• ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible

  • The Bible for Life
  • By: Crossway
  • Narrated by: David Heath
  • Length: 74 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-10-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Crossway Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (46 ratings)

Summary

Would you believe it took nearly 500 years to translate the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible? That's because the ESV builds on the great translations of the past - including William Tyndale's New Testament of 1526 and the King James Version (KJV) of 1611. But the ESV Bible also builds on the best Christian scholarship of the last 100 years. The result is a fresh and compelling Bible translation, with a timeless quality, that's trustworthy and true. That's why the ESV "sounds like" the Bible - with the kind of beauty, clarity, and dignity that we love to hear and read. That's also why the ESV retains the Bible's rich imagery and theological words - words like grace and justification and salvation - that are essential to our faith.
The result is a Bible that conveys the timeless quality of God's Word and that remains trustworthy and true to the original words breathed out by God. As Moses wrote more than 3,000 years ago, the words of God are "your very life, and by this word you shall live." (Deuteronomy 32:47).
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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 12-03-15

Cannot navigate to particular books

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narration is good, but the navigation does not allow you to see which books are in each part, or where particular books start in each downloaded part.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-02-18

Excellent audio Bible but poor table of contents

Amazing Audio Bible but limited by poor navigation.

Hopefully this table will help others see below.

Genesis. Part 1. Track two to 51
Exodus. Part 1. Track 52 to end
Levitcus. Part 2 track 2 to 28
Numbers. Part 2 track 29 to end
Deuteronomy. Part 3 track 2 to 35

Joshua. Part 3 track 36 to 59
Judges. Part 3 track 60 to 80
Ruth. Part 3 track 81 to end
1 Samuel. Part 4 track 2 to 32
2 Samuel. Part 4 track 33 to 56
1 kings part 4 track 57 to end
2 Kings part 5 track 2 to 26
1 chronicles part 5 track 27 to 55
2 Chronicles part 5 track 56 to 91

Ezra part 6 track 2 to 11
Nehemiah part 6 track 12 to 24
Esther part 6 track 25 to 34

Job part 6 track 35 to 76
Psalm part 7 track 2 to part 8 track 52
Proverbs part 8 track 53 to end
Ecclesiastes part 8 track 85 to 96
Song of Solomons part 8 track 97 to part 9 track 8

Isaiah part 9 track 9 track 74
Jeremiah part 9 track 75 to part 10 track 52
Lamentations Part 10 track 53 to 57
Ezekiel part 11 track 2 to 49
Daniel part 11 track 50 to 61
Hosea part 11 track 62 to 75
Joel part 11 track 76 to 78
Amos part 11 track 79 to 87
Obadiah part 11 track 88 to end
Jonah part 12 track 2 to 5
Micah part 12 track 6 to 12
Nahum part 12 track 13 to 15
Habakkuk part 12 track 16 to 18
Zephaniah part 12 track 19 to 21
Haggai part 12 track 22 to 23
Zechariah part 12 track 24 to 37
Malachi part 12 track 38 to 41

Matthew part 12 track 43 to 70
Mark part 12 track 71 to part 13 track 2
Luke part 13 track 3 to 26
John part 13 track 27 to 47
Acts part 13 track 49 to 76

Romans part 13 track 77 to part 14 track 3
1 corinthians part 14 track 4 to 19
2 corinthians part 14 track 20 to 32
Galatians part 14 track 33 to 38
Ephesians part 14 track 39 to 44
Philippians part 14 track 45 to 48
Colossians part 14 track 49 to 52
1 thessalonians Part 14 track 53 to 57
2 thessalonians part 14 track 58 to 60
1 Timothy part 14 track 61 to 66
2 Timothy part 14 track 67 to 70
Titus part 14 track 71 to 73
Philemon part 14 track 74
Hebrews part 14 track 75 to 87
James part 14 track 88 to part 15 track 3
1 Peter part 15 track 4 to 8
2 peter part 15 track 9 to 11
1 John part 15 track 12 to 16
2 John part 15 track 17
3 John part 15 track 18
Jude part 15 track 19
Revelation part 15 track 20 to 41

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aaron on 16-02-13

Study Guide

This Audiobook is broken into (15) separate PARTS.
Each "PART" has separate "Chapters":


Book (Part #) Chapter #'s


PART 1:
Genesis (Part 1) Ch. 1 - 52
Exodus (1) 52 - 91



PART 2:
Leviticus (2) 1 - 28
Numbers (2) 29 - 64



PART 3:
Deuteronomy (3) 2 - 35
Joshua (3) 36 - 59
Judges (3) 60 - 80
Ruth (3) 81 - 84


PART 4:
1 Samuel (4) 1 - 32
2 Samuel (4) 33 - 56
1 Kings (4) 57 - 78


PART 5:
2 Kings (5) 1 - 26
1 Chronicles (5) 27 - 55
2 Chronicles (5) 56- 92


PART 6:
Ezra (6) 1 - 11
Nehemiah (6) 12 - 24
Esther (6) 25 - 34
Job (6) 35 - 77


PART 7:
Psalms 1 - Psalm 99 (7) 1 - 99


PART 8:
Psalms 100 - 150 (8) 1 - 53
Proverbs (8) 54 - 85
Ecclesiastes (8) 86 - 98


PART 9:
Song of Solomon (9) 1 - 9
Isaiah (9) 10 - 75


PART 10:
Jeremiah (10) 1 - 53
Lamentations (10) 54 - 58


PART 11:
Ezekiel (11) 1 - 49
Daniel (11) 50 - 61
Hosea (11) 62 - 75
Joel (11) 76 - 78
Amos (11) 79 - 87
Obadiah (11) 88 - 89


PART 12:
Jonah (12) 1 - 5
Micah (12) 6 - 12
Nahum (12) 13 - 15
Habakkuk (12) 16 - 18
Zephaniah (12) 19 - 21
Haggai (12) 22 - 23
Zechariah (12) 24 - 37
Malachi (12) 38 - 41

Matthew (12) 42 - 69
Mark (12) 70 - 86


PART 13:
Luke (13) 1 25
John (13) 26 - 48
Acts (13) 47 - 74
Romans(13) 75 - 90


PART 14:
1 Corinthians (14) 1 - 17
2 Corinthians (14) 18 - 30
Galatians (14) 31 - 36
Ephesians (14) 37 - 42
Philippians (14) 43 - 46
Colossians (14) 47 - 50
1 Thessalonians (14) 51 - 55
2 Thessalonians (14) 56 - 58
1 Timothy (14) 59 - 64
2 Timothy (14) 65 - 68
Titus (14) 69 - 71
Philemon (14) 72
Hebrews (14) 73 - 85
James (14) 73 - 85

PART 15:
1 Peter (15) 1 - 6
2 Peter (15) 7 - 9
1 John (15) 10 - 14
2 John (15) 15
3 John (15) 16
Jude (15) 17
Revelation (15) 18 - 39

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262 of 265 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By OneFederalist on 03-09-11

Just the Word

If you're looking to do without the music and drama that some of the other versions put out on Scripture, this is your book. There is nothing but the reading of the word, and Mr. Heath does a adequate job at it.

His inflections when he reads the words spoken by prominent biblical figure (e.g., God, Moses, Abraham) or a less prominent figure (e.g., the disgruntled Jews in the wilderness, enemies of the Jews) is a bit strained, but it could've been worse. Still, I knocked off a star because I could see where it may annoy some folks. I was only slightly put off at first, but got over it.

The main reason I dropped a star was because of the breakup of the Bible into 15 files. Each section starts at the beginning of one of the Books of the Bible, but within each section there's no rhyme or reason when you skip ahead. Sometimes it's at the beginning of the next chapter, other times it's not.

So best you can do is re-label the 15 sections with the first and last Book/Chapter.

Here's the naming convention I used for all 15 sections on my iPod for your consideration:
01. ESV Genesis 1 - Exodus 40
02. ESV Leviticus 1 - Numbers 36
03. ESV Deuteronomy 1 - Ruth 4
04. ESV 1 Samuel 1 - 1 Kings 22
05. ESV 2 Kings 1 - 2 Chronicles 36
06. ESV Ezra 1 - Job 42
07. ESV Psalms 1 - Psalms 99
08. ESV Psalm 100 - Ecclesiastes 12
09. ESV Song of Solomon 1 - Isaiah 66
10. ESV Jeremiah 1 - Lamentations 5
11. ESV Ezekiel 1 - Obadiah 1
12. ESV Jonah 1 - Mark 16
13. ESV Luke 1 - Romans 16
14. ESV 1 Corinthians 1 - James 5
15. ESV 1 Peter 1 - Revelation 22

All that being said, this a fine rendition of the Word of God. Frankly, I got tired of all the flashy productions and just wanted to hear the Word. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with this translation if you're looking for that angle. So I definitely recommend it.

Tu Rex Gloriae Christe!

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