Overall I was disappointed with the Logos version of the ESV audio bible. I like the narrator's voice, because unlike some other readers, it isn't distracting or over-the-top. He does a very straightforward reading, in a pleasant voice. The disappointment is the format. On the ESV Bible website, you can listen to the same audio recordings, but they are broken down by verse. If you put in a particular passage, it will read exactly those verse, whether you ask it to start in the middle of a chapter, or end in the middle. It's wonderful. Unfortunately, that isn't the case in the Logos version. There is a table of contents, which lets you choose chapters. There is a 30 second skip back, but not a skip forward. I guess I was just hoping for more options, or integration into the Logos system. It isn't searchable, and it isn't treated like other bible resources, so it doesn't come up as a parallel resource. While I'm disappointed overall, I still think there are some good things about this audio bible that recommend it, but don't expect it to be as user friendly as the ESV website version.
- If you have good internet, are you aware that you can open your ESV in Logos to any verse in the Bible and press Ctrl-R (Windows) or Command-R (Mac) to hear that verse from the ESV read for free? The narration continues with the following verses until you stop it. The narrator might even be the same person that you hear from the CD.