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18 November 2009 @ 12:13 pm
New audio-book Bible  
Well, I have several versions of the bible but never before one like this. *hmm*

Let Richard Dreyfuss' people go

A new audio-book version of the Bible, jam-packed with stars, has made it to shelves in time for the holidays. Richard Dreyfuss does Moses, Max Von Sydow does Noah and Gary Sinise is David, but they're just the beginning. The cast of 600 includes John Heard (Matthew), Lou Diamond Phillips (Mark), Chris McDonald (Luke) and Louis Gossett Jr. (John). Luke Perry is Judas. Who's Jesus? James Caviezel, who played the role once before, in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ." Producer Carl Amari told The Times that he pitched the project to Christian publisher Thomas Nelson.

"I always thought it would be cool to do a radio drama of the Bible," said Amari, who grew up "not real religious" in the Catholic Church. "You're dramatizing the greatest story ever told. It's God's word. How can you make God's word lift off the page? With great actors, great sound effects and music."...

When Amari projected that the venture would cost $4 million, the entire Thomas Nelson board of directors "looked at me," he recalled. It would be a leap of faith, given that the company's previous audio Bibles had cost at most $17,000 to produce. Then again, just 20,000 copies constituted a bestseller.

The audio Bible -- which is a faithful rendering of the New King James Version -- includes a musical score and evocative sound effects, just like a film."It's verbal Cinerama," said actor Michael York, who narrates both the Old and New Testaments. The 79-CD, 90-hour set costs $125. [full article]

Maybe more people are going to finally "read" the bible. I know for sure that my siblings would jump at the chance. :)
Meredith: Mac and Stella - hallxfirefly9x on November 18th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Gary Sinise!! ♥
Mercy: [Andromeda] Rhade/Beka - b/w with redmercscilla on November 18th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
I know! :D
pueblo_01pueblo_01 on November 18th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
"Let Richard Dreyfuss' people go

pueblo_01pueblo_01 on November 18th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
oops forgot end quotation marks oh well....
Mercy: [SGA] John/Elizabeth - leadersmercscilla on November 19th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
No prob, I knew what you wanted to put at the end. :)
Mercy: [Misc] Text - (d)riftingmercscilla on November 19th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
Whenever I hear it now, I'm humming that song in which the line "Let my people go" pops up. But with Dreyfuss instead. It's a bit weird... =D
pueblo_01pueblo_01 on November 19th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
lol odd indeed
Jupiter: Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary b/wkateheightmeyer on November 19th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Oh, Gary Sinise!!! <333

Aber finde ich ja irgendwie auch wieder cool! ;D
Glaube in dt. gibt es auch ein Hörbuch, ne? *hmmm*

Aber..... GARY! ♥
Mercy: [SGA] Atlantis - tiny river townmercscilla on November 19th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
Jaaa, und wer weiß welche tollen Kerle noch mitmachen? Und erst die Frauen! :D

Das weiß ich nicht so genau, aber wär ja toll, wenn sie auch die dt. Stimmen nehmen würden. *hoff*