In the Reign of Terror ~ Heirloom Audio Productions Review

In the Reign of Terror Review

You all know from my past reviews that my children and I love audio dramas. It all began several years ago when my husband introduced my children to some Christian audio dramas on the radio on a Saturday morning. Now, years later, my children still love to listen to audio dramas. So, I love when audio dramas come up for review and pray that we get picked to review them. We especially love audio dramas produced by Heirloom Audio Productions. Their newest drama is In the Reign of Terror.

About Heirloom Audio Productions:
Heirloom Audio Productions main goal is to bring history to life. The team actually travels to the area where the story took place to really get a feel for the story. They want the listener to feel like they are in the story as they listen.

About G.A. Henty:
Born in 1832, Henty became an exceptional English author and war correspondent. His stories are historical and adventurous. They became popular in the late nineteenth century and are still widely read today.

About In the Reign of Terror:
This story is about a sixteen year old English boy named Harry Sandwith. He is sent to live with the Marquis de St. Caux in France during the French Revolution. Harry’s father once served with the marquis. The marquis was wanting his son’s to have an English influence. At first, Harry is disliked by the family, but that changes when Harry kills a rabid dog who attacked two of the marquis’ daughters. The marquis must remain loyal to the King during the French Revolution and decides to move his family to Paris when violence is abundant in Paris.  The marquis and his wife are arrested and he tells his children to escape. Two of the marquis’ sons make their way to England. Harry is free to return to England but decides to stay with the daughters in case he is needed. Harry tries unsuccessfully to free the marquis and his wife and they are killed in the September Massacres. Harry learns that the boys were also killed while making their way to England. One night, Harry rescues a man who turns out to be Maximilien de Robespierre. Harry becomes his secretary and eventually makes it back to England. 

Not only do you get to listen to a great story, but you are able to expand on the story with the included digital study guide. Your children learn historical facts from listening to the story and also from answering the questions provided in the study guide. They are also able to learn the meaning of different words throughout the story. Some of the extras we also received are an e-book of In the Reign of Terror, a printable cast poster, and a Bible verse poster.

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The study guide is more than just questions. There are three sections to each chapter/track. The sections are as follows: Listening Well, Thinking Further, and Defining Words. In the listening well section, there are several “easy” questions that can be answered fairly quickly. The thinking further section makes you think about some things and have more difficult questions. The defing words section has several words that you look up in the dictionary. There are also several facts posted throughout the study guide. There is even a recipe included in the study guide! The end of the study guide includes a Bible study that could be used during your family Bible time or during your homeschool Bible time. 

What we thought of In the Reign of Terror:
We loved it! This series is so well produced and it really does bring history to life. This is the fifth Heirloom drama we have listened to and we look forward to hearing more audio dramas produced by Heirloom Audio Productions. We try to spread out our listening time, but we always seem to get hooked and just have to listen to more. We did not use the study guide this time, but if we listen again, I will probably go through some of the guide with my older children.

Something New:
Their newest project is the Live the Adventure Club. Here you are able to read along with the script, listen online chapter by chapter, answer the questions, earn badges, and much more. There is also a parent section that offers encouragement, devotions, and a community forum to interact with others. There is so much more, so be sure to check it out.

Check out my other Heirloom Audio Productions reviews:
Under Drake's Flag
The Dragon and The Raven
The Cat of Bubastes
Beric the Briton

In the Reign of Terror {Heirloom Audio Productions Reviews}

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