Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Beloved Books, Sugar Creek Gang Cd's Review -TOS

Beloved Books produces many audiobooks(stories) for the listeners "reading" pleasure.  I was privileged to get to review Volume 1 of the Sugar Creek Gang Series. A 12 cd compilation, it includes six stories:
The Swamp Robber
The Killer Bear
The Winter Rescue
The Lost Campers
Chicago Adventure
The Secret Hideout


Written by Paul Hutchens, the first Sugar Creek Gang book was published in 1939.  His lifelong sport of choice was fishing which is evident in the stories in the first chapter!  Several years ago(but long after they were written) another Paul came to be with the stories.  Paul Ramseyer is the voice on the Audiobooks.  He narrated 36 books onto cd for our listening pleasure.  And it is a real pleasure to listen to him read.  He has a wonderful voice that keeps you enthralled and spellbound. 

Lucas and Mariah listening away.

My kids love these stories. I must admit that we have done other "books on tape" with them so they're used to sitting and listening and not having to see the story in a movie form.  I long ago realized I did not want my children to be couch potatoes or addicted to television.  So, while we do have a television we only use it for the occassional movie or educational show.  We do not have cable or any other kind of hookup for it, so only the VCR and DVD players can get it to work.  I am thankful for this as my kids love to read and love to listen to stories.

Audry, naked baby Fionna, and Zyera listening

The stories are told from the viewpoint of a young boy named Bill Collins.  He and his gang, members Poetry, Circus, Big Jim, Little Jim, and Dragonfly have many adventures and narrow escapes!  The narrator has just the right voice to bring them all to life and keep you on the edge of your seat! These stories have great ethics and promote good Christian values.  I love that they honor obedience to your parents and encourage kids to do what is right.

Patrick and Bridgett listening to the story

We are planning a trip to the zoo soon as a birthday present/school field trip and the kids have already informed me that we're listening to these books on the way.  It's a 2 hour drive one way so I'm sure we'll get through quite a bit.  Of course, their daddy doesn't get to go with us so we'll have to relisten to the stories he missed with him later.  He loved reading the Sugar Creek Gang books when he was young and I think he loves listening to them more than the kids do!

Colin being his normal hammy self.

You can purchase all 36 books through Beloved Books or just purchase one volume or even just the first storyVolume 1(which we reviewed) is $54.95 with free media rate shipping. 

Check out the reviews of other TOS bloggers by going to The Crew posting.  I find it fun to read the other reviews and see what everyone else thought of the items. 

For an extra special treat enter SUGARCREEKGANG-20 when you check out for 20 % off your order!  This code does not expire so use it again and again!!

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.

My opinion has not been influenced or altered in anyway by the company and only includes my honest thoughts on the product.
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  1. You know I have never heard of these. THanks for the review.

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  2. Thanks for this review! I love listening to books on tape. It always relaxes me. I'm going ot have to check these out!

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