The Story of the World Volume 4 Audio Book

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The Story of the World Volume 4 Audio Book:
The Modern Age - Revised Edition

From Victoria's Empire to the End of the USSR
Unabridged for listening to on long car trips, while working around the house, or just for added convenience on any school day! This spirited reading of The Story of the World Volume 4 brings to life the stories and records of the people of the Modern Age.

12 Hours of Professionally-Rendered Audio
Professionally-rendered audio edition with no music, sound effects, or other distractions. If your children like repetition, or if your life is especially harried, you'll love this added convenience. Approximately 12 hours on 11 audio CDs. The Story of the World audiobooks may be used along with the print book, as a supplement to a traditional history curriculum, or independently.

Read by Jim Weiss
This Story of the World audiobook is a collaboration between Jim Weiss, whose voice is "liquid gold" (CNN TV), and Susan Wise Bauer, whose writing has been described as "timeless and intelligent" (Publishers Weekly). Jim Weiss has been a storyteller for over twenty-five years. He is the winner of over seventy-five major national awards!

About The Story of the World series:

Easy-to-Implement, Captivating Chronological History
This captivating read-aloud series will introduce your children to the marvelous history of the world presented chronologically from the beginning of time. Each volume of The Story of the World includes the details of battles, kingdoms, cultures, and customs from every continent and major people group woven together into a story that children will find mesmerizing. With short chapters, many less than seven pages, The Story of the World presents history in small, easily-digestible chunks. Of particular appeal to children will be the occasional story about a hypothetical child in the culture of that time and fictional stories that were popular during that time.

The Best History Books Available for 1st-6th Grade!
The Story of the World is intended to be a read-aloud program for first through sixth grade, but it can work equally well as independent reading by an older child. Don't restrict your scope of history to just American history. These are what we consider the best world history books for this age group. If you have ever found history to be dull and humdrum, these books might just change that opinion!

Combine with the Hands-On Student Activity Book for a Full Curriculum
The Curriculum/Activity Guide offers parents and teachers a complete history curriculum for use with The Story of the World. In addition to extensive reading lists and cross-references to the most common illustrated encyclopedias, the Activity Book contains comprehension questions, sample narrations, maps, coloring pages, and activities for each chapter in The Story of the World. Children and parent-teachers love the activities, which range from coloring pages and games to mummifying a chicken!

Attempts to Include All Significant Historical and Cultural Accounts
Note: Please do not consider this series a Providential view of history which recognizes God's hand in history. It is first and foremost a history text that attempts to include all significant historical and cultural accounts. If you are a conservative Christian, you may want to opt out of a couple of activities. And where you find details with Biblical references that are inaccurate because of sparseness, use this opportunity to interject more of His story. Bible history is best taught with a Bible so we encourage your family to read through the Bible every year. These are very minor issues that are easily addressed and shouldn't keep you from this overall excellent program.


  • 11 Audio CDs
  • 12 hours of content
  • An unabridged reading of Volume 4: The Modern Age
  • 1850 to 1994 AD
  • From Victoria's Empire to the end of the USSR

  • Publisher's Information
    Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    Format: Audiobook
    Read by: Jim Weiss
    Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
    Edition/Copyright: 2006
    ISBN: 781933339030
    Consumable: No
    Reproducible: No
    Faith-Based: No

    Awards and Endorsements:
    The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winners

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 16 reviews
    History Everywhere

    We are so thankful for the Story of the World, Vol. 4 on audio. We are able to take history on the go and listen during commute time. If an MP3 download had been an option vs the CD, we would have opted for the MP3 option.

    Great Addition

    The Story of the World audio CD is being well used. This option makes school on the rode more feasible. We do wish there was an MP3 option as part of the kit.

    Fun and fast.

    My kids love these. The fourth year of these wasn’t quite as engaging as the previous years, but they are for older kids, so that makes sense. We listen to them in the van. (Used to before Coronavirus. 😬😂) but love them for road trips and just fooling around when the kids are with me for errands. History is always explained in a concise and accurate way. The reason I don’t use Mystery of History is because I feel like LH interprets the history for the child instead of letting them hear it themselves. SOTW feels more like a plain old telling of the story.

    The Story of the World Volume 4 Audio Book

    This is a great addition, because if my husband or I are not available we can play the CD.

    The Story of the World Volume 4 Audio Book

    This was great for when we were on the go. Enabled the kids to keep doing school work on the road.