Beric The Briton ~ History Brought to Life {Crew Review}

Do you love action? What about adventure? Do you like history?  Have you heard of Heirloom Audio Productions? Heirloom Audio brings history to life with their radio theater adaptations of G.A. Henty novels. The latest adventure, Beric The Briton, has become a well loved CD here at my house!

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About Heirloom Audio Productions

Heirloom Audio produces radio theater quality dramas. Each production is based on a G.A. Henty novel. These are not Henty novels read aloud. It isn't an audiobook; it is cinema for your ears.  These adaptations bring history to life by combining sound effects, music, and talented actors to voice the characters.

Beric The Briton

This is the story of a young chieftain named Beric who has an adventure that takes him to Rome during the reign of Nero in the time frame of Rome burning. Beric learns of Christus and the Christian faith.  He trains as a gladiator, fights a lion, serves Nero and becomes a Christian.

Disk 1 of the 2 disk set, takes place in Briton.  Beric and the Britons fight the Romans.  They are captured and taken to Rome.  Disk 2 takes us to Rome and we are introduced to the Christians.

My favorite line from the audio drama also happens to be the quote used for the Inspirational Quote Poster, one of the digital bonus items, I received.  Julius, a Roman Christian, stands before Nero and refuses to deny Christ.  Julius states "I will gladly die for Him who died for me."

Bonus Items 

Review Crew members received access to several digital bonus items including a full color study guide! The Study Guide is beautiful. In addition to the sections for each track of the story, there are short biographies of three important people to the story, background information, and engaging activities that include recipes or fun facts! At the back of the study guide you will find three different Bible study options. For each audio track there are a set of questions.  Each set of questions includes 3 parts: Listening Well, Thinking Further, and Defining Words.

In addition to the Study Guide and Inspirational Quote Poster, we received an MP3 recording of Beric The Briton, a Cast Poster, a PDF version of the actual G. A. Henty novel, MP3 of the beautiful soundtrack and more!

My Thoughts

This is my favorite so far of the Audio Adventures we've listened to.  I loved hearing Tom Baker voice Askar.

If you are studying Ancient history,  British History, or Church History, I highly recommend adding Beric the Briton to your list of historical fiction to include.

Studying a different time period?  Currently there are 5 titles available!  I know there are more titles coming.
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It's Getting REAL!

In just a few short days, Turtlegirl will be moving to her residence hall on campus on the other side of the state. I've been in denial for most of her senior year that she would go away to college.

It's not that I am not thrilled for her.  I am!  I think she made a great choice for a school based on her interests and what she wants to study.  I think living on campus has huge benefits.  This is an exciting time for her.

We've been gathering/collecting items over the summer and now we've started putting them all together.  Seeing all her stuff is a reminder that it's getting real.  She really is on the cusp of a new adventure.

It's getting real! She is moving to college!

** I wrote this several days ago but never posted it.  It is even more real tonight and the pile is much bigger!


Some Random Thoughts about Our Summer {So Far}

When I think of summer I think of June, July, and August  Here we are nearly half way through August and I'm sitting here wondering why 2/3 of summer is gone.

Our Summer so far! Where did it go?

This has not been like the summers we've enjoyed in the past.  We've not had many sunny beautiful days though we've had a few perfect days where it is not too hot.  We've had only a couple of days where it was truly hot.  I'm not really complaining though.  I don't do well with the heat any more.

So here are some Random Thoughts or Random Things that have happened.

1.  Turtlegirl graduated from High School.  I did actually manage to write about our second high school graduation.

2.  BooBear turned 21.  I now have a daughter old enough to drink. We went to Red Robin for her birthday and she ordered a Raspberry Margarita.  Grandma and I had Skinny Margaritas. I had mine on the rocks.

3.  Technically in Spring (so in early May) we had to replace the transmission in our van.  We prayed and debated and debated and prayed and in the end decided to go with a rebuilt transmission rather than try to purchase a new vehicle.

4.  We've purchased a set of 4 new tires for the van and replaced a set of brakes.  I am pretty sure this is the summer of Van repairs.

5.  Turtlegirl has attended her required orientation.  It's getting REAL!  She's all registered for her fall semester classes.  She's been getting to know her suitemates through Facebook and Texting. We've started collecting things like bedding, linens, and dishes.  My baby is moving in a week!

A couple of other BIG things have happened but I want to blog about them separately.

This summer isn't turning out the way I wanted or planned and it is zipping along WAY TOO FAST but that's life right?  And we just need to pause every now and again and savor the moments when we can.