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The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Adventures in Odyssey Golden Audio Series No. 1) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD
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My main concern is that almost every episode includes pretty "heavy" topics. I found myself discussing things like gangs and divorce with my 5- and 7-year-olds before I was quite ready to go there. Some innocence was lost before I, as a parent, would have preferred. Certainly we would have broached these subjects at some point, but having them thrust upon us without warning was disappointing and disconcerting. I was also disappointed with the amount of arguing and unkindness that is portrayed, even by the grandfatherly figure of Whit. I would much prefer to have peacefulness and kindness modeled.
Aside from those hesitations, I would still recommend these stories, but with the encouragement for the parent to listen first, then listen and discuss with their child (who would be preferably closer to upper elementary age).
Now that you understand my standards, you'll appreciate just how good this radio series is. It is top notch and I plan to purchase as much as I can for my kids and their kids. I flip between wanting to be frugle and buy it used on Amazon or buy it new through Focus on the Family to support the programming. And yes, the commercials are right, your family will love to listen to them over and over again.
A major suggestion, don't buy the vides series. It is very disappointing. I expected the radio program with pictures. They must have hired the writers from PBS and Barney. And to add to the punishment, the music is cheesy! I think I'll send the videos to a Goodwill in Wisconsin! Besides, it takes out the wonderful gift of imagination.
~Whit's Flop~ persistence
~A Member of the Family~ part 1&2~ family conflict
~The Life of the Party~ friendship
~Connie Comes to Town~ being content
~BONUS~ Actress Katie Leigh on the creation of Connie(it takes about 2 to 3 minutes)
~Recollections~ fighting for your convictions
~Gifts for Madge & Guy~ giving
~BONUS~ Officer Harley Featurette(it takes a couple of minutes)
~The Day After Christmas~ caring for the poor
~Promises, Promises~ making promises
~Nothing to Fear~ dealing with fear
~BONUS~ Naming John Avery Whittaker
~The Tangled Web~ lying
~A Change of Hart~ salvation
I can't say anything negative about all of the Adventures in Odyssey cd sets (all of them). They're a wonderful way to remind us, of God's goodness and love towards His creation. May God, our Lord and Savior, continue to watch over all of you. Buy this or any other set, you WON'T be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well done--just know some of the topics are geared for older kids. Divorce, family conflicts, bullying are some examples of topics that are addressed but since it's also... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Chelsee
Adventures in Odyssey are my children's favorite audio stories. They listen to them whenever they can, and at bedtime.Published 26 days ago by Casey
I wish every child could grow up as I did - walking around with a portable cassette player listening to AiO while doing chores, on a road trip, hanging out with friends. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Adventures in Odyssey has been part of our family since my grown boys were little. Now the adventures are being passed down to the next generation!Published 3 months ago by Laura
I love it, my kids loved it, and now their kids love it. A painless way to learn timeless truths.Published 3 months ago by Beth