New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Any discussions around the Gospel Library App on various mobile and electronic devices.
dueckn
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:20 am

New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby dueckn » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:55 pm

Is there any way to listen to the old voice that read the Book of Mormon? The app recently updated and the new male and female voice sound very robotic and it is quite distracting.

jrank5
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:30 am

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby jrank5 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:33 am

I noticed that when you get to 1 Nephi 15 the voices are the old voices, (Bruce Lindsay?) Maybe they are updating in segments.

User avatar
sbradshaw
Senior Member
Posts: 3115
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: Provo, UT
Contact:

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:43 pm

LDS.org still has the older recordings: https://www.lds.org/media-library/audio?lang=eng
Samuel Bradshaw • Interested in church apps and sites, creative recordkeeping, clerk support, YSA wards and stakes, LDS music, Vineyard at BYU, and online service.

ralfil
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:47 am

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby ralfil » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:50 am

While it may be nice to have more options (male vs. female) for audio playback, I really miss the old voice. The new one feels a bit too dry. I had an easier time feeling the Spirit and envisioning what was happening with the old one.

sphighend
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:04 am

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby sphighend » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:06 am

I agree 100%, and so do most of my family members and friends. The new recording is really dry and monotone. I listen to the scriptures a lot less because it's so hard to listen to now. :(

kirtf123
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:15 pm

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby kirtf123 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:17 pm

I agree, the old voice had power and emotions that helped me stay focused and involved and now I fight the drifting thoughts aso it's harder to pay attention. Guess I have to go back to reading more then listening which is sad because I love to listen in the car...

singsing
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:28 pm

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby singsing » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:31 pm

I would love the option to choose the old reader. This new voice is slower, more slurred (e.g. saith comes across as 'seth'), softer, and harder to pay attention to. All in all I haven't liked anything about the new update.

garyesmay
New Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 1:00 pm

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby garyesmay » Mon May 01, 2017 11:53 pm

The 2017 readers of the Book of Mormon and the New Testament have sucked the life out of the scriptures. Perhaps they were coached to do this? If so, why?
Take Alma 26, where's the joy and rejoicing... It's gone.

lajackson
Community Moderators
Posts: 6704
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: US

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby lajackson » Tue May 02, 2017 3:22 pm

garyesmay wrote:The 2017 readers of the Book of Mormon and the New Testament have sucked the life out of the scriptures. Perhaps they were coached to do this?

Perhaps they were. There is no one way to read a verse of scripture. And I can and do read them in many different ways, depending on the point I wish to make when I am speaking, teaching, leading a workshop, visiting with the family, or talking to my neighbor.

If I was the 2017 reader, which version would you want to hear?

evangc
New Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 7:23 pm

Re: New voice for audio Book of Mormon

Postby evangc » Thu May 11, 2017 7:34 pm

I loved listening to the Bruce Lindsay narration of the Book of Mormon. Unfortunately the new male voices are dry and disengaging to my ear and I find myself longing for the older option. How can I download a copy of the old narrators to have in my library?


Return to “Gospel Library”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest