I'm an engineer. I listened to the book with my 8 year old on the way to and from school. Both of us really looked forward to listening to these books.
We are listening to the same author's "see of monsters" book. Both my son and I are unimpressed. We'll probably finish it and not ask for our money back, but I won't be tempted to get any more of that series.
I have recommended this book to my grandchildren, and friends. It may have been written for the younger generation but the story is engaging for all ages. Dialogue is funny and the narrators created pictures in your mind with their excellent story-telling skills.
They are all great characters, who could choose.
I really enjoyed all the moments when the siblings realized how important they are to one another.
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This series is improving. I am biased a bit by the Percy Jackson and the olympians series, though. This series is told tag-team style by two very talented readers that tell the story from the main characters' point of view with enough enthusiasm to make you want to hear more. The Percy Jackson books were told from one main character's point of view using only one narrator, who is a very talented story teller. Overall, I would recommend this series to anyone.
The book was amazing! Even my 6 year old was intrigued and managed to stay involved with the audio book. Plenty of action and a seamless transition between the last book. Wonderful ending and I can't wait for more from Mr. Riordan!!
The banter between Sadie and Carter is like listening to my children!
The conversation flows and the relationship is like actual teens.
Really Great Narrators
Other Rick Riordan books
Where Carter explained to Sadie why she was mad and how silly it was.
Not quite, but kept wanting to read.
Drags a little at the end. The story was all done and it still had an hour left to tie up loose ends. Seemed a little too long for conclusion stuff.
Wife to a wonderful husband and mother to four children, ages 17 to 9 (boys and girls). My husband and I are avid audiobook listeners along with all the kids. Between all of us we have a very eclectic library and try to rate or review as many books as we can.
The third in a series and full of adventure. My kids love listening to audio books and this series brings in hints of Percey Jackson (which the kids love). The story is full of adventure and I love the narrarators. The narrarators brings the story to life with the side remarks to each other just like true siblings would do, it makes you laugh. Rick Riordan does a great job of going outside of the box in a world full of witches, wizards, and vampires.
I would recommend the entire series to anyone. The three books are amazing and this one offers a satisfying ending. Katherine Kellgren is a wonderful narrator. I think in this book she outshined Kevin Free. The narration of both kept the pace up.
Travel is a part of my life. It makes me an avid audio reader.
Exciting Egyptian Emotional
Anubis merging with Walt was the most memorable moment. I have to admit...it kinda freaked me out!
The closing scene with Sadie dancing with Walt.
I love Riordan's books. I hope he continues this series.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
Once again, Rick Riordan has done a great job bringing the world of Egyptian mythology to modern times. Although I am not quite as engaged with the Kane Chronicles as I was with the Percy Jackson series, I still greatly enjoyed the story. Katherine Kellgren and Kevin R. Free both deserve awards for their outstanding narration in this audiobook. The pace of the book is brisk, but it somehow still seems to take a very long time to accomplish what is being described in a very short period. While I realize that it's important to set up the story and to provide a narrative arc, there were times when I felt it would take "real people" days to accomplish what the characters accomplish in hours--and the story somehow make it feel much longer. In the end, I'm very happy with the conclusion of the series, and I remain hopeful that Rick Riordan will come back to this mythology with additional books in the future.
Pretty high up there, I dare say this series is better tan Percy Jackson...
The resolution of the love triangle between Sadie, Anubus, and Ward.
The narrators did a great job, they bounce well off each other.
When Carter and Sadie were able to see their parents reunited
It's a great addition to the series, it's not only entertaining but I feel like I learn something too!