We have really enjoyed the audio adventures from Heirloom Audio Productions. It really brings history to life in an exciting way. They offer stories that take children back in time and introduce Christian Heroes for Christian kids. Their latest in The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty is Beric The Briton. I was definitely excited to share our Beric The Briton review!
Beric The Briton offers two hours featuring a story of grace, sacrifice, and redemption. From our previous Heirloom Audio Production reviews, we have found the best way for us to approach studying the great stories is to listen to the entire audio production at once. Because it is two hours, we do only listen to one hour the first day and another hour the second day. It is an audio CD so it can be used in a computer that plays audio CD’s, DVD players on audio, and in the car with a CD player! We love listening to them in the car!
Although the audio CD alone offers a great story and lesson, Heirloom Audio Productions offers a variety of great bonuses including: a Study Guide & Discussion, the Beric the Briton MP3 Set, Beric the Briton E-Book, Official MP3 Soundtrack, Printable Cast Poster, an Inspirational Verse Poster and Live the Adventure Letter.
We have always found the Study Guide & Discussion to be so helpful in really ensuring the kids are comprehending what they’re learning. Open ended questions can be challenging for our kids. As they get older, though, (and we work on it more), it has become easier. Alternatively, I can ask the questions more in a way that gives them options to choose the answer. Of course, I have to make sure I’ve been listening well, too!
Beric The Briton Review
After we’ve listened to the audio production completely through, we then break it up by track as it does in the Study Guide. Generally, listening to only one track at a time is best for our kids (ages 10, 8 and 6). The Study Guide not only asks comprehension questions but also stirs discussion in Thinking Further and even offer Defining Words. We all listen to it together and participate in the questions and discussion together as well.
Overall, we have followed the patterns we’ve used with previous audio productions, but I did find Beric the Briton was a little harder for our kids to get into. Our summer has been quite overwhelming, though, so it may simply be stress is making it harder to concentrate. The overall quality of the audio and cast is fantastic as usual. Beric the Briton is overall of high quality and engaging.
I always love what Heirloom Audio Productions has to offer. I appreciate their desire to bring history to life and “ignite a passion for living boldly in God’s world.” They want families to learn and pass down stories from history as they are and not how they’ve been changed.
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