I absolutely adore Katherine Kellgren! The producers should never have had Kevin Free narrate as Carter he sounds effeminate can not do an english accent to save his life and ought not to have tried. Katherine has such a wide and diverse vocal ability it would have been a joy to listen to her narrate the entire book. Good story that was spoiled slightly by a poor choice of male narrator.
I love the voices of both characters. The voices are spot-one with the different personalities of the brother and sister. My 12-year old daughter is reading and listening to the book after my recommendation (and enjoying it).
He is a true Master of his craft. A Steven King or R.L.Stein for the little ones. These are stories I can read to my little girl. That is a true blessing. Thank you Sir.
My kids ages 9 and 12 really enjoyed this book, so many thanks. It is creative and entertaining and definitely for kids, also grown-ups with lots and lots of patience. Listening to kids books with my kids is a lot of fun, sometimes even more fun than listening to my own books. My kids really loved this book. For grown ups after the thousandths time of imminent danger being upon them with no possible way out... well it would be nice if the author followed his own boundaries of the world he's created. Very well narrated good ideas suggest you give it a try.
After enjoying the Percy Jackson series, and being somewhat disappointed by the "39 Clues-Book 1", I was unsure how this one would sound. I was surprised to find that I like this one more than the Percy Jackson series, mostly due to Katherine Kellgren's narration. Funny, with interesting Egyptian facts, I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series!
Sorry, but this does not read (or sounds in this case) like a story. The book is more like a videogame:
1. Introductory Sequence
2. Some sort of action
3. Another explanatory Sequence
3. Some other form of action
and so on and on... I couldn't finish it.
Maybe I'm to spoiled after listening to The Bartimaeus Trilogy. Which has much more depth in my opinion.
Good story but I couldn't listen to more than 1 chapter due to the awful narration of both the male & female.
I read a couple of chapters of this book at the bookstore, found it an intriguing concept, and downloaded the audio version upon returning home. Unfortunately, only the first two chapters are interesting. Whatever mystery, history, or story line exists is soon smothered by repetitive, running battles between the gods of Egypt and the teenage protagonists. If you must read it, borrow it from the public library.
The book was entertaining but probably more for a younger reader/listner. I did enjoy the book but seemed to be a bit like Harry Potter.