My-iBible NASB--Digital Bible PlayerHendrickson Publishers / 2015 / Other, N/A$59.953.5 out of 5 stars for My-iBible NASB--Digital Bible Player. View reviews of this product. 6 Reviews
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Len2 Stars Out Of 5Annoying Narrator VoiceFebruary 19, 2021LenQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1The narrator Stephen Johnston speaks with a very annoying, TV-commercial-sounding voice like you would hear on an infomercial. He uses inflection in the wrong places all throughout, and overuses it as well. He sometimes employs three different pitches in a one-syllable word like "that" or "teacher", which can obscure the meaning and is quite annoying.
He sometimes pauses where there should be no pause, which can also change the meaning of the text. He also mispronounces a lot of words like Ephraim, which occurs many times in the Bible, and which he incorrectly pronounces EE-from. His name pronunciations for almost all names of people and places seem as though he is trying to sound like he's pronouncing them in the original language (rolling all his "R's" and pronouncing them quite unlike we normally do in English), but he is actually not doing so correctly or consistently. If he were pronouncing them in Hebrew, then any name beginning with a "J" would start with the "Y" sound. Nevertheless, he pronounces such names with the "J" sound. And of course, the actual Hebrew pronunciation of names is much different from the English in many or most cases (eg., In Hebrew "Jeremiah" can be either "Yirmeyahu" or "Yirmeyah"), so he should simply pronounce them in English, since this is an English Bible.
His TV-commercial, announcer-style is very distracting and gets in the way constantly of enjoying the pure Word of God. It sounds very artificial (phony), not natural at all! In some parts of the Bible (perhaps many places), I would rate his reading as poor, while other parts are not quite as bad. He is probably unaware of just how bad this sounds, but the producers should have known and corrected it before going to market.
I wish I could find an NASB audio Bible like this without him as narrator. I cannot recommend this product for those reasons. Other than that, the device itself is very nice. and has a long battery life. Recharging only takes 1.5 hours. Buttons are easy to navigate and screen is easy to read.
teddy1 Stars Out Of 5about the iBibleJanuary 9, 2020teddyQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I bought the NASB because it is the most literal translation and I wanted to absorb the Holy Scriptures into my mind and heart. However, the way Steven Johnson reads it is a nauseating distraction. His inflection and intonation is not just overdone, it is often contradictory to common sense. Instead of complaining, I decided to buy the other most literal modern translation (NKJV) but when I saw that it was also read by Steven Johnson I was distraught! The machine is an incredible invention and I am sure Mr. Johnson is oblivious to the way he butchers the Bible. He can be excused. It is the people who hired him and market him that are guilty of the greater sin.
suthern5 Stars Out Of 5very satisfiedDecember 6, 2019suthernQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In reading other reviews Mr. Johnson has been criticised for his narratrion but I think he flows just fine. If anyone can read the Bible out loud without inflection or emotion they probably aren't christian.
The device itself is awesome and I just bought another for a friend's Christmas gift.
Andy3 Stars Out Of 5my-iBible NASBOctober 18, 2018AndyI really like the IBible device itself. A single charge remains for me for days. What I do not prefer is the voice reading of Stephen Johnston. His reading is high-low pitch within even a single word, which I have not yet been able to get use to. It is not like a normal voice, but a drama type voice. I like my bible app voice on my iphone, but the advantage of the ibible is that it does not drain the battery on my phone. So if you can handle the drama voice, you will like this.
Eva P. Scott5 Stars Out Of 5Great for Listening on the Go or at HomeApril 13, 2018Eva P. ScottQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have several different audio Bibles read by Stephen Johnston. He is an excellent reader. I use my player in the car without the headphones. My car is an older model car (1998) and the only thing that works in it audio wise is the radio.
The device is small enough that I can prop it up in my cigarette ashtray (I don't smoke) and can hear it as I'm driving. I use it with the headphones when I'm doing sewing projects in the house.
I like that I can use it just for listening to the Bible without worrying about having lots of things I don't need on it. Also, it is easier to navigate than when I used another digital Bible I have on my phone.
It is an excellent little device and small enough to put in your pocket or purse without being too heavy.