The Classic Series
Though not officially titled the "Classic Series," these are the original twelve AIO story books written. They are authored by Paul McCusker.
|Classics: The First Six|
The first six books all have Mark Prescott as their central character and revolve around his friendship with Patti Eldridge and their adventures in Odyssey. These books take place about a year or two before the radio series episode 1: Whit's Flop . The major audio characters are John Avery Whittaker and Tom Riley, although Billy McPherson and Emma Douglas do make brief appearances.
|Classics: The Second Six|
The second set of six books finally have familiar characters. The first five take place during the fall of the year before the radio episode 1: Whit's Flop (approximately three months before). Book 7 looks at the early days of Oscar, Jack, and Lucy. Book 8 deals with Jimmy accepting Christ. Books 9 and 10 are an Imagination Station adventure in which Jack Davis and Matt Booker travel back to a time period slightly after the story described in The Underground Railroad. Book 11 is designed to set up the radio series and overlaps a bit of 4: Connie Comes To Town. Book 12 takes place at the same time as the radio series, with many of the same early characters. It takes place before 24: Gotcha!, but after 4: Connie Comes To Town. It also features Patti and Mark again and gives resolve to the first six books.