This is a review post. I received this item in exchange for my honest review. Below you will find just that, my honest review.
Action, adventure, and drama. The things that pull the listener in, no matter their age is what makes Heirloom Audio Productions a company to keep your eyes on! We have had the chance to follow along with many of their previous audio dramas, and I am happy to say that we have had the opportunity to live the adventure of Wulf the Saxon over the last few weeks.
What Is It
We had the chance review the physical CD set of two CDs. The adventure of Wulf the Saxon takes about 2.5 hours. You will not be bored during this time. You will be drawn into the adventure as each character is played by a different person. This means, rather than listen to a story, you are listening to the actual adventure. You are listening to a T.V. show with your eyes closed and watching the action happen in your head!
In this audio drama, we follow Wulf, a young Saxon landholder. We are taken into the story by Mr. George, who tells this story to two young brothers. Wulf stands up for himself and for what he believes this. Because of this, he is punished. Through this and many other trials, Wulf stays true to himself, being loyal and trustworthy.
Wulf is with Earl Harold when they experience a shipwreck due to a storm. This leaves them on the shores of Normandy, and they find themselves captured by the Normans. Wulf stayed true during this time, and after they got out of the capture of the Normans, under a false oath of loyalty by Duke William.
But this was not the end of the battle for Wulf. He has much more he had to get through before he was able to take a breath and marry the woman he loved, the daughter of the man that he stayed with after escaping Norman custody, Agnes.
How We Used It
My kids love to listen to audio stories. They especially like them when we are in the car. I have also found that having them listen to them at bedtime instead of watching T.V. is a great way to ensure a great nights sleep. But I also like to be able to play it while we are eating lunch or playing some simple games at the table.
Between the use of our physical CD set, we had access to LiveTheAdventureClub.com from our previous reviews. This online club allowed us access to the option to listen to the story online as well. Not only that, but there are many other fun activities on the club for the kids to do.
What We Thought of It
My kids loved this audio drama as much as all the other ones that we have had the opportunity to listen to! We love Mr. George introducing us to the story. Ray Ray says, “He is so interesting and makes me want to hear what he has to share.” Hearing Mr. George be our narrator throughout this whole story was fun. He is our constant in all of these audio dramas from Heirloom Audio Productions.
The kids and I enjoyed listening. We loved all the sound effects that have been added in. If you have the chance to listen to this with earbuds in or a good set of headphones, please do. This takes the story and adds so much more to it!
We are once again happy with the chance to enjoy another fantastic audio drama. If you are in this time period for your history lessons, or if you just want a great audio drama to listen to before bed, this is one that you need to have on hand!