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
This was a really good interpretation and history lesson on Egypt. I enjoyed the readers and the story. It has enticed me to learn more about ancient Egyptian and the gods they worshiped.
I love Fiction. Magic, Dragons, Wizards, and Spies!
I really enjoyed the performance of this book. Very easy listen. With the story, I felt every part I was wanting more. Needing more for it to be great!
I would recommend this book. It was action packed,, fast paced, and a lot of fun.
Like the two performers. The story line was fun and fast paced. Easy listen.
Funny, great pace and easy on the ears!
The beginning of a great adventure!
Variety in voice and inflection bring the characters to life. The whole family 11, 13, and "older" enjoyed it!
Rick Riordan is a great author, his stories are wonderful. The only thing I dislike about this story is that Sadie is only 12, she acts much more like an older girl. I also love that I know so much more about Egypts gods and how the Egyptians believed they existed. The thing that really makes this book stand out though is the performances. I love that they have 2 narrators a male and female. The performers are wonderful and make it easy to listen to the book. Compared to the Heros of Olympus these narrators are so much better.