For the past several week, we have had the perfect thing in our house to be reviewing, and at the perfect time, too! We have been blessed to once again review an audio production from Heirloom Audio, this time, the most recent production, Beric The Briton.
When I said above that this was perfect timing, I meant it! The Lord provided this, something we could review without my having to do any direct teaching at a time when I was recovering from two major surgeries and in hospital stays, and then an out-patient procedure when something went wrong with the second procedure! Therefore, my boys were able to have something they could listen to while I was resting.
This is the fourth production that Heirloom Audio has done of one of The Extraordinary Adventures of G. A. Henty, and every one of them has been just wonderful!
Beric The Briton takes place during the time of ancient Rome and the Emperor Nero, and is full of non stop action, enough even for my boys! This package came as a two CD set, running about two and a half hours in total.
Some of the stars of this production are:
- John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones and The Lord of the Rings)
- Cathy Sara (Downtown Abbey)
- Tom Baker (Dr. Who)
- Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity, Braveheart)
- Brian Blessed (Star Wars, Tarzan, King Lear, as well as other Heirloom Audio Productions)
- Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyle’s War)
Beric, a son of a Chieftess in Briton, is fighting against the occupation and rule of the Romans over his land. He leads his men and continues to fight until being captured and taken to Rome. After this Beric learns about the Christian faith and he decides to become a believer, even though this was an extremely dangerous time for those of the Christian faith. At one point, he even defends a young Christian woman who is put in to face a lion because s will not renounce her faith, and Beric defeats the lion!
All in all, this is a very exciting story, especially for the boys. I also believe girls will enjoy it just as well, since it is not just boys who love action and adventure, is it!
As a part of our review package, we were given the following (as a part of the Family four Pack):
- The double CD set
- Beric The Briton MP3 Set
- Beric The Briton E-Book
- Official MP3 Soundtrack
- Study Guide & Discussion Starter
- Printable Cast Poster
- Inspirational Verse Poster
And other things.
Please click below for a short look at this production:
The provided study guide is something we chose not to use this time through, because as i said above, I just couldn’t go through it with the boys. However, as always the guide gives so much in extra learning! There is a biography of the author, G. A. Henty,. There are questions and vocabulary words for each section of the story, as well as listening well and thinking further questions. The study guide also offers activities such as recipe, internet links for tours, pictures and the like.
I highly recommend Beric The Briton, along with all of the Heirloom audio productions!
To read what other Review Crew members thought of Beric The Briton, please click on the graphic right below!
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