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CEV audio bible NTOct. 25 2006
John Owen Nixon
- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This the Contemporary English Version, New Testament only, read by Stephen Johnston, published by AMG.
It arrives on 13 audio compact disks, in individual paper sleeves, in a cardboard box. I think this is one of the better ways of transporting CDs in bulk.
Book names and chapter numbers are read out but not cross-headings. There are no introductions or any other spoken sections other than the bible text. This is how I think audio bibles should be.
There is music throughout but it is not intrusive. Its mood changes with the content and is quite creative at times. I prefer just voice to badly done music but I think this music is an asset.
Stephen Johnston has recorded many audio bibles and has a pleasant accent. The audio is recorded cleanly and well read but at a very fast pace - a common fault in audio bibles. Total audio time is 15h 59m.
The CEV is one of my favourite translations. I would like to see the Old Testament available as an audio bible as well.
I have found a major fault: Ephesians 6 is completely missing!
Ephesians chapter 6 is missing on Disc 10 and some of them break up with static noises. Do not buy this unless AMG Publishing places a free download here for the missing chapter and or replaces the static ridden Discs as well! Will not purchase from these publishers again if this isn't rectified!