Audio Bibles for NLS Talking Book

Standard Audio Bibles available.  Works with all models of the NLS Digital Talking Book players.

  • KJV – King James Version - Narrated by Alexander Scourby.  Alternative KJV narrated by Dan Wagner also available upon request.
  • NKJV – New King James Version - Narrated by Cliff Barrows - voice only.
  • NIV – New International Version - Narrated by Max Mclean with light ambient music.
  • NASB – New American Standard Bible (voice only)
  • AMP – The Amplified Bible (voice only)
  • WEB – World English Bible (voice only)
  • ESV - English Standard Version (voice only)
  • DAB - Daily Audio Bible (The Bible in one year)
  • ICB/NCV – International Children’s Bible/New Century Version (voice only)
  • Spanish Old & New Testament Reina Valera 1909  (voice only)
  • Spanish Old & New Testament Reina Valera 2000 (voice only)

Dramatized Versions of the Audio Bible - Like listening to a movie version of the Bible

  • ESV – English Standard Version (Dramatized reading by various actors)
  • KJV - King James Version (Dramatized reading by various actors)
  • NRSV – New Revised Standard Version (Dramatized reading by various actors)

Advanced Audio Bibles available for DA1 Advanced Digital Talking Book players.

Advanced titles require the Advanced Digital Talking Book Player (model DA1) and are able to navigate by Testament, Book, Chapter, & Verse with verse numbers announced.  Also works in most DAISY players including Victor Reader, and BookPort devices when requested on DAISY DVD or SD MEMORY.

If you are not sure if you have the DA1 Advanced player, please read the instructions at the bottom of this page about the difference between DA1 and DS1 Digital Talking Book players.

  • KJV – King James Version - Narrated by Dan Wagner
  • NKJV – New King James Version - Narrated by Cliff Barrows
  • NIV – New International Version - Narrated by Max Mclean

Other Titles also available for Digital Talking Book:

These can be loaded on a separate NLS Cartridge or added to your Audio Bible cartridge using Bookshelf mode.  See Bookshelf Mode instructions below for more information on what Bookshelf Mode is.

  • John MacArthur Bible Messages  – John MacArthur of Grace to You Radio – 18 Titles with over 110 hours of listening time on a single Cartridge.
  • Daily Readings from the Life of Christ - 365 day devotional written by John MacAurthur
  • Mini Bible College – A comprehensive study of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Written by Dick Woodward
  • Thru The Bible - by J. Vernon McGee
  • Discovering the Old Testament – Bible Survey. Summary of each book in the Old Testament. By Rev. Lloyd Fesmire.
  • Basic Bible Truths – Commentary by Dr. Mariano DiGangi of the Colossians.
  • Charles H. Spurgeon Sermons – Narrated by Charles Koelsch
  • Believers Hymns Music: Glory to Thee (instrumental piano & violin)
  • Faith to Grow On – Children’s Devotional.
  • Anthony T. Rossi, Christian & Entrepreneur – The Story of the Founder of Tropicana & Bible Alliance (Aurora Ministries).
  • Spanish Bible Messages – Various Bible Messages in Spanish by Samuel Montoya.

Non-English Languages Available for NLS Digital Talking Book:

Afrikaans NT, Amharic NT, Arabic NT,  Bulgarian NT, Czech NT, Farsi NT, Finnish NT, French OT & NT, German OT & NT, Greek NT, Haitian Creole NT, Hebrew OT & NT, Hindi NT, Hungarian NT, Italian NT, Mandarin Chinese OT & NT, Navajo NT, Polish NT, Portuguese NT, Romanian NT, Russian OT & NT, Slovak NT, Ukrainian NT, Urdu NT


Bookshelf mode is used when multiple versions, languages or titles are on a single cartridge.

Accessing bookshelf mode is like a table of contents that let you select another title from the list of recordings on your cartridge.

When you insert your cartridge it will announce to you “two books found” for two titles, “three books found” for three titles” and so on. Bookshelf mode is available on both the DS1 and DA1 players.

How to access Bookshelf mode: You simply hold the PLAY button for five (5) seconds. The player will say “Bookshelf.” Use the FAST-FORWARD/REWIND buttons to move forward and back through the table of contents. The player will announce the book titles as you scroll through all of the recordings on your cartridge. Once the player says the title name you want, press and hold the PLAY button again for five (5) seconds to exit bookshelf mode.

What does DS1 and DA1 Model Players mean?

The DS1 model player is the “standard” Digital Talking Book player. This model is the most common player provided by the Library Service. Its simple to use, but has fewer buttons and navigation control.

The DA1 is the “Advanced” Digital Talking Book player. This model of player look almost identical to the DS1, except it has FIVE extra buttons not included on the DS1 model player. While it is also simple to use, there is often a small learning curve to understand how to use these extra buttons in order to unlock special navigation features that are programmed in most cartridges.

Which model do I have?

  1. The first way to find this out is by the reading the sticker located on the back of the player, just above the power cord holder. If the model says DS1, you have the “standard” model, which is the most common player sent by the LOC (Library of Congress). If the model says DA1, you have the “advanced” model.
  2. The second way to tell which model you have is if you have a row of buttons titled (from left to right) “Info”, “Prev”, “Menu”, “Next” & “Mark”. These buttons run horizontally under the speaker of the player.
  3. The third way is by taking out any cartridges in your player, turn it on, then press the “Sleep” button 10 times quickly and the player will announce to you the serial number and model number of your player.


The DS1 only has navigation by using the FF (fast forward) button. This model can only skip by Books of the Bible.

The longer you hold this button down, the more time it will skip by. If you hold it down until the player says “skip by Book”, it will start beeping. Each beep is a new book. Let go and it will tell you which book you have jumped to.

The DA1 has additional buttons that allow the user to skip by Testament, Book, and Chapter. Press the “Menu” button to hear what level of navigation your player is currently set to. Each time you press the menu button it will change to a different navigation level.

Once you set the menu button to the desired navigation, press the “previous” button” (shaped like a left arrow) to go backwards or the “next: button (shaped like a right arrow) to go forwards.

Our advanced Audio Bibles with Verse navigation programming, pressing the “Menu” button to “phrase jump” to navigate by verse with the verse numbers narrated for you.

If you have a DS1, but wish you had a DA1 to allow for easier navigation, you will need to contact your local library or with the facility/individual that helped you get qualified for your Digital Talking Book player and ask them if they can help you swap your DS1 for a DA1.