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Item description for KJV Complete Bible-Dramatized (59 CD) by Alexander Scourby...
Overview The world's best-loved translation of the Bible is brought to life in this powerful, word-for-word narration by renowned dramatist Alexander Scourby. The regular edition features voice only, while the dramatized edition adds the voices of dozens of actors and actresses, sound effects and background music.
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Format: Audiobook, CD
Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.12" Width: 5.98" Height: 2.2" Weight: 2.75 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2002
Publisher HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
ISBN 1565638255 ISBN13 9781565638259
Alexander Scourby s dramatic and moving narration of the Bible has touched and inspired the hearts of millions. Best known for his magnificent voice, Scourby was a noted Broadway Shakespearean actor, a radio and movie actor, and narrator of classic TV documentaries. One of his greatest achievements, however, was narrating the Bible a recording project that took over one year to complete."
Alexander Scourby was born in 1913 and died in 1985.
Reviews - What do customers think about KJV Complete Bible-Dramatized (59 CD)?
good and bad Feb 20, 2007
When i 1st got the set, and listened to a section as i laid down, i hoped for a peaceful easy listening to the Scriptures. The back-ground music, much like a cheezy MIDI selection (very cheezy MIDI computer music), was annoying. Very annoying. It's not professional background music. I felt immediately disappointed in my purchase, and would have preferred NO background "music" of this type.
A week later i listened to another section, and i wasn't in a relaxing mode but was wanting to learn from Yahweh's Word, and i decided it wasn't too bad (meaning the annoying background MIDI music wasn't a killer) and though it was the best, it would be okay. HOWEVER, when Alexander Scourby stops narrating (reading) the Scripture and Yahweh Himself speaks ("and the LORD said '.....'"), the dramatizers decided to use what appears to be Alexander Scourby talking inside a box or behind a closed door. In short, it's MUFFLED. I had to go thru several tweakings on my cheap stereo, to get to where i could understand the passages where our Lord was actually speaking (ended up being a "Pop" music setting, and NO base, that worked).
Finally, when i heard a passage with an alternate voice other than Alexander Scourby (or his muffled version of Yahweh talking), i thought "hey, that sounds kind of neat!" I decided that having that was kind of a nice treat (having a different voice for a different Biblical "character" interacting with Alexander Scourby's narration moments). I liked that. Also, the Apostolic Writings (Renewed-Covenant / New Testament) Scripture readings were nice with crowd background noices or more bearable MIDI music if present, and multiple voices were nice when Alexander Scourby wasn't narrating (meaning his voice, and other voices at times, was nice).
I don't know if the other popular KJV version (i wanted NASB full Bible Dramatized, but nobody does that yet)done, has better sounding moments or not. I may buy it sometime in the future (not immediate) just to have an option, in case i can't take the passages where our God sounds like He's speaking behind a closed door or in a box, muffled and difficult to understand.
So there you go.....the good and the bad.
All it is promised to be! Nov 5, 2006
This version of the Holy Bible is perfect. EVery word is spoken. The narrator is excellent. I bought this as a gift for my mother and she absolutely loves it. Thank you.
Beautifully and thoughtfully done May 8, 2006
Scourby's reading is the best ever done. Unlike more modern readers, he reads the text slowly, carefully, expressively, and in a way that makes them very pleasant to listen to, easy to absorb and think about. More modern readers seem rushed, monotone and I found it very difficult to pay attention to them.
God's Perfect Word (KJV Version) Preserved on CD Mar 23, 2006
Alexander's spoken word of God's perfect word in the only perfect english language version of the bible, the King James Version, is absolutely wonderful. The difficult family names found in the Old Testament roll off his toung eloquently. No "added drama" is found here as in other audio bible versions, "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
Too Tired to Read or Do Devotions? Oct 13, 2005
This is an answered prayer then! I owned the cassette tape series of the same, and found it indispensable. Many of us find ourselves too tired, or cramped for time to read the Bible daily as we should; this may well be your answer. It was for me. I especially loved going to sleep by it...Yes, God can talk to your spirit while you sleep...never had better dreams!
You will not be disappointed by Alexander Scourby's reading. He was well known as a Shakespearian trained actor, and reads the King James Version so fluidly the grace of it's prose will shine.