Thursday, February 26, 2015

In Freedom’s Cause {A Schoolhouse Crew Review}


At Heirloom Audio Productions they are passionate about bringing real history to life.  They are the kind of company that does their own research and travels to the actual places their audio dramas are about. They make it a priority to not take the past for granted.  Their mission is to engage  their listener's imagination by taking them back in time and immersing them in the story  That tells you how neat and engaging they strive to make history.

The first time I heard about In Freedom’s Cause was when I was listening to a homeschool podcast and they had interviewed Bill Heid, Executive Producer of Heirloom Audio.

I was ecstatic when I saw it up for review.  I had wanted it for my family so much! 


I received the In Freedom's Cause Single Package $29.97, which included.

In Freedom’s Cause is a G.A. Henty story. A story about William Wallace and his family and their faith. A story about how William Wallace was willing to fight for Scotland’s freedom.

In Freedom's Cause (CD Set - Physical Copy)

This 2 CD set is 2 1/2 hours long. The team traveled to Scotland to reenact some of the sound effects.  In his interview Bill Heid said that the castle door closing sound in the audio drama is actually the castle door closing in Scotland. The birds chirping are actually birds chirping in the fields in Scotland.


In Freedom's Cause Study Guide (Digital Download)

30 pages of discussion questions and key points along with links to websites that pertain to the story.  This is a real goldmine of information and can be an exciting way to dig deeper into William Wallace and King Robert the Bruce.

In Freedom's Cause Soundtrack (MP3 download)

This contains all the music used on the audio drama.  The music is by Emmy Award winning composer John Campbell.  The music is so great and is nice background music

Printable copy of The Prayer Of William Wallace. (Digital Download)

A poster style printable copy of the Psalm poem.

A day/week in our life:

We were able to listen to this in one car trip.  We did listen to it twice since we have gotten it.  The first time we listened to it straight thru.  The second time we broke it up over many 20-30 minute car trips.  The breaking it up into multiple trips made it easier for us to use the study guide.  I was able to use the discussion points in the study guide to start conversations about In Freedom’s Cause. 

Our thoughts and feelings:

We are an audio book loving family.  We travel quite a bit.  We were able to listen to this audio drama in the car.

The difference for us between audio books and this audio drama is the fact that we did feel immersed into it.  The sound effects, the music, the different voices of the characters.  It felt much more entertaining than if it was just one person reading it with no sound effects or anything.

In Freedom’s Cause is suggested for ages 6-adult.  I had my 5 year old in the car with us while we were listening and while it may have not held his complete attention, he did enjoy it.  There is some killing in it, therefore some scary scenes.  That is history, so it didn’t bother us.  In my opinion it wasn’t described too gruesomely.

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