Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Heirloom Audio ~ A Review

History comes alive with Heirloom Audio Productions newest audio adventure, Beric The Briton. I received the physical CD set as well as digital downloads. G.A. Henty, dubbed history's master of storytelling, brings history alive in his books of daring expeditions and adventures. Heirloom Audio Productions philosophy of a Christ-centered history is refreshing amidst a world of humanistic thinking. Journey back into history as Beric The Briton, a boy chief, takes a prominent role when Britain is invaded by Roman legions. Experience invasion, war, and defeat. 

To be a true hero, you must be a true Christian. —G.A. Henty

The time is around AD 60 when the Romans invaded Great Britain. Follow Beric, chief of his tribe, as he encounters danger, triumph, defeat, and trials. The Britons remain confident in their battle tactics despite being defeating by the Romans time and again. Beric is eventually captured and taken to Nero's court to serve and be trained as a gladiator. He finds himself in the colosseum defending a young girl's life. Upon hearing rumors of someone by the name of Christus, Beric and his fellow comrades must confront their pagan roots. Julius proclaims, Christus, the one true king. Nero is enraged and condemns all Christians. Choices must be made....

This audio adventure is 2 1/2 hours in length. Along with the CD's the following were included in the form of downloads:
  • MP3 Download
  • E-Book
  • MP3 Soundtrack
  • Printable Cast Poster
  • Study Guide and Discussion
  • Inspirational Verse Poster
  • Live The Adventure Letter
  • Behind the Scenes Video

My 10 and 13 year old daughters and I listened to Beric The Briton. This is not the first audio adventure that we have enjoyed from Heirloom Audio. We were all captivated by the story as it unfolded. The subject matter was quite intense at times. This provided an amazing opportunity to talk about evil rulers and leaders, persecution, dying for ones faith, and God's faithfulness throughout history. 

Study Guide
The study guide is a FABULOUS complement to the audio drama CD's. I found the study guide to be extremely helpful in discussing the story with my children. The study guide is set up to aid the younger student in understanding the story as well as challenging the older student at a deeper level. The study questions are divided into three sections.

The Listening Well ~focuses on what was heard~

The Thinking Further ~challenges the child to think, draw conclusions, and speculate~

The Defining Words ~ defining unfamiliar vocabulary~

The study guide is available via computer download. 

A sampling of what the study guide has to offer...

The artwork throughout the study guide is AMAZING! Having the guide printed at a local printing shop is well worth the money. 

I cannot even begin to explain how amazing the study guide is. It's an excellent complement to the audio adventure. The discussion questions are thought provoking and aid in making sure that your child understands what is happening along the way. All of the extra material included helps create a fabulous unit study of Ancient Rome. There is a link in the guide to take a virtual tour of Ancient Rome. The site was fascinating and incredibly interesting. There are several recipes in the guide that my daughter's cannot wait to make. 

The amazing cast of voices include:

Final Thoughts
Heirloom Audio has produced yet another great audio adventure!!! Designed for children ages, 6-16, I would most definitely say that the 16 and above crowd will enjoy the adventure too. I have had the privilege of reviewing The Dragon And The RavenWith Lee In Virginia, and In Freedom's Cause. I would highly recommend these audio adventures. 

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