I was put off at first but after I got used to it I rather enjoyed the book.
I love listening to stories (when I'm too busy to be reading them).
The story was brilliant but, then again, I would expect no less from Rick Riordan. At first Katherine Kellgreen's performance as Sadie was a bit annoying but after a while it grows on you. All in all an excellent story.
The books detailed description of the characters. the switching back and forth between the different narrator's. It made the story much more interesting. I loved the details about the history of Egypt. overall great adventure
I am 28 years old and love the Rick Riordan books. However I bought this as a book when it first came out. I could not get into it and I am a grad student with little time for something I don't enjoy. The audio version was fantastic I finished in 4 days. This was between midterms, work, and ..ahem.. Sleep? I liked this better than the Percy and Hereos of Olympus audio books.
I love how Riordan has taken Egyptian history, myths and modern times and shaped it into an exciting story. I am listening to his books as I work so I can discuss them with my granddaughter (I gave her the hardback). The female narrator, Katherine Kellgren, is one of the most aggravating narrators I have ever heard. When I originally read the book, one thing I did not take away from it was her nasty tone towards her brother. I did see that she quipped, jabbed and poked at her brother, but not with the malice and anger that this narrator has brought to the production. It is a shame because every time it is her turn to read her portion, I am very close to turning it off. It has taken away from the listening pleasure and experience that I get with most Audible books. If I had more time to read the actual book before we discuss it, I certainly would prefer that method. As a matter of fact, I have now listened to three Cane Chronicles and will NOT listen to a 4th, that's how irritating I find her.
Listened to it for the second time and was captured even more than before. The performance bring to life the creativity and brilliance of Rick Riordan