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Word of Promise Next Generation - New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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I had high hopes for this as I wanted to hear a dramatized version of the New Testament for my own entertainment and information. I had hoped to share it with my tween-aged kids and the idea of them liking it enough to listen to it voluntarily appealed to me greatly.
I think this dramatization is of poor quality, not sound quality but it is a poor translation with a bare minimum of "dramatization". It is more like an audio book being read aloud with a music track running at the same time. There are not enough sound effects to flesh out the scenes appropriately. In a scene with a crowd there is just music then a few voices at the end. In a scene with a boat there was music then a few lapping waves. Big deal.
I found it weird and distracting that a lot of the time the music track was not the same emotion or pace as what was being said. A serious scene should not have `happy and light' music. The emotions were mismatched. Some of the music is classical type and others seems more of the new age-meditation type music.
The worst thing of all was the voice of Jesus Christ. This ruined the whole thing for me and caused me to give up listening to this a couple of times. There was only one tone to his voice, a monotone kind of hippie Kumbaya voice. To be blunt he sounded like he was high on drugs, mellowed out. In scenes where Jesus says things in anger, the voice was not angry.Read more ›
There is a disc guid to the 20 cds. The cds also come in a cd carrying case, mine was black with sort of gray inkspots on the front it says Next Generation on it, with Word of Promise in small lettering in the lower right hand corner.
The Bible is performed and there are sound effects to take you to the streets of Jerusalem or into the temples, you hear approaching horses, people walking. It's very nicely done.
The cds also came with a 40 day disc listening guide which is a nice touch I suppose, if you were planning on using these cds for a Bible study group or for religious education classes, it would help you sort out how to fit it all in. There is a breakdown disc guide that lets you see what Book and Chapters are on each disc, and this was very helpful.
Most surprising performances on the disc in my opinion, Sean Astin - not that he isn't a fine actor anyway, I just had no idea how peaceful he was to listen to - he's the narrator and I found his voice very comfortable to listen to. Corbin Bleu as Peter surprised me - my son and I both enjoyed his parts. AnnaSophia Robb as Mary Magdalene did a remarkable job. Jordin Spraks as Elizabeth there was a lot of passion in her voice, I was impressed also Alyson Stoner as Martha I will be watching what she does next I was unfamiliar with her and I was moved by her in the interview portion as well as by her performance. All of the actors and actresses did a great job in making the Bible come to life in a compelling story.
The extra DVD was fun, there was a chapter from the Producer and Director.Read more ›
Here are all the main actors in this audio bible:
Andrew Lawrence as Matthew (Brotherly Love)
Alyson Stoner as Martha (Cheaper by the Dozen,Suite Life of Zack and Cody)
Corbin Bleu as Peter (High School Musical)
Emily Osment as Mary, Mother of Jesus (Hanna Montana)
Annasophia Robb as Mary Magdalene (Bridge to terabithia)
Tahj Mowry as John (Smart Guy,Kim possible)
Luke Benward as Mark (How to Eat Fried Worms)
Jordin Sparks as Elizabeth (American Idol Winner)
Sean Astin as The Narrator (The Lord of the Rings,Rudy)
Charlie Stewart as Luke (Suite Life of Zack and Cody)
Marshall Allman as Paul
Cody Linley as Jesus
Max and Jenna Lucado doing the Book Introductions
The names may not sound all that familiar, but if you put the faces with them you would probably know who they were (some at least).
It also comes with a "Behind-the-scenes" DVD and a 40 day listening plan(which I can't find, so if anybody Knows where it is, could you tell me?)
So, overall it is a good Product that is well worth the money. Now I just can't wait for when "Word of Promise" comes out with the Old Testament.
I hope this helped you.
And may God be ABLE to bless you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have enjoyed most of the characters, the narrator does a very nice job. It's also good to hear the tone of younger voices as they portray the Biblical characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Get this for your youngins! Max Lucado and his daughter [?] bring something to the table your kids will really likePublished 2 months ago by Rockitman
It was a gift for my daughter and she absolutely loves it! She listens to it every day! Great investment!Published 7 months ago by RJ Ede
My Daughters love it. They listen to it every night No more nightmares. Received as described. Great condition thank youPublished on April 19, 2014 by Bonnie Briscoe
The Word of Promise: Next Generation New Testament audio book was something I was really looking forward to hearing. Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by Amanda White
This is a great great product! The children are hearing the Bible in a for they enjoy! Great buy for anyone really!Published on December 27, 2013 by Kindle Customer
Scriptures read by the hip new generation that my daughter loves. She enjoys the Bible so much more now than before.Published on July 26, 2013 by Rhonda J. Young