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.
This audiobook is good. It is not the best, but far from the worst audiobook I have listened to, it is above average and is a solidly good book. The author embraces this format and brings it into the story masterfully, while the performances by the two narrators is very good and moves the story along effortlessly. The differing perspective of the two main characters was intriguing and in many instances downright captivating. I would have rated this series higher, as I think that the way that Rick Riordan uses the audio format in this series is brilliant, but I listened to a superior work (The Colour of Magic by Terry Prachett) and cannot in good conscience give this work the same rating. This series is much better than Riordan's other, more famous, Percy Jackson series, which I also enjoyed.
Their narration gave more depth to the characters and brought that enjoyable sibling rivalry to life. Also, the accents they did were very good, even on the very very few instances where they attributed the wrong accent to a particular speaker. In fact, that is the only reason that they got 4 instead of 5 stars. Their performances were still well above par. I wish I could give them a 4.75. I have even started adding books they narrate to my wish list, simply because I enjoyed them so much.
I just want to make clear that this is a quality production and written work. I very much enjoyed listening to this series, much more than I anticipated.
I don't usually listen to this type of book, but it was quite enjoyable.
Both were great.
No. Too much going on al the time...needed to take breaks to appreciate it.
Kind of tough to keep up with all the characters they were interacting with (names, jargon, etc), but it didnt stop me from getting through the book. This isn't my usual genre, so I am not sure I will want to go past this Book One of the series, but on its own, still worth it!