#6: Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest Unabridged Audiobook on CD
Very rarely will I take time to leave reviews for books or audiobooks b/c we're usually too busy reading or listening to them. ;) But these...THESE books by Chuck Black...are well worth taking a minute to leave a 5-star review. Each one of his books have been over-the-top great. Each one has a wonderful surface storyline and is interesting to young children...teens...and adults. However, if you take the stories one step further and look for the underlying messages, they will stop you in your tracks. The author take Biblical truths, morals, parables and subtlety weaves them into the story. We often found ourselves stopping to discuss the deeper meaning with our children while listening...and even they were picking up on them, after they knew to look for them. I hope to read and listen to many more books from Chuck Black in years to come...as long as he keeps to his pattern of deep doctrine "hidden" in an entertaining story.
As for the audio version? It's well-done by two different readers with dramatization added.
I would purchase this again if I lost my copy...or purchase it for a good friend as a gift. =)
January 5, 2013
You just can't go wrong with the Knights...
All of the Chuck Black series (The Kingdom Series and the Knights of Arrethtrea) are great. If you've previously enjoyed the other stories; you will also be a fan of this one as well. This will appeal to the young and more mature as well. His stories don't "Bible beat you up" and no "concepts" are forced on you. Just great stories that have a way of teaching human-kind how we should be acting and the temptations that we can face. Extremely entertaining and enlighening.
December 28, 2010