• James Earl Jones Reads The Bible: King James Version

  • By: Topics Entertainment
  • Narrated by: James Earl Jones
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-12-03
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Topics Entertainment
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (13 ratings)


In a voice as rich as it is recognized, James Earl Jones lends his narrative talents to the King James Version of the New Testament. In over 19 hours enhanced with a complete musical score, James Earl Jones 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, this exquisite audio treasury is certain to enthuse and inspire.
Public Domain (P)2002 TOPICS Entertainment
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"[James Earl Jones'] performance is beautiful; he reads the entire work in a gentle tone that is so compelling that the listener will find it hard to switch off....A truly inspiring production." ( AudioFile)
"Somehow that voice of his, calm, deep, powerful....makes the words seem more thrilling than ever" ( Washington Post)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 31-07-06

Voice good, music terrible.

The voice of Mr. Jones is very good. However, it was a bit too soft and reverential for my taste. Would it not have been better if it carried a bit more punch and authority?

However, that's a minor quibble when compared to the accompanying 'music'. It was spectacularly horrendous. Saccharine nonsense that destroyed the recording. (And that piano!)

It was the King James bible. Could we not have some music from that period to accompany it? Something appropriate. The english is beautiful and powerful, but how can we listen to it when it's accompanied by that noise?

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 22-09-09

the bible and music

James Earl John is marvellous, except for rather fast delivery. The background music is a distraction, but you can get used to it. I have, but it took all of Matthew.

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2 out of 5 stars
By rstampa on 10-03-04

Background music

The narrator is excellent. His voice is deep, yet very soothing.
The only thing I found annoying is the music playing in the background. Personally I think it would be a much more enjoyable listening if there was no music at all.
If you can, lisen to the sample before buying.

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50 of 50 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Roy on 28-02-09

James Earl Jones

This version of the New Testament is read so well. Those who listen out of faith will be rewarded as well as those who will listen because it is good literature. However, why the music background? It is so distracting that the words are hard to follow. I am disappointed that the producers just didn't think that the New Testament would be worthy of consideration on its own terms. I can't understand why James Early Jone's work couldn't stand alone. The producer didn't apparently believe the public can tolerate literature for its own sake and that Jame Earl Jone's isn't worth listening to without something "extra" to carry his work. If you can follow the reading despite the music background, rent it. Otherwise, don't.

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29 of 29 people found this review helpful

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