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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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    Happy Shopping L.C. FL 02-09-15
    Happy Shopping L.C. FL 02-09-15 Member Since 2013

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    "All is sooooo cool :)"

    I loved it so much u shod read listen to the book and that why u should read this book

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    Daniel 01-22-15
    Daniel 01-22-15
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    "Wonderful book"

    This was a wonderful magical book. It has a great ending. Highly recommend!i recommend the entire series! A book u can get lost in

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    Kristin Corona, US, Canada 01-15-15
    Kristin Corona, US, Canada 01-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    This book does not disappoint. Read the series with my daughter and love the narrators. Great plot, interesting characters, lots of adventure.

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    Sharon 12-13-14
    Sharon 12-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"

    the two narrators really made it feel as if they were two siblings and helped the story feel alive. very funny with the two main characters always having one thing or another to make me short with laughter! great read for trans and above!

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    Carol Vanstee Minnesota 10-10-14
    Carol Vanstee Minnesota 10-10-14 Member Since 2017

    I'm a caffeine zombie suffering from constant book hangovers.

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    "Didn't want it to end!"
    What did you love best about The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3?

    the mythology, and the humor


    What did you like best about this story?

    again the mythology and the humor


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

    yes, the other books previously in this series, and it was just fine


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    Serena West Jordan, UT, United States 12-31-13
    Serena West Jordan, UT, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Another easy book to follow!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I love these types of books. They draw you into the history of the story that is being written. The performers on this one were great and did the best that they could to cover the difference between the people in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sadie Kane is my favorite. She is an absolute firecracker and her love/hate of Walt/Anubis/Carter are absolutely hilarious.


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

    No, This is the first from these performers and I really did enjoy it. It is hard to get all the characters down but they tried and made it fun.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    None the movies are never ever as good as the books! I would rather read them then see them.


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    Ally FALL RIVER, MA, United States 12-30-13
    Ally FALL RIVER, MA, United States 12-30-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating."
    What did you love best about The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3?

    What I loved most about this and the other two audiobooks is that unlike so many, there were two narrators. It may not have been the authors intention but the fact that these books are written as a narration makes them perfectly suited for audiobooks.


    What other book might you compare The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 to and why?

    I would compare them to Rick Riordans other works.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not to give anything away but I particularly like the Walt/Anubis hybrid story arch. Nothing like a well written love triangle to hook me.


    Any additional comments?

    The Narrator that read for Carter was absolutely flawless, however Sadie's narrator has a less than ideal British accent. I did eventually get over it, but at first it was hard to imagine it coming from a 13 year old girl.

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    Karissa Eckert 09-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Devourer of all books fantasy

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    "Great conclusion to this series"

    This is the third, and final, book in the Kane Chronicles. It was a good conclusion to this series. Although this series is well done and I enjoy it, I still don’t like it as much as Percy and the Olympians.

    I listened to this on audiobook which is something I don’t recommend. Although they have two voice actors (one who reads Sade’s part and one who reads Carter’s) the girl who reads Sade’s voice is very shrill. At points her voice actually distorted on the speakers in my car because she was just so shrill....so stick to reading this one in printed format if you can.

    Sade and Carter need to destroy the snake of chaos, Apophis once and for all. Unfortunately for them the magicians are on the brink of civil war; those who follow the way of the gods (Sade, Carter and crew) versus the magicians from the House of Life who believe the power of the Gods shouldn’t be wielded by humans. Sade and Carter are forced to rely on the ghost of an evil magician to help guide them to a way to destroy Apophis for good.

    If you liked the previous books in this series I think you will enjoy this book as well. The plot has a lot of twists and turns as the Kanes try to find some way to destroy Apophis once and for all. The path to destroying Apophis is complicated and intriguing. I love the mythology in this book and it is interesting to learn more about Egyptian mythology.

    All of our favorite characters are here. There is a side quest to find the shadow of the dwarf god to see if they can revive him as well. Bast the cat goddess is present in spurts and she is a lot of fun like usual.

    More of the plot is dedicated to Zia and Carter’s relationship problems than in previous books. Similarly a lot of the story focuses on the Sade/Anubis/Walt love triangle as well. I have to say this was one of the most creative ways I have ever read of solving a teenage love triangle problem; it was pretty darn amusing. I didn’t enjoy that the book focused on these relationships so much, but they are wrapped up nicely so I guess I can’t complain too much.

    My biggest problem with this series has been that I just don’t enjoy the characters that much. Part of it might be that the story goes back and forth between Sade and Carter. But both Sade and Carter come off as a bit annoying to me. The other problem I have is that things are fairly predictable; the plan is outlined pretty early on and there are some twists, but in the end you know what is going to happen very early in the story.

    There are hints that tie this book to both the previous series (Percy’s) and a possible future series featuring other gods (I’ve heard rumors that Norse mythology is next on Riordan’s list).

    Overall a decent conclusion to this series. I don’t enjoy the characters as much as Percy and the Olympians and thought this series as a whole was just more predictable than that series. It is still a well done series and I enjoyed learning more about Egyptian mythology. If you’re already a fan of the Kane series then definitely read this book as well. If you enjoy adventure/fantasy/mythology this is a good series to read.

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    Midwest Lady Indiana 09-05-13
    Midwest Lady Indiana 09-05-13 Member Since 2016

    Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.

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    "Great series for all ages."

    For starters, the young male lead is Black, which serves as a superior role model for any young person.
    The action is fast, fun and packs a good message.
    Worth buying for any young adult or for yourself if you enjoy YA books.

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    greytfriend Cleveland, OH 06-15-13
    greytfriend Cleveland, OH 06-15-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "Still suspect it's better as audio than in print"

    I really enjoyed this third (last?) book in the series. Once again I suspect that part of my enjoyment was because I listened to the audiobook. I wonder if the humor, emotion, and excitement would come across quite as well without the voices to express the them, I suspect some of it might be a bit flat on the page. And the series really was designed to be listened to, the whole concept is that it's being dictated by the two main characters. Why imagine you're hearing their voices when you really can? The woman who voices Sadie still seems a bit mature to be a teenage girl, but it doesn't take away from the narration to any real degree. Neither reader is one of my favorites, but both are quite skilled. But I've really enjoyed the series and I'm holding out hope that the references at the end of the book to future troubles and other gods in New York weren't just inside jokes about Camp Half-Blood and were hints about a crossover book or series to come.

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