"Can we borrow it now?" little Gracie asked, staring at the green CD cover in my hand with the Saxon man and woman on the cover. Inside was Wulf The Saxon on two CDs with over two hours of non-stop audio drama and adventure from Heirloom Audio Productions.
"We have to listen to it first." I shook my head sadly. I hate saying no to little children. Both of our families love listening to audio dramas. My older children grew up on Adventures in Odyssey. We loved hearing our audio friends having adventures at Whit's End. So, I was so excited when I heard about Under Drakes Flag, a G.A. Henty novel turned into a radio show. I listened to it and loved it!
When I was asked to review Wulf the Saxon, I was so excited! Another G.A. Henty book brought to life!
I started listening to the CD by myself, but was soon joined by interested family members. Everyone agreed! This was a great story! More than that, this was a great dramatization of a great story!
One of the most important battles in history, the Battle of Hastings, comes alive in this dramatization. English history takes a turn that will entwine England and France together. We see the story unfold through the eyes of Wulf, a young Saxon man.
This story gripped our hearts. We traveled back in time to eleventh century England and were caught up in the struggle for the throne. Would the Angle-Saxon king retain his throne or would England be ruled by a foreign invader? Of course, Wulf is noble, loyal, and filled with courage whether it's capturing a Welsh castle rescuing his shipwrecked king, or fighting Vikings at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
I was caught up in the drama with the children, but once we finished listening, I sat back and evaluated.
What did I like about Wulf the Saxon?
I loved the godly character in the hero! I want to give my children godly heroes to respect, heroes with courage, faith, and loyalty.
I loved the wholesomeness of the story. We could be caught up in the story without the false religion of Star Wars, the immorality of Iron Man, or the cursing in most other action movies. It was so good to not cringe at something bad that I didn't want my kids to hear.
I loved the historical accuracy. You see, I am a history buff and I hate reading distortions of history. I want to read, listen to, and watch the truth about history.
Best of all, I loved that it was honoring to the Lord. What a blessing!
Now, I own Under Drake's Flag and Wulf the Saxon. Listening to Wulf the Saxon made me realize that I need to get more of these audio dramas. They are a great addition to our home school library.
You can also purchase Beric the Briton, With Lee in Virginia, The Dragon and the Raven, In Freedom's Cause, Cat of Bubastes, and, of course, Under Drake's Flag.
Heirloom Audio Production's mission is to "engage our listeners' imagination by taking them back in time and immersing them in a story." I like that!
Like me, they are concerned with the rewriting and secularization of history. They don't want to leave God out of history because that is an inaccurate portrayal of the facts. Not only does Heirloom Audio Productions want to produce excellence, they want to be accurate in their presentation of history. To do this, they travel around the world to research. You can read more about them here.
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And how about my overall rating? I give Wulf the Saxon a five-star rating. It’s an amazing story produced with excellence. Your family will love it!
Until next time: Happy Homeschooling!
For His Glory,