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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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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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    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!"
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    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.

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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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    Line oslo, Norway 08-07-11
    Line oslo, Norway 08-07-11
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    "Fast paced and good story!"

    This is a good choice for a long, funny, charming, exciting and educational story about magic, siblings and Egyptian gods. The narrators where a little annoying for my taste, but I’m too old for this book..!
    I loved it non the less!
    This is really a good listen,! It was my first audible book and I don’t regret it for a second.
    If you are looking for a book for your teens, get this one.
    If you’re looking for an easy going book that will make you laugh, cry and cheer, this is it.

    I enjoyed it a lot!

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    Karen 08-02-11
    Karen 08-02-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun!"

    Lots of fun, and I learned some Egyptian history! Katherine Kellgren is just a brilliant narrator. I seek out and listen to any book she narrates! On to Book 2!

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    J 07-22-11
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    "Good Series"

    I really enjoyed this book. I listened to the Percy Jackson series and what is available in the Heroes of Olympus series. I listen to these series while I work. They are easy to listen to and entertaining enough to help me through a repetitive job. I would recommend and listened to the whole series.

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    Eileen 05-23-11
    Eileen 05-23-11 Member Since 2012
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    "One Narrator too many...."

    I absolutely adore Katherine Kellgren! The producers should never have had Kevin Free narrate as Carter he sounds effeminate can not do an english accent to save his life and ought not to have tried. Katherine has such a wide and diverse vocal ability it would have been a joy to listen to her narrate the entire book. Good story that was spoiled slightly by a poor choice of male narrator.

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