This is a great listen on a long journey. Appeals to young and old. My daughter (9) and myself listened to this yesterday driving from Dunedin to Te Anau - I now have to get the next book for the return journey!
Fun for Family!
All. Each person has a special story and motive.
Read the series. The audio books are just as fun. The voices are different than I imagined, but good. Great story for a road trip across the country. My husband and tween daughter also enjoyed it. We downloaded the next 3 as we went. Now we listen to the others as we make the long drive to soccer practices.
I am shocked how much I enjoyed this book. Historically I have not been a fan of Rick Riordan. So when I was going through my list of titles I didn't expect much when I got to this one. But it is short so I thought I could get through fast.
While it is not as good as Harry Potter or Artemis Fowl it was still a very enjoyable story. I felt the plot moved fast and never really got bogged down. I also enjoyed the way all the characters interacted with each other, even the cat has personalty.
The narrator does a very good job of expressing emotions and giving each character a distinct voice. He really made the listen enjoyable.
Now I find that I am really looking forward to book 2. I am extra curious about how the changes in authors for the series will impact the style. I am happy that the narrator stays consistent.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the reading is excellent, but was very upset to find the book just stops, it doesn't end. Even though it is a series, each book should be able to be read in isolation, it's not a TV series after all! Will not be going back for more.
Very cross! There was no ending.
His reading was excellent as was his interpretation of the characters. Really made it come to life.
The story was fun and the reading very colourful.
I downloaded this for my 13 year old daughter and she loved it. She can't wait to listen to the next one.
David Pittu was a great narrator. YOU MUST LISTEN!
I have expected this book to be exciting and fun just as much as the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles. However, it seems that I was wrong. I am not saying that this book is that bad, but it's just that it's not a book that can be compared to Rick Riordan's other books. This is not thrilling and also not exciting . However, I really liked the idea of the characters, finding out the clues by following Benjamin Franklin.
If you really want to listen to an audio book that you would not regret, I recommend you the Kane Chronicles and the Warrior Cats.
This is the first of a group of books for young adults that is using ALL available media sources to play a game. Socialistic wisely chose Rick Riodan to start this project. Rick Riodan is known for the Percy Jackson books (young adults) and for his Tres Navarre mystery (adult) books.
The plain is for Kids to read the books, go on line assume a family, and search for clues to solve the 39 clues.
I must say I am having a ball..
I am trying hard to keep up with my son, and must say he is winning. For now
Get this and have some fun too.
Even my eight year old liked it! Made the trip to Legoland so much better and traffic was tolerable with a fun book to listen to! Riordan makes great characters and writes much like James Patterson in that the action is fast-paced and hooks you!