Jim Hodges {G.A. Henty History Audio Books} Giveaway

In our Charlotte Mason homeschool, we LOVE living literature.  So much so, that our “to read” lists are always way longer than what we can actually read.  In order to make time for more living literature over the years, we have always been fans of audio books.  Boring car time is often transformed into other periods of history as my children beg to listen to another chapter.

As most book lovers know, G.A. Henty novels are highly regarded works of living historical fiction.  Even lack-luster readers are drawn to the rich characters and captivating adventures.  It’s amazing how much historical detail is taught ever-so-gently through the text of a story.

Jim Hodges Audio Books

You can imagine my excitement to learn that Jim Hodges has several G.A. Henty Audio Books available!  If you’ve never heard of Jim Hodges, boy are you missing out on a fantastic audio book voice…smooth and clear, with just the right amount of inflection.  Besides G.A. Henty, he’s read aloud many popular titles from other authors like Amy Puetz and R.M. Ballantyne.

I had the opportunity to review two audio books that fit in perfectly with the era of history we are studying this year, With Wolfe in Canada (about the French and Indian War) and In the Reign of Terror (about the French Revolution.)  Talk about good books!  My children were excited to start each new chapter and sad when we had to turn the books off for the day.  And we’re talking about books that have running times between 8+ and 11+ hours.  You’ve gotta love living literature and its almost magical effect!

How did I know which books worked into our history studies? I used this handy, dandy scope and sequence where I easily found my targeted time period and the books available.

The G.A. Henty Audio Books can be purchased as MP3 CD’s or digital downloads.  Either way, the books can be enjoyed on the computer or electronic devices such as the iPod.  Additionally, the physical CD’s can be played on an MP3 compatible CD player or a DVD player (audio only.)  We listened to ours from a laptop and an iPod attached to external speakers.  The sound quality was excellent in both formats.

More Than Just Books

Whether you’re a fan of G.A. Henty novels already or not, you might be interested to know that, besides history, the books are fantastic for teaching geography, character and vocabulary.  Mr. Hodges even has a free talk on this topic if you need a little convincing.  What’s more, he has taken much of the vocabulary work off your shoulders as many of the Henty books have inexpensive vocabulary guides to go along with them!

A Freebie For Everyone

I’m so excited that Jim Hodges has offered EVERY SINGLE READER a free audio download of the unabridged  book Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret Pumphries!  Enjoy this just in time for the upcoming holiday season!  Enter your email address and the code IHSPilgrims.  (This code is case sensitive.  You must use the specific link I’ve included above.)

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Audio Book Giveaway

One lucky reader will get his or her choice of ANY TWO of Jim Hodges Audio Books!  Use the form below to enter.  The giveaway ends September 18, 2012.

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Disclosure:  This review opportunity was coordinated by iHomeschool Network.  In exchange for the review, I received review material and compensation for my time.  As always, I am not required to give a glowing review and only share my honest opinions.



  1. These would be awesome! Thank you!

  2. My girls love audio books! Thanks for including the scope and sequence link. That will come in handy.

  3. Those look great! I’m excited for the free download too!

  4. My son loves anything audio/video to learn from and these would make a wonderful addition to our library of learning.

  5. We’d LOVE to win some audio books!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  6. We love to listen to audio books 🙂

  7. I would love to win!

  8. How fun! We actually have never tried audio books; that usually falls to me but my voice gets tired after a while. This would be great!

  9. This sounds like a great thing to incorporate into my homeschool – thanks for sharing!

  10. OH, love the giveaway – we read it last year – it is phenomenal!

  11. My son enjoys listening to audio books but I wasn’t aware of these. Thanks for letting us know about them.

  12. We love audiobooks!! Awesome giveaway!!

  13. My boys would love this! So would I – I struggle reading out loud. 🙂

  14. We would love these, thanks!

  15. I just found your blog through pinterest! hat a great giveaway thanks!!

  16. What a great way to use that boring car time! I think that is a great way to get in some extra read aloud time!

  17. Cherie Foss says:

    Just listened to Jim Hodges Cat of Bubastes. Excellent!

  18. How wonderful to get the free Pilgrim’s Stories. I went to download it, but when you go to check out after adding it to your cart there is no place to enter the code. I also tried doing it from the link on your post and entering my email address and then the code in the download code box. It says to try again the download code is incorrect. Am I the only one having problems? Am I doing something wrong?

  19. Thanks for the opportunity to win. These look great!

  20. Virginia, I am working on getting an answer to your question. I’ll post here and email you once I have any info for you. Anyone else experiencing the same problem?

  21. I think I figured it out, Virginia…You must use the specific link to Stories of the Pilgrims that I’ve included. It leads you to a special download page where you enter your email address and the code IHSPilgrims. Let me know if it works this time! 🙂

  22. These would be perfect for traveling! I’ll checking on more of these.

  23. I’ve been wanting to check these out. We have a lot of travel time and I am always trying to utilize new audio books.

  24. barb sheffer says:

    Awesome! We love audio books!

  25. Katrina Baxter says:

    Would love to try these out.

  26. That would be great for literature this year! What a fun way to explore some great books!

  27. We’d love to win a couple of the audio books!

  28. Wow! Thanks so much! I’m so excited to start listening to these as we travel!

  29. My children love audio books. This would be a great opportunity to try some new ones!

  30. I would love The Cat of Bubastes for one of the cds if I won.

  31. We love audio books!

  32. My kids and I just started listening to audiobooks. We would love to win these!

  33. I love audiobooks! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  34. Heather Powell says:

    My daughters love G A Henty and we’ve never heard of the Jim Hodge audios. Would love to hear them.

  35. I have heard so much about G A Henty but we haven’t read any of the stories. We do love audio books. Please enter us in the giveaway.

  36. My girls love Henty. We’ve always used Librivox for our audio, but having a quality recording would be super awesome!

  37. In the Reign of Terror is our absolute best! We’ve listened to it over 50 times, and I cry every time.

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