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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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Great Book!

Overall great read, narration was beautifully done. can't wait to read book 2 and continue the adventure.

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Extremely entertaining

Would you listen to The Red Pyramid again? Why?

I would recommend this book. It was action packed,, fast paced, and a lot of fun.

What did you like best about this story?

Like the two performers. The story line was fun and fast paced. Easy listen.

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

Funny, great pace and easy on the ears!

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

The beginning of a great adventure!

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Well done!

What made the experience of listening to The Red Pyramid the most enjoyable?

Variety in voice and inflection bring the characters to life. The whole family 11, 13, and "older" enjoyed it!

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Great Performers

Rick Riordan is a great author, his stories are wonderful. The only thing I dislike about this story is that Sadie is only 12, she acts much more like an older girl. I also love that I know so much more about Egypts gods and how the Egyptians believed they existed. The thing that really makes this book stand out though is the performances. I love that they have 2 narrators a male and female. The performers are wonderful and make it easy to listen to the book. Compared to the Heros of Olympus these narrators are so much better.

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Narration terrible

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I had to stop listening because the narrators are terrible... I love the story, but not the audio book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren ’s performances?

Maybe, but probably not.

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The Kane kids will keep you laughing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Without a doubt. I've struggled to get my son to read each night, and this has created quite a wonderful bartering tool. A little "regular" reading, and then we get to listen to the Kane Chronicles. I think he's listened to the entire set at least 3 times now, and keeps asking if another will be coming out.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love both of the Kane kids, their humor is my cup of tea, but all of the supporting characters added so much.

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

They nailed it, what more can I say? Katherine gets a little loud at times, but they are supposed to be in the midst of chaos, so I suppose that is to be expected.

Any additional comments?

You simply can't go wrong with a Rick Riordan book.

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  • norman
  • burleson, TX, United States
  • 03-27-14

Really Bad Performance

Would you be willing to try another book from Rick Riordan? Why or why not?

I have read the Percy Jackson books and enjoyed them. This book was not as good as his other series and tended to get caught up explaining too many details.

What didn’t you like about Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren ’s performance?

This was one of the worst performances I have encountered with audible. I listen to audio during my drive to work and there were several times I almost returned the audio and grabbed a copy of the book from my kids to finish the story. I played some of the audio to my kids who are big Riordan fans and they could not believe how bad it was.

What character would you cut from The Red Pyramid?

the story was fine, and would not cut any characters.

Any additional comments?

The story is worth reading, however it is difficult to finish due to the really bad performance of the narrators.

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  • Aislin
  • Arlington, VA United States
  • 02-24-14

One of my favorites in my library!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love this book and the series! This was my first introduction into the Rick Riordan books, and I am so glad that I did. I was first introduced to The Red Pyramid through Audible’s Deal of the Day email and I decided to take a chance for $2.95. I am so glad that I did! I was hooked from the very beginning.
The book’s classification is Young Adult, but it is enjoyable for kids and adults alike. The narration is wonderful and is probably one of the best narrations I’ve ever heard. This book was written to be read out-loud and the narration does this book justice! Both narrators really make the characters come alive.
The story is about Carter and Sadie Kane, and their quest to save their father who is a really a magician. They learn that they are not only magic is real, but also that they are magicians and that the ancient Egyptians god and goddess are real and still around! It is a story full of adventure and fun. I’ve listened to all 3 some many times that I could basically quote them from memory! If you like stories of magic and fantasy that has really good characters, I would give this series a go. You won’t be sorry!

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

Yes. Over and over and over again!

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As 2 new heroes rise, the world threatens to fall

What did you love best about The Red Pyramid?

Not only does the red pyramid focus on the basics of traditional fables and legends of Egyptian mythology, but also includes some of the more glossed over deities that I was delighted to notice got some favorable mentions.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sadie Kane is my fave character not only does her personality continue to deepen throughout the series and gain more dimension she carries enough sass and attitude to match her outfit complete with a pair of combat boots that she wears everyday and a streak of color through her hair.

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

Katherine Kellgren's voice is one the best I have heard through the audiobook world. in regards to character of Sadie Kane it's as if the emotions of her are being felt through what she is saying and what Kellgren brings to the table as the voice of Sadie Kane in particular and her portrayal of her is over the top as far as performance is concerned.

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

I had a hard time putting this book down!

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Red Pyramid

Would you listen to The Red Pyramid again? Why?

I enjoyed this book looking forward to the next one in the series. the book keep me interested. very well written

What did you like best about this story?

the way they learned to work together even though they really did not no each other. and they actually enjoyed there new powers and keep each other in check

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

they brought a lot of life to the book! They seem to work together very well, and sounds like they had fun while working ! I think that these two can be a winning combination at probally any book they work together on

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

Red Pyramid and yes this could make a good SiFi movie or mini series