This was an excellent tale, one that kept us coming back to listen further. My son loved this story, and certainly impressed his teacher with the amount of Egyptology he picked up in the book! It had those little details that really brought the story to life and gave us something to learn and debate with each other (after all, there's nothing like a debate with an 8 year old). The narrators were very good, though everyone who listened greatly preferred the sections that Katherine Kellgren narrated (the story got us to and from a very long drive to the cottage, with company in the car). It is fast paced, keeps you on the edge of your seat (so to speak) waiting for the next shoe to drop as the two are plummeted through adventure after adventure. Told between brother and sister, the effect is amusing and clever. Wonderful story!
Good book, and a good start to a new series. Very creative story, and good character developement for a kids book. My only problem is with the female narator. She reads very quickly, almost too quickly, and is often very high pitched and screechy.
Even with that though, I still definitely recommend the book.
Loved the Percy Jackson series, so the Kane Chronicles was an obvious choice.
From Greek mythology onward to Egyptian. Great story, with excellent narrations. Didn't want the story to end. Looking fwd to book 2 and book 3.
It matters not, if you're not the targeted audience, this audio book is for you, if you like classical mythology, are an avid fan of the sci-fi channel, want to escape several hours by listening to a good story with excellent voice acting…
Family, commitment, adventure
Sadie - she has sponck !!
The way they play off each other !!
I just keep listening and re-listening !! Great story and wonderful performance by the naratiors !!
No. Overly dramatic rambling story. Overly frequent outbursts of teenage angsts and sibling rivalry creates 1-dimensional characters that were not likeable (could be due to the narrators' voices too)
It already has one, and I won't be listening to it.
Listen to the Bartimaeus trilogy instead - great writing and pace. Also recommend Andrew Lane's young sherlock holmes series.
I enjoyed this whole series. I loved the Percy Jackson series and this was just as fun!
I enjoyed the movement from one reader to the other ! The banter and point of view was great, as well as the sidebars to each other as they are recording their adventures. Love Rick Riordan even though I am an "old fogey"!
The story telling by both POV characters was very well executed and added a richness to the narrative that wasn't present in the print version.
Because this book is one action sequence after another, it was fun to take in one or two chapters at a time in the car over a few weeks. We all enjoyed the tension, the characters and the new insights on Egyptian history.
Linda in Omaha
This is entertaining in a "Harry Potter" sort of way, but not as good. If reviews said it was for the younger audience, I missed it. The narrators were perfect, and made it worth listening to, but I lost interest toward the end and skipped ahead a couple of times. The end was satisfying, but I think I'll pass on the next two books of the series.
The narrators gave the characters depth and interest. Loved Bast. The story was a bit of a surprise for me. I had never heard of the Kane Chronicles, my background lies more in "old school" sci/fi fantasy like Burroughs and I suppose this brands me as "old" too...not the young teen reader the series is geared towards. This first story is epic and interesting, full of mystery, history and magic. I look forward to reading more in this series.