This book, much like the previous two, is the perfect mix between the ancient egyptian mythology and the present time. The characters worry about the impending apocalypse as much as they worry about their relatioships or their first prom. Both the narrators do an amazing job and, despite all the drama and the bad things, the author was able to tell the story in an entertaining way. Although it's a story for the young crowd anyone who likes all things egyptian will like this book.
Aww I cannot believe it ended!
I loved the book. It’s started a little slow and boring but then all wrapped up and it was everything I expect for. The narrators were awesome as always. The story was mind blowing (honestly, I have no idea where Rick gets his ideas from, such an imagination!) I have to say, anyone who wants to get their head out of the boring and stressful routine of life, can do it if they listen to these book series. It’s one of my favorites. I don’t care if it is for kids, I guess we always have a child inside us…cause I simply enjoy it.
Discovered audio books as a way to pass the time at work and now I'm hooked.
Part of one of my favorite series and lives up to expectations.
Still has to be Sadie, she's a lot like me in personality.
The sibling banter is still the best part.
nothing, they are great narrators for this book
yes. the story must have a crisp ending
After listening to the first two in the series I was expecting a more intense read. This book seemed rather stale compared to the first two. The characters didn't seem to develop much since the ending of book 2.
However, I am looking forward to the next one and am not disappointed by this book. The narrators are great.
Witty, Refreshingly Heroic
Sadie: independent, quirky, witty, courageous, brought to life by Katherine Kellgren. I laughed a dozen times during each of Sadie's/Katherine's chapters. I lived in England for two years working with teenage youth and found her irreverent British character and accent highly believable. Riordan obviously draws on his school teacher's experience; I could see bits of my four kids' multiple-personality, rite-of-passage experiences glimmering through from under the Duat.
I wrote this my first review strictly to applaud Katherine's creative, comic portrayal of not only Sadie but all the other characters she voiced. Others may have found her to be a howler. They must not have had a livewire drama queen like my youngest daughter. I thought Katherine brought high energy laced with adolescent hormones that was simultaneously "you got to be kidding" and poignant. While I enjoyed Kevin's performance, I found Katherine's male portrayals more believable that Kevin's, she was that good! Sorry Kevin.
I'm a Grandpa who finds Riordan's novels highly entertaining and youthful. I've been through my mid-life crisis so I'm past trying to recapture my youth. I've just enjoyed listening to the whole series. I like Riordan's counter culture, it's okay to be courageous and heroic when it's right, all three values in question in some circles these days. While obviously highly imaginative, what a great mechanism for exposing teenagers to Egyptian history and myth, making characters come alive, whether in the Duat, daemonic, mummified, immortal or mere mortal forms.
As always, the narration on this series is excellent! I'm glad the story lines tied up nicely.
Lots of mythological information wrapped up in chuckles.
Their performace is energetic and perfect for the main characters.
I always enjoy Rick Riordan's wonderful books, but sadly this one is being read by just terrible readers. Bizarrely the Carter character, an African American teen who likes girls, is being read by an actor who sounds white and gay. The Sadie character is done by an actress with an unpleasantly shrill voice, who sounds hysterical for no apparent reason much of the time.
This is the second Rick Riordan series I've listened to that has been nearly ruined by bad reading. These are very popular books from a best-selling author, and I don't see why it wasn't considered worth it to find readers with more appropriate voices who read as though they understand the sense of the words.
I loved all three books of the Kane Chronicles. It was as fun as Percy Jackson (written by the same author). The voices and storytelling were very animated and fun. My kids loved these books as much as I did. I would definitely recommend it.