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The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, 2nd Edition (9 CDs) Audio CD – Audiobook, January 17, 2008


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Product Details

  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Peace Hill Press; 2 edition (January 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933339179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933339177
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series, The Well-Trained Mind, The Well-Educated Mind, The History of the Ancient World, and The History of the Medieval World. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.

Jim Weiss has been a storyteller for more than twenty-five years. He lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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My 4 sons love to listen to this at bedtime! :)
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The way the narrator reads the stories makes you feel drawn in and part of the series.
Katelyn
We are homeschooling family and we love this series.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By emily on August 27, 2011
First, I would like to say that this series of 4 textbooks/storybooks has been such a joy for my children to study. I, too, have really liked it, and have learned along with them. These books combined with the test packet and activity book make a wonderful curriculum. You can really do as much or as little as you like. We like to go all out and do all the projects, crafts, coloring pages, maps, extra recommended reading, and so on, but even just reading through these alone would be beneficial for a young child or even an adult with little history knowledge. Now, I would like to recommend the audio book. It is really worth the extra if you can spare it. The first volume I read aloud to my children, the second volume my kids read independently, now with the third volume we have the audio to go along with the hard copy. It has been such an appreciated addition to our study. I wish I would have bought the first two earlier. We will for sure be using it for volume 4, as well. The kids love hearing it, and it helps with hard to pronounce names and places. I could tell right away that they were doing better on narration exercises and tests after listening and reading, as opposed to only reading. Worth every penny! I now have the kids read the assigned chapter for the week independently, then before taking the test we all go through the chapter a second time while listening to the audio and following along in the book. Love this!!
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42 of 49 people found the following review helpful By paisleyapron on February 10, 2009
I purchased this to use along with the Story of the World text and activity book in our homeschool. I thought it would give me a much needed break from reading everything to my non-readers. It is an unabridged reading of the text, although Jim Weiss's reading is too affected and unnatural. Perhaps some people would like this kind of sing-song reading, but it gets irritating after a couple of chapters. My kids often ask me, "Awww, Mom, couldn't *you* just read it?"

The biggest problem with this product is that there is no index for the recording. If you are following along in the book and stop mid-chapter to come back another day, there is NO way to figure out what track to go to on which CD. For instance, Disc one has 10 tracks and is labeled "Introduction-Chapter 5", with no more details.

If you are looking for a book on CD to listen to while you are in the car or doing other things, this may meet your need if you want to hear some general stories from world history. However, if you are looking to use this as a tool to complete the curriculum, it is not very user friendly.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Bardsley on February 9, 2012
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We are now on disc 8 out of the 9 disc audio version of Story of the World Volume III by Susan Wise Bauer. My son(6.5) and I continue to love this series. My daughter(2) alternates between yelling "No Story of the World! Music CD!" from the back seat, or paradoxically, sometimes asking for it. I'm not deluding myself into thinking my two year old has learned anything from thirty plus hours of listening to SOTW volumes 1-3, but I think it hasn't hurt her language development at all to listen to speaking, stories, and big vocabulary words.

For his part, my son told me recently:

"Mom, I'll tell you what history is about. It's about Christians fighting Muslims, Muslims fighting Christians, Catholics fighting Protestants, and Protestants fighting Catholics. Every once in a while a real powerful guy comes along and builds up a great empire. But then after a while the empire gets all messed up."

I found this reflection to be both wise and poignant, especially since it was coming from my six year old. This is not to say that I found SOTW III very dark or depressing, because it was not. There were a lot of wonderful stories of historical heroes, heroines, brave explorers, and noble defenders.

SOTW III is also the only book for children that I have been able to find that discusses John Locke specifically. There is a good, five minute section about Locke and his theory that in a natural state all men are equal and have the right to pursue life, liberty and possessions. The theories created by John Locke flow straight into the creation of America, and so SOTW III also includes some early American history. In fact, it goes into more detail about certain parts of American history than the AP US History text I had in 11th grade.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Katelyn on February 4, 2011
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This is a wonderful addition to our library. It's great to have in the car and at the house. The way the narrator reads the stories makes you feel drawn in and part of the series. It is beneficial to also have with the books. The children love to read along with the audio and become familiar with pronunciation as well. It's a must have.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By smgone on December 29, 2009
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Really interesting and entertaining...makes history come alive. My husband and I enjoy it as much as our daughter.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Renee L. Uldrich on October 3, 2009
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Having heard several different opinions on purchasing this CD series, I was a little hesitant. However, my children, ages 7 and 9, love it! Our school day starts with History at their request. Thank you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mom of 3 on October 4, 2010
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Story of the World is a great way for kids to learn about history and we especially love the audio version. My son is always asking if we can listen to it. It is written a way that is memorable and the voice that narrates it so easy to listen to.
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