I didn’t know if they could do it, but they did! Heirloom Audio Productions has created another wonderful audio drama that captures everyone’s attention from before the first words are spoken all the way to the end with the last word. This time, we are taken back into time for the Real Story of Wallace and Bruce in the story In Freedom’s Cause.
We were delighted when we received our In Freedom’s Cause Single Package, which came with the physical CD, In Freedom’s Cause Study Guide (Digital Download), MP3 download of In Freedom’s Cause Soundtrack and the Printable copy of The Prayer of William Wallace (Digital Download). This package is available for $29.97.
Upon receiving the physical CD, the boys were thrilled, so was I! We used this as two different things this time. We had some car traveling to do, and used this to listen to while we were driving. This was a great way to keep the read alouds going, even when mommy couldn’t do the reading. After getting home, we decided that we would use it again as a read aloud and take full advantage of the study guide, thus counting it as our history and literature classes as well!
The study guide that comes as a digital download is wonderful! This one study guide was enough to help us understand so much more of the story, instead of just a story. I was able to have Moe Man look up the defining words in each section. This helped us all to understand the story that much more. We were able to go over the Listening Well questions together as a family, while Moe Man took the Thinking Further questions and did his research on those. He not only learned more about the history, but I was able to have him work on his writing and researching skills. This new knowledge helped him to enjoy the story that much more.
We love to listen to history. It is a thing for our family. But to listen to history in this way, I can’t explain how happy everyone was! Heirloom Audio Productions have a way to take an ordinary story and bring it to life in your mind. There is no need for a TV when you can pop in one of their CDs and listen to an audio drama like this. When my kids find something quiet without arguing and sit down to listen, and actually argue when I try to stop the CD for a while so we can work on something else, that is when you know this is a great product.
We loved listening to the story of Ned and his adventure for Scotland’s freedom with William Wallace and King Robert the Bruce. We loved listening to the adventure and being able to visualize everything that was happening thanks to the great sound effects and the reading/acting on the part of the characters. I honestly don’t think that a movie of this audio drama would even do it justice. We were excited to have the chance to listen to this, and we were not disappointed in the least bit! Now daddy gets to take the CDs with him on his next over the road trip. He is just as excited as we were, and I know he won’t be disappointed either!