Audio theatre—just like reading, but in a more fun, entertaining and engaging way—allows children to tap into, exercise and build their imagination by letting them create their own self-generated visual images and mental movies.
An audio book is a recording of a text simply being read. A reading of the complete text is noted as "unabridged," while readings of a reduced version are labeled as "abridged." Spoken word books have been around since the 1930s and became popular in the eighties. The term "talking book" was coined during the 1930s when "book for the blind" programs gained in popularity.
Audio drama (sometimes called radio or audio theater) is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance, broadcast on the radio or published on CDs or MP3s. With no visual component whatsoever, radio drama depends on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story. Listening Breakthrough!
The newest genre in audio listening is Active Listening Audio Adventures. Active Listening Audio Adventures are audio dramas with fast-moving stories designed to keep the listener captivated by the story. Quickly paced and Plot-rich use of powerful sound effects makes this new listening format truly unique. Parents love it because it truly "captures" the imagination of children. Some describe it as 3-D sound effects.
“The first duty of any Jew is to protect the Temple. I will fight that battle.” John, the son of a vintner living on the shores of The Sea of Galilee, wants nothing more than to live in peace and grow the finest grapes in Israel. Roman occupation has made that difficult, and the Zealots who oppose them have made it impossible. As the factions battle each other, the hand of Rome tightens its grip and John must decide who, and what he must fight for. On one of the darkest days in the history of Israel he will make a decision that could save the temple… or destroy it.
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