We started listening to this series right after New Year's 2014 and the boys were very excited and really enjoyed having new stories to hear. They are always thought provoking -- I ask questions of them and they of me -- and encourage great conversation.
If you have been listening to AIO in order, this set will give you a shock. Whit's voice is new (not my favorite at ALL) and many characters are new with no explanation side bars. We almost stopped the CD in the middle of the first story(lame lame lame), but ONLY stuck with it because we listened long enough to find out it was the same producers. The recent radio drama's that Focus has done have been so top notch (Oliver) that we stuck with it by faith.
I will say that this is the most disappointing of all the AIO sets we have BUT stick with it!!! The later sets get better and better and you will need this set to adjust to the new characters.
ALSO - The Jubilee Singers is absolutely worth the price of the entire set!! One of the best historical accounts in AIO. This set becomes a can't miss just because of The Jubilee Singers! It is a beautiful story that you will never forget.
We purchase a new Odyssey set before we go out of town. It has become a tradition for our family to enjoy and to make a part of our travels and vacations. My children's ages are spread apart by years, and Odyssey is something enjoyed by all. Later, upon again listening to the stories, it also reunites us with our times of vacation, or being in places other than home. This particular story was exactly what our family needed, and only God could have brought us to hearing these stories at this time. The producers of Odyssey are truly being used by God to meet needs in lives of ALL ages!
I've been a long term AIO fan, and I simply love the all the episodes. This one is no exception. Odyssey always has it's way of appealing to young and old fans. This album handles a variety of lessons, and morals. In a sense I prefer some of the other older episodes, but this one is still pretty good. I'd recommend this album or any other AIO product without a thought's hesitation.