names and chapters. If you know your Bible well, you can manage it. If you don't, you'll have a very hard time finding a specific chapter in a specific book.

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Excellent recording

Very well read. Good and clear enunciation. The variation in the timbre of his reading adds much to the differing of voices being spoken. Doesn’t grate the nerves to listen. Worth the money.

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worth it

best modern translation. very good voice and very good reading. I recommend this to all looking for a audible bible. would be 5 stars if the chapters in the table of contents actually corresponded with the chapters of the the original text. otherwise great.

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Great Performance - Terrible Navigation!

I love David Suchet’s reading! Five-star performance. But the navigation is almost unbearable without chapter titles. This should not have happened with a thousand-plus page book like the Bible. Audible, please fix and re-release!

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was hard to use

I wanted to choose certain bits to read but found it too hard to find passages and I found the narration at times distracting

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Just Brilliant Excellent Work

I love this audio Bible. David Suchet did an exceptional excellent work or narrating and bringing the Word of God to life. I listen to it daily and his voice and God's Word have helped me sleep on many a restless or sleepless night. I can not higly recommend it enough. The Psalms and Revelation are my most favorite to listen to.
This will be your most valuable purchase ever!

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fantastic

the only thing I wish was different was I wish they separated the download into different parts and ideally titled them according to the name of the book.

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Absolutely divine.

Suchet's reading is just right: Insightful, expressive, but never over-the-top. "Masterfully" done. What a joy to listen!

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Excellent Narrator

This guy does an excellent voice for God. He really adds the emotion that makes the words sensible. Awe, derision, joy, misery etc. He communicates it all very well.

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Listening to David Suchet is amazing!!!

I'm so impressed not only by the audio quality but also by David Suchet and his ability to bring the scriptures to life. What a great listen.
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  • J. Lamkin
  • 2015-10-25

Poorly organized. List of parts and chapters.

Here is the breakdown of each part to make navigation a bit easier (although it would have been nice if this had been organized in an intuitive way, so that a cheat-sheet wasn't necessary). The Audible parts/chapters are on the left, and the corresponding Bible books/chapters on the right. Hope this helps other frustrated listeners.

PART 1, Genesis 1 - Leviticus 9
Ch. 1-50: Genesis 1-50
Ch. 51-90: Exodus 1-40
Ch. 91-99: Leviticus 1-9

PART 2, Leviticus 10 - Joshua 11
Ch. 1-18: Leviticus 10-27
Ch. 19-54: Numbers 1-36
Ch. 55-88: Deuteronomy 1-34
Ch. 89-99: Joshua 1-11

PART 3, Joshua 12 - I Kings 6
Ch. 1-13: Joshua 12-24
Ch. 14-34: Judges 1-21
Ch. 35-38: Ruth 1-4
Ch. 39-69: I Samuel 31
Ch. 70-93: II Samuel 24
Ch. 94-99: I Kings 1-6

PART 4, I Kings 7 - II Chronicles 29
Ch. 1-16: I Kings 7-22
Ch. 17-41: II Kings 1-25
Ch. 42-70: I Chronicles 1-29
Ch. 71-99: II Chronicles 1-29

PART 5, II Chronicles 30 - Psalm 17
Ch. 1-7: II Chronicles 30-36
Ch. 8-17: Ezra 1-10
Ch. 18-30: Nehemiah 1-13
Ch. 31-40: Esther 1-10
Ch. 41-82: Job 1-42
Ch. 83-99: Psalms 1-17

PART 6, Psalm 18 - Psalm 116
Ch. 1-99: Psalms 18 -116

PART 7, Psalm 117 - Isaiah 14
Ch. 1-34: Psalms 117-150
Ch. 35-65: Proverbs 1-31
Ch. 66-77: Ecclesiastes 1-12
Ch. 78-85: Song of Songs 1-8
Ch. 86-99: Isaiah 1-14

PART 8, Isaiah 15 - Jeremiah 47
Ch. 1-52: Isaiah 15-66
Ch. 53-99: Jeremiah 1-47

PART 9, Jeremiah 48 - Jonah 2
Ch. 1-5: Jeremiah 48-52
Ch. 6-10: Lamentations 1-5
Ch. 11-58: Ezekiel 1-48
Ch. 59-70: Daniel 1-12
Ch. 71-84: Hosea 1-14
Ch. 85-87: Joel 1-3
Ch. 88-96: Amos 1-9
Ch. 97: Obadiah
Ch. 98-99: Jonah 1-2

PART 10, Jonah 3 - Luke 17
Ch. 1-2: Jon 3-4
Ch. 3-9: Micah 1-7
Ch. 10-12: Nahum 1-3
Ch. 13-15: Habakkuk 1-3
Ch. 16-18: Zephaniah 1-3
Ch. 19-20: Haggai 1-2
Ch. 21-34: Zechariah 1-14
Ch. 35-38: Malachi 1-4
Ch. 39-66: Matthew 1-28
Ch. 67-82: Mark 1-16
Ch. 83-99: Luke 1-17

PART 11, Luke 18 - II Cor 11
Ch. 1-7: Luke 18-24
Ch. 8-28: John 1-21
Ch. 29-56: Acts 1-28
Ch. 57-72: Romans 1-16
Ch. 73-88: I Corinthians 1-16
Ch. 89-99: II Corinthians 1-11

PART 12, II Corinthians 12 - Hebrews 6
Ch. 1-2: II Corinthians 12-13
Ch. 3-8: Galatians 1-6
Ch. 9-14: Ephesians 1-6
Ch. 15-18: Philippians 1-4
Ch. 19-22: Colossians 1-4
Ch. 23-27: I Thessalonians 1-5
Ch. 28-30: II Thessalonians 1-3
Ch. 31-36: I Timothy 1-6
Ch. 37-40: II Timothy 1-4
Ch. 41-43: Titus 1-3
Ch. 44: Philemon
Ch. 45-50: Hebrews 1-6

PART 13, Hebrews 7 - Revelations 22
Ch. 1-7: Hebrews 7-12
Ch. 8-12: James 1-5
Ch. 13-17: I Peter 1-5
Ch. 18-20: II Peter 1-3
Ch. 21-25: I John 1-5
Ch. 26: II John
Ch. 27: III John
Ch. 28: Jude
Ch. 29-50: Revelation 1-22

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-07-21

First purchase

What did you like best about Complete NIV Audio Bible? What did you like least?

David Suchet is the PERFECT person to read the bible. He is not overally dramatic, but at the same time he puts all the punctuation in the right place.

However, since the book does not come with any sort of table of contents, finding a particular book or verse is time consuming and requires many "guesses." It is very frustrating, because I purchased the audible version to save time!

Any additional comments?

Please update with a way to find specific scripture!

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  • C K
  • 2019-04-23

Another List of Parts and Chapters

Thank you, J. Lamkin, for posting the list of parts and chapters. Here is another version if your app numbers chapters for the entire bible instead of by part.

PART 1, Genesis 1 - Leviticus 9
OLD TESTAMENT
Pentateuch (or the Law)
Ch. 1-50: Genesis 1-50
Ch. 51-90: Exodus 1-40
Ch. 91-99: Leviticus 1-9

PART 2, Leviticus 10 - Joshua 11
Ch. 100-117: Leviticus 10-27
Ch. 118-153: Numbers 1-36
Ch. 154-187: Deuteronomy 1-34
Historical Books
Ch. 188-198: Joshua 1-11

PART 3, Joshua 12 - I Kings 6
Ch. 199-211: Joshua 12-24
Ch. 212-232: Judges 1-21
Ch. 233-236: Ruth 1-4
Ch. 237-267: I Samuel 1-31
Ch. 268-291: II Samuel 1-24
Ch. 292-297: I Kings 1-6

PART 4, I Kings 7 - II Chronicles 29
Ch. 298-313: I Kings 7-22
Ch. 314-338: II Kings 1-25
Ch. 339-367: I Chronicles 1-29
Ch. 368-396: II Chronicles 1-29

PART 5, II Chronicles 30 - Psalm 17
Ch. 397-403: II Chronicles 30-36
Ch. 404-413: Ezra 1-10
Ch. 414-426: Nehemiah 1-13
Ch. 427-436: Esther 1-10
Books of Wisdom (or "Poetry")
Ch. 437-478: Job 1-42
Ch. 479-495: Psalms 1-17

PART 6, Psalm 18 - Psalm 116
Ch. 496-594: Psalms 18 -116

PART 7, Psalm 117 - Isaiah 14
Ch. 595-628: Psalms 117-150
Ch. 629-659: Proverbs 1-31
Ch. 660-671: Ecclesiastes 1-12
Ch. 672-679: Song of Songs 1-8
Major Prophets
Ch. 680-693: Isaiah 1-14

PART 8, Isaiah 15 - Jeremiah 47
Ch. 694-745: Isaiah 15-66
Ch. 746-792: Jeremiah 1-47

PART 9, Jeremiah 48 - Jonah 2
Ch. 793-797: Jeremiah 48-52
Ch. 798-802: Lamentations 1-5
Ch. 803-850: Ezekiel 1-48
Ch. 851-862: Daniel 1-12
Minor Prophets
Ch. 863-876: Hosea 1-14
Ch. 877-879: Joel 1-3
Ch. 880-888: Amos 1-9
Ch. 889: Obadiah
Ch. 890-891: Jonah 1-2

PART 10, Jonah 3 - Luke 17
Ch. 892-893: Jon 3-4
Ch. 894-900: Micah 1-7
Ch. 901-903: Nahum 1-3
Ch. 904-906: Habakkuk 1-3
Ch. 907-909: Zephaniah 1-3
Ch. 910-911: Haggai 1-2
Ch. 912-925: Zechariah 1-14
Ch. 926-929: Malachi 1-4
NEW TESTAMENT
Gospels
Ch. 930-957: Matthew 1-28
Ch. 958-973: Mark 1-16
Ch. 974-990: Luke 1-17

PART 11, Luke 18 - II Cor 11
Ch. 991-997: Luke 18-24
Ch. 998-1018: John 1-21
Ch. 1019-1046: Acts 1-28
Pauline Epistles
Ch. 1047-1062: Romans 1-16
Ch. 1063-1078: I Corinthians 1-16
Ch. 1079-1089: II Corinthians 1-11

PART 12, II Corinthians 12 - Hebrews 6
Ch. 1090-1091: II Corinthians 12-13
Ch. 1092-1097: Galatians 1-6
Ch. 1098-1103: Ephesians 1-6
Ch. 1104-1107: Philippians 1-4
Ch. 1108-1111: Colossians 1-4
Ch. 1112-1116: I Thessalonians 1-5
Ch. 1117-1119: II Thessalonians 1-3
Ch. 1120-1125: I Timothy 1-6
Ch. 1126-1129: II Timothy 1-4
Ch. 1129-1132: Titus 1-3
Ch. 1133: Philemon
General Epistles
Ch. 1134-1139: Hebrews 1-6

PART 13, Hebrews 7 - Revelations 22
Ch. 1140-1146: Hebrews 7-12
Ch. 1147-1151: James 1-5
Ch. 1152-1156: I Peter 1-5
Ch. 1157-1159: II Peter 1-3
Ch. 1160-1164: I John 1-5
Ch. 1165: II John 
Ch. 1166: III John
Ch. 1167: Jude
Apocalyptic Writings (Prophecy)
Ch. 1168-1189: Revelation 1-22

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  • Diana
  • 2016-03-26

Performance Outstanding

Any additional comments?

David Suchet's reading is outstanding! I really enjoy listening to it. I recommend purchasing it for the narration.

I do find that the organization and navigation is awkward. There is not a Table-of-Contents format which allows the reader to quickly find a book and chapter.

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  • JanE
  • 2016-02-27

NIV Audio Bible narrated David Suchet voice only

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this voice-only reading of the entire Bible by David Suchet is easy to understand and his voice is soothing. It is a pleasant way to listen to the Bible and I found it better than the dramatic versions with music backgrounds.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jesus who made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us.

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

yes, this is not a performance. It is a reading and very well done.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no. This is a book for many sittings.

Any additional comments?

Well done.

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  • gb
  • 2016-01-24

HORRIBLE interface.

Organized by 100 chapters, I have no idea where I am at in the book or how to find any specific passage. Very frustrating.

Beautifully narrated though. First rate.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-07-13

Excellent Listen, but needs Chapter Titles

Any additional comments?

As the heading indicates, this audio bible is preformed expertly and as someone who has listened to a lot of different reader renditions of the bible, this is by far, my favourite.
The MAJOR flaw is that the chapters are not labeled and so it is nearly impossible to find say Hebrews Chapter 5 without selecting a large number of other chapters and listening for a while. Therefore, this is really only good for listening to large chunks of the bible (i.e. you want to listen to all of Genesis and Exodus or John and Acts.)

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  • Anna Bella
  • 2015-10-30

No Reference Guide - Ouch!

What made the experience of listening to Complete NIV Audio Bible the most enjoyable?

David Suchet has a magical presence ideally suited for reading this treasured work aloud.

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful edition to treasure. However, one cannot easily look up an individual passage or author because there is no reference guide at all. Yes, I repeat, in an audiobook of over 83 hours, there is apparently no reference guide to the various sections and parts. Yikes, how am I supposed to find what I want to hear without spending lots of needless effort to locate the precise passages I need. I was curious as to why there is no reference guide included so I called the staff at audible and they said it depends entirely upon the individual publishers. There are some other Bibles in the audible inventory which have reference guides, but sadly not this particular version. It takes so much enjoyment out of this purchase not to have adequate support in finding what you want rapidly and easily. It would have been so simple to have included a .pdf with the various sections explained.

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  • Bethany
  • 2016-06-23

Best Audio Version of the Bible

David Suchet is excellent. His reading of the Bible is peaceful and energizing. I have had a lot of trouble listening to the Bible before... But now, I don't want to stop listening! By far, this is the best audio version of the Bible I have ever heard. Highly recommend!

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  • John
  • 2018-03-12

The Rave Reviews are Well Deserved. But...

This is, without doubt, the most adroit performance of the most fluid English translation of the Bible available. It is also, without doubt, the most poorly organized audiobook I've ever encountered in almost a decade of listening. Still, I bought it for the reading, and that's worth every penny of the credit.

For example, listen to the Creation: "And there was evening and there was morning…" Most lectors would put the emphasis on "evening" and "morning". Suchet puts it on "there" and "there", giving evening and morning an almost palpable presence that underscores their separation and their reality. Superb.

As with other massive, well-read classics, I use this essential book as (among other things) a way to banish worry and encourage rest. It's wonderful to fall asleep among the Psalms and wake in Proverbs or Ecclesiastes. As for the navigation, we all owe J. Lamkin a round of applause.

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