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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: The Bible's stories were meant to be heard. They are powerful accounts of passion and drama. This recording, with an all-star cast, glorious music, and full sound effects, weaves the stories into a rich and compelling theatrical presentation. Whether you know the Bible well or haven't read it in quite some time, you will be captivated by this edition. — Beth Anderson

Publisher's Summary

Some of Today's Leading Black Voices - Including Three Oscar® Winners, 23 Grammy® Winners, Eight Emmy® Winners, and Five Golden Globe® Winners - Performing Today’s New International Version (TNIV)

This ambitious and critically-acclaimed presentation of the Bible is set to an original musical underscore performed by the Prague Symphony Orchestra and a Hollywood-style sound design created by Technicolor Studios. Listen as the voices of Idris Elba, Blair Underwood, Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry, Tyrese Gibson, Terry Crews, Eartha Kitt (Serpent), Common, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Vanessa Williams, Keke Palmer, and featuring Samuel L. Jackson as God in the New Testament, bring the stories and lessons of the Bible to life. 

Honored with a nomination for an NAACP Image Award, this complete dramatized audio Bible has been grateful to also be awarded the 2007 Audies Audiobook of the Year (highest honor of the Audio Publisher’s Association) and an AudioFile Earphones Award.

Features:

  • Complete dramatized audio New Testament
  • World-class talents, including Blair Underwood, Common, Samuel L. Jackson, Alfre Woodard, LeVar Burton, Idris Elba, and Terry Crews, among others
  • Original music by the Prague Symphony Orchestra

Cast of full Bible includes....

Yolanda Adams, Paul Adefarasin, Erika Alexander, Tichina Arnold, James Avery, Obba Babatunde, Ogie Banks III, Angela Bassett, Ivory Belk, Eric Benét, Ahmed Best, John Bentley, Bishop Charles Blake, KD Bowe, Yvette Lee Bowser, James “JB” Brown, Wren T. Brown, LeVar Burton, Marcus Byrd, Ron Canada, Willie Carpenter, TC Carson, CCH Pounder, Alvin Chea, Common, Jill Conners, Terry Crews, De Mann, Cedric Dent, Alex Désert, Loretta Devine, Gary Dourdan, Karim Dulé Hill,Donna DuPlantier, Charles S. Dutton, Idris Elba, Faith Evans, Dustin Felder, Aurora Ferlin, Kirk Franklin, Matt Gibson, Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Cuba Gooding Jr., April Grace, Khamani Griffin, Eva Gutierrez, Regina Hall, Anthony Hamilton, Leonard Harmon, Hill Harper, Heavy D, Taraji P. Henson, Russell Hornsby, Israel Houghton, Alexis Fields Jackson, Kevin C. Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Juanita Jennings, Rhomeyn Johnson, Bishop Noel Jones, Joseph Jay Jones, Priscilla Jones, Star Jones, Malcolm David Kelley, Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble, Eartha Kitt, Boris Kodjoe, Nikki Kodjoe, Eriq La Salle, Sanaa Lathan, Adam Lazarre-White, Harry J. Lennix, Leon, Dawnn Lewis, Felicia Lister, , LL Cool J, Shana Lloyd, Bishop Eddie L. Long, Nia Long, Victor Love, Antonio David Lyons, Tisha Campbell Martin, Donnie McClurkin, R.L. McCray, Gwen McGee, Claude McKnight, Mo’Nique, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer, Debbie Morgan, Tommy Morgan, Garrett Morris, Phil Morris, Keke Palmer, Evan Parke, Danita Patterson, Tyler Perry, Sandra Prosper, Darryl Alan Reed, Doran Reed, Robi Reed, Tim Reid, Corey Reynolds, LaTanya Richardson, Bumper Robinson, Shaun Robinson, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Rodney Saulsberry, Kelvin Shepard, David Smallwood, Nancy Sprow, Mark E. Swinton, David Thomas, Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Blair Underwood, Blake Underwood, Brielle Underwood, Kamden Underwood, Khloe Underwood, Paris Underwood, Iyanla Vanzant, Denzel Washington, Pauletta Washington, Tico Wells, Forest Whitaker, Deniece Williams, Ellis Williams, Vanessa Williams, Mirron Willis, Pastor Marvin Winans, Alfre Woodard, Jeffrey Wright, Marvin Wright-Bey, and more.  

©2006 Inspired By Media Group (P)2006 Zondervan

What the critics say

  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year
  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Inspirational/Spiritual

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Why incorporate the music?

That’s all that was frustrated by. It was interruptive and not necessarily on point. Good otherwise

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  • Gretchen Ricker
  • 2010-10-13

Lacks ability to find books and chapters

The dramatization is great. However, if you want to listen to a particular book you are out of luck. It is not, that I can see, search-able so if you want to just listen to Romans then it's hugely time consuming to find. Wish I had known that before I purchased it. I am somewhat disappointed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-01-21

Books by Chapter

What did you love best about Inspired By...The Bible Experience?

1 Matthew
30 Mark
46 Luke
70 John
91 Acts
119 Romans
135 Corin~1
151 Corin~2
167 Gala
176 Ephe
183 Phili
188 Colo
193 Thessa~1
200 Thessa~2
205 Tim~1
212 Tim~2
220 Titus
223 Philemon
224 Hebrew
237 James
244 Peter~1
251 Peter~2
255 John~1
261 John~2
262 John~3
263 Jude
264 Rev

Enjoy!!!

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  • Lamptree
  • 2008-10-25

Very Satisfied

This is the third Bible that I've downloaded from Audible.com and this is by far the best.

It is easy to understand and is interesting and captivating, particularly the Old testament.It has good sound-effects and different character speakers.The speakers speak at a normal pace so that the listener has time to understand what is being said, which is good for me because I don't like it when people talk too fast.

I am waiting to get a better listening device so I can listen to it in sound quality of 4. Right now my present device only will accept a sound quality of 3. But never the less, it is still good enough.

It is my favorite and is great when I have insomnia and want something to listen to or just during the day when I am relaxing.

I would rate it as 6 stars but since there are only 5 stars, thus I rate it a 5.

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  • Mary-Anne
  • 2008-08-31

Awesome

I can't believe that you can purchase the entire New Testament for only 1 credit. This audio book is an astounding re-creation of the NT. I enjoyed the background affects, it makes you feel as if you were there observing. It stirred my soul and I could better understand what the different passages were trying to say because of the quality of the narrators acting.

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  • Richard H.
  • 2008-03-13

Good Content but lacking quality.

After listening to the sample, I was excited to download The Bible Experience and start listening to it. I was disappointed that the audio quality did not sound as good as the sample. I really wish audible.com used a high quality encoding process instead of their current 32kbps 22khz setting. Most of the time the lower bitrate is fine for spoken word audio but since this book contains spoken word mixed along with music and sound effects, the lower quality bitrate sounds like listening to it on a AM Radio. May be best to purchase the physical MP3 CD version since it is encoded at a much higher quality.

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  • Clay
  • 2011-05-04

Worth It!!!

For those who would rather have the names of the books instead of the generic part 1,2,3... labels, here is the info you so you can relabel it in itunes.

Part 1: Matthew-Luke
Part 2: John-2 Corinthians
Part 3: Galations-Revelations

Also enter the numbers accordingly for each part in the disc number criteria so the books will be sorted in the proper order on your ipod/iphone.

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  • Tina
  • 2013-04-26

THE BOOKS AND CHAPTER WHERE IT BEGINS ON iTunes

Where does Inspired By...The Bible Experience rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Inspired By...The Bible Experience: New Testament
• Part 1:
• MATTHEWS 1
• MARK 30
• LUKE 46
• JOHN 70

• Part 2:
• ACTS 1
• ROMANS 29
• CORINTHIANS 45 61
• GALATIANS 74
• EPHESIANS 81
• PHILIPPIANS 87

• Part 3:
• COLOSSIANS 1
• THESSALONIANS 5 11
• I II TIMOTHY 15 21
• TITUS 27
• PHILEMON 30
• HEBREWS 31
• JAMES 44
• I II PETER 49 54
• I II III JOHN 57 62 63
• JUDE 64
• REVELATION 65

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  • Jenny
  • 2007-09-20

Brought the Bible to Life

This was well done! My husband and I listened to the new testament on our road trip this summer. We found that the time flew because we were so involved in the stories of the Bible. It made it real to me. The emotions conveyed by the voice actors were well done, rarely corny (although there were a few times). The only negative thing was that the background music and noises sometimes detracted from the story rather than adding to it. All in all, well done!

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  • Tony
  • 2008-01-09

Opens up the Bible like never before

This is a semi-dramatised version featuring some of the biggest names in Hollywood. It brings the Scriptures to life and is unlike any other audiobook of the Bible you'll have heard to date. I enjoyed the energy in this and found that it carried you along with enthusiasm and actually got me 'feeling' the book rather than reading it (if that makes any sense). Highly recommended for those who are finding their path and attempting to read the Bible for the first time, young people, and anyone who want's a new breath of life from the book.

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  • Greg
  • 2007-09-26

Best audio Bible ever

I have purchased a few audio Bibles in the past, this blows everything else away. This is Hollywood movie quality. The background noises and the recognizable voices they use make the experience very enjoyable. I listen to the Bible every day when I get ready in the mornings now, best thing I've purchased through audible.

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