My 21 year old daughter has Down syndrome. If I let her, she would watch TV 18 hours/day. I started her on Adventures in Odyssey CDs back when she was about 8-9 years old to give her something to listen to and keep her mind active while she is playing or helping me around the house. She also listens to them when we travel on long trips. I can trust that the content is clean and actually helps her learn a lesson. She can only sight read a little bit, so they are like dramatic audio books for her. Books on her reading level are never equal to her emotional level. Odyssey is great for her, because the stories keep her interested until the very end and she is not zoned into a TV screen that leaves her unproductive for the alloted time period. We have not had a chance to listen to this CD yet because of visiting family, but I know this weekend she will have Odyssey playing in her room at first chance. I look forward to the stories too.
My husband and I started listening to the series, way before children. They are excellent, especially on long car rides. We started out getting the tapes. When they started coming out on CDs we switched the tapes to CDs and continued to buy them. Like all CDs they would get scratches and the kids didn't always put them back. We bought a big binder that we use to put CDs in. We enjoy them so much we replaced the damaged ones and are continuing to purchase the CDs when they become available. Then made copies for our binder and keep the new ones put away. They make great gifts. We especially like Nova com and the history stories. For starters I recomend the "Secret Door" ,"Underground Rail Road" and the Nova com series. Christians and non-christians can enjoy them.