We just finished listening to the new adventures, & while they are well written, they are NOT what we knew Jonathan Park to be. Jonathan Park used to be family oriented, with both the Park and Brennan families going on adventures TOGETHER. Now, it mostly includes only the oldest kids. Also, our friends & our family do not like the 'new' Jessie's personality at all. She seemed to be WAY more mature in the old adventures, than she is now (and she is supposed to be older, & a good role model), & way more giddy, hyper, food-oriented, & a bit of a wimp. In the old adventures, the character traits we liked about her was that she was very brave, & rather advanced for her years, & loved Jesus, & mentioned Him a lot. She was a more mature Christian than she is now. And was for the most part, calm, cool, & collected. but now she freaks out about a stupid rat!! Also, I know that not everybody would like this one, but in the old adventures she loved traveling around the world & learning new things, but ultimately she wanted to lead others to Christ, get married & be a mom. Even though she was exposed to many different world views, & ways of life, she had a goal, and wanted to make it a reality, & I admire her for that. I know that you guys probably wanted to make her more 'relatable', but now, she's a sissy. Not a fan of the new Jessie, or the fact that the families are not included all that much, but otherwise everything else in the new adventures was great!!