Love to exercise while listening
I loved the playfulness to this book. I learned a lot about Egyptology and enjoyed the non-stop action.
It was both nice and distracting having 2 readers. You get used to one reader and their voices for characters and then have to shift gears.
My son is a fan of Percy Jackson, so I thought I would give it a shot to The Red Pyramid series. I listened to the end and found myself realizing that I don't remember what was in the beginning of the story.
Narrators did not do justice to the story. Screaming, literally, by the female narrator was very distracting.
Narrators are going to the least favorite pile.
The story seemed interesting, the way the story is told. However, the narrator's voice was like fingernails on a chalkboard. I didn't get past two chapters.
Not the genre.
NO. The young girl's voice sounded like a thirty year old. It wasn't the character's sophistication, it was the voice. I am curious to whom this book is suppose to appeal? I hate to be negative but I think this book would be a good listen with different narrators.
I am disappointed I spent a credit!!!
I guess I failed to read far enough into the ratings. I assumed the book would be sort of "Tres Navarre does Egypt". I love mysteries, but not fantasy. It was both fantasy and geared toward teenagers. Having said that, it was well done for the genre...just not for me. If you are a teenager into magic and fantasy, you would probably give it 5 stars. The performances were that good also.
I liked that it was a world of Egyptian mythology. I liked Sadie's character the least.
Maybe the battle of the pyramid under the mountain.
Not until they practiced more.
This was a tough listen. The narration style (the two protagonists speaking into a microphone) did not make sense - no one talks like a novel is written. In particular, it was tough to listen to the female narrator. She is very enthusiastic, but it does not fit. Also, the author/narrator makes Sadie act as if she were an adult, although she is 12. That makes me think of what Shakespeare did with Juliet in R&J. The author could have at least tried to explain it away within the story ("Sadie had always been a prodigy...").
Maybe later books will be better rounded out. This one had potential.
Not the best book I've listened to, I think I might be a little too old for this kind of story.
Get rid of the female narrator, she seems to have two volumes- loud and louder, and a painfully piercing voice. It was a relief every time the male voice took over.
As I said, the female could've turned the volume down a bit. Her voice was hard to listen to and gave me a headache.
The narrator's attempt to enact a 12 year old British girl is so bad it makes the book impossible to listen to. I never should have purchased this title.
THIS PERFORMANCE IS BARFWORTHY. IF YOU AREN'T A 12 YEAR OLD ENGLISH GIRL DONT DO AN ENGLISH FEMALE ACCENT.
I don't generally read YA books. My nephew read and loved the Percy Jackson books, but I hadn't read those and wasn't overly fond of the movie. I decided to take a chance on this book because of the Egyptian Mythology. And i was completely surprised at how witty, exciting and fun this book was.
The readers were terrific (despite the fact that Kevin R. Free cannot do a British or Southern accent. :-) I highly recommend this book. Now, i'm off to get the next book in the series.
This is a very annoying recording. One voice is especially loud and piercing, if you lower the volume so that voice doesn't hurt the other voices are too soft. Quality control nonexistent. The story is good so I'm persevering but I hate having Katherine Kellgren shrieking in my ear!
I hate having Katherine Kellgren shrieking in my ear!
No. I had to rest my ears and take tylenol for the headache.
Yes, this book was quite enjoyable even as an adult listening to a young adult adventure book. The character development along with a easy to follow and effective story line keeps the story and reader's interest going. Any person who likes coming to age and adventure books will enjoy this book. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series.
The coming of age and realization of how important family is, even dead but you have to listen/read the book to understand that part. The Kane kids go from being "why me" and whinny kids to "ok, if not me who" and put on their big boy/girl pants and just do the job.
It takes some getting used to when listening to the voice of "Sadie." During the first part of the book with the switching of the narrators between Carter and Sadie was a little off putting to enjoy the book but by the time I reached the second half of the book I didn't seem to really notice it.