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  • Holy Bible

  • New Revised Standard Version - Anglicised Edition
  • By: New Revised Standard Version
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 73 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Summary

Acclaimed by both biblical scholars and general readers as the most reliable English Bible available, the New Revised Standard Version follows in the great tradition of the King James Version in being true to the original meaning of the text, while presenting it in a style that speaks powerfully to contemporary listeners of all religious backgrounds.  

This unique combination of accuracy and elegance makes the NRSV the ideal Bible for personal use, for sharing aloud in groups or for buying as a special gift. In this exclusive newly recorded audiobook edition, John Banks brings the words of the Bible to incredible life.  

About the Narrator: John Banks is one of the UK’s most prolific audiobook narrators, working for the likes of Big Finish, Audible, Random House and Games Workshop. He is a true multi-voice, creating everything from monsters to marauding aliens. He is also an accomplished stage and TV actor. He has narrated over 150 audiobooks.

©2019 SPCK (P)2019 SPCK, Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd

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Well read but badly indexed.

The Bible is more of a reference and study book than one to be read in continuous form from start to finish. Yet the chapters of this audio version do not reflect or show the books and chapters of the Bible. So getting around it is hard. Please re do the chapters to allow for the reader of the word.

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Impossible to navigate

What were the publishers thinking? To produce an audio book version of the NRSV Bible is great, so long as you hire a good narrator, which they did, and PROVIDE CHAPTER HEADINGS. Without the latter, they may as well not have bothered.

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The Holy Bible NRSV.

I found this to be a wonderful Bible version full of the good news. Listening was made much easier because of John Bank’s clear and concise tone of voice. I’ve read The ‘paper’ Bible twice, but there’s always something new to learn, and listening to the NRSV on Audible, I picked up so much more than I thought I would.

All that said, it was a shame that I couldn’t jump from Book to Book if I so wanted. What’s up with that Audible?

However, I still highly recommend this copy for the narration.

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The Holy Bible

Very educational. A must read for every one. I look forward to the next step.

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  • Kim Aue
  • 06-02-20

DO NOT DOWNLOAD - not orgainzed by books

The Bible is organized by books and chapters and has been for hundreds of years. THIS horrible version is divided into "Parts" and "Chapters" making it impossible to find the actual books of the Bible. For example, if you want to listen to John 4 there is no way to find it.

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  • Jason Moon
  • 04-03-20

Not sorted by book???? Who does that?

No book headings makes it impossible to find specific books. Seriously, chapter 45??? why not just name the book. Unless you have the books memorized by number, you’ll have to guess and listen to find a specific book. How stupid is this?

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  • JB
  • 01-04-20

Frustrating!

Why should such a good recording be spoiled by not laying out the chapters properly? It would have been so easy to add to the audio chapter #s what part of the bible the chapter is referring to. Surely the publishers know that people don't generally listen to the whole bible from beginning to end. (No problem if you want to do that). Most of us what to read a particular book or part of a book.

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  • Nova D. Holme
  • 03-07-20

Good straightforward reading with no distractions

I prefer this straightforward reading compared to the dramatized version with sound effects, as though the Bible need help to be exciting (no amount of dramatic music can make the genealogical lists more interesting anyway). The narrator does not have an exaggerated nor monotonous reading, which lets you focus on the words and and contemplate on the meaning. The book does list the books by name (Genesis, Exodus, etc), which is better than the other versions, which has only chapter numbers (Word of Promise NKJV). You can't go chapter by chapter, unfortunately, so there is an assumption that you are reading the whole book, not a specific chapter. With short books, that is fine, but for the book of Psalms, it makes you rail at the malnourished table of content....

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  • The Hart Family
  • 12-05-21

Just what I needed

Other reviews have complained about chapters and books not being listed, this is no longer the case. This is the best version for study the reading and dictation is spot on. I am really enjoying this.

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  • Sae N.
  • 18-10-20

can you please sort the book by chapter

it is impossible to find the book i want to listen to, the voice and reading is all great but it's impossible to find the chapter i want!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-07-20

I love it

This is a fantastic rendition of the bible. I'm a fan of the NRSV translation because it's a great balance between clarity amd poetry. The narrator does a fantastic job as well. I fully recommend!!

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  • Robin A Enos
  • 27-07-21

Label the Chapters

How many people have to write a review complaining about no labeled chapters of this and any of your audiobooks! Label the chapters.

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  • Raph Martin
  • 15-09-21

Deficient in accessing chapter and verse

The narrator's voice is clear and beautiful. That is the commendable part of this Holy bible audio. People who would like to access particular or favorite Biblical passages will have a hard time doing so. There is no chapter and verse listed. Searching is a very trying experience. I would not recommend this Holy Bible/NRSV download until those who put it together include each book's chapter and verse. Such are the reasons I gave it the rating I believe it deserved.

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  • D. Kapanke
  • 13-04-21

Enjoyed Rich Presentation and Clarity

Well presented Bible version. Glad I am able to listen repeatedly! Worthy Audible performance. It is one of my top 5 readings of the Bible.