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Shelly Manus

Shelly Manus

Nashville, TN

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  • The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1518)
    Performance
    (1353)
    Story
    (1372)

    When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the Ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma’at (order) to the world. What they didn’t know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the Earth in three days’ time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those who remain are weak. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do?

    Jeanie Jenkins says: "Satisfying Conclusion--For Now"
    "A very satisfying *almost* conclusion to the story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 to be better than the print version?

    While I greatly enjoy audio books, I feel that they are not a replacement for the print version of books. They do, however, add another perspective to a great story. When properly narrated, the listener can enjoy a different view of the same tale. This performance is a perfect example of that. I have read, and now listened to, all three titles in this series. The narrators' interpretations of the banter between the Kane children through emphasis and inflection was different than my own, yet seemed to add to my enjoyment of the story.


    What about Katherine Kellgren and Kevin R. Free ’s performance did you like?

    The narrators' interpretations of the characters through tone, inflection, and emphasis really helped to bring the story to life for me. Each also did a wonderful job of portraying the other characters in such a way as to clearly delineate the separate individuals without causing a continuity problem between the sections read by different narrators. Other productions I have listened to with two voices narrating can often cause confusion when a secondary character is narrated differently by the two narrators. These two worked together perfectly, providing continuity of the different characters and adding energy and vitality to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is very well written and narrated. I would recommend this production to listeners of any age.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Quest of Heroes: The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Morgan Rice
    • Narrated By Wayne Farrell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (313)

    A dazzling new fantasy series. A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.

    Samuel says: "Hackneyed, *and* repetitive"
    "Great story, wonderful performance"
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    I recently purchased this title while on sale. The story is well written and captivating, the characters are very likable. After finishing the this title, I immediately purchased A March of Kings which also did not disappoint. My only regret in listening to these titles is that the rest of the series is not currently available on audio. Hopefully that will be corrected soon, as I can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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