I've always enjoyed a good adventure book. You know...the keep you on your toes and nose in the fold type. Yet, somehow, I had never indulged in an audio adventure book...until now that is. Through the Homeschool Review Crew, I had the opportunity to review my first Christian audiobook. From Heirloom Audio Productions comes the riveting story of Wulf the Saxon.
Because my children had never experienced an audiobook before, I was really excited to share Wulf the Saxon with them. I had heard of other adventure series, like Adventures In Odyssey, but I never tried them out. I happen to be more of a visual person myself but my kiddos share my husband's auditory equity, so, I figured an audiobook would be a treat for them!
Wulf the Saxon is a family friendly audio adventure by Heirloom Audio Productions. It's the story of a young man who is a thane in Anglo-Saxon England. His loyalty and courage become the signature of his character as he and his comrades set out to sea and find themselves shipwrecked on enemy shores. Navigating through enemy territory and seeking out unexpected allies are just a few of the adventures that Wulf experiences on his journey. Espionage and extortion lend to the dramatic progression in this battle for the throne of England. The fate of England is decided in the final battle...the battle of Hastings...
Aside from the engaging storyline, I was excited to see a cast member from 2 of my favorite movies. Patrick Godfrey from Les Miserables and Ever After plays King Edward the Confessor. I'm a huge fan of both films so, naturally, I was interested! Some other familiar faces that I recognized were Chris Larkin and Brian Blessed.
From a child's perspective, it's certainly engaging as an adventure story. From untimely captives to daring escapes and espionage to outright betrayal, there is no shortage of action in Wulf the Saxon (Sounds like an awesome tagline!)
Of course, the hopeless romantic in me was far more engaged in the budding romance of young love between Wulf and the baron's daughter, Lady Agnes. With that being said, no good drama comes together without the element of tragedy. Though I was saddened by the loss of this particular character and the relative love story that ceased, not all was lost. A huge thank you to the writer for not leaving me feeling empty and broken in the end! You'll be happy to know, this story has a happy ending.
For our first audiobook, I thought Wulf the Saxon was an awesome story. I love that it incorporates virtues like honor, loyalty, courage, and respect. It's far more engaging than I had anticipated (being that I'm more of a reader.) I'm actually curious to read the book after listening to the audio version.
If you're thinking about trying out an audiobook for the first time or just looking to add to your collection, Wulf the Saxon is definitely worth checking out! I'm looking forward to listening to this one again and even adding others to our homeschool curriculum collection.
So, what are your thoughts on audiobooks? Yay or nay? Let me know down in the comments below! And if you have any good audiobook suggestions for us to check out, share them below as well!
Until next time, Be encouraged!
Hi there! My name is Brittany..help meet to T.J. and mom to 5 little blessings. My passion lies in helping other women to see their value through the eyes of their creator. Be Encouraged...YOU are a Good Thing!