We recently had the opportunity to review the latest release from Heirloom Audio Productions called In The Reign of Terror by G.A. Henty ($29.97 plus shipping).
We are a big audio book family. I love to use them when we are on the road heading to classes or on family road trips. We listen to a wide variety of stories and even our textbooks in the van. I am a history nut, so I try to sneak in historical stories that are fun or go along with our current history topic. Heirloom Audio Productions has not disappointed in their latest release!
The difference between Heirloom Audio Productions and other plain audiobooks is that you are listening to audio theater. The story is brought to life by various actors and sound effects. You are not just listening to a story being read to you....you are experiencing a story as if you are watching a movie!
In the story, In The Reign of Terror, you are carried into the French Revolution. Sixteen-year old Harry visits France and he confronts chaos and challenges. His faith in God is tested as he struggles to survive and save the family that helped him.
In The Reign of Terror carries an all-star cast. These voices bring this story to life. As you listen, you will feel like you are in France right beside young Harry. (The wonder of audio theater....and the reason we love Heirloom Audio Productions audio books.)
Available also to go along with the audio drama In The Reign of Terror is an easy to use study guide. This full-color PDF is available for download with your purchase of the audio drama. It has a lot of maps, vocabulary , historical facts and stories, reading comprehension questions, critical thinking questions to get your students really remembering the wonderful story they are listening to.
This PDF can easily be printed and used by elementary through high school aged students. You could simply print it and have them answer the questions as they listen to each chapter, or have them read them and work through the study guide verbally. Whatever works best for your family.
I am a HUGE fan of making history more fun and interesting. Heirloom Audio Productions also has another new offering for their fans that continues to make history comes "back to life" for us .... the Live the Adventure Club. This educational resource provides parents and educators with extra materials including reading comprehension activities and read-along scripts (to improve reading skills).
I can't wait to see what else that Heirloom Audio Productions has in the works for release. They do such a wonderful job of including Christianity into history. We absolutely LOVE everyone of the adventures that we have had the opportunity to take with them. The stories fit right in with history we are studying and makes road trips a lot more interesting.