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  Audio Bible Comparison Chart (KJV)

Audio Bible Reviews
Audio Bible Sample Link $ Description
Zondervan (2002) CD 35
Stephen Johnston is main narrator. Different voices for other characters similar to Zondervan 2007. The voice for Job was especially well done. You can almost feel the grief. Includes background accompaniment. (ISBN: 0310927811, ISBN-13: 978-0310927815, Published: July 1, 2002)
Zondervan (2007) CD 60
My second favorite. Listen to the audio Bible online. Includes background accompaniment. For some odd reason, Jeremiah's voice is female (ok, apparently other audio Bibles use female narrators for male writers too). (ISBN:0310936098, ISBN-13:978-0310936091, Publication Date: August 28, 2007)
Zondervan (2011) Site 22
Pure Voice read by Rene Auberjonois(John), Theodore Bikel(Leviticus, Psalm, Obadiah, Malachi, Luke), David Birney(First and Second Samuel, Romans, Ephesians, First and Second Thessalonians, Philemon, James), Scott Brick(Isaiah, Matthew, Acts), LeVar Burton(Job, First, Second and Third John), Maxwell Caulfield(Ezekiel), Samantha Eggar(Deuteronomy, Judges, Esther, Song of Solomon, Haggai), Robert Forster(Jonah, First and Second Peter, Jude), Edward Herrmann(Genesis, First and Second Corinthians, Philippians, First and Second Timothy), Gates McFadden(Ruth, Nahum, Zephaniah, Zechariah), John Richard McGonagle(First and Second Kings, Galatians, Colossians, Titus), Juliet Mills(Daniel, Amos, Habakkuk, Hebrews), John Rubinstein(Exodus, First and Second Chronicles, Ezra, Joel, Revelation), Stefan Rudnicki(Joshua, Nehemiah, Ecclesiastes, Hosea, Micah), and Kristoffer Tabori(Numbers, Proverbs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Mark).
Alexander Scourby Site 12
Probably the most popular audio Bible ever. Double speed NT on YouTube
Stephen Johnston Site 0
Free. Stephan Johnston [sic] graduated from college with a BA in Radio and Television, and planned to become a news announcer. In 1976 he was approached about narrating the New Testament on cassette. He has an international reputation as a narrator; receiving many awards including an Emmy, the New York Film Critics Award, the National Silver Microphone Award and the Army Commendation Award. Includes background accompaniment. (ISBN-10:1598569325, ISBN-13:9781598569322, et al)
Dan Wagner Site 0
Can be duplicated and distributed for free.
Faith Comes By Hearing Non-Drama Site 0
Free. The Jacksons founded Hosanna in 1972 with the goal to share God's Word. Audio cassettes can still be obtained on eBay occasionally.
Faith Comes By Hearing Dramatized Site 0
My third favorite. Different voices for different people similar to Zondervan 2002 & 2007. Includes background accompaniment.
Eric Martin Site 20
Occasional artifacts in recording (may have been recorded from cassette tapes).
Max McLean Site 45
Paul Mims Site 20
Willard Waggoner Site 0
Sounds like your grandfather is reading the Bible to you. I really like the book of Proverbs in his voice. Former missionary to India.
George W. Sarris Site 131
James Earl Jones / Jon Sherberg
CD 33
Jon Sherberg reads the old testament and James Earl Jones reads the new testament. Complete Audio Holy Bible - King James Version. CDs published by TOPICS Entertainment, Renton WA (2006).
Christopher Glyn Site 25
Listen online for free... The recording of the Old and New Testaments were completed in 2011, just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible.
Steven B. Stevens CD 35
(ISBN-13: 9781558941069, ISBN: 1558941061)
Rex Campbell / Charles Freed
SiteSite 70
New Testament read by Rex Campbell on 14 CDs. Old Testament read by Charles Freed on 49 CDs. Published by Covenant Communications Inc; August 2003. NT(ISBN-10: 1591563496, ISBN-13: 978-1591563495) OT(ISBN-10: 159156350X, ISBN-13: 978-1591563501)
George Vafiadis Site ?
George Vafiadis spent over a year narrating the Bible. He would usually get up at three in the morning, check pronunciations and score the text for inflection, then spend three or four hours in the studio. (ISBN-13: 9781584723622, ISBN: 1584723629)
Andrew Zorsky SiteCD 30
His deep baritone voice is frequently mechanical or robotic sounding. (ISBN-13: 978-0899574233, ISBN: 0899574238) (Andrew Torsky [sic])
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., CD 280
WARNING: False advertising alert! This is not pure KJV. It is a variant version. The closest translation I have found that matches is the King James 2000. It falls somewhere between the KJV and NKJV. I bought the New Testament on CD and am disappointed.
Braun Site 8
Download and use this zip file to cut or split Braun mp3 audio Bible into chapters. Here is the cover art. The number of mistakes is very high for a Bible. In fact, some of the blunders are so far off they make me laugh and wonder, "Where did they get that from?" Read by unidentified men and women. While shopping be careful, this is available in "New Testament Only", "Old Testament Only" and "The Old and New Testaments" (ISBN-13: 9781599876320, ISBN: 1599876329)
LibriVox Public Domain Site 0
Read by many different people (YMMV).
Pastor Bob Beeman CD 370
Read by Pastor Bob Beemer[sic]. OT - 56 CDs & NT - 18 CDs for a total of 74 CDs. Originally or distributed by Greenbrier International, Inc. (ie - Dollar Tree)
Gregory Peck / The Ultimate Bible
SiteCDCD 90
Published by Phoenix Audio. New Testament read by Gregory Peck. Old Testament read by Stephanie Beacham, Theodore Bikel, & Roscoe Lee Browne. (ISBN-13: 9781597772662 or 978-1597771467, ISBN: 1597772666 or 1597771465)
Christopher Marshall Site 12
Narrated by Christopher Marshall/Jonathan Welles/J. Bridges Dugan. MP3 edition published by AMG Publishers (August 1, 2013)(ISBN-10: 1617154393, ISBN-13: 978-1617154393) There are three cassette tape sets with identical voices but unique names. Two are published by Nelson/Regency (1986). 48 audio cassettes. (ISBN-10: 0840718756, ISBN-13: 978-0840718754)/(ISBN-10: 0840718772, ISBN-13: 978-0840718778)The third is New Testament audio cassette only. Narrated and recorded in the Dugan tradition of quality. 12 audio cassettes. (ISBN-10: 1556741146, ISBN-13: 978-1556741142, ASIN: B000MLQL28)
Royal Shakespeare Company Site 94
My absolute favorite. Audio cassette only. Read by 147 different voices. Ten years in the making. All in full stereo. Published in 1978. (ISBN-13: 978-1558940093, ISBN: 155894009X)
David Cochran Heath Site 30
"Narrator David Cochran Heath brings his voice of clarity and warmth, making listening an experience the hearer will want to return to again and again." - Christian Audio Publisher: ChristianAudio (2015) (ISBN-10: 1633890228, ISBN-13: 978-1633890220)
Dr. Peter S. Ruckman Site 30
LDS Site 0
Free instant download from Intellectual Reserve. WARNING: Includes summary at the beginning of each chapter with private interpretations from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called "Mormons"). Published in 2004. Verified same narrator as Resource Ministries cassette tapes.
Christian Walters Site ?
Also known as, "The Spoken New Testament", "The Spoken Old Testament", and "The Voice of Scripture". Audio cassette only. Publisher #1: Chicago, IL : Sound Marketing, Inc., 1982. Publisher #2: Audio Creations, Inc., 1978. Publisher #3: Christian Audio/Visual Corporation, 1977.
C. M. Ward SiteSite ?
The New Testament is available in mp3 format for $14. The Old Testament is available in audio cassette only. Read by Dr. C.M. Ward. Publisher: World Bible Sounds (1976). 80 audio cassette tapes.
H. M. S. Richards Sr. CD
H. M. S. Richards Sr. reads the Bible. Only Psalms and Proverbs are currently available in digital format. Cassettes were published by Hosanna House (Publishing His Praise), Box 1700, Glendale, CA 91209.
Richard L. Peterson Site ?
Audio cassette only. Produced by PRAYER POWER, Inc. PO Box 215, Marshall, MN 56258 For Distribution by Tease Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 633, Faribault, MN 55021 Publisher: Dimension Tapes, Minneapolis, MN (1979). 64 audio cassette tapes.

New Testament Only

Catherine Byers Site 0
Psalms, Proverbs and Isaiah are also available here. Misidentified as Weina Scott.
Dr. Vernon Lapps Site 0
Free downloadable mp3 audio Bible. Psalms and Proverbs are also available. (ISBN-10: 1883906148, ISBN-13: 978-1883906146)
Sound Life Site 12
New Testament tape cassettes were published by Bethany House. Psalms and Proverbs are included in the download. Claims to be "The Original Dramatized King James New Testament." Narrated by Burt Cunnington, Wayne Peterson, Gary Ellis, John Sewall, Arnold Walker and perhaps others. Includes background accompaniment. Published by Sound Life Ministries, Inc. (ASIN: B003KQMFY0 & B003L8L5AM) Identical to dramatized version from Bethany Fellowship, Inc.. New Testament audio cassette only. Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Dimension Tapes, 1976. 16 cassettes. (ASIN: B000YQE1U0)
Roy Lamont Site 20
Audio cassette also available(set of 12). Published by Image Media, Inc., 1985.
Carl Richardson Site 10
Psalms and Proverbs are also available. To divide Carl Richardson's New Testament book mp3's into chapters, download this zip file with included directions.
Bennie Triplett Site ?
Audio cassette only. Published by Faith Productions, Cleveland, TN (1986).
Richard Alexander SiteSite 25
Who is the narrator? William Landrum or Richard Alexander? Two cassette tape sets with identical voices. New Testament audio cassette only. 12 audio cassettes. (ASIN: B001G2JPTI) Words of God You Can Hear. (1996) (ASIN: B000BD18Y8)
Jerry Falwell Site 0
New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs are now available in mp3 format as of Christmas 2014. Dr. Jerry Falwell reads and comments on the new testament, the book of Psalms and the book of Proverbs authorized version. Twelve new testament, four Psalm and four Proverbs audio cassettes. (ASIN: B000VNMTJ6, B000PI7HR6, B00185F1GY, B000W09FPE)
W. David Baker ?
New Testament audio cassette only. Evangelist W. David Baker reads the King James version. 16 audio cassettes.
Raymond Jack Szmanda Site 10
New Testament audio cassette only. Publishers: ©1993 Nelson Audio Library ℗1992 Spectrotape, Inc. (October 20, 1993). 12 audio cassettes. (ISBN-10: 0840781865, ISBN-13: 978-0840781864)
Roscoe Lee Browne CDCassette 1 25
New Testament only. 14 CDs or 12 audio cassettes. (ISBN-13: 978-0529108678, ISBN-10: 0529108674, ISBN-13: 978-0529069818, ISBN-10: 0529069814, ISBN-13: 978-0529072641, ISBN-10: 0529072645, ISBN-13: 978-0529102409, ISBN-10: 0529102404)
Dr. Lael J. Woodbury CD 16
New Testament only. Includes 16 CD's from the New Testament. Publisher: Deseret Book (2005) (ISBN-10: 1933057211, ISBN-13: 978-1933057217)
James Hamilton SiteCassette 1 30
New Testament only. Split into two downloads/albums. 1) The Gospels & 2) Acts, Epistles, and Revelation. Publisher: Charlotte Hall, MD : Recorded Books, Inc. (1980) (ASIN: B000CS73YQ, B0000547AN)
Oliver Peers Site 9
Listen to the entire New Testament online... ©2012 Open Book Audio; (P)2012 Oliver Peers (ASIN: B00A4MLL1G)
Dan Howell ?
New Testament audio cassette only. Narrated by Dan Howell. White Wing Cassettes, P.O. Box 1039, Cleveland, TN 37311. 12 audio cassettes.
David Cooper ?
New Testament audio cassette only. Timeless Treasures (The New Testament on Cassette, KJV) recorded by David Cooper. Published 1978 by David Cooper Corporation, 3035 Directors Row, Suite 202, Memphis TN 38131. 12 audio cassettes.
Chuck Ohman Site 0
Free download coming soon from Pastor Allen at Calvary Baptist Church... Publishers: Metro Media Post (1994) & Christian Duplications International, Inc. (1996) (ASIN: B007K8C8LO, B001DQYLMI)
Bruce Bayley Johnson Site 36
Bruce Bayley Johnson, the unique, distinctive voice of Mayor Jeff on Disney's "P.B. and J. Otter," Mr. Swirly and many others on Disney's "Doug," “Brand Spanking New Doug,” and in “Doug’s First Movie." The voice of Mr. Spudinski, the couch potato on Disney's "Jo Jo's Circus." Commercially, he was the long-time voice of Lever 2000.