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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Heirloom Audio Productions: Captain Bayley's Heir ~ a TOS review

One of the best parts of being a part of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew, besides the friendships I have made with my fellow CrewMates, is that our family gets exposed to so many new products to test out. Way back in 2014 we were introduced to the Christian audio dramas produce by Heirloom Audio Productions. We have reviewed all of their titles thus far and I am so excited to tell you about their newest audio adventure today called, Captain Bayley's Heir.

Heirloom Audio Productions is passionate about bringing history to life in exciting and engaging audio dramas. With a passion for bringing history to life through high-quality audio dramas that are exciting and wholesome entertainment for the whole family you will be hooked right from the beginning. The masterful story-telling of G.A. Henty is full of virtue and daring, and this adaptation provides an “active listening” adventure experience with award-winning cast and composer, and realistic sound effects. With their newest release title, Captain Bayley’s Heir, the have continued to set the bar high. The company outdoes itself with each audio production and we are always excited to hear the next story.

Over the last few years we have come to appreciate audio books more and more. I spend a good amount of time driving the girls here and there and during gymnastics and softball meet season we are always on the go. These CD’s are our go to listening cd’s. Because, this mom can only take so much of the popular children’s radio station.

G.A. Henty’s adventure books became popular during the 19th century. His books became well known for emphasizing traits of courage, high moral character, diligence, and perseverance. With Heirloom Audio Productions newest released title, they have truly set the bar high and it does not disappoint one bit.

Captain Bayley's Heir

Captain Bayley’s Heir tells the adventures of Frank, an 18-year old, who lives with his Uncle, Captain Harold Bayle, his cousin Fred, and his uncles ward, a girl named Alice. Frank leaves his school at the Westminster School in England to voyage to America when he is falsely accused to stealing money from a teacher. To prove to his uncle, Captain Harold Bayley, who is often sad and mad at times, that he can make his own way Frank runs away to America.

While making his way in America, Frank experiences many trials and adventures alike. All the while, Frank is finding his courage, integrity, and faith tested to the depths of his being. Throughout his journey, Frank learns to lean on and accept God’s loving grace and to extend the same grace to others he meets. As the story progresses we find out that Uncle Bayley has discovered that his long lost daughter, Ella, is in fact dead. But the best part is that Uncle Bayley has a living heir! I won’t tell you who the heir is because I really think you should listen to the story yourself, but you will be so excited as we were. As the story wraps up, we find out that all ends well for Frank and his family. He is cleared of the hideous charge of thievery.

We received the two disk CD set and access to the Live the Adventure Club which includes the original G.A. Henty novel in eBook form, an MP3 download of the official soundtrack, a cast poster, desktop wallpaper, hymnal poster, and access to the official study guide and discussion guide. Since we are on the go almost every day of the week we strictly listened to this while traveling to and from. I really appreciated having access to the digital version of the story. Over the summer I finally figured out how to get audio files to my iPhone.

We were able to listen to the story directly through our Big Boy Gibby’s {our van} speakers. My children sat is absolute silence as to not miss a single detail of the story. Sometimes we would stay in the van until a chapter had ended just so we could hear the end of the story. I really like the fact that the stories where numbered so we could find our spot quickly. And if we really did need to get out of the van we could easily pick up the story through my iPhone.

The included Study Guide and Discussion Starter is a full color eBook with learning guides to help tie in the story as a whole. Background information about the story and G.A. Henty himself are included in the eBook along with a list of cast members. It includes sections for comprehension, vocabulary, and Biblical references to scripture as well. Comprehension questions are broken down by disc and track on the CD which is very helpful.

The “Live the Adventure Club” includes many bonus materials and activities and games for your family. As well as a listening library, you have access to all the audio dramas you have purchased and more. Online you have access to interactive comprehension questions along with quizzes about the story are also featured in the “Live the Adventure Club”. If you like to follow along with the reading you also have access to the audio drama script. When you complete all the activities you have the choice to print a certificate of completion too.
Heirloom Audio Productions
There are several purchasing options. You can order directly from Heirloom Audio Productions including:
 • $19.97 for an audio MP3 download that gives you instant access. 
 • $29.97 plus $6.95 shipping gets you the two CD set plus the two bonuses above and the MP3 soundtrack download 

All of the prices listed above come with a 90 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied but you’re not going to need it! You will be hooked from the opening chapter.

So, what’s the bottom line?! We were so excited when this new audio CD arrived in the mail! We love this CD and the values that are represented from the company and the CD. I would recommend this product to any and all looking to add a bit of family friendly audio / radio drama into the home.

We are especially excited for the next adventure from Heirloom Audio Productions! See what my CrewMates thought of this Christian audio drama by clicking the banner below.

Captain Bayley's Heir {Heirloom Audio Productions Reviews}

Format ~ physical CD set with access to digital products and the “Live the Adventure Club” 
Price ~ Instant download at $19.97 or $29.97 for physical two-disk set 
Ages ~ 6-16, but adults enjoy these too!

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