Review: The Cat of Bubastes from Heirloom Audio Productions

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I get to share with you another AMAZING audio adventure!!! This time we had the chance of to review The Cat of Bubastes from Heirloom Audio Productions 
We love these audio dramas so much that we literally stalk all of their social media pages awaiting any tidbit of information about when the next adventure will be released.  The Cat of Bubastes is a G. A. Henty story that takes place in ancient Egypt.  That just so happened to perfectly fit into my 6 year old daughter’s studies this year. That made this even more exciting.

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As you probably know we’ve listened to many audio dramas from Heirloom Audio Productions.  They base all of their work on the book series The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty. If you aren’t familiar with the stories you should make it a priority to learn everything you can about them.  Every story is filled with the ideas and themes we want our children to emulate.  Throughout the stories you meet characters who are brave, loyal, courageous, and honest.  They persevere through particularly tough circumstances.  These company’s mission is “to engage the listerner’s imagination by taking them back in time and immersing them in a great Christian story.”  They do just that in the most (dare I say it) Extraordinary way.

Every Heriloom Audio Adventure features the voices of well known Hollywood actors and actresses and a musical soundtrack that will rival the most elite Hollywood production.  These stories are exciting and engaging.  They are breathtaking and heart stopping.  These audios have become a part of the fabric of our family culture.  They are played again and again and again and again and yes…. again.  I’ll be replacing some of our first CDs before long as my kids are just wearing them out.

 

As I said before, The Cat of Bubastes is set during ancient Egypt.  The main characters include Amuba, who is a young prince and his protector and mentor, Jethro.  They are enslaved by the Egyptians and set to work in the city of Thebes.  Here they must decides if they will become like the Egyptians and follow their gods or turn to the true One True God and follow His will.  I would love to share with you more of the story but I don’t want to spoil even a minute of it for you. Trust me when I say it is excellent!

As I mentioned before.  All of the Heirloom Audio Productions feature a star studded cast.  Take a look at the voices features in The Cat of Bubastes! 

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Along with 2-CD copy of the audio we received some other great bonus features which you can get as well if you purchase the premium buying option:

  • an MP3 copy of the audio drama
  • a copy of the E-Book
  • Official MP3 Soundtrack
  • Printable Cast Poster
  • A Study Guide with discussion points
  • Printable Inspirational Verse Poster
  • Unlimited access to the Live the Adventure Website
  • Behind the Scenes Video

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Can I tell you just how fantastic these bonuses are?  The study guide is such a treasure as it is filled with details, and questions, vocabulary, deeper thinking questions, historical background, and even Bible study information.  As I am studying Ancient Egypt with my daughter this study guide became an instant resource for us.  We used it to learn about Hieroglyphs.  I liked the deep thinking questions for my older boys.  While I am confident they listen and comprehend well it is always nice to check in and see just how deep their understanding is.

Some of our best conversations have revolved around what it was really like to follow the One True God back in the time of story.  We’ve discussed what it meant for the characters to make the decision to believe what others don’t.  I’ve drawn similarities and differences to our world today to the world then which has helped us talk about what faith means today.

 

My boys have already listened to this drama two or three times through.  They love to pop it into their CD player and listen while playing Legos or completing chores.  This has entered their rotation of Heirloom Audio Adventures.  My husband is eager to hear this one himself.  We’ll be popping it in the van’s CD player on our next long drive.   Obviously we are a huge fan of these audio cds and I think every Christian home should own them.  Stay tuned… I hear there are more to be released soon!

 

Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes
 

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