Recently I was given the opportunity to review several products from Greathall Productions Inc. I was very excited because I have a couple of their products already and love them! As a Classical Conversations family, I had been meaning to check out their website to see if they had anything that could possibly go along with Cycle 3….I was so excited to find out they had plenty!
From their website:
“Since 1989 master storyteller Jim Weiss has produced award-winning audio recordings for children that bring classic literature, mythical tales and history to life. Our audio stories for kids foster insightful family discussions and ultimately lead children to the bookshelf.”
If you don’t know anything about them or if you have NEVER heard the famous voice of Jim Weiss, then please take a moment to see what they have to offer. Jim Weiss’ voice has been a favorite for thousands of families and was also the voice behind the audio version of Story of the World history books. His recordings have won numerous awards too!
Why use audio stories?
Some people feel that reading a book is the best way to enjoy stories and literature….maybe even that listening to an audio would lessen a child’s desire to want to read on their own. However, the opposite is true! Listening to these amazing recordings not only provides a wonderful model of how to read aloud (inflection, emphasis, etc) but it also gives children a glimpse into literature that ignites their curiosity. Suddenly, they will want to go and learn more about the topics that they are listening to! If you you don’t believe me, just read some of the reviews on their website!
Jim Weiss and Cycle 3 topics
If you are studying American History this year (like we are in Classical Conversations) then you’ll find dozens of stories for your children to listen to.
They have a complete American History Collection (From Sea to Shining Sea)
- Women in Blue or Gray – true stories from both sides of the Civil War. This CD includes Ginnie and Lottie Moon, Anna Ella Carrol, Harriet Tubman and more!
- Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America – a story of remarkable courage, humor, and compassion (see the sample video below)
- Thomas Jefferson’s America – Stories of the founding fathers including Patrick Henry, Martha Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and more
- Gone West-Bold adventures of American explorers and pioneers such as Lewis and Clark, Fulton’s steamboat, the Oregon Trail, Sacagawea, and more
- NEW – I Said I could and I Did – True stories of 20th century Americans including composers, a U.S. President, Poet, Scientists, Jouralist, and Author!
- American Tall Tales
- And more…..
Check out this sample audio about Abraham Lincoln
I’m so excited to have been given this opportunity! They were already a favorite resource and I would have said amazing things about them anyway! 🙂
If you would like to enter to win an audio CD from Greathall Productions, please enter below! You are entering to win your choice of ONE of these CDs: Abraham Lincoln and the Heart of America, Thomas Jefferson’s America, or Women in Blue and Gray!
33 Thoughts on “Jim Weiss Review & Giveaway!!”
We just recently acquired story of the world vol. 1. We are loving t so far!
We especially have enjoyed his Sherlock Holmes collection!
Oh, my son *LOVES* audio books!
My son loves The Story of the World because of Jim Weiss.
We absolutely LOVE Jim Weiss! He has so many wonderful fiction and non-fiction stories to choose from!
We would enjoy any of them, maybe starting with Abraham Lincoln.
It’s hard to choose, but I think we might have Galileo and the Stargazers memorized!
We love listening to Jim Weiss recordings! My son is learning to love great literature from a very young age. He guards his cd’s like they are golden.
I would LOVE to hear the Abraham Lincoln one!
Our family is new to homeschool, but we were introduced to Jim Weiss’ work through Story of the World and then through his Tall Tales. My boys listening to him!
This looks great!
I enjoyed his recent 2-part interview on the Read Aloud Revival podcast at this link: http://amongstlovelythings.com/read-aloud-revival-the-podcast/
We love Jim Weiss’ recording “On the Path to the Stars and Stripes” stories of American Heritage Girls. Heading into CC Cycle 3, I know we would enjoy any of these US history CD’s. We just got back this week from a trip to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace and boyhood home, so I think my children would especially be interested in the Lincoln recording.
Thanks for the contest! Love your site!
Great products! Wonderful addition to our homeschool.
Thomas Jefferson’s America would be my first pick!
Thomas Jefferson’s America would be my first pick!
Love listening to him. My kids are 7,5,3 – it is amazing how long their attention spans can be captivated!
My kids love audio books and this would be a great addition to our home school library!
Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! I have been thinking about these audio CDs for our Cycle 3 next year and would love to receive them!
My daughters love to listen to Jim Weiss’ CDs over and over again, especially Shakespeare.
We would like to hear the Abraham Lincoln story.
We love Story of the World and can’t wait to listen to Abraham Lincoln!
Love Jim Weiss on Story of the World. Would love to add his other stories to our collection 🙂
Sounds great for cycle 3!
We love Jim Weiss at our house!
We just listened to a Carry On, Mr. Bowditch on vacation. The whole family loved it!
My girls love the nighttime CDs, Sweet Dreams and Good Night!!
I have just recently started hearing about Jim Weiss and am very interested in trying out some of his audiobooks. We love reading at our house, but sometimes my voice just won’t hold out for the longer books!
I have never heard any Jim Weiss audiobooks, but I have heard they are really good!
We’ve listened to The Story of the World audiobooks, but would love to hear more!