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Audio and Braille Bibles

Here are some options for readers looking for an audio or Braille copy of the Bible that they can keep.


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.

Aurora Ministeries

Registered NLS patrons can sign up for a free account to download the Bible from Audio Bibles for the Blindexternal link to Aurora Ministries site (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 offers 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 Audio Bible on Digital Talking Book Playerexternal link to Aurora Ministries site, e-mail Allen Decker at or call (941) 748-3031, extension 102.

Aurora Ministries also offers free copies of the Bible on mp3-format CDs to eligible users.

Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

The mission of Bibles for the Blind and Visually Handicappedexternal link to Aurora Ministries site is to provide the Bible in braille to those blind people around the world who cannot afford it.

3228 E. Rosehill Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47805

Phone: (812) 466-4899

Last Updated: December 15, 2020