Our first adventures in odyssey purchase was the patriotic stories. That CD was great. We were getting ready for a long trip, so I decided to purchase more. I decided to start from the beginning and just go in order when ready to buy more. That was a mistake. My kids were 6 & 4. Some of the stories we didn't even finish listening to. "Dumb" and "stupid" are used throughout the stories, and there was a lot of fighting within the episodes of Whit's family (even among the adults). My kids talk and act like how they hear, and I didn't want them modeling many of the characters in this collection.
I have been building up a collection of AIO for a couple years but I didn't have the beginning episodes. There is a difference in the way the episodes sound in comparison with later albums, but this is to be expected with the jump in technology that we've had since AIO first started. My family has enjoyed being able to start at the beginning and work our way forward in the story line. Great stories for the whole family!