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

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

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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.

Walt, one of Carter and Sadie’s most gifted initiates, is doomed and can already feel his life force ebbing. Zia is too busy babysitting the senile sun god, Ra, to be of much help. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do?

There is possibly one way to stop Apophis, but it is so difficult that it might cost Carter and Sadie their lives, if it even works at all. It involves trusting the ghost of a psychopathic magician not to betray them, or worse, kill them. They’d have to be crazy to try it. Well, call them crazy!

With hilarious asides, memorable monsters, and an ever-changing crew of friends and foes, the excitement never lets up in The Serpent’s Shadow, a thoroughly entertaining and satisfying conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.

©2012 Rick Riordan (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Shelly Manus Nashville, TN 06-08-12
    Shelly Manus Nashville, TN 06-08-12 Member Since 2015

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    "A very satisfying *almost* conclusion to the story"
    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
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    Jeanie Jenkins Shreveport, LA United States 05-03-12
    Jeanie Jenkins Shreveport, LA United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Satisfying Conclusion--For Now"

    Rick Riordan has been writing wonderful stories integrating the myths of gods for some time now and his Kane Chronicles trilogy is a great story using the Egyptian gods and the Chaos they can bring to the modern world. This final story in the trilogy wraps up the adventures of Sadie and Carter Kane in a very satisfying way, yet clearly allows for future stories that may well even expand into some of the other territory Riordan has already mapped out.

    This story includes all the fun elements of the previous two books--Egyptian gods, Carter and Sadie squabbling and fighting foes together, adventure, danger, exploding objects and places, a little romance, and a premise with such high stakes that the whole world is threatened. And only Carter and Sadie and their band of magicians can save the day, with lots of trials, adventures, and help along the way. Riordan has crafted a tale that obviously appeals to kids and teens, but it's clever and funny enough to keep adults interested and entertained as well.

    The two narrators, Kellgren and Free, continue their tag-team narration and do a splendid job. My personal favorite is Kevin R. Free, who voices Carter and the other characters (except for Sadie) wonderfully. Katherine Kellgren does a great job too, but her Sadie is sometimes too whiney and overbearing--just like the character in the book, come to think of it. Together, these two narrators bring the story to life and add a great deal to the overall experience, just as the best audiobook narration should.

    While this book wraps up the Chronicles very well, I'll be eager for any more adventures of the Kanes and/or the other magicians readying themselves for future adventures.

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    Angelica Booker Augusta, Maine 09-16-16
    Angelica Booker Augusta, Maine 09-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Story, male narrator could be better"
    Would you listen to The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 again? Why?

    Probably. I did enjoy listening to the story, but found the male narrator to take away from my enjoyment of the book.


    What three words best describe Katherine Kellgren and Kevin R. Free ’s voice?

    Katherine is great at showing emotion in her voice, and her accents are great. I enjoyed her chapters very much. Kevin has much less inflection in his voice, and his accents and pronunciations are awful. Every time he pronounces Bast as Bosst I wanted to twitch. I understand there's no way to know the correct way to pronounce this name, however, it's generally the way the female narrator pronounces it. If anything, whoever was overseeing his project (and the other two books) should have had them both say it the same way. Kevin make a Russian accent sound like a weird mix of French and something else, and when he speaks for Saddie she sounds like a stuck up old Brit, not a young cockney girl.


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    sunwriter 09-09-16
    sunwriter 09-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Two amazing narrators!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 to be better than the print version?

    Yes, simply because the print version is made out to be a transcription of an audio recording. So hearing it performed by two wonderful narrators added a whole new level to the book.


    Have you listened to any of Katherine Kellgren and Kevin R. Free ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Only the other two in the series. They're all fantastic.


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    Kevin 07-21-16
    Kevin 07-21-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Fast paced and tobs of action"

    Another great story from Rick! lots of twists and turns! Good progression from the first 2 books.

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    Donna Bell 07-10-16
    Donna Bell 07-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Gucci mane"

    Good book and good reader👍🏻👍🏻🙃🙃 ( hOI dIs IS TeM SaYING hOi sO HuMAn hOOOoOooOooOoOOOoi nOW boOoOoOoOoOOoOooOOOooI

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    mike Springville, NY, United States 06-30-16
    mike Springville, NY, United States 06-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book series for all ages"

    best book series is the closest thing that you're going to get to a new modern day Harry Potter book series.... But instead of dealing with Wizards and witches you're dealing with gods and magicians of ancient Egypt in modern day Society.... Very masterfully Blended.... If you enjoy books with drama and suspense and Magic and you have stumbled upon the perfect book series

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    Nick 06-28-16
    Nick 06-28-16
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    "delightful"

    all 3 books are performed wonderfully. I listened too all 3 while working and I would trade the write up for the world

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    "awsome"

    If you like mythology and the book series "wings of fire" then I suggest this for you

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    Matt 05-09-16
    Matt 05-09-16
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    "The ending was lacking..."

    The climax of the book was very short and disappointing, but then the book seemed to go on and on to close it all out. Disappointing end to the series.

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