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A compilation of the Old and New Testament from the Unabridged Contemporary English Version Translation of the Holy Bible. This compilation also includes the Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha in between the Old and New Testaments.
The complete list of narrators includes: George Guidall, Suzanne Toren, Jonathan Davis, Peter Jay Fernandez, Pete Bradbury, Jeff Woodman, John McDonough, Nelson Runger, Norman Dietz, Richard Poe, Jack Garrett, Peter Fancis James, George Wilson, Robert O'Keefe, Christina Moore, Ed Sala, and Paul Hecht.
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- Ward Frank Williamson
Best Narratation by Far
Thank God I have finally found an audio Bible that doesn't make me cringe. And to have George Guidall narrating Genesis, Exodus, etc. is again a godsend. I can finally listen to Romans for example and get the actual intelligence of Paul. No sentimental nonsense. Thank you. This is the Bible as Milton conceived. The fact it is not the KJV is a minor quibble. I would rather have the KJV for the Old Testament but it's actually better for the New Testament as the language of the New Testament is closer to modern usage. As many reviewers have already mentioned, the only drawback to this audio Bible is a lack of a index so you have to skim through many chapters to find what you are looking for. It would be great for Audible to have it reformatted. Now if someone could make such an intelligent dramatised version like the Word of Promise (which btw is just awful though it does give you a sense of how powerful the Bible could be). Besides being the Word of God the Bible is a truly great narrative and should be treated as such. It is easily as compelling as the Greek tragedies, Homer, and Shakespeare.
2 people found this helpful
It was very annoying that first half of audiobook repeated every chapter...every single chapter up to 50 something. Fix this please!
28 people found this helpful
- Amazon Customer
CHAPTER LIST INCLUDED nice for everyday listening
This is a very modern translation so I wouldn't use it for bible studying but its great for everyday listening and getting a general message of each event. I like this performance better than the dramatized version I also have because this is less distracting.
I did not hear any chapter repeats like some other reviewers stated so maybe they fixed that?
Also, the chapters do not skip around, they just listed all the Deuteroconcanical books at the end of the OT.
Here is a chapter list, hope it helps!
Chapter 1 – 51 Genesus
Chapter 52 – 92 Exodus
Chapter 93 - 120 Leviticus
Chapter 121 - 157 Numbers
Chapter 158 - 192 Deuteronomy
Chapter 193 - 217 Joshua
Chapter 218 – 239 Judges
Chapter 240 – 244 Ruth
Chapter 245 – 276 1 Samuel
Chapter 277 - 301 2 Samuel
Chapter 302 – 324 1 Kings
Chapter 325 – 350 2 Kings
Chapter 351 – 380 1 Chronicles
Chapter 381 – 417 2 Chronicles
Chapter 418 - 428 Ezra
Chapter 429 - 442 Nehemiah
Chapter 443 - 453 Ester
Chapter 454 – 496 Job
Chapter 497 - 647 Psalms
Chapter 648 - 679 Proverbs
Chapter 680 - 692 Ecclesiastes
Chapter 693 – 701 Song of Songs
Chapter 702 – 768 Isaiah
Chapter 769 – 821 Jeremiah
Chapter 822 – 827 Lamentations
Chapter 828 - 876 Ezekiel
Chapter 877 – 889 Daniel
Chapter 890 - 904 Hosea
Chapter 905 - 908 Joel
Chapter 909 - 918 Amos
Chapter 919 - 920 Obadiah
Chapter 921 – 925 Jonah
Chapter 926 – 933 Micah
Chapter 934 - 937 Nahum
Chapter 938 - 941 Habakkuk
Chapter 942 – 945 Zephaniah
Chapter 946 – 948 Haggai
Chapter 949 – 963 Zechariah
Chapter 964 – 968 Malachi
Chapter 969 – 983 Tobit
Chapter 984 – 1000 Judith
Chapter 1000 – 1019 Ester additions
Chapter 1107 - 1123 1 Maccabees
Chapter 1124 – 1139 2 Maccabees
Chapter 1140 – 1147 3 Maccabees
Chapter 1148 – 1166 4 Maccabees
Chapter 1167 Prayer of Manassa
Chapter 1168 – 1177 1 Esdras
Chapter 1178 – 1194 2 Esdras
Chapter 1195 Psalm 151
Chapter 1034 – 1053 Wisdom
Chapter 1054 – 1106 Sirach
Chapter 1020 – 1027 Baruch
Chapter 1028 – 1033 Daniel additions
Chapter 1196 – 1224 Matthew
Chapter 1225 - 1241 Mark
Chapter 1242 – 1266 Luke
Chapter 1267 – 1288 Luke
Chapter 1289 – 1317 Acts
Chapter 1318 – 1334 Romans
Chapter 1335 – 1351 1 Corinthians
Chapter 1352 – 1365 2 Corinthians
Chapter 1366 – 1372 Galatians
Chapter 1373 - 1379 Ephesians
Chapter 1380 - 1384 Philippians
Chapter 1385 – 1389 Colossians
Chapter 1390 – 1395 1 Thessalonians
Chapter 1396 - 1399 2 Thessalonians
Chapter 1400 - 1406 1 Timothy
Chapter 1407 – 1411 2 Timothy
Chapter 1412 - 1415 Titus
Chapter 1416 - 1417 Philemon
Chapter 1418 – 1431 Hebrews
Chapter 1432 – 1436 James
Chapter 1438 – 1443 1 Peter
Chapter 1444 – 1447 2 Peter
Chapter 1448 – 1453 1 John
Chapter 1454 – 1455 2 John
Chapter 1456 – 1457 3 John
Chapter 1458 - 1459 Jude
Chapter 1460 – 1482 Revelation
23 people found this helpful
Chapters, verse, and even books are out of place. Don't buy this unless you want to be frustrated.
However, this is well portrayed by excellent narrators.
20 people found this helpful
This is not a regular 𝙱𝚒𝚋𝚕𝚎
It’s an interpretation of the Bible, some which are no accurate. Almost Midway thru Old Testament each verse ( not an actual verse but was announced as a verse) was repeated! This was most annoying.
Every two the same reading.
18 people found this helpful
Divided in chapters
This is difficult to navigate since it is divided in random chapters not related to bible’s books or chapters from the printed version. We can’t find specific places in the Bible based on the way the divided in chapters. I returned it and would not recommend it.
19 people found this helpful
CEV not KJV - Picture is correct
Thank you for the review that mentioned the not always included Deuterocanical books (Apocrypha) were part of this version - it helped me choose this one and explains the extra time added to this reading. The sample provides a good idea on what to expect from the overall listening experience, so if you like what you hear and are ok with the CEV, you will probably appreciate this presentation. There are 15 different downloads. I have not listened to all of it but downloaded different sections to sample the readers and find the start of the New Testament which is in download Part 13, Chapter 8. The different male and female readers speak clearly and are comparable to the sample.
It would be really very nice to have chapter titles that match what is being read, but I chose not to knock off any stars for it as most versions aren't any different in this format. I was not specifically looking for any particular version but wanted no music, no overly theatrical readings and if possible, the Apocrypha included. I grew up Presbyterian so those books were always included in the Bible's used in my church, so while not necessary, I like having them there. There is no breakout ever in the description of who reads what books but you have it here in the chapter intros on this one. The CEV is similar to the NLT version as far as translations go, so it makes this more of a pleasure reading version. This is definitely not the KJV so please keep that in mind if considering this one at all. I will still look for a complete KJV or RSV on Audible, but this one makes for a nice change of pace.
55 people found this helpful
- Quanlin Guo
It's the CEV Bible -- Contemporary English Version
Would you listen to The Holy Bible again? Why?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Any additional comments?
This is NOT the King James Version of the Holy Bible. It's actually the Contemporary English Version. The deuterocanonical books are included. It's a pleasant surprise to find that the Book of Sirach is read by Nelson Runger.
27 people found this helpful
best way to complete the bible
This was the greatest way to read the bible the different narrators keep you attentive and breathe new life to it.
5 people found this helpful
- Yoga Cat 6666
Nice dynamic equivalence translation
No translation of the Bible is perfect. The Contemporary English Version (CEV) is
a dynamic equivalence translation: it takes the ancient Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic
and attempts to distill its meaning and tone in modern, plain English. No easy task!
I have compared passages of the CEV to more popular standard Bible translations
and the "spirit" of text comes to life even if the wording seems different. For me,
the essential meaning is not "lost in translation".
The CEV sounds wonderful read out loud by a good narrator. It flows like a story
book. It will not confound young adults or children as much as the King James or
Douay-Rheims with archaic expressions. Nor will its simple language bore adults.
Just my opinion, of course. Your impressions may differ.
I have not listened to all of the narrators but I like the ones I've encountered in
My only reservation was the chapters in the Table of Contents. There is no way
to turn efficiently to any book or verse. The numbered chapters are not marked
with the names of the books. Very time-consuming.
4 people found this helpful
- D Bird
best Bible for listening to
This is one of the reasons I signed up for Audible. I listen to the Bible everyday now. This version is so relatable and all the different voices make it easy to listen to everyday.
I just finished and I'll start over at the beginning. It took me about a year to get through it.
4 people found this helpful