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The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Rick Riordan’s The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid, read by Joseph May and Jane Collingwood.

Percy Jackson fought Greek Gods. Now the Gods of Egypt are waking in the modern world....

I guess it started the night out dad blew up the British Museum....

Carter and Sadie Kane's dad is a brilliant Egyptologist with a secret plan that goes horribly wrong. An explosion shatters the ancient Rosetta stone and unleashes Set, the evil god of chaos.

Set imprisons Dr Kane in a golden coffin and Carter and Sadie must run for their lives. To save their dad, they embark on a terrifying quest from Cairo to Paris to the American Southwest and discover the truth about their family’s connection to the House of Life: an Egyptian temple of magic that has existed for thousands of years. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt are far from dead and buried. And so, unfortunately, are their gods....

©2013 Rick Riordan (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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Inconsistent voicing for other characters

Great story! Hated the concept of a cast narrators though. The narrators were great in voicing their characters but their inconsistent voicing of other characters threw me off and just made the story unenjoyable. For example, somehow the character Amos was voiced as an American and as an Egyptian. I think it would’ve been preferable to have one narrator despite the multi perspective concept of the story. It would’ve made everything more consistent and cohesive

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Amazing story, but strange music at the start.

I liked the story and how the alternated between the voices. Still great though! I loved it

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It was the best story I ever heard it’s ok at the start but at the middle and end it great

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Riordan performs again

Excellent double narration by Jane Collingwood and Joseph May. Excellent audiobook. Get straight away! It is awesome.

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Blah blah blah. This was the worst book ricks ever done. Inconsistent voiceover and didn’t particularly like the story either

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Absolutely adore it

I started reading (i had the hard copy as well as this one) this book yesterday and finished today. I could hardly put it down.

I might have finished it yesterday or maybe in the early hours of the morning had I kept reading/listening but I had to go to bed and of I kept listening I'd loose the page I was on ;p

This is very much well worth the listen, if you have the actual book with you like I have and follow along as you listen to the audiobook it makes the story a lot more engaging.

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Captivating

A captivating story for young and old. Rick Riordan always manages to inspire us to learn about the ancient myths that inspire his writing.

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What a journey

Hi guys I'm a good friend to my use of the best friend I have in the world and my family and my best friends are the only person who can help my friend with the best of my heart so I'm sure it is a good night for you and I love your family so I can tell your friend is the one I love.

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  • aditya
  • 01-03-2017

amazing narration

nicely narrated with pauses at right time and with accurate tone. i totally enjoyed it.

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  • Tinashe Motsi
  • 08-08-2018

Yassss

The book was great love the characters and I love the fact that there are 2 narrators within was very smart. One of my problems is that Saidie is kind of a "Merry Sue" and I wish the author balanced her character a bit.

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  • Paula
  • 19-07-2015

Fantastic

What made the experience of listening to The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 the most enjoyable?

I love the egyptian mythology, so explorer this book was very exciting

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1?

For me all the book is memorable. It's impossible choose only one moment.

What about Jane Collingwood and Joseph May ’s performance did you like?

Not much but it served the purpose it was narrating the story.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-2019

Amazing

Really love it. Rick Riordan never disappoints me with his fantasy stories. And the narrator both are great.

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  • Chillidaddy
  • 02-01-2015

Excellent

A very good book and keeps you wondering what will happen next.
I love how their is two narrators for the siblings
I'm 13 and my sisters 9 and we both enjoyed this book and are great fans of rick riordan's books

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  • G A SHEPPY
  • 09-06-2015

Interesting and enlightened

This story gives us an insight to the Egyptian way of life, plus the way they lived and what they believed in. Good story.

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  • Anthea
  • 13-07-2013

A new twist on egyptian mythology

Would you consider the audio edition of The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

It is better as an audio book rather than text to speech which is sometimes very difficult to follow.

What other book might you compare The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 to, and why?

Aretimis Fowl by Eoin Colfer because the borders of fantasy and reality cross

Which character – as performed by Jane Collingwood and Joseph May – was your favourite?

Sadie because she gave more background description and it padded out the story

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

It made me laugh, particularly the description of some of the Gods when faced with the modern world

Any additional comments?

You have to read them all because they are great. I hope there will be more in the series.

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  • Mandy
  • 01-03-2015

Great book

Awesome book great get it good for boys and girls
Best book I've ever heard we've all enjoyed it in my family

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  • Jan Jacobs
  • 24-04-2016

Having a guy and a lass reading amazing!

I have had this book less than 2 weeks and have listened to is twice! Having it being read by 2 different voices makes it so easy to listen to. I loved the story even though I have never really followed Egyptian history/legends. Can't wait to get the second book. Enjoy this book I really did!!

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  • Alexina
  • 29-05-2014

An excellent book which appeals to both sexes

Would you consider the audio edition of The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1?

There were so many - I can't recall the most memorable. It is jam-packed with exciting moments.

What does Jane Collingwood and Joseph May bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narrators are excellent - Jane bringing to life Sadie's character and wit and the same for Joseph May.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The relationship between brother and sister is very well portrayed, from initial irritation to a growing love and respect.

Any additional comments?

My family (3 kids aged 11,9 and 7 - boys and girls) listened to this twice through. It's actually better the second time because there is so much information you miss lots the first time through. Listeners learn a lot about Egyptian mythology and Gods, but again you need 2 listenings to get the real knowledge and understanding. Oh - did I say it's very funny in places - Sadie's sarcasm in particular. We all really enjoyed it.

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  • the book lover
  • 05-01-2015

Cool!

Good narrator, American boy, English girl. I really liked it, even though it is magicians, not demigods. I hope you enjoy it!

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  • Thomas H.
  • 30-08-2020

Amazing

This is most probably the best book I’ve listened to on audible. It’s perfect for all age groups

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  • Zac Carpenter
  • 06-07-2020

fanbloodytastic

I remember reading this a few months after it came out and it's still fanbloodytastic as my first ever riodanverse book I read I loved it so hearing it with voices that match karter and sadie perfectly is excellent. I hope others can listen and enjoy

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  • MostlyIrish
  • 15-06-2020

Kids loved it

The kids loved it, but 13 hours of the narrators' voices was a bit grating.

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