In the theology of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, The Book of Mormon is the word of God which recounts "the history and God's dealings with the people who lived in the Americas between approximately 600 BC and 400 AD". The origins of this holy book are fascinating: An angel supposedly told Joseph Smith, in 1827, where to find the buried golden plates that contained the ancient scripture.
On his website, Sean Crisden justly boasts that he has "the voice of reason". In this performance of The Book of Mormon, complete with helpful chapter numbers and verse notations, Crisden's voice is almost as smooth and authoritative as a true prophet's.
Here is an audio edition of the sacred text of the Latter-Day Saint movement that followers believe contains the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 B.C. to A.D. 421. A fascinating listen for religious scholars and denominational adherents alike.
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"Very poor production"
Well except for all the time I spent listening to the author repeating the numbers of the chapter and verse.
Very flat. It would be a fantastic audio book if it had been done like a performance. But it sounded like a librarian reading a dictionary.
I'd like to read the 2/3rds of the Golden Plates that were sealed, yes
I really hope you redo this. I would be enthralled if this was done without the verses and with a passionate perfomer narrating it. This was a disappointment.
"Please Redue without the chapter and verse numbers"
I love the Book of Mormon and feel very strongly about the teachings that a person can learn from its messages. BUT PLEASE RE-RECORD IT WITHOUT THE CHAPTERS AND VERSES!!!! Its a real pain even the shortest of verses are presided by the Narrator saying First Nephi Chapter One Verse One, I Nephi...etc then Frist Nephi Chapter One Verse Two... etc etc. I would be like any other book stoping and reading the page number at the bottom of each page. It drives me nuts. Its like you just brought up a copy of the book of mormon up on a word document and hit the microsoft say it program. He reads very well and you in the longer verses you can tell he's a good reader but the constant breaks take out any ability to get into the book. There is no person that is reading any scripture that stops at each verse requotes the chapter and verse. I wouldn't mind just reading the chapters but it to big an annoyance and the only real problem I have with the book at all.
"couldn't be worse..."
The scriptural reference is given for every chapter and every verse, with every verse. It's impossible to listen to and get anything from. What where they thinking? It's a total waste of a credit.
I'd love to have the book to listen to, but not with the references.
Delete the references with every verse!!!
"Feedback on this version of the Book of Mormon"
LEAVE OUT THE VERSE NUMBERS. Then I would be able to follow what is being said as in story form as opposed to now... after every verse it says the chapter and the verse AGAIN. That is aweful plus it makes the overall listening time much longer. Frankly this version is so disappointing I will probably not actually use it.
Could only stand to listen to a few minutes
Not really. I can't tell whether or not he is a good reader or a bad because of the irritating chapter and verse interuptions
"Great book, tedious performance!"
I would listen to it and have listened to it, in another format. I loved the book read by a different narrator. However, this narrator, Sean Criden, did a real amateurs job of it. The book is divided, like the bible, into chapters and verses. Sean Criden begins each verse with, "The book of_____, chapter___, verse____", then reads the few sentences in the verse. He then starts the next verse with the same, "The book of _______, chapter________, verse______." Considering there are many many verses in each chapter, this format makes virtually impossible to get imersed in the plot and content of the book.
The best thing about this story, is the story itself. It's the history of an ancient people who believed in Jesus Christ, in the Americas. It's powerful and a beautiful book. I love how it's messages have changed my own life. However, you'd have a real hard time experiencing that from this audio version.
If he didn't begin each little verse in the book with a long reference to the book name, chapter and verse number, you mean? Well, he would still be hard to listen to. He reminds me of my middle school math teacher... monotone. Again, get a free copy of this book from the church, buy a hard copy anywhere else or download the better narrator from mormon dot org, instead.
"Repeating chapter and verse"
The reader repeats chapter and verse for EVERY verse and it is extremely ANNOYING and unnecessary. Do NOT buy this book unless you want to pull your hair out.
"Wonderful to have scriptures in audio."
The Book of Mormon is very dear to my heart and I love the story very much. It is a comfort and lift in my life.
As it is scripture, I love the words of admonition and encouragement it give me.
The biggest distraction was the way the verses are presented. I did not like that he repeated the chapter and verse number before each verse was read. It would have been less distracting and more enjoyable for him to simply read the chapter notes then to read continuously through the chapter.
There are too many moments to list even one specific one.
"Chapter and verse before every verse"
Best book ever
Nephi, he had great faith.
Thomas S. Monson
It is frustrating listening to the chapter and verse before each verse it is more frustrating hearing the verse repeated twice before each verse. It distracts from the narrative. Furthermore, some of the pronunciation of the characters is off. I also don't like that the audio book says it is written by Joseph Smith when it is actually translated by Joseph Smith.
"Not pleased with the narrative style"
Content is interesting
Anyone who doesn't keep repeating the book, chapter and verse with every single verse.
Record this again without the book, chapter and verse with every single verse and then I might download it to my Kindle again. Until then I will just continue to read the book.
"It could have been half the length!"
All of the chapter and verse numbers were narrated along with the text. There are two significant problems with this, it could have been half the length and it was extremely distracting. Every other sentence was, "1 Nephi 8:10", etc. for about 30 hours. I understand that some people like to quote chapter and verse but is an audiobook the place for that? Personally, I think not.
The text is enriching and brought me to a closer understanding of my own faith. The narrator was very good too except that the producers made him read all of the chapter and verse numbers.
I would never have read the book. So I guess Sean made that possible.
For the love of God, make a new recording without the chapter and verse numbers, please.
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