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The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 | [Rick Riordan]

The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.
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Publisher's Summary

Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life. But Carter has just what Sadie longs for — time with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.

On Christmas Eve, Sadie and Carter are reunited when their father brings them to the British Museum, with a promise that he’s going to “make things right.” But all does not go according to plan: Carter and Sadie watch as Julius summons a mysterious figure, who quickly banishes their father and causes a fiery explosion.

Soon Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of them — Set — has a frightening scheme. To save their father, they must embark on a dangerous journey — a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its links to the House of Life, a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

©2010 Rick Riordan (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Dominique Manassas, VA, United States 03-20-12
    Dominique Manassas, VA, United States 03-20-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Listen"

    I enjoyed listening to the book. I also liked the two characters read by two people one for the male and one for the female. Getting ready to purchase the next book.

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    Pamela Pasadena, MD, United States 03-12-12
    Pamela Pasadena, MD, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Riordan does it again!"
    Where does The Red Pyramid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great reader of a great story. The combinationo of teenage angst and Egyptian mythology is fabulous.


    What other book might you compare The Red Pyramid to and why?

    The Lightning Thief


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The battle against Set was amazing


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


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    William Bronx, NY, United States 03-03-12
    William Bronx, NY, United States 03-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A Poor Book is an Understatement"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This is a children's book but I can't imagine any child enjoying it. It has no depth of character and you don't feel endeared to the father, brother, sister or anyone else.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rick Riordan again?

    Although he has gotten fair reviews which led me to read this book, he would not be high on my list of authors. I was looking forward to his series, The Lightening Thief, so I can't say never; my curiosity at times gets the better of me. This has been extremely hard to swallow. maybe he had a bad day -I can't imagine it took longer to write it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    They should have listened to anyone else and taken a hint on how it should be done. My favorite audio performers are Scott Brick, John Lee and Steven Weber. Even Grover Garland, who is not one of my favorites, could do a better job.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Red Pyramid?

    In print it's a waste of paper, and as an audiobook, it was a wasted credit.


    Any additional comments?

    Even by reviewing this book I give it value, which it has none. Mind you, I am aware that this is a children's book and there are many great ones: The Pathfinder and The Chocolate Wars, for example. And then The Hunger Games, which I thought was poorly written, is still superior to this. What gets me the most is the minutia of rambling and the cat-and-mouse maze chase that does not lead to anything. You don't care for the characters or their plight and the narrators took two obnoxious figures and made them shrill and annoying.

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    Alfreda Chicago, Illinois, United States 02-26-12
    Alfreda Chicago, Illinois, United States 02-26-12
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    "Great for Keeping the Kids in Line"
    Would you listen to The Red Pyramid again? Why?

    I love The Red Pyramid and I would listen to it again, probably in a year or two when my kids are older and need to be reintroduced to the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have biracial children and I believe my kids connected with the characters. Although my kids are only 6 and 8 and we live in a very diverse neighborhood thus they haven't encounter any anti-blackness stuff yet, they did like hearing about the racial difference the kids had and it made them think that they were Sadie and Carter. My son who is 8, believes that like Carter he has magical powers hidden inside and I only encourage this spirit of inner power. My daugter, the 6 year old, is a ball of energy and determination just like Sadie. We listen to the story to and from school as it is about 20 minutes each way. They love this book and so do I. It even keeps them from fighting and nagging each other in the back seat of the car.


    What does Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved the excitement they both bring to the characters. They are both excellent storytellers.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did not want to listen to all of the book in one sitting. My kids and I have something to look forward when we get in the car and go to school. The first thing they ask of me is to turn on the story!


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    Tim 12-19-11
    Tim 12-19-11
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    "I just don't get it."
    Would you ever listen to anything by Rick Riordan again?

    NEVER!


    How could the performance have been better?

    The male performer was like listening to finger nails on a chalkboard when attempting the female characters voice and accent. Awful!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first book out of 167 individual titles that I could not stand to listen to for one more second. The story is completely ridiculous and the characters are totally unlovable. I am really very confused by other reviews singing the praises of this totally useless book.

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    Joy 12-06-11
    Joy 12-06-11
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    "Glad they read it for me!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a different sort of read since you have two people reading it. They do a good job and it is fast-paced enough to hold the attention. i just got used to having one voice read and here you have two. If you like Egyptian Myths, this is fun to listen to. Be sure the seat belt is fastened because they try to keep things moving.

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    Nik 12-02-11
    Nik 12-02-11 Member Since 2007

    Enjoying audiobooks daily!

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    "Riordan Did It AGAIN!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Red Pyramid the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable was the narration switch between the Kane siblings.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red Pyramid?

    When Carter and Sadie FIRST realize they have Egyptian gods in them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Sadie meets the God Anubis and falls for him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot. It was fast paced and anxiety provoking.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great start to another great series by Riordan. I'm impressed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Atlantic, Virginia, United States 11-03-11
    Laura Atlantic, Virginia, United States 11-03-11
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    "Really good!"

    This was an excellent book. I love mythology and having already read Riordin's other Percy Jackson books I knew that It was probably going to be a good book. I liked both narrators, I think they both did a good job. I have to say that the male narrator was my favorite. He had a smoother voice. I loved the story about ancient egyptian gods and myths, my only concern about the book was that much of the twists and turns in the plot reminded me of the percy jackson novel. I predicted most of the book. Other than that it was a good book.

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    Amazon Customer BEREA, OHIO, United States 10-05-11
    Amazon Customer BEREA, OHIO, United States 10-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "the red pyromid"

    awsome awsome awsome awsome so cool I hope there are a lot of books in this series.

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    JOHN PACHO 09-08-11
    JOHN PACHO 09-08-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Bad Narrator"

    The voice of Kevin Free the narrator is awefull. I have read the book and, I do not want to listen to another word. I The narrator for the Percy Jackson series was great I throughlly enjoyed it and bought this book beacuse of that. I regret it. DO NOT BUY THIS. I will not buy anymore in the series if this Narrators are reading.

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