The King James Version of the Bible is unrivaled in its beauty and majesty. Read by millions, this translation has inspired the faithful and left its mark on the English language over the four centuries since it was originally introduced.
Now Olive Tree users have access to the famous and unforgettable Alexander Scourby recording, the audio Bible against which all others are compared. Even if the KJV is not your translation of choice, listening to this classic recording can bring the poetic and literary language of the KJV to life, inspiring your faith and motivating you to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
"What made Scourby so great? People who try to describe it generally stutter through glowing adjectives and adverbs, concluding that it's an intangible, indefinable quality. But they all agree on one thing: He was a man with a truly rare gift." — Sandy Bauers, Chicago Tribune
Through this recording you will comprehend how the KJV transformed cultures and brought biblical literacy to the common people across continents, becoming the mainstay of study and memorization for English speakers the world over.
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Alexander Scourby is reputed to have been the world's best audio-book narrator, bar none. He is heralded as having the greatest voice ever recorded. Scourby, a radio, film and stage actor, read 422 books for the Talking Books program of the American Foundation for the Blind, including Homer's “Iliad,” Tolstoy's “War and Peace,” Joyce's “Ulysses,” Faulkner's “The Sound and the Fury” and the King James Version of the Bible. Although Scourby considered Talking Books his most important work, he also made several recordings for Spoken Arts and Listening Library.