I have read the Percy Jackson books and enjoyed them. This book was not as good as his other series and tended to get caught up explaining too many details.
This was one of the worst performances I have encountered with audible. I listen to audio during my drive to work and there were several times I almost returned the audio and grabbed a copy of the book from my kids to finish the story. I played some of the audio to my kids who are big Riordan fans and they could not believe how bad it was.
the story was fine, and would not cut any characters.
The story is worth reading, however it is difficult to finish due to the really bad performance of the narrators.
I love this book and the series! This was my first introduction into the Rick Riordan books, and I am so glad that I did. I was first introduced to The Red Pyramid through Audible’s Deal of the Day email and I decided to take a chance for $2.95. I am so glad that I did! I was hooked from the very beginning.
The book’s classification is Young Adult, but it is enjoyable for kids and adults alike. The narration is wonderful and is probably one of the best narrations I’ve ever heard. This book was written to be read out-loud and the narration does this book justice! Both narrators really make the characters come alive.
The story is about Carter and Sadie Kane, and their quest to save their father who is a really a magician. They learn that they are not only magic is real, but also that they are magicians and that the ancient Egyptians god and goddess are real and still around! It is a story full of adventure and fun. I’ve listened to all 3 some many times that I could basically quote them from memory! If you like stories of magic and fantasy that has really good characters, I would give this series a go. You won’t be sorry!
Yes. Over and over and over again!
I'm a caffeine zombie suffering from constant book hangovers.
Not only does the red pyramid focus on the basics of traditional fables and legends of Egyptian mythology, but also includes some of the more glossed over deities that I was delighted to notice got some favorable mentions.
Sadie Kane is my fave character not only does her personality continue to deepen throughout the series and gain more dimension she carries enough sass and attitude to match her outfit complete with a pair of combat boots that she wears everyday and a streak of color through her hair.
Katherine Kellgren's voice is one the best I have heard through the audiobook world. in regards to character of Sadie Kane it's as if the emotions of her are being felt through what she is saying and what Kellgren brings to the table as the voice of Sadie Kane in particular and her portrayal of her is over the top as far as performance is concerned.
I had a hard time putting this book down!
I enjoyed this book looking forward to the next one in the series. the book keep me interested. very well written
the way they learned to work together even though they really did not no each other. and they actually enjoyed there new powers and keep each other in check
they brought a lot of life to the book! They seem to work together very well, and sounds like they had fun while working ! I think that these two can be a winning combination at probally any book they work together on
Red Pyramid and yes this could make a good SiFi movie or mini series
Tell us about yourself!Grandmother, 18 years military service, 100 % disabled, love to listen to audio books while - crafting - fishing - riding. SCI-FI / FANTASY
different female narrator.
Kellgren was awful. I could only take about 15 mins of her at a time.
anger, disappointment !!
Could be a great story, but i will never know. I can not listen to Kellgren's voice, attitude, her whole performance.
Children. If you're over 15 don't bother.
characters are too obnoxious!
voice was so distracting I couldn't finish the story
Yes! My kids (7 & 12 yrs old) and I have listened to this book twice already. At the end of they already asked if we could just start it again.
(1) Peter and The Starcatchers and (2) Arthur and the Minimoys. Both of these audio books are narrated by Jim Dale.
Red Pyramid is targeted at the same audience as Peter & the Starcatchers and Arthur and the Minimoys. They are written for young readers, but are entertaining and engaging enough for an adult.
I read the book also. What the audio brings to the story is a better ability to imagine the unique characters - the large ones as well as the bit players - because you actually hear them in different voices.
Katherine Kellegren perfectly captures the voice of a sassy 12-year old british girl....but also easily and rapidly transitions to the voices of other characters ranging from a stuffy French man accent to a hick Tennessee cowboy accent with ease and believability. Kevin R. Free, though a grown man, is equally believable as a 14-year old boy or ancient cat goddess.
Yes. We often found ourselves sitting in the driveway for an extra few minutes to finish chapters, or the kids requesting "just a bit more!" of listening before going to bed.
I accidently bought this book when it was in the "daily special". I inadvertently hit "purchase" and figured at that point to give it a try.
I wish I could give 1/2 stars. 3 stars is too little and 4 stars seems to high a rating, especially if you're an adult reader. The story itself is a 4 star kids book, but will seem too childish for most adults. I found this so, and from an adults perspective, this would be a 2 or 3 star novel.
As for the performance, that was solid. This is my second experience with dual narrators, and it seems to work well. It did so for this book especially, and having both genders represented should make this listen enjoyable for both boys and girls in their "tweens".
This has got to be one of the best books I've ever read/listened to. The narrators are amazing! It seems as it was written especially for them to narrate. The story was awesome! I really loved learning about ancient Egyptian history. Everything about this book was perfect, from the flow of the events to the characters and the excitement leading to the climax. There is nothing that I would change about this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves adventure. It was better than, in my opinion, the Percy Jackson series.
Other than the very annoying voice for the female character, this book is just not for adults. 10 to 13 year olds might enjoy it.