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Greathall Productions Audio Recordings

Publisher: Greathall Productions, Inc.
Author: Jim Weiss
Review last updated: 2009
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Greathall Productions Audio Recordings

Master storyteller Jim Weiss retells folklore, myths, and tales from past civilizations that help bring history to life. By using his voice to create different characters, Weiss sparks children's imaginations with drama. Among his recordings that might enhance history and social studies are Greek Myths, Arabian Nights, Carry On Mr Bowditch, Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America, The Three Musketeers/Robin Hood, Tales from the Old Testament, King Arthur and His Knights, Tales from Cultures Far and Near, Galileo and theStargazers and Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths. Even titles such as Egyptian Treasures, which some might think likely to be problematic, are presented in an inoffensive fashion. Weiss clearly treats mythology as such, and treatment of mummies is factual and historical—told as a story of tracking down grave robbers.

Recent additions to Greathall's recordings are abridged presentations of some of G.A. Henty's historical fiction books. Available thus far are The Cat of Bubastes, Wulf the Saxon, The Young Carthiginian, and In the Reign of Terror.

Greathall's brochure indicates a non-judgmental, slightly "new-age" philosophy, so select tapes with that in mind. In spite of that caveat, the tapes, performed with dramatic flair by storyteller Jim Weiss, are very well done. Weiss seems to have an unlimited repertoire of voices, and combined with sound effects, the result is far more entertaining than most storytelling. Such recordings are particularly useful with children who are pre-readers or reluctant readers, or with children whose best learning modality is auditory.

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  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch CD

    Carry On, Mr. Bowditch CD

    Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths - Audiobook on CD

    Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths - Audiobook on CD

    Jim Weiss

    Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths CD

    Egyptian Treasures: Mummies and Myths CD

    A Storytellers Version of King Arthur & His Knights Audio CD

    A Storytellers Version of King Arthur & His Knights Audio CD

    Jim Weiss

    Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America: A Story of Remarkable Courage, Humor a

    Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America: A Story of Remarkable Courage, Humor a

    King Arthur and His Knights CD

    King Arthur and His Knights CD

    The Cat of Bubastes - Audiobook on CD

    The Cat of Bubastes                - Audiobook on CD

    G.A. Henty

    Beric the Briton CD

    Beric the Briton CD

    A Storytellers Version of the 3 Musketeers & Robin Hood Audio CD

    A Storytellers Version of the 3 Musketeers & Robin Hood Audio CD

    Jim Weiss

    Beric the Briton on 8 Audio CDs

    Beric the Briton on 8 Audio CDs

    G.A. Henty, read by Jim Weiss

    Julius Caesar and The Story of Rome CD

    Julius Caesar and The Story of Rome CD

    Greek Myths CD

    Greek Myths CD

    Tales From the Old Testament CD

    Tales From the Old Testament CD

    Masters of the Renaissance CD

    Masters of the Renaissance CD

    Young Carthagenian Audio CDs

    Young Carthagenian Audio CDs

    Three Musketeers and Robin Hood CD

    Three Musketeers and Robin Hood CD

    Cat of Bubastes CD

    Cat of Bubastes CD

    Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America CD

    Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America CD

    Instant Key

    • Suitable for: group/family or independent learning
      Audience: all ages
      Need for parent/teacher instruction: 0
      Prep time needed: 0
      Teacher's manual: N/A
      Religious perspective:  secular

    Publisher's Info

    • Greathall Productions, Inc.

      PO Box 5061
      Charlottesville, VA 22905-5061

      (800) 477-6234
      e-mail: greathall@greathall.com
      www.greathall.com