A while back I signed up to review books for Thomas Nelson Publishers and chose the dramatized Word of Promise New Testament. I’ve enjoyed it and will listen to it over and over. This is the New King James version, a favorite.
Things I’d do differently:
- Name the files better. If it could be done, I’d name them so they’d sort into books and chapters on an MP-3 player, but even simple consistent naming would have helped.
- Jim Caviezel as Jesus occasionally sounded like he was about to burst into tears. I think anger was intended.
- The apostles had such soothing voices that I found concentrating on the epistles a challenge. More expression would help.
On the plus side:
- The Gospels, Acts, and Revelation read like an exciting story–easily absorbed.
- Jim Caviezel uses an Israeli accent. Once I figured out what it was, I liked it. (Just so you aren’t wondering what it is instead of listening!)
- Though I have an audio NKJV bible, this one is easier to pay attention to. My mind wanders, and I need something beyond flat reading to keep tuned in.
Conclusion: I love it. Now that I’ve heard it, I wouldn’t want to do without it.