The Cat of Bubastes: An Audio Drama Review!
This month’s review is another one from Heirloom Audio Productions! Their newest audio drama is called The Cat of Bubastes. My kids adore all things related to Ancient Egypt, so we were excited to receive this one to review. This is another installment in“The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty” series Heirloom has going on.
As a member of the Review Crew we got the two disc set, which is over two hours long.
A downloadable 47-page Study Guide: This is a big asset to every Heirloom Audio Production! The study guide always includes three different kinds of questions. Listening Well questions are basic comprehension questions about the story to see what kids heard and understood. Thinking Further questions ask older children to do some research or simply think beyond the basic who/what/when/where questions. The Defining Word helps kids pick out new vocabulary from the story.
A colorful illustrated E-Book of the original Henty novel: I think this is the first time Heirloom has included an ebook of the novel for one of our reviews. Love this addition! It’s great to read the actual novel the story is based off of. Kind of like when you read the book and then later watch the movie, except in this case it’s an audio drama.
A printable copy of the inspirational verse featured in the story
A printable copy of the cast poster
Access to the behind-the-scenes documentary: Really neat to see how they record everything! Fascinating for the curious kids too.
Access to the Live the Adventure Letter E-Newsletter.
Wow, that’s a lot, right?
The cast of the audio drama includes Brian Blessed, Anthony Daniels, Sylvester McCoy, and John Rhys-Davies. I love that the cast of Heirloom Audio Productions always includes high quality actors. John Rhys-Davies is from Lord of the Rings and Indiana Jones!
What’s the story all about?
The Cat of Bubastes story is some great radio theater based on the G.A. Henty book of the same name: The Cat of Bubastes. In the story Amuba and Jethro are slaves belonging to the Egyptians. They are faithful to the family they serve, but suddenly they find themselves involved in a terrible plot against their owners. In the story Jethro and Amuba must decide who they are loyal to, and where their morals stand.
In the course of the story Amuba learns about Egyptian gods as well as the God of Christianity. Through the story kids see how morals, sin, freedom, religion, culture, and choices all affect the outcome.
Heirloom Audio Productions are so much fun. My littlest one (age 3) continually asks me to turn on the TV so he can see the pictures with it. It sounds just like a movie!
You can check out the trailer of Cat of Bubastes below.
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