Our children loved listening to historical stories on audio that Jim Weiss “reads.” Here is our selection for your audio learners. These are great for car trips too. He also reads the Story of the World books by Susan Wise Bauer.
The Jim Weiss History Stories CDs can supplement and enhance your history studies.
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch CD
Now you can listen to the unabridged version of Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. Read by Jim Weiss, this is the interesting story of Nathaniel Bowditch who wrote the American Practical Navigator, a book that is still helping sailors.
Students who need help with reading can follow along in the book as it is read word for word.
Carry On Mr. Bowditch won the Newbery Award in 1956.
Masters of the Renaissance CD Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and more
In true stories as vivid as the colors in which they painted, Jim Weiss brings to life the astounding Leonardo da Vinci; the volcanic genius Michelangelo; Brunelleschi, who changed the way we see the world; the lighthearted sculptor, Donatello; and other captivating characters. You will watch fierce Pope Julius II drive out invaders while supervising the painting of the Sistine Chapel, and dine in the palace of Lorenzo de Medici, swordsman, statesman and patron of the arts, as he faces treachery and turns war to peace. The Masters of the Renaissance CD will inspire a lifelong fascination with the arts—and with the riches and high aspirations of the Renaissance.
Tales from the Old Testament CD
An exciting introduction to the Bible. Tales From the Old Testament features nondenominational portraits of biblical characters as caring, understandable humans facing extraordinary situations. Included are Abraham and the Idols, The Story of Ruth, Noah and the Ark, Queen Esther, David and Goliath, David’s Dance, and Wise King Solomon.
- “Allows our children to be excited by The Bible … something my husband (a clergyman) has tried to do with mixed results!” -Parent
- Film Advisory Board Award
The Queen’s Pirate: Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake CD
From daring sea voyages to glittering throne rooms to the dreaded Tower of London, you will experience the pageantry of old England with two of history’s most fascinating characters in The Queen’s Pirate CD.
- “Heart-pounding adventures and profound insights into questions we’re still asking centuries later.” —Educator
- Film Advisory Award
Galileo and the Stargazers CD
“Narrating and voicing all the characters, master storyteller Jim Weiss turns historic icons of the sciences into real people, weaving the thrill of discovery into a tapestry of enchantment with tales about great thinkers who changed the world.” -Parents’ Choice
- Parents’ Choice Gold Award
- Storytelling World Award
Galileo and the Stargazers CD includes: Archimedes and the Golden Crown, King Hieron’s Challenge, Soldier and Scientist, Ptolemy vs. Copernicus, Tycho Brahe Scans the Skies, Kepler and Galileo, The Trial of Galileo, Isaac Newton, Epilogue. (Sicily 400 BC, England 1700)