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The Red Pyramid Audiobook

The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

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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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    Susan W Los Angeles 10-19-12
    Susan W Los Angeles 10-19-12
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    "Enthralling"

    Loved the Percy Jackson series, so the Kane Chronicles was an obvious choice.

    From Greek mythology onward to Egyptian. Great story, with excellent narrations. Didn't want the story to end. Looking fwd to book 2 and book 3.

    It matters not, if you're not the targeted audience, this audio book is for you, if you like classical mythology, are an avid fan of the sci-fi channel, want to escape several hours by listening to a good story with excellent voice acting…

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    Ruth Indianapolis, IN, United States 09-29-12
    Ruth Indianapolis, IN, United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Love , love ,love.. Great story!!"
    If you could sum up The Red Pyramid in three words, what would they be?

    Family, commitment, adventure


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sadie - she has sponck !!


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

    The way they play off each other !!


    Any additional comments?

    I just keep listening and re-listening !! Great story and wonderful performance by the naratiors !!

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    Chan Meng SingaporeSingapore 09-03-12
    Chan Meng SingaporeSingapore 09-03-12
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    "Overly whiny kids sent on a rambling mission"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Overly dramatic rambling story. Overly frequent outbursts of teenage angsts and sibling rivalry creates 1-dimensional characters that were not likeable (could be due to the narrators' voices too)


    Do you think The Red Pyramid needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It already has one, and I won't be listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to the Bartimaeus trilogy instead - great writing and pace. Also recommend Andrew Lane's young sherlock holmes series.

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    Katie Post Falls, ID, United States 08-23-12
    Katie Post Falls, ID, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I'm a fan!"
    Would you listen to The Red Pyramid again? Why?

    I enjoyed this whole series. I loved the Percy Jackson series and this was just as fun!


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    Teresa Tully 08-21-12
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    "Great Listen!"

    I enjoyed the movement from one reader to the other ! The banter and point of view was great, as well as the sidebars to each other as they are recording their adventures. Love Rick Riordan even though I am an "old fogey"!

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    Pre-mama 08-14-12
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    "Enjoyed by all"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Red Pyramid to be better than the print version?

    The story telling by both POV characters was very well executed and added a richness to the narrative that wasn't present in the print version.


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

    Because this book is one action sequence after another, it was fun to take in one or two chapters at a time in the car over a few weeks. We all enjoyed the tension, the characters and the new insights on Egyptian history.


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    Linda 08-13-12
    Linda 08-13-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Not My Favorite"

    This is entertaining in a "Harry Potter" sort of way, but not as good. If reviews said it was for the younger audience, I missed it. The narrators were perfect, and made it worth listening to, but I lost interest toward the end and skipped ahead a couple of times. The end was satisfying, but I think I'll pass on the next two books of the series.

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    ahippieadventure 08-09-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful story, wonderful narration!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Red Pyramid the most enjoyable?

    The narrators gave the characters depth and interest. Loved Bast. The story was a bit of a surprise for me. I had never heard of the Kane Chronicles, my background lies more in "old school" sci/fi fantasy like Burroughs and I suppose this brands me as "old" too...not the young teen reader the series is geared towards. This first story is epic and interesting, full of mystery, history and magic. I look forward to reading more in this series.


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    Vyktir 08-01-12
    Vyktir 08-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "pretty good story with 1 good reader"
    Where does The Red Pyramid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed the story to be honest. There is a lot of Egyptian history and I found that very cool. The magic system, which is hugely important to me in this genre, was not well developed however and the male reader was difficult to listen to. Always seemed to add inflection where it was unnecessary and pause where he shouldn't. It was difficult to listen to at times.

    Even with those complaints I did enjoy the story. I recommend the series to anyone interested in Egyptian history or a good story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sadi Kane - I loved the sass and arrogance and she was quite funny.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The female was excellent but the male was difficult to listen to at times.


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    Timothy 07-27-12
    Timothy 07-27-12
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    "Not what I was expecting from Riordan."
    Would you recommend The Red Pyramid to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. It just was not the caliber of Riordans other books.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The female narrator read very fast at times trying to get the feeling of excitement and fast paced action. It worked at times, but it seemed she read fast at times when nothing of significance was happening. The male narrator was good but the female over powered him by a long-shot.


    Any additional comments?

    The book did not keep me engaged unlike Percy Jackson and the Olympians or The Heroes of Olympus. The first half of the book was difficult to get through awake.

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