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Publisher's Summary

Verses you have read many times will impact you in a new way when you hear them read aloud.

Read in a single voice with subtle background music, the NIV Listener’s Audio Bible features Max McLean’s skillful, engaging, but never over-dramatized style reading the entire text of the Bible. This audio Bible will bring God’s word to life during your personal and family devotion times, group Bible study, or during your weekday commute. Listen to just 13 minutes a day and you’ll get through the entire Bible in a year! 

Before you could tuck it under your arm, before you could bring it up on your phone - you did not read Scripture, you listened to it.

For centuries, the only way to access God’s word was to hear it read aloud in public gatherings. Today, we are blessed to own personal printed copies of the Bible, but there is a surprising benefit to hearing the Scriptures read aloud as it was for so many generations.

Features:

  • Complete text of the accurate and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Narration by Max McLean, founder and artistic director for the Fellowship of Performing Arts in New York City 

"These are the most engaging recordings of the Bible I have ever heard." (Hank Hanegraaff, the Bible Answer Man, president, Christian Research Institute)

"He sounds as you might expect the writers of the text to sound if they were speaking instead of writing.... McLean reads the Bible like it is the Word of God." (Donald Whitney, professor of biblical spirituality, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

©2015 Zondervan (P)2015 Zondervan

What listeners say about Listener's Audio Bible - New International Version, NIV: Complete Bible

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can't be beat, but....

max maclean brings the bible to life like no one else can. my only issue is specifically with audible, that the parts are unlabeled and if you searching for the gospel of Matthew for example, you have to guess which of the 20 parts it resides in. desperately needs proper chapters and sectioning.

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INDEX

I am unable to find the INDEX!!!!! I will have to uninstall if I can't get any help.

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Which is what bible book?

I expected this Audio bible to be more easy to find books, chapters, and verses. But, it comes in multiple parts, each with a title that does not show what part of the Bible it's from. Each part just has Audio Bible Part 1, part 2,etc. Returning this one.

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One of the best.

I loved this version and will listen to it again next year and more to come.

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Beautiful

Beautiful rendition of the NIV version of the bible! Max McLean has a great voice.

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  • Tia
  • 2018-09-19

Listen Well

The Bible must be read by all, non-Christain and Christians alike this version is yes but one version gives it a go don't stop here. Audible makes wisdom hunting easy breezy I play this all night,.. highly recommend this version., for easy comprehension, just don't stop here. Dissect Languages historically and modern, and download every version compare dissect intellectually decipher, Enjoy. xx #Audible1

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  • Aaron Doud
  • 2019-02-08

Table of Content

Here is a breakdown of where each book of the Bible begins. Finding the books was the complaint of so many like myself so I put this together for all. The format is Name (Part #).(Chapter #) Genesis 1.2 Exodus 2.52 Leviticus 3.92 Numbers 3.119 Deuteronomy 4.155 Joshua 4.189 Judges 4.213 Ruth 5.234 1 Samuel 5.238 2 Samuel 5.269 1 Kings 6.293 2 Kings 6.315 1 Chronicles 7.340 2 Chronicles 7.369 Ezra 7.405 Nehemiah 8.415 Esther 8.428 Job 8.438 Psalms 9.480; 9.521; 9.552; 9.569; 10.586 Proverbs 10.630 Ecclesiastes 10.661 Song of Solomon 11.673 Isaiah 11.681 Jeremiah 12.747 Lamentations 12.799 Ezekiel 13.804 Daniel 13.852 Hosea 13.864 Joel 13.878 Amos 13.881 Obadiah 13.890 Jonah 14.891 Micah 14.895 Nahum 14.902 Habakkuk 14.905 Zephaniah 14.908 Haggai 14.911 Zechariah 14.913 Malachi 14.927 Matthew 15.931 Mark 15.959 Luke 16.975 John 16.999 Acts 17.1020 Romans 17.1048 1 Corinthians 18.1064 2 Corinthians 18.1080 Galatians 18.1093 Ephesians 18.1099 Philippians 18.1105 Colossians 18.1109 1 Thessalonians 19.1113 2 Thessalonians 19.1118 1 Timothy 19.1121 2 Timothy 19.1127 Titus 19.1131 Philemon 19.1134 Hebrews 19.1135 James 20.1148 1 Peter 20.1153 2 Peter 20.1158 1 John 20.1161 2 John 20.1166 3 John 20.1167 Jude 20.1168 Revelation 20.1169

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  • RedRocker2112
  • 2016-05-29

You need this in your life.

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Needed a reference guide, hope this helps.

PART 1
Genesis 1-50

PART 2
Exodus 1-40

PART 3
Leviticus 1-27
Numbers 1-36

PART 4
Deuteronomy 1-34
Joshua 1-24
Judges 1-21

PART 5
Ruth 1-4
I Samuel 1-31
II Samuel 1-24

PART 6
I Kings 1-22
II Kings 1-25

PART 7
I Chronicles 1-29
II Chronicles 1-36
Ezra 1-10

PART 8
Nehemiah 1-13
Esther 1-10
Job 1-42

PART 9
Psalms 1-99

PART 10
Psalms 100-150
Proverbs 1-31
Ecclesiastes 1-12

PART 11
Song of Songs 1-8
Isaiah 1-66

PART 12
Jeremiah 1-52
Lamentations 1-5

PART 13
Ezekiel 1-48
Daniel 1-12
Hosea 1-14
Joel 1-3
Amos 1-9
Obadiah

PART 14
Jonah 1-4
Micah 1-7
Nahum 1-3
Habakkuk 1-3
Zephaniah 1-3
Haggai 1-2
Zechariah 1-14
Malachi 1-4

PART 15
Matthew 1-28
Mark 1-16

PART 16
Luke 1-24
John 1-21

PART 17
Acts 1-28
Romans 1-16

PART 18
I Corinthians 1-16
II Corinthians 1-13
Galatians 1-6
Ephesians 1-6
Philippians 1-4
Colossians 1-4

PART 19
I Thessalonians 1-5
II Thessalonians 1-3
I Timothy 1-6
II Timothy 1-4
Titus 1-3
Philemon
Hebrews 1-12

PART 20
James 1-5
I Peter 1-5
II Peter 1-3
I John 1-5
II John
III John
Jude
Revelation 1-22

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  • Linda Robertson
  • 2016-09-05

Needs to be broken down into Books of Bible.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes

What about Max McLean’s performance did you like?

Yes...A plus

Any additional comments?

Extremely hard to follow. Needs to be broken down into books in Bible. I had to listen and then write on a piece of paper which books were contained in which part! Very time consuming.

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  • HW
  • 2016-03-04

AUdio Bible

this would be a five star rating if only the listener could locate the books of the Bible and find some way to determine what is on each illustrated disk. It will take much effort and time to download and note (on paper somewhere) the contents of the 37+ parts of this Bible. The reader is excellent.

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  • Rosemary Bales
  • 2016-05-31

WISH IT WAS BROKEN INTO THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

Any additional comments?

I LIKE TO STUDY DIFFERENT BOOKS INSTEAD OF GOING FROM THE BEGINNING TO END WITHOUT IT ALL RUNNING TOGETHER LIKE ANY OTHER BOOK

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  • LeviM75
  • 2018-03-19

No book titles???

Big over sign, after down loading 66 books of the Bible. there aren't any titles, if I want to listen to the book of Psalms not sure where it is??? Please update and fix.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2017-03-23

The individual books of the Bible are not labelled

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I can't find the book of the Bible I am looking for without listening to excerpts of about ten individual books. The books of the Bible are not individually labelled and the covers are identical. Can't you fix this problem?

Would you listen to another book narrated by Max McLean?

His tone of voice is not in tune with the passage sometimes. He makes Jesus sound irritable and impatient in situations where that tone of voice is not warranted.

Any additional comments?

I listen to this in the car.

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  • Rick E
  • 2018-09-25

The Living Bible comes Alive as it was meant to Be

The Living Bible comes Alive as it was meant to Be! Listening allows one to be absorbed mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and and even physically! I become so involved that I weep, shudder, and rejoice with our history feeling as if it were occurring right now... maybe it is! Such is the reality of God's Word enabled through robust narration with excellent and appropriate inflections and tone. Max McLean's voice impacts the listener through to the quick. Organization - Lack of Usable Contents (rate this a 2): Frustration abounds and use for studying is limited to almost zero by a lack of ALL reference to actual Books and Chapters. For unknown reasons, producers fail to provide any usable Contents based on the actual Bible. All that exists in the audiobook are numbered chapters which do not correlate to the Bible Books or Chapters. Do to this awful oversight, there is no method to return to particular passages for listening again or study. The ability to add Bookmarks does little to mitigate this poor arrangement. One would have to spend hours to bookmark enough to use for reference... very sad. Suggestion: PLEASE provide an update that includes a Table of Contents that enables one to choose passages to return to for re-listening or study. This will increase the value of the audiobook many-fold. At the very least, please provide a .pdf cross-reference that may be used to find passages, Books, and Chapters.

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  • Kevin burnett
  • 2017-01-10

great version of audio bible.

As a Christian I believe the narrator did a good job. the background ambiance was great for the short pauses and it drove home the message of the Lord. May this recording be a help to your faith as it has been to mine.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-01-02

The Bible Is Great...Navigating Not So Much.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The Bible is broken down into 20 segments, with multiple chapters in each segment. There are no bookmarks for OT and NT or books of the Bible. This would be so much easier to use if the books and chapters were broken down like the Bible to easily navigate. I was disappointed that this wasn't organized any better.

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