Reading about characters I know and love grow and work through some of the big and small obstacles life offers.
"The Red Pyramid" was a great start to this trilogy, but "Throne of Fire" is like the second time around the roller coaster!
I can't string enough letters together to express how much and how often I found myself doing both!
On to "The Serpent's Shadow"!
my daughter has a reading disablilty so I love to get the audiobook after she reads the text. this allows her review and learn about a lot she missed while reading. Audiobooks have enriched her love for books because she realizes if she takes her time reading a book she will get so much more out of it. I always buy audio books for her required reading for school and essays. she also loves to listen before bed settles her right down.
very well done
just plane love them.
It was easy to understand the meaning of the story and that made it enjoyable.
The Red Pyramid was good. I thought both performances were great.
This book was so interesting that I wanted to keep on reading it.
Great for teenagers!
I love Rick Riordan's books on mythology. I remember some of the stories of mythology from college studies, but they were so disconnected from today that they were little more than irrelevant. Riordan has a way of making these stories come to life. This book has two readers. Kevin Free is okay - sort of. His reading is a little choppy. I wonder how much he practices the text before he records for production. A reader MUST master the text, or risk making the book sound second-rate. Katherine Kellgren is absolutely one of the best female readers EVER. Her reading is not only smooth, she makes her character come alive. Okay, so here's my complaint about Riordan's books. He is so spread out in what he is doing that we are having to wait a lifetime just to get the next episodes. I'm sure he does not care. He just keeps raking in the money. But for those of us who want to know what happens next, it is maddening.
I'm on my 315th audiobook since 2007. I only discovered Audible in 2010 and I find it's a great way to manage my audiobook budget.
I loved Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. This one is just as fun and even informative. I remember loving mythology, but Riordan takes it to a fun level and I find myself wishing I was back in history class learning about Ancient Egypt. I'm sure that there is plenty of artistic license going on, but Riordan makes it believable, as much as believable CAN be. I can't wait to hear more of this series. This one is even better than the first one, which was an awful lot of fun in and of itself!
Even if you have read the book it is still worth getting this (and the previous Red Pyramid) in audio format. The two voices really bring a lot to the story. The Carter voice is very believable. The Sadie voice is believable and has great comedic timing.
I've been a fan of fantasy and science fiction since childhhood. I kind burned out on sci-fi and now stick mainly to fantasy.
I liked the elements of the Egyptian Mythos. The story started strong but did tend to lag near the middle/
Yes, he did a good job and this was a book I could listen to with my 11 year old daughter and enjoy.
this is the only work from the narrarators I have heard. they did an excellent job and I would love to listen to more of their work in the future.
The story isn't the best , but its pretty good for young adult fiction. As I said this is a fun book you can listen yo with your children.
Unlike 50 Shades, this book grabs me in a way I can share with my children, and my grandmother. So many, many topics I can look up online to expand the experience.Truly a book you shouldn't put down.
First, if you enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, you've got to read this. Narnia, The Dark Towers Series, the Death Gate Cycle. Babylon Rising, Inkspell are a few others that come to mind. Written in such a way that the images formed in your head are geographically relevant to the real world. You might see brown eyes and think those are a little darker than Anubis', or Sadie's got a jacket like that.
I identified more with Carter Kane, than Sadie. I think that Katherine Kellgren did a wonderful job of bringing Sadie in the the audible world. She developed character, attitude, and grew as a person. But of course, I side with the nerd every time, and Carter Kane is the best kind of nerd, he's a hero. Of course, he never sees it that way, in his own mind he's just plain old Carter Kane dealing with life as it is dealt to him.
Of course, you want to listen to the book all in one sitting. It is at times very difficult to press the stop button. I found myself listening during my breaks at work, just to hear what happened next. It'd be a great Saturday companion for house cleaning, or cross country travel, but just short trips in the car become more exciting because of this book.
If you want your kids to read here is a great book to start with. If you child has to have a book with pictures let them google the sites, artifacts, and deities in this book. Way better than a movie on Family night listen to this book with popcorn, pizza or your favorite snack, I bet you they'll have to have the next one!
I loved it, but I can tell that if I'd read the print version it would not have been nearly as good. I think it would have been a bit better than the first book either way, but this series should really be enjoyed as audiobooks. Its style is that it's being dictated onto tapes to be found by future recruits, in alternating or semi-alternating chapters by the two kids who are the lead characters, so it's really meant to be heard. A lot of the humor and suspense would probably fall flat in print, but out loud it comes across as cute or very exciting. I also had the dubious benefit of being on the road a lot more than usual because of a doggy emergency, so I got to let the momentum build a lot more than I normally do, which really made it fun. (Razor seemed to really like it too.) The readers were very good, although the woman's voice was a bit more mature than I imagined a 13 year-old girl's voice to be. But it was a minor issue compared to being an excellent reader, which they both were. The story was exciting, the characters were either likable or detestable as needed, the mythology was varied and interesting from major to obscure, it was all fun. Get the kids the audiobook and listen to it together on your next car trip. Or just get it for yourself, you'll enjoy it.
Each book is new and exciting in characters, places to go, As a family night favorite we have now started to gather info on Egypt and have added it to our discussions after the listening hour. We were surprised to find how many references in the series is associated to some extent of what we do know about Egyptian history. The kids have even downloaded maps of excavation sites and are working as a team to research. Swapping out research data so everyone learns and can participate in sharing. My daughter wants her room to represent Egypt. Because of budget concerns they have actually started crafting the tiny bedroom as a research room and are duplicating what they read about in the decorating of the room as a team effort. These books are awakening research hobbies as well as superb entertainment. Please, can't the Kanes have a growing future?