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.
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.
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 the fact that Carter and Sadie
Sadie is my favorite. I just love how sassy she is. I find it very sweet that she tries to be so tough but deep inside is just a 13 year old who has lost both of her parents. It is hard for her to know where she belongs
The scene that I really loved was when sadie let go of her issues and problems and did the spell MOT
Yes! I was so upset that I had an hour left and I had to go to work in the morning. This was a series that I really enjoyed
I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.
yes because I finished it in 3 days. I want to go back again
They all were good characters in this story.
Rick does a great job writing a story told by a brother and sister. Kevin and Katherine takes it to the next level. I am looking for other stories they have read because they kept me so engaged to the book.
Harry Turtledove fan
A rendition that will make even Apophos cringe.
The constant screeching and screaming of voice of Sadie Kane spoils everything.
Contract this with the flawless rendition for Percy Jackson series.
Rick riordan must not allow such spoilers.