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Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet—the chaos snake Apophis—is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end.

In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family. To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?

Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.

Enchanted? Listen to more Kane Chronicles.
©2011 Rick Riordan (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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What made the experience of listening to The Throne of Fire the most enjoyable?

It was easy to understand the meaning of the story and that made it enjoyable.

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

The Red Pyramid was good. I thought both performances were great.

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

This book was so interesting that I wanted to keep on reading it.

Any additional comments?

Great for teenagers!

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  • Jimmy
  • Lubbock, TX, United States
  • 12-09-11

What can I say, its Rick Riordan at his best

I love Rick Riordan's books on mythology. I remember some of the stories of mythology from college studies, but they were so disconnected from today that they were little more than irrelevant. Riordan has a way of making these stories come to life. This book has two readers. Kevin Free is okay - sort of. His reading is a little choppy. I wonder how much he practices the text before he records for production. A reader MUST master the text, or risk making the book sound second-rate. Katherine Kellgren is absolutely one of the best female readers EVER. Her reading is not only smooth, she makes her character come alive. Okay, so here's my complaint about Riordan's books. He is so spread out in what he is doing that we are having to wait a lifetime just to get the next episodes. I'm sure he does not care. He just keeps raking in the money. But for those of us who want to know what happens next, it is maddening.

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  • michelle
  • Port Orchard, WA, United States
  • 10-25-11

Fun and Easy to Listen to!

I loved Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. This one is just as fun and even informative. I remember loving mythology, but Riordan takes it to a fun level and I find myself wishing I was back in history class learning about Ancient Egypt. I'm sure that there is plenty of artistic license going on, but Riordan makes it believable, as much as believable CAN be. I can't wait to hear more of this series. This one is even better than the first one, which was an awful lot of fun in and of itself!

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A Tremendous Tale

Rick Riordan continues to shine light into the forgotten corners of Mythology. Sharing the fabulous stories of the past with the modern audience. It is a series with exceptional diversity, action, humor and a sense of style. If your looking for a series of books that breaks the mold of children's literature look no further.

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  • Cliff
  • madison, MS, United States
  • 10-21-13

A solid read for young adults

What did you like best about The Throne of Fire? What did you like least?

I liked the elements of the Egyptian Mythos. The story started strong but did tend to lag near the middle/

Would you ever listen to anything by Rick Riordan again?

Yes, he did a good job and this was a book I could listen to with my 11 year old daughter and enjoy.

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

this is the only work from the narrarators I have heard. they did an excellent job and I would love to listen to more of their work in the future.

Was The Throne of Fire worth the listening time?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

The story isn't the best , but its pretty good for young adult fiction. As I said this is a fun book you can listen yo with your children.

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  • Ju
  • Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • 05-19-12

An interesting and attractive book

Where does The Throne of Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is up among Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and all the other books. It's one of the best.

What other book might you compare The Throne of Fire to and why?

Of course I'll compare it to "The Red Pyramid", because it's the same series.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh a lot, it is just full of fun.

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Awesome Voice Talent

Even if you have read the book it is still worth getting this (and the previous Red Pyramid) in audio format. The two voices really bring a lot to the story. The Carter voice is very believable. The Sadie voice is believable and has great comedic timing.

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Best book I've ever read

Everything about this book is really good, the narrators, the story, and the characters. If I had too choose a favorite it'd be Sadie, she is awesome
I would recommend this book to all the book nerds out there

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they should make a movie out of it it was so good

I can't describe it it's so good 😍 I hope they make a movie for each 📚

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Amazing as usual

Loved it. Just as I have come to love all of Rick Riordan's books. The performance by these two is astounding.