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Hurlbut's Story of the Bible

Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Hurlbut's Story of the Bible has its roots in the old custom of parents telling their children stories from scripture. One of those parents who kept this custom particularly alive and meaningful was Dr. Jesse Lyman Hurlbut. Like many great works of literature, the stories that make up this book were told and retold innumerable times before being set down on paper.

©1996 Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (P)1996 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the critics say

"Beautiful in every way; should be in every Christian home where there are children." (Daniel A. Poling)
"There is no better book of its kind." (S. Parkes Cadman)

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  • Victoria
  • 2003-11-12

Good Rendition

A very good rendition of classical biblical text. We have a long drive to church every sunday, and this audio (which I have burned onto discs) has been a great way to keep the kids entertained and learning bible stories at the same time. It hasn't been 'dumbed-down', but is very accurate story telling (even in some of those harsh old-testament stories. yikes!). The whole family enjoys this audio.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • 2004-07-24

Excellent investment

I burned this book onto something like 18 CD's, which my kids (7 and 9) listen to at bed time and in the car. I had bought a couple of other CD and tape collections for the same purpose, but none compared to this. Every single story you can think of is in this(and a bunch of stories you've probably never heard.) The stories are accurate and yet simple enough for elementary aged children on up. I enjoy listening to them and have learned a great deal. This is the best purchase I've made through Audible.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Veronica
  • 2004-12-18

Still The Greatest Story Ever Told

This is a 5+,Hurlbut's Story of the Bible takes you back in time. From the begining to the end there's never a boring moment. I've read the Bible several times but I have never understood it as I do now. This is must read material for everyone,Christian or not. The events come alive and take you on a journey threw history. I found myself eagerly waiting for my next listen. Every home should have this book. Fantastic!!!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Learnerjsg
  • 2005-12-09

Captivating!

Our 5 year old son will request "a Bible story" and I have found none better than these written by Rev Hulrbut. Often we listen together and talk about them when over; I rarely give a 5-star rating to anything but these stories lifted from the pages of Scripture and put into easily understandable form are more than deserving! I've even had some things clarified for me through these wonderful Truths! :~)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Michelle
  • 2007-12-15

My children enjpy listening

Very nice introduction to the Bible for children and adults alike.

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  • John
  • 2016-02-22

Excellant overview of the Bible

What made the experience of listening to Hurlbut's Story of the Bible the most enjoyable?

I have been a student of the Bible for years and yet I found this naritive so east to understand but factual as well

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hurlbut's Story of the Bible?

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

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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Any additional comments?

He added alot of facts from history to the text witch added alot.

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  • Shannon
  • 2015-03-02

Engaging Narrator - True to the Bible Accounts

Would you listen to Hurlbut's Story of the Bible again? Why?

Yes, it's does an excellent job of telling the Bible stories without deviating from the true Bible accounts. It takes out the more graphic parts of some stories so it's kid friendly.

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

His voice is very nice to listen to and he tells the stories in an engaging way.

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

It was a long book comprised of over a 100 Bible stories so it's a nice one to listen to over time.

Any additional comments?

Great investment... I bought this with Whispersync and the cost was low to get the ebook and audiobook.

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  • rfahel
  • 2013-09-09

Very easy and pleasing to listen to

Where does Hurlbut's Story of the Bible rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

remind yourself of some Bible stories you've forgotten. Imagine the movie running in your mind as you listen to the stories.