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Each Passages manuscript chronicles the adventures of kids from Odyssey, in different times, who travel to an alternate world called Marus. At first unbeknownst to the listener, each Marus manuscript is actually a Bible story retold in a fantasy setting. Through each tale, John Avery Whittaker (“Whit”) and Jack Allen investigate, unearthing a larger story that connects all six manuscripts. As the epic stories play out in Marus, Whit and Jack must race to solve the mystery of this hidden land. In Darien’s Rise, two kids from Odyssey find themselves transported to a strange new world. They are immediately caught up in a struggle between a power-mad king and his valiant young general. (This is the story of David and King Saul retold in a medieval setting.) Enter a land where belief in God becomes the adventure of a lifetime! All new content!
Focus on the Family always delivers great, Bible-based stories, and this CD collection is no exception. This retelling of the story of King Saul and David, portrayed through the fictional world of Marus, is exciting, interesting, and has high production value. Any kid who likes Adventures in Odyssey and adventure/fiction stories will love this entry in the Passages series. The only thing that bothers me, because I'm a history lover, is what time period Marus is in parallel to our own history. The product description says "retold in an medieval setting" and the album artwork seems to suggest the same thing, however, as anyone who has actually listened to the story could tell you, that is completely ridiculous. In the story armies are mainly transported by trains and carry what I presume are rifles. There are mentions of gas powered homes, phones, and trucks. If I had to guess I'd say Marus is in the 1920's or maybe a late Victorian Era with some anachronistic technology. Seriously, this is bothering me and if anyone could let me know, please don't hesitate. All in all though, I love this production and would certainly recommend it!
SeriesAdventures in Odyssey Audio
AudienceAges 8 & Up
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