Heirloom Audio Productions – Audio Theater – St. Bartholomew’s Eve {Review}

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Review of
Heirloom Audio Productions – St. Bartholomew’s Eve
Christian Audio Theater
A Saga of Religious Wars in France.

Chances are, audiobooks are a common part of your homeschool journey, but have you tried audio theater? Better yet, Christian Audio Theater?

A favorite is Heirloom Audio Productions, and they have released their latest episode, St. Bartholomew’s Eve.  St. Bartholomew’s Eve is a saga of religious wars in France in the 16th century.

An audio theater is just what it implies, the audio of a theater production. Fantastic voice overs along with on-the-edge-of-your-seat sound effects. You are left feeling as if you are a part of the action.

Now let’s find out why you need to add these to your homeschool arsenal!

But first, a little about Heirloom Audio Productions.

Heirloom Audio Productions mission is to bring real history to life. Their goal is to take “sanitized” history and figure out what actually happened by doing some investigative history sleuthing to bring back the original Christian history.

One way they do this is by recreating books authored by prolific English novelist and war correspondent, George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty.

G.A. Henty was known for his historical adventure stories. Heirloom Audio has transformed his writings into audio theater dramas. These audio theater recordings are designed to transform your imagination, bring you in and make you feel as if you are a part of the story. While also providing true knowledge of the events that took place during that time.

Well-known actors such as Brian Blessed, Elizabeth Counsell, David Shaw-Parker, Brian Deacon, Andy Harrison, and Hugo Docking provide some of the voices for St. Bartholomew’s Eve.

 

What we received.

We received St. Bartholomew’s Eve 2-CD set for our listening pleasure. This 2-CD set is 2-1/2 hours of non-stop adventure intended for ages 6 to adult.

The CD’s come in a sturdy tri-fold case with a small insert showcasing some of Heirloom Audio’s other great audio theaters, information about joining their Live The Adventure! club, their passion for bringing Christian history to life.

On the back of the cover/case is the cast.

You will find this inside –
“Whom shall we obey? The king of France or the King of Kings?”

A little about St. Bartholomew’s Eve.

A young Englishman, Philip, travels to France where his aunt and cousin live to fight in the war against Christianity. He soon discovers that the torture the Huguenots face is far greater than he’d ever imagined. He faces many wars and saves Huguenots from the front lines and devastation. As the Catholics continued to persecute God’s people, Philip continues to press on. He and his army had strong faith in God and knew His will for them. But with great victory, there is often great loss. And when hate takes over, love always creeps through the darkness and wins.

How we used it.

As I’ve mentioned in past reviews of Heirloom Audio our kids enjoy listening to these audio dramas while playing around the house. We’ve also listened to them in the car on long road trips. They especially enjoy when we turn the volume up in the car and they can hear every crash, thrash, and rumble… loud and clear. {wink…wink}

All three of our children, from elementary, middle, and high school thoroughly enjoy listening to these audio theaters. We have quite a collection now and I will often hear them being played when they have free time. That warms my heart that they can learn Christian faith and history in a way that is not obvious to them.

These audio theaters have led to many open discussions. A great treasure in my opinion.

Final thoughts.

As totally expected, Heirloom Audio shines through again. They have not released an audiobook we haven’t liked.

A small warning – There are violent scenes and sad emotions in this audiobook. Please keep that in mind if you have sensitive children or young children. There are a lot of war scenes, and the audible details can be somewhat graphic to listen to. Not gruesome horror type, but realistic war sounds.

We absolutely LOVED St. Bartholomew’s Eve! Another big round of applause for Heirloom Audio Productions.

Here’s what the kids had to say.

My oldest’s thoughts –

“I’m always so amazed when I hear an audiobook for the first time. There is something so intriguing about the way the sound effects grasp you and pull you in. Truly amazing work by the sound engineers and actors. There is so much God-given talent in these people. Thank you, Heirloom Audio!”

My middle child’s thoughts;

“I like the message and the story is great.”

My youngest’s thoughts;

“The storyline was great! It’s amazing how Christians can deal with all that stuff and still trust God.”

 

St. Bartholomew's Eve {Heirloom Audio Reviews}
 

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