Audio Bible Poll!

What audio renditions of the Bible do you most prefer?

  • Stephen Johnston (KJV, NKJV, NRSV, NASB, ESV, NLT)

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  • David Suchet (NIV)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dale McConachie (HCSB, NASB)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • EfremZimbalist, Jr. (KJV)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Truth and Life (RSV-CE)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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ZackF

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
My picks were not objective as I haven't listened to all of the readers listed.
 

py3ak

Unshaven and anonymous
Staff member
I've never heard Efrem Zimbalist Jr., but I would like to. Has anyone with the cassettes thoughtfully digitized them?
 

Pilgrim

Puritanboard Commissioner
TIL Scourby did the RSV also. anyone ever seen or heard?
Yes, I used to have the NT cassettes of his reading of the RSV. Since those who run the Scourby organization now are KJV Only, I wonder if we'll ever see that mentioned! And I wonder what the KJVO IFB fans of Scourby would think about that.

Scourby read a ton of material for the benefit of the blind, so in retrospect it is not surprising that he would read the RSV since mainline Protestantism still had a great many adherents in the mid 20th Century. My recollection is that Scourby was from an Episcopalian background and rarely if ever attended church.

He read the first edition of the RSV NT. Or at least it predated the 1971 official 2nd edition of the RSV from which the ESV is derived. (I think there were a handful of changes in the 50s or 60s. I think he recorded it in the 60s.) Nonetheless, I followed along with an ESV one day (I think it was either the 2011 or 2016 text edition) and one or two chapters in Mark were almost entirely the same. I think maybe there was one or two words that were different, at most. Other places have more thorough revision, but that shows just how light of a revision the ESV is in some places.
 
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Pilgrim

Puritanboard Commissioner
Scourby and then I'll put in a plug for Steven B. Stevens, who recorded the NASB, NIV, and (I think) the Amplified. I'm certainly not going to argue that he is better than McLean, but his recording of the NASB was the first one I listened to, and the NASB was what I cut my teeth on. I think he was sort of an old time radio announcer, and that's not everyone's cup of tea. But when it comes to recordings of the NASB, I do prefer Stevens to Stephen Johnston or E.W. "Red" Jeffries, who recorded the NASB77. I've only listened to a little of Dale McConachie's recording of the CSB and I think I would probably prefer Stevens to him too. (EDIT: The CSB audio I was thinking of is by John Mohr.)

I believe Cash only recorded the NT of the NKJV.
 
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PointyHaired Calvinist

Puritan Board Sophomore
I think he was sort of an old time radio announcer, and that's not everyone's cup of tea.
No kidding, reminds me of the announcer they hired several times on Star Trek.

“Its your chance to name the winner!”

I do have a soft spot for Suchet (the closest I’ve found to Scourby, though still not that close) and I’ve enjoyed Zimbalist also. I have The Word off Promise which is good, though I’ve enjoyed the Bible Experience slightly more.
 
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