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Nov 7, 2010

Adventures in Odyssey CD Review

Books on tape are great ways to keep kids (and adults) entertained on long car rides, or even just as a treat on a rainy day. It's especially great when the stories told have good characters that children can learn from. Adventures in Odyssey is fun and exciting audio entertainment that teaches quality character traits and ignites the imagination of all who listen. Imagine, Discover, and Grow with Adventures in Odyssey.

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My Take
The Adventures in Odyssey volume 52, Cause & Effect CD contains 12 stories with life lessons to learn. First, you can join Eugene and Matthew as they investigate why the clock tower at City Hall seems to be counting down to a mysterious deadline. Meanwhile, your child is learning that when they do something to hurt another person, eventually their secret will come out. In another story, Barrett couldn’t be more excited about getting the lead role in the school play. But when his first practice is interrupted by a mysterious booming voice, Emily Jones must investigate the "phantom of the school play." Also, perfect for the holiday season, are stories on Thanksgiving ("A Thankstaking Story") and Christmas ("Grandma's Christmas Visit").

I listened to the first story, called "The Mystery of the Clock Tower," and was immediately captivated. I sadly had to stop halfway through in order to feed the twins lunch, but as soon as they were finished I was back to the story. I *really* wanted to find out the ending!! The story had a good moral, and I really believe that a child listening to this story would learn how to be a better person (without realizing they're being taught). I'm looking forward to listening to the other stories as well.

I was a bit nervous when I saw that the series is religion oriented, and I needed to make sure that the stories would be appropriate for a Jewish family. I was happily surprised with the way the story I read was presented. It mentioned G-d once toward the end, but it was in a non-sectarian way, and I was not bothered by it. I get the impression that the stories mainly promote good values and morals without over-mentioning G-d.

Cost: You can buy Adventures in Odyssey volume 52, Cause & Effect for $16.49 on ($$$)

Overall: We give Adventures in Odyssey a 9.5/10!

This is a Mama Buzz review. The product was provided by Tyndale for this review.

We were sent the Adventures in Odyssey CD free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.


ssbean said...

I love Adventures in Odyssey!! Not some boring, corny stuff for adults. It's something us adults can enjoy while it teaches the kids.

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