For readers looking for an audio copy of the Bible that they can keep, there are two options.
Registered patrons with a BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) account can download the King James Version of the Bible from BARD:
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised
Read by Alexander Scourby. Reading time 79 hours 2 minutes.
The King James Version of the Old and New Testaments as read by Alexander Scourby in the early 1950s. Combined reissue of RC 40842 and RC 40843. 1611.
Registered NLS patrons can sign up for a free account to download the Bible from Audio Bibles for the Blind (Aurora Ministries). These downloads work the same as NLS recordings from the BARD website.
Four digital talking book versions of the Bible are available in English. In addition Aurora Ministries has expanded its offerings to include Bibles in nineteen languages, including Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin.
Patrons interested in receiving a free Bible may send a blank cartridge to Audio Bibles for the Blind, PO Box 621, Bradenton, FL 34206. For a $15 donation, Aurora Ministries will supply the cartridge. For more information and a complete list of available languages, see Digital Talking Book Player Bible, e-mail Allen Decker at email@example.com or call (941) 748-3031, extension 102.
Aurora Ministries also offers free copies of the Bible on mp3-format CDs to eligible users.