Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An exercise in creativity

I haven't written much in the last few months.  Honestly, I don't feel like I have anything of any interest to say.

No guarantees on this either. :)

Several weeks ago I discovered a company that produces high quality audio productions.  I purchased my first story from them.  It's a great story, lots of fun, and has excellent voice acting.  If it didn't cost so much, I would have bought a lot more by now.

I've listened to the story a dozen times now.  The complete story runs about four hours.  Tonight, I had to drive the kids to scouts.  We listened to the audio story on the drive there and home.  We got through an hour of the story.

While it was going, the kids were totally silent.  They were listening as the story progressed.  It's not an audio book.  No one is reading a story to us, it is an audio play.  Like the old time radio productions.  You listen to the characters talk, hear the sound effects and your mind has to fill in all the visual pictures.  It's brilliant! 

I've asked my hubby for more of these audio productions for Christmas.  I think there needs to be more of this kind of stuff on the radio or made available to kids.  In a world that is filled with visual stimulation, this is an exercise in imagination.

Like I said, the story is good and the acting is first class, but you still have to use your imagination to make sense of the story.  My kids were completely spell-bound tonight.  We're going to have to run some long errands this week so they can finish hearing the story.

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