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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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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tyndale Entertainment; Abridged edition (November 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589970705
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589970700
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid's Review on November 3, 2005
I am seven years old and I think that this should be listened to by children who are seven to nine. I like the CDs because every story teaches a lesson. Some are scary, some are funny and some are just in the middle.
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Quality stuff!
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).
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I can't stand bad Christain entertainment! Just because I believe firmly in my Christain faith doesn't mean I have to subject myself and my family to bad entertainment. There are too many talented Christains to put up with that! Besides it puts out the message to the secular world that Christains are lame, cheesy, have no culture and just plain uncool. I am also a pretty accomplished musician and cannot turn my back on years of training. The only bad Christain entertainment in our house has been purchased as a gift and I haven't gotten around to passing it on to the Goodwill.

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.
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I'm an adult and I think that "Adventures in Odyssey should be listened to by kids of all ages. It is a wonder program to listen to as a family or with friends. It shares the Bible in a way for everyone to understand.
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My 8-year old son loves to listen to audiobooks at bedtime. It keeps his head clear, and helps him to unwind for the day (he is very hyper). This is our first purchase of "Adventures in Odyssey", and I wanted to start at the very beginning. He loves it, and it helps to solidify good morals. My 5-year old also listens and enjoys. I would say that the comprehension level is good for 6+ years. Both my children were able to understand characters and reiterate the stories (and the morals) to me. I would suggest this item to anyone with young children.
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I am a 14 year old Christian girl and I've listened to Odyssey for years! I don't know what I would ever do without Odyssey. They are like my second family and best friends. In a world where teens (especially girls) are drowned in peer pressure and stress to do the "popular thing" Odyssey is a breath of fresh air. I highly recommend AIO for all ages (my mom loves it!) but especially ages 8-14 or 15.
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My husband listened to Odesey a a kid so we bought this to listen to in the car on our vacation. We have listened to it at least 10 times and the kids love it. There are some situations like parents arguing and kids saying "stupid" and "shut up" that I would have rather not been there, but the Godly principles are. My 7 year has asked a lot of questions that have led to character development and spiritual growth. We plan to purchase the next episodes.
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My husband, our 12 year old son & I, love listening to all of the Adventures in Odyssey stories; they are related to real-life issues. If you get a chance to come across any of them, I hope you get to love them as much as we do. Also you can go to [...]

disc-1
~Whit's Flop~ persistence
~A Member of the Family~ part 1&2~ family conflict

disc-2
~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

disc-3
~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

disc-4
~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.
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