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The Good Son

A Thicket of Tales, Book 1
Narrated by: A.D. Hasselbring
Series: A Thicket of Tales, Book 1
Length: 13 mins

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When young Jack leaves home looking for adventure and to seek his fortune, his father reminds him that "the good you do for others is the good that will come back to you." As he helps those along his path, the young man experiences adventure that he had never dreamed of and finds strength within himself that he never imagined.

Perfect for car trips, bedtime stories, or just for quiet time, this captivating audio anthology emerges from professional author and father of two, A.D. Hasselbring. A Thicket of Tales ignites the imagination, builds self-worth, and strengthens confidence through artfully crafted fairy tales with a contemporary voice. Hasselbring’s innovative, family-friendly storytelling engages children, keeping their minds active through positive characters, new vocabulary, and stunning imagery. As each tale unfolds, it paints vibrant portraits of heroes and heroines and encourages children to explore their boundless imaginations in stories that teach life lessons “with a billow of wind wrapped in a gust of imagination.”

©2014 A.D. Hasselbring (P)2014 A.D. Hasselbring

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  • 15-10-14

Another fantastic book in this series!

If you could sum up The Good Son in three words, what would they be?

Captivating, exciting and wholesome.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Good Son?

When Jack is running from the giant, the horse he had previously been kind to comes to save him. The sound effects in this whole reading are so engaging and help the listener become immersed in the story. My kids were completely enthralled during the chase, hearing the trees fall and the giant's steps, and cheered when they heard the horse's hooves drawing closer signaling Jack's escape.

Have you listened to any of A.D. Hasselbring’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I've heard several of the other books in this series. They have all been absolutely delightful! Kind of a mix of Anne of Green Gables and Grimm's Fairytales. He reads in a very accessible, relaxed tone that reminds me of a father telling his children a story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is not a long story, paced well for children to handle easily in one sitting, and exciting enough that my kids never would have let me turn it off before the end.

Any additional comments?

This is a definite go to for car trips, etc. In my experience it was enjoyed equally by 5,7 and 13 year olds, and both parents who have gotten very tired of the same old children's material. Thank you for something so well written and beautifully read!