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Audio books are a favorite around here. For our gifted intense kid, audio books are sent from heaven. That’s how he rests his brain enough to sleep at night. He likes all kinds whether they are unabridged narrations of books or dramatizations of beloved stories and I look for ways to add to his collection. Heirloom Audio’s Extraordinary Adventures of G.A.Henty are just the thing for Enhancing Homeschool History with Audio Dramas.
The Dragon & the Raven Audio Drama
This audio drama is a retelling of the story The Dragon & the Raven written by G.A. Henty. Henty wrote 122 books mostly for children. They grew out of the tales he told his children after dinner and offered characters who displayed a respect for God along with many admirable traits such as courage, honesty, resourcefulness, and intelligence.
The Dragon & the Raven is the story of how King Alfred stood up to the invading Danes for the preservation of England.
The Danes have swept over every kingdom in England, laying waste to everything in their path. Join Edmund and the one man who is willing to stand against the invaders – the young King Alfred of Wessex. From standing in the shield-wall to sailing on the whale-road, Alfred and Edmund realize the nation’s only hope is to turn back to the God they have abandoned. Can the two young warriors turn the tide of the war and save their world?
Benefits of Using Historical Audio Dramas
We all know it’s important to add life to our studies of history and there are many ways to do that. Why try historical audio dramas?
- Brings a new element to your study of history
- Relevant option for auditory learners
- Provides skill building for those students who need auditory practice- low stakes listening
- Lends itself to schooling on the go- an option for when you need to be on the road or at doctor’s offices
- Presents the story in a new way for students who struggle with reading
- Brings the Henty stories alive in an enjoyable way for all ages
- Alternative learning for students with chronic illness or during temporary sick moments
Professional Actors in The Dragon & the Raven
I have several audio production and book lovers among my children, but admittedly my high school senior was skeptical. Then he had a look at the CD cover and noticed the names involved in the project. Actors from The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and The Hobbit? He was definitely interested!
Everyone has tried an audio book with less than engaging narrators. Heirloom Audio seeks to provide the best entertainment for families and just listen to the results!
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Heirloom Audio Giveaway
Heirloom Audio is giving away two copies of The Dragon and the Raven. Follow the directions to enter the giveaway. Good luck!