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  Audio Bible Comparison Chart (KJV)

Audio Bible Reviews
Audio Bible Sample Link $ Description
Zondervan (2002) Play 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) Play 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) Play 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 Play Site CD 0
Probably the most popular audio Bible ever.
Stephen Johnston Play 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 Play Site 0
Can be duplicated and distributed for free.
Faith Comes By Hearing Non-Drama Play 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 Play Site 0
My third favorite. Different voices for different people similar to Zondervan 2002 & 2007. Includes background accompaniment.
Eric Martin Play Site 21
Occasional artifacts in recording (may have been recorded from cassette tapes).
Max McLean Play Site 58
Paul Mims Play Site 20
Willard Waggoner Play 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 Play Site 131
James Earl Jones / Jon Sherberg Play
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 Play Site Site 40
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.
Audible (2020) Play Site 40
Genesis to 2 Samuel read by Suzanne Toren. First Kings to Song of Solomon read by LJ Ganser. Isaiah to Malachi read by Jennifer Van Dyck. Matthew to Acts read by Scott Brick. Romans to Hebrews read by Ellen Archer. James to Revelation read by Prentice Onayemi.
Rex Campbell / Charles Freed Play
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)
Andrew Zorsky Play SiteCD 30
His deep baritone voice is frequently mechanical or robotic sounding. (ISBN-13: 978-0899574233, ISBN: 0899574238) (Andrew Torsky [sic])
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Play ?
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 Play 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 Play Site 0
Read by many different people (YMMV).
Pastor Bob Beeman Play 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 Play
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 Play 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 Play 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 Play 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 Play 30
Extremely rare mp3 CD found on eBay.
Daniel David Jensen Play Site 30
Released in 2018.
George Vafiadis Play Site 19
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)
Steven B. Stevens Play mp3 CD ?
(ISBN-13: 9781558941069, ISBN: 1558941061)
Christian Walters Play 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 Play Site ?
The New Testament is available in mp3 format. 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. Play 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 Play 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

Bruce Bayley Johnson Play ?
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.
Sound Life Play 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)
Dr. Lael J. Woodbury Play CD 16
New Testament only. Includes 16 CD's from the New Testament. Publisher: Deseret Book (2005) (ISBN-10: 1933057211, ISBN-13: 978-1933057217)
Jerry Falwell Play 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)
Raymond Jack Szmanda Play 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)
Carl Richardson Play ?
Original Site Taken Down...Site Site 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.
Matthews Play Site 0
Who is the narrator? The cassette tape set only has the phrase...Matthews Productions Columbus, Ohio. New Testament audio cassette only. No copyright markings were found. 16 audio cassettes. Download free as of 2020.
James Hamilton Play ?
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)
Chuck Ohman Play Site 50
Publishers: Metro Media Post (1994) & Christian Duplications International, Inc. (1996) (ASIN: B007K8C8LO, B001DQYLMI)
Dr. Vernon Lapps Play Site 0
Free downloadable mp3 audio Bible. Psalms and Proverbs are also available. (ISBN-10: 1883906148, ISBN-13: 978-1883906146)
Catherine Byers Play Site 0
Psalms, Proverbs and Isaiah are also available here. Misidentified as Weina Scott.
Roscoe Lee Browne Play 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)
Domonique Davis Play Site 0
Dominique (sp?) Davis is an electrician, but once every week on Friday he heads over to the studio, funded by FWBC, to record the Old Testament of the KJV for the KJVRVG.
Oliver Peers Play Site 7
Original Website...Pulled down ©2012 Open Book Audio; (P)2012 Oliver Peers (ASIN: B00A4MLL1G)
Roy Lamont Play ?
Audio cassette only(set of 12). Published by Image Media, Inc., 1985.
Dan Howell Play ?
New Testament audio cassette only. Narrated by Dan Howell. White Wing Cassettes, P.O. Box 1039, Cleveland, TN 37311. 12 audio cassettes.
Bennie Triplett Play ?
Audio cassette only. Published by Faith Productions, Cleveland, TN (1986).
W. David Baker Play ?
New Testament audio cassette only. Evangelist W. David Baker reads the King James version. 16 audio cassettes.
David Cooper Play ?
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.