Brinkman Adventures is a family favorite for us. We have followed their amazing Audio Dramas for a long while now and they never disappoint us. So when Season 6: Underground Rising came up for review, I knew I wanted to join in on this one. The kids enjoy the stories, and so do I!
Brinkman Adventures is unlike any other radio drama we have experienced. Over the years, we have truly come to love the stories they share. Each story is different, but the stories are centered around the Brinkman Family, who’s characters are easy to fall in love with.
These are stories of history and intrigue. True stories of the experiences of others who have walked in battle, who have experienced terror, dread, love and kindness. Stories of missionaries, or fighters, of faith. And each story is unique and educational, all in the same.
Underground Rising begins with Dutch Underground which shares the story of Jack Brinkman’s (Ian Bultman’s) grandparents. The story is set during World War II when the Nazi’s had control of much of the World. There is some funny moments but overall this was a very serious time period which is well depicted in this episode of the Brinkman Adventures season.
There is also a funny, but reflective story of a fly, that leads to a more thought-provoking reason for life. And the story of Samantha (Sam) and her family, who are missionaries serving at an orphanage in India. You learn about their experiences there, there unfortunate exposure to the Rove Beetle that gave them blister beetle dermatitis and how their love for people has helped so many who needed it most.
And finally we meet Dave Eubanks, who grew up the son of Missionaries and has continued his course by developing the Free Burma Rangers, a group of private soldiers who help others in the areas of Burma, Iraq and Sudan. Dave and his amazing wife and children face the darkest areas to bring peace and love to others where it’s needed. Their fight is shared in Episode 59 and 60: Free Burma Rangers Pt 1 and 2.
The stories recounted through Brinkman Adventures help to bring you closer to history that isn’t often easily covered in textbook lessons or storybooks. These stories are real and raw but still fun and captivating. The creative way that they are told makes it easy to understand and want to listen to hear what happens next.
Brinkman Adventures seasons are now a bit shorter in length. In the beginning, these episodes were around 5 hours long but now are around 2 and a half hours. The stories are still just as interesting and easy to listen to in the car, or at devotional time, added into a day’s lesson or just for fun.
Another new thing is that you can find the “Real Stories” of these episodes shared right on their website. This is something I really loved. You can click on the real stories, choose the Season you are following, and read all about the stories behind them. You can click to read about a particular episode as well. There are additional links shared that lead you to learn even more about the subjects and characters used in the stories. It’s really just an amazing addition that helps to bring these stories to life even more.
We just simply LOVE Brinkman Adventures. You can order a physical copy of these audio dramas or a digital copy to burn yourself or listen to on your own device. Price vary per season but for Season 6: Underground Rising the price range is $19.99 to $23.99 depending on the format you choose.
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