The King James Version has continued to this day to be one of the most beloved and widely sought after translations of the Bible into the English language. Now over 400 years old, the King James Version has been shaping Christians for centuries with it’s majesty and solemnity.
Narrator David Cochran Heath brings his voice of clarity and warmth, making listening an experience the hearer will want to return to again and again.
- Love this, what would be great is old and new including the books that are in NRSB in the Old Testament.
Enjoy very much❤
- LOVE GOD'S WORD
Love to listen to His Word all day everyday!
- Excellent quality reading
Excellent quality reading, read peacefully and with a perfect tempo to take in the word. One of my new favourites!
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Love this version. Spoken very clearly and slow enough to follow with ease.
This book has amazing teaching because the true Lord God talked to the writers. This book... there's no words!
Its the Bible. What more be said. Awesome!
Great reading. Very inspirational. A blessing.
- The Bible Old School Style
King James Version: The Gospels is a seriously good book (or four books or a portion of the best selling book in the world). Obviously being a Christian this text in God-inspired and life changing, so it was great to hear it in auto book form. Being the King James Version the language is occasionally quite old English with a lot of words that are rarely used today but that adds the charm of this version of the Bible.
I have always loved the King James Version of the Bible but it is one of the hardest versions to read or listen to as the language is from many years ago. Other versions of the Bible are just as accurate to the original text but are far easier to understand but it does have a certain charm.
The narration was reasonably good, it would have been better if they could have got the author to read it but I guess he was busy looking after the universe. Seriously, it was quite good but it was a bit monotonous, which might grow a bit tiring if you were listening to large portions of the Bible in one sitting.
Obviously this is a must read book and it is always great to hear the word of God being read but I think there are better versions out there, although I do enjoy the old English language on occasions.
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- very good voice
I enjoy listening to the Bible however surprisingly many mis-enlisted narrators are on many versions of audible Bibles. This narrator is one of a couple exceptions.
- Good book. :)
I do not usually listen to audio books so this was somewhat new to me. I found the audio narrator (David Cochran Heath) too be good in his reading (especially when reading some of the weird names of the cities and people, as I usually have a lot of trouble with those). I also found this good to listen to while doing my running.
I like to do runs, and while I run I like to listen to different things to keep my mind off of the pain, and it is usually music. But I found listening to this audio book very thought provoking and helpful, as I have read through the gospels before, but it was nice having someone to read it to me this time while I did things like run, clean, or just during times of relaxing.
Now, I do have some issues with it though. First off, it is KJV and if I had not read through the gospels before in my NASB or NIV I would have had a hard time following along. But I have read through the gospels so this was not hard to listen too. Second, it seemed that every time the narrator would be reading something that Satan, a devil, or any other non-Christian said he seemed to be trying to give them an evil voice and that just did not fit. In fact, I found it funnier than serious listening to these villains “speak”.
He also seemed to go a little high in his voice when he would be reading something that a woman said, and that too just did not seem to fit. I am positive it would have been better for him to just have kept his voice the same all throughout, no need to higher or lower it.
One more thing, every once in a while there would be this sharp yet muffled pop noise (not a lot, but it was in there). At first I thought that it was the recording stopping and starting again at each of the chapters, but I could not detect any pattern and it did not happen at every chapter (thankfully). I found the noise annoying, but I could live with it.
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- Crisp reading, but somewhat monotonic
The Holy Bible in Audio - King James Version: The Gospels is a crisp, clear audio reading of the first four books of the New Testament; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Audio Narrator: David Cochran Heath. The narrator is authoritative and articulate, but though he is easy to understand, his voice has a tendency to be flat and unemotional.
Audio Production Quality: The production quality of this audio book is clear, with no distracting background music, static, or skips.
Overall Opinion: Without a doubt, the message of the four gospels is life changing and I cherish every word, but this audio version isn’t one of my favorites. The only reason being that the author’s voice felt somewhat detached, almost robotic.
Audio Length: 7:57
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from christianaudio. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
- Good Voice, But Rather Monotone
I received this book courtesy of Christian Audio for the purpose of writing a review.
Narrator Thoughts: To be honest I found this narrator rather flat. His voice was very rich and deep. Perfect for reading the Bible. Yet his voice lacked the emotion and beauty found in the scriptures. I will give him that his voice was very nice and kept me listening for a while. Maybe it was just me, but I felt like it left some to be desired.
Book Thoughts: Obviously it goes without saying that I am a deeply devoted Christian and as such, the Bible is very precious to me. I enjoy audio Bibles, but this one didn't measure up to some of the others that I have read. For me one of the things that makes any audio Bible is the music and sound effects. Two things that were sadly lacking in this audio Bible. It felt like there was something missing. The narrator was fairly good, but on the whole I felt it lacked quite a bit.
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