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Overview Shouldn't the greatest story ever told be read aloud by the richest voice ever heard? James Earl Jones, award-winning actor, is known for his resonant baritone voice and distinct enunciation. Now you can enjoy his majestic narration of the King James New Testament, digitally remastered and enhanced with a beautiful musical soundtrack. 16 CDs.
Publishers Description In a voice as rich as it is familiar, James Earl Jones lends his narrative talents to the King James Version of the New Testament. In over 19 hours on 12 digitally remastered cassettes or 16 CDs enhanced with a complete musical score, James Earl Jones reads The Bible interprets the most enduring book of our time utilizing the acclaimed actor's superb storytelling and skilled characteriziations. Hailed as the greatest spoken word Bible version ever, and with almost half a million copies sold in the ABA market, this exquisite audio treasury is certain to inspire.
Community Description By American Bible Society
Read by James Earl Jones
Unabridged - 19 hours
In a voice as rich as it is familiar, James Earl Jones lends his narrative talents to the King James Version of the New Testament. In over 19 hours on 12 digitally remastered cassettes or 16 CDs enhanced with a complete musical score, James Earl Jones reads The Bible interprets the most enduring book of our time utilizing the acclaimed actor's superb storytelling and skilled characterizations. Hailed as the greatest spoken word Bible version ever, and with almost half a million copies sold in the ABA market, this exquisite audio treasury is certain to inspire.
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Format: Audiobook, CD
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 200.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 5.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher OASIS AUDIO
ISBN 158926360X ISBN13 9781589263604 UPC 9781589263604
Bible Binding: Compact Disc Color: Full Color Point/Type Size: 0.00 Version: KJV
Availability 0 units.
More About James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones is a renowned and beloved actor who has achieved success in television, film, and theater. Jones's voice is known by people of all ages and walks of life?the "Star Wars" fans who know him as the voice of Darth Vader, children who know him as Mufasa from Disney's "The Lion King. "In addition to the many awards he has received as an actor--two Tonys, four Emmys, a Golden Globe, two Cable ACEs, two OBIEs, five Drama Desks, and a Grammy--Jones has been honored with the National Medal of Arts in 1992 and the John F. Kennedy Center Honor in December 2002.? He also was honored by the Screen Actors Guild with the Lifetime Achievement Award in January of 2009.
James Earl Jones?most recently?starred in the Broadway production of? "Driving Miss Daisy" with Vanessa Redgrave. He lives in Pawling, New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about KJV James Earl Jones Reads New Test (16 CD)?
James Earl Jones Voice is Key Jan 30, 2006
This is an excellent way to listen to scripture especially while driving. Fast delivery. Thanks.
James Earl Jones should stick with Darth Vader. Jan 12, 2006
I was excited to get this CD set, since I know James Earl Jones has a great set of pipes, and I have listened so much to Alexander Scourby's reading of the Bible that I was ready for a new reading. I was disappointed the first time I listened. Jones does not use inflection while he reads; the result is that the words sound lifeless. As a Christian believer, that abhors me.
But more than his lifeless reading, I am apalled at Jones' changing of the text. He is reading the King James Version, but he changes the words at will. For example, the text will read "Christ Jesus" and Jones will read "Jesus Christ." I counted 21 errors in his reading of the Book of Ephesians alone. If you believe, as I do, in the divine inspiration of the Word of God, you will not be able to stand how Jones imposes his own changes to the text without any textual or scriptural justification. Jones should stick with Darth Vader.
Disappointing Dec 16, 2005
The guy has a voice like no one else, but the original King James version language (all the "unto's" and "ye's" and "thou's"). - lame backround music - and a whispery, momontone reading (if you can imagine James Earl Jones doing that) - makes this far inferior to Johnny Cash's reading of the New Testament.
Johnny Cash proclaims the Word of God beautifully and simply. If you're not much of a believer, it just is done well and straight forward.
The New King James Version in Cash's reading is more modern English (Easier on the ears.) But this is still majestic langauge. Also, no accompanying organ music. Just him reading slowly and with understanding.
If you are going to buy one - get Johnny Cash reading the New Testament.
Fans of James Earl Jones, or Star Wars' Darth Vader, Should Be Pleased! Oct 6, 2005
I love this reading of the King James Version's New Testament! I only wish he had done the Old Testament as well! He is still alive, so maybe they will do that someday (hint, hint)?
James Earl Jones has a great, classy voice for this type of reverent material. He makes the sometimes difficult King James Version easier to follow, during his reading.
This James Earl Jones set has some quiet music playing in the background, so that is my biggest criticism. The music is more like MUZAK, which has nothing to do with the Bible scenes being read. Distracting, but it also fades away from notice eventually.
If you know any Star Wars fans, then this is a perfect way to get them introduced to Bible material, since James Earl Jones is the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films.
I love these celebrity readings of the Bible. Another great celebrity Bible reading is Johnny Cash's attempt, so check that out, too! These type of celebrity readings are great for fans of the celebrity, but if you are wanting a great Bible reading on CD, then I would suggest a dramatized version of the New International Version (NIV) from the Zondervan company.
I also really enjoy THE MESSAGE!, a contemporary paraphrase, not a translation of the Bible, which is very engrossing, but sometimes strays too far from the actual scripture verses. All of these Bible CDs are imperfect, but it's fun to hear and get exposed to the differences, as long as they make a serious attempt to be faithful and accurate to the Scriptures.
If you are considering buying this James Earl Jones set, then you probably have enough interest to enjoy owning and listening to this. I love this CD set! Even though it's not perfect, it is still very enjoyable and inspirational. I highly recommend it!
Beautifully soothing... Nov 19, 2004
Monotone? I loved listening to Mr. Jones' voice, and I would tend to listen all the way through and even understand it better than when I read it myself....and as for mispronouncing words, I have no doubt that there was training and practicing of unfamiliar words ahead of time, so any "mispronunciations" were just a matter of choice by the speaker, his OWN variation of some words which is very often allowable in our English language. I have always found his brand of accent/dialect very appealing, so yes, I was very happy to start listening to these CDs performed by an actor I've always admired. To each his own though, I guess......