Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Heirloom Audio Productions The Dragon and the Raven Review

The Dragon and the Raven {Heirloom Audio Productions Review}
My family has been enjoying The Dragon and the Raven from Heirloom Audio Productions. Our family received the 2 CD set and a digital download of the study guide. This is an audio adventure based on the Extraordinary adventures of G.A. Henty. G.A. Henty was an amazing story teller I believe some even consider him a Master Story Teller. The Stars of The Dragon and the Raven are John Rhys-Davies, Helen George, Brian Blessed, Sylvester McCoy, John Bell, and Katherine Kellgren. You might recognize a few of those names.

The Dragon and The Raven takes place back when King Alfred was king. Way back before England was even a country around 865. It tells of a time when the Danes ran wild through England, leaving devastation in their path. If not for one man taking a stand with King Alfred against the invading Danes. It takes them time to realize that the entire nation must turn back to God in order to win the war.

This is a 2 hour audio adventure. After much debate the girls decided that we would listen to in the evening as our bed time story. We listened for several nights in a row and it was so captivating that we had a hard time turning it off for the night.  I was thinking an Audio story would be a great way to help them relax, boy was I wrong. It was so exciting that the girls were wound up and wanting to talk about it. G.A.Henty told about some amazing adventures. This is a wonderful way to learn History through Fiction. I never thought history could be so much fun. We have listened to it twice now and its just as good the second time around. The Cast of The Dragon and The Raven did an amazing job bringing the story to life. They were so expressive we could close our eyes and really feel like we were there experiencing it for our selves. If you listen hard enough you can feel the wind in your hair and smell the salt air on your skin.
The Dragon and the Raven {Heirloom Audio Productions Review}
The Dragon and The Raven eStudy Guide. Its a Pdf file that you have to download. We downloaded ours to the Ipad and just worked from it. The study guide is 30 pages long it has discussion points, history-learning guides and story-related Bible study. It covered things like Alfred the Great, some Bible study lessons I believe there were three, as well as a chapter lessons. Its a great study guide and we liked the enrichment activities. My girls were a bit young for the all of the study guide but they were able to participate in some of the discussions and we just fit it to there needs and abilities. The study guide is a great bonus to the Audio.  You can also get The Dragon and the Raven on MP3 download. This would be really great for listening on a tablet or the like.

I love that The Dragon and the Raven has a biblical message and it teaches about an important time in history. If you want to inspire your kids to have a love for history you will want to pick up The Dragon and the Raven.

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The Dragon and the Raven {Heirloom Audio Productions Review}

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1 comment:

  1. Why didn't I think of downloading to the iPad? This has to be my favorite drama on CD ever. It was so well done.