Please tell us what you think of the new design!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25, 2010  | 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

This song by Greater Vision is called "I Could Never Praise Him Enough."  You can listen to it here or watch it on YouTube.

New Covers

Wednesday, November 24, 2010  | 

Here are the new "Imagination Station" book covers.

Peril in the Palace

Revenge of the Red Night

Free Download

For a limited time you can download a FREE Radio Theatre drama from Focus on the Family.  Just in time for Thanksgiving, you can now get "The Legend of Squanto."  Click the link and hurry and download.  This deal won't last forever.  (Note: Make sure you get the digital download.  Refer to the picture below.)

Go Green!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010  | 

Here's another fake cover I made for an album entitled "Go Green!" :)  Please Comment!

Review Coming Soon

Monday, November 15, 2010  | 

I really liked "The Owl-Napper."  I'll try to post my review soon.

My Cover for #54!

Thursday, November 11, 2010  | 

Whit has decided that working at Whit’s End is too tiring.  So he decides to take a break and become…a mailman!  So he asks Bob (from the Official Podcast) and Connie Kendall to take over.  But when they agreed to take over they never realized that their ideas for managing the shop would differ so greatly.  Bob wants to put in a superhero exhibit, and Connie wants to do a princess theme.  And when they try to find Whit to help them work out their differences, he’s nowhere to be found.  When things start to get out of hand, will the kids at Whit’s End be able to locate Whit before it’s too late?  Featuring themes in getting along and freedom of speech.  Includes a behind-the-scenes look in the studio and a special song by Eugene entitled “Why Can’t All God’s Children Get Along” a knock-off of the real song of the same title.  Stories include:
  1. Bob Comes to Town
  2. Goodbye Mr. Whittaker
  3. All the Difference in the World (Revisited)
  4. Gone With the Wind
  5. The Big Blowup
  6. Find Mr. Whittaker!
  7. Situation Resolved
  8. It’s My Choice!
  9. Wonderworld (Revisited)
  10. Gangbusters
  11. The Underworld Part 1
  12. The Underworld Part 2
Please comment and tell me what you think!

Opposite Day

Sunday, November 7, 2010  | 

Add a Comment  | 
In my opinion, “Opposite Day” was one of the worst episodes in #52 Cause and Effect, for several reasons. For one, Barrett’s voice changed. This was one of the worst things, I think, in the new AIO season. I know that other actors voices have changed, but I didn’t really care, probably because when they did change, I didn’t listen to Odyssey very much. For example, when I heard the episode’s where Jimmy Barclay’s voice changed, there were many other new Odyssey stories out, and I was used to his voice. But now that I listen to Odyssey a lot, and I remember when Barrett first came on the scene, I really dislike the change. When Barrett appeared in “Game For a Mystery,” he was really annoying. But then his voice seemed to get less squeaky, and he seemed to mature (in “When You’re Right, You’re Right” and “Stage Fright”). And when I listened to “Opposite Day,” two things contributed to him sounding foolish again. As I said, his voice changed, but he also was logged onto, or talking about Club KidChat for the entire episode. (This was very similar to his first episode where he was addicted to his video game.) I don’t think I will ever like his voice change, and I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with the two episodes where he really did a pretty good job.

Another thing that I didn’t like about this episode was the characters that played a major role. Besides Barrett, there was Olivia (who I can’t stand), and a new character named Amber - a geeky, obnoxious girl, who likes computers, rocks, and bugs. We’ll start off with Amber. I’ll just say, right now, that if she is going to be a recurring character, I’ll scream. I don’t generally like geeky boy characters (such as Isaac Morton), but having a geeky girl character somehow seemed to make the whole thing worse. And when AIO combined her personality and voice, with Barrett and Olivia’s personality and voice, they just ruined the episode.

I will point out that this episode can be a good reminder to people, since everybody is on Facebook, today, updated their status, and adding and chatting with their “friends.” It is a good reminder to stay focused on our real relationships, with our real friends. Still it was a bit unrealistic, because most people’s Facebook “friends” are their friends in real life. All of my Facebook friends are people I’ve met before. But that doesn’t mean that meeting people on the internet is bad. One of my best friends is one that I met on the internet, by means of our AIO sites and email.

I guess I’ll wrap up this review by saying that this was one of my least favorite AIO episodes, and that I’d give it the lowest rating possible. It was unrealistic, it’s characters were annoying, and I only laughed at one scene. I’ll give this episode a 1 out of 5 star rating. (Assuming that 1 star is the absolute lowest rating possible.)
Please Comment!

#52 Cause and Effect

Monday, November 1, 2010  | 

Add a Comment  | 
I’ve finally received # 52 Cause and Effect.  I couldn’t wait to receive this album, and once I received it, I found that it was pretty good.  (Probably better than #51 Take it From the Top.)
      This album brought about some changes to Odyssey.  One major complaint was that Barrett Jone’s voice changed.  I hated this part.  Just when he was sounding more mature, his voice changed, and he acted like a total idiot.
      Another surprise was that the album brought back Priscilla Peterson, who I thought wouldn’t be a permanent character.  It seems that she will be in AIO a lot from now on, which I don‘t really mind.
      It seems that Focus on the Family is trying to return to their roots.  Some of the episodes in this album seemed that AIO was trying to make the series more like it used to be.  (For example “Fast As I Can”  The only new character was Matthew Parker.  And it just had more of that Odyssey feel.)
      I’ll give this episode a 31/2 out of 5 star rating.  My favorite episodes were, “Stage Fright,” “Fast As I Can,” and “The Owl-napper.”  (I haven’t fully listened to “A Thankstaking Story,” but I think it will be pretty dumb.)
      I would like to thank Tyndale for providing me with a free copy of #52 Cause and Effect to review for the blog network.  You can buy the album from or

"Fast As I Can" Review

Add a Comment  | 
My Review for “Fast As I Can”:

Things I Liked:

  • This episode was really funny.  I liked the part where Wooton told how he was going to fast junk food.  There was lots of humor in this episode, such as Mrs. Randolph offering Wooton lots of cakes and sweets, and Eugene giving a speech with words containing no more than two syllables.
  • I also liked the part where Matthew went into the Imagination Station and Thomas Jefferson had a computer and email and stuff.

Things I Disliked:

  • I didn’t have many complaints about this episode.  The only things were that I don’t how everybody yells and hollers when they take a trip in the Imagination Station.  And the other thing was that Connie fasted make-up.  I think she should fast make-up permanently, but I won’t go into that…


  • This episode certainly had a better spiritual lesson than some.  Fasting is almost never talked about.
  • I noticed that we had another bird in this story. (a duck)  We had a bird in Game For a Mystery, For the Birds, Stage Fright, The Owlnapping, The Malted Milkball Falcon, and then in this story, Fast As I Can.

I’ll give this episode 4 out of 5 stars.
Copyright 2011 | The Odyssey Times: 11/01/2010 - 12/01/2010 | Get Templates Here