Thursday, July 30, 2015

With Lee in Virginia from Heirloom Audio Productions: A TOS Crew Review

With Lee in Virginia Audio Drama Review
 The third exciting dramatization,  Heirloom Audio Productions hits another home run with With Lee in Virginia .  
 This 2 1/2 hour CD tells the story of fifteen year old Vincent Wingfield, based on the novel from GA Henty (one of our all time favorite authors!).   He finds himself in a unforgettable, Civil War adventure  as he fights with many of the most famous Confederate generals, including Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Told from the eyes of a Southerner in the Civil War, this is a thrilling story of duty and devotion that will leave them begging for more!
There are several purchase options for With Lee in Virginia:
  • The Family 4-Pack—4 copies of the CD (great for gifts), study guide, free e-book of G.A. Henty’s original book of the same name, and other bonuses ($99.97)
  • 2 CD set, study guide, and bonuses ($29.97)
  • MP3 Download and study guide ($20)

The Bentz Test Laboratory LOVES these "Active Listening Audio Adventures".  You need to visit this page, and read their story so that you understand the difference between your average "audio book" and these "Active Listening Audio Adventures".  These stories are designed and produced to draw the listeners into the story.  The sound effects, action packed plots and memorable characters make the story really come alive!

This is a star-studded cast with high quality production featuring Kirk Cameron, Sean Astin, Brian Blessed, Chris Anthony, and many more.

My testers and I listen to these in the van (a captive audience...)  Under Drake's Flag, and In Freedom's Cause left us anxiously waiting for the next Heirloom Audio Production!   They are so well done, that we frequently found ourselves listening long after we arrived at our destination. These are the perfect resource to take along on your summer road trips.

In addition, we received several bonuses: a downloadable soundtrack, poster, MP3 version of the audiobook, a printable copy of a quote from Robert E. Lee, and a beautiful color version of the GA Henty novel in eBook form and a downloadable 52 page PDF Study Guide. This is another opportunity to catch their interest, and sneak in a little learning too ;-). The colorful study guide is very well done with pictures, maps and background historical information. Some of the sections you find:
  • Listening Well - comprehension style questions to ask to help with what they remember
  • Thinking Further -  questions that require some research or deeper thinking to answer 
  • Defining Words - vocabulary studies
  • Bible Study - 2 short Bible studies on duty and loving your enemy

 This is exactly how I love to teach history!  These audios make it come alive.   It's hard to find role models, especially for our boys. GA Henty adventures are filled with admirable heroes.  The Christian worldview woven into the characters lives makes them some one our children can look up to.  These stories will inspire your children, without a sermon.

We can hardly wait for the next adventure, Do NOT miss these!!

I'll leave you with a quote from Robert E. Lee:

"Do your duty in all things.  You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less"


With Lee in Virginia Audio Drama Review
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