Detective Hercule Poirot reads the Bible


I’ve just stumbled across the recordings of the English actor David Suchet reading the Bible.

It’s the best audio Bible I’ve heard.

Some background,

David Suchet has spent the past 25 years playing Hercule Poirot in ITV's adaptations of Agatha Christie's Belgian detective stories, breaking off only to star in carefully-chosen dramas, tours and theatre productions to keep him challenged. But in the past year, as he has recorded the final episodes of the 70-part Poirot series while also starring in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey Into Night, the 67-year-old actor has pursued a passion project. He has spent 200 hours recording the entire Bible from Genesis to the Book of Revelation – 752,702 words, in his deep, melodic, unrushed voice. Publisher Hodder Stoughton says it is the first time a single British actor of stature has tackled it.

Suchet was converted to Christianity when reading a Bible in a hotel room in 1986.

Free with the YouVersion Bible App. Install the free App and then load the NIV Anglicised - UK version.

Or you can buy the mp3s on a CD.