Do you like adventure and action when studying "boring" history? We had the opportunity to review the newest historical audio drama, Wulf the Saxon by G.A. Henty ( 2 CD set - $24.97) from Heirloom Audio Productions. No more "boring" history here.
Designed to bring history alive to your children, Wulf the Saxon can be enjoyed by every member of the family. Either sitting in your living room or driving down the road, you are taken back in time to England to the land of knights and kings. The Normans and Saxons. Constant upheavel in the rulership of England. There are dukes and earls.
The story starts out with a young Wulf learning a hard lesson in humility. He is forced into realizing the importance of friendship. But he quickly earns back the respect from those people that had originally disciplined him.
As he emerges in society, he is caught in a shipwreck with many men that he knows. They are taken captive by the Normans. Just when things started to look better, the plot twists and the men are left guessing about their future.
The story of Wulf the Saxon takes you and your family on an exciting rollercoaster adventure. Wulf the Saxon (as with all of Heirloom Audio Productions) is told from a Christian point of view. Even though they are depicting violent situations that have occurred, they not only preserve historical accuracy, they make sure the entire family can enjoy the story.
We love Heirloom Audio Productions due to their differences in presentation. Wulf the Saxon is not just an audio book. Those can get boring as you listen to the same voice reading all the different parts with only a slight variation in their tones. Wulf the Saxon is an audio drama or theater presentation. Music is playing in the background, voices raise and lower depending on the part that is being read. Actors are cast based on their voice tones to really bring that character to life.
You are being totally immersed in the story and can feel like it is happening all around you. This is such an inventive way to listen to audio stories. It brings to mind the old radio dramas that families would listen to, prior to having television sets in their homes. Even when the kids start to roll their eyes at the thought of a historical fiction story, their attitudes change as the audio drama emerges with twists and turns and Screams along with demanding voices bellow from the stereo speakers. They are suddenly begging to listen for a few more minutes, because we cannot possibly go into the store yet. We have to hear what is about to happen!!
Heirloom Audio Productions also offers The Live Adventure Club Online. I encourage you to check out this awesome resource. Included are study guides for each of the Heirloom Audio Productions...and there are several from all time periods of history....as well as downloadable textbooks books to study history. These are the classic history books, not the fluff that is being taught today. There are also several historical radio programs that you can listen too. You can easily purchase other Heirloom Audio Production Titles inside of The Live Adventure Club Online and listen/download them to your computer.
You can also follow The Live Adventure Club Online blog and the writers share information about new movies in theaters, and many other important topics in our society.
We have been very grateful for the opportunity to review Wulf the Saxon from Heirloom Audio Productions. We literally have just finished reading about this time period in our history curriculum. It brought to life what it was like to live in this time period to the kids. I encourage you to check out Wulf the Saxon for your family, or any of the other audio drama productions from Heirloom Audio Productions.
Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review Wulf the Saxon from Heirloom Audio Productions. To see how they used this in their homes, click on the link below to read their thoughts and feelings.