Homeschool Review Crew
We had already read the book as part of our study of ancient Egypt so receiving the audio drama of The Cat of Bubastes was a treat for us! I have always found ancient Egypt fun and exciting. Believe it or not, I had never read The Cat of Bubastes though. It wasn’t until I became a mother and a homeschool mom that I found out about the works of G A Henty. I also came into contact with Heirloom Audio Productions as a homeschool mom and that makes me very happy! We’ve been blessed to review many of their works as members of the Homeschool Review Crew.
Each time we receive an audio drama from Heirloom Audio Productions we also receive access to a ton of other great resources through their Study Guide. This time we received:
- access to a downloadable 47 page study guide
- mp3 version of the soundtrack
- colorful illustrated ebook of the G A Henty classic
- printable copy of the inspirational verse featured
- cast poster in printable form
- access to the behind the scenes documentary(am I the only one who loves these??)
- Live the Adventure Letter E-newsletter access
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The CD itself is a 2 disc set. With all the extras we received it’s very easy to plan and make this a full unit study to help homeschoolers learn about ancient Egypt and a spiritual lesson too. This audio drama focuses on perseverance, responsibility, and God’s providence.
The cast for The Cat of Bubastes features Brian Blessed, Anthony Daniels, Sylvester McCoy, and John Rhys-Davies. Am I the only one that hears the voice of John Rhys-Davies and immediately can see his face as being a bad guy in some movie? Maybe? He’s really good at that role and his voice is wonderful. I love listening to him.
One of the things that I love about the study guides that Heirloom Audio Production gives us access to with their audio dramas is that it includes historical and biblical content. They give me a starting point for helping my children dig deeper into the lessons that they can learn from the story. Let’s face it, I don’t have the time to find all that information on my own. And I certainly don’t have the time to make a study guide of my own with ten kids and a farm/house to run! I’m forever grateful to the people who do have the time and allow us to use their knowledge and expertise.
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