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James Earl Jones Reads The Bible: King James Version (Unabridged)

by Topics Media Group

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In a voice as rich as it is recognized, James Earl Jones lends his award-winning acting and iconic narrative talents to the King James Version of the Holy Bible’s New Testament. This newly updated recording from Topics Media Group has had the previous edition’s music background score removed entirely to allow the listener to more easily hear and appreciate the Scripture.  This skilled and resonating interpretation by Mr. Jones has been hailed as one of the greatest spoken-word New Testament recordings of all-time. With more than a half a million copies sold to date, this audio masterwork is certain to soothe, satisfy, and inspire.        

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James Earl Jones Reads the Bible

Great, comforting words of our God read by one of the best voices in the world. I only wish Mr. Jones would read the Old Testament as well.


Mr. Jones may be a good Actor but he is a terrible Lector. This reading is too rapid, jerky and is made worse by the cacophonous back ground sound tract which renders the hearing the words less audible and more difficult to understand. It is not worth one star.

Leave the music out

I'll be honest and say I don't own this, I just listened to the sample. But that was enough to tell me I woudl probably enjoy this audio Bible a lot if I could just listen to Mr. Jones read it. He has a great voice, easy to listen to, seems to be adding just enough "narration" instead of simply reading the words. But when you add well known praise songs as an instrumental track behind him, and as prominent as the music is, your mind struggles to stayed tuned to the narration and not start hearing the actual words to that song in your head (at least I had that problem - immediately). I would have considered getting this for my i-pod if it wasn't for that, or if they'd just used some non-descript chords of synthetic music, sort of like the "Liquid Mind" music series. Disappointing, to say the least.

Topics Media Group, James Earl Jones Reads The Bible: King James Version (Unabridged)
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  • Narrator: James Earl Jones
  • Published: 2003

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