Reviews for Red Pyramid
AudioFile Reviews 2010 June
Author Rick Riordan explores Egyptian mythology in the Kane Chronicles series Riordan's works transition well to the audiobook format with their formula of equal parts nonstop adventure and well-camouflaged education Dual narrators add a welcome level of complexity as Carter and Sadie Kane recount their story in turns Kevin Free channels his inner adolescent well as the world-traveling Carter, and Katherine Kellgren's Sadie steals the show with her sardonic wit Even though Kellgren is once again portraying a young British heroine, Sadie is a far cry from Bloody Jack in class, setting, and temperament Ideal for summer traveling EEM (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
School Library Journal Reviews 2010 September
Gr 5-8-The first volume (Hyperion, 2010) in Rick Riordan's new series brings Egyptian mythology to life in a non-stop adventure. Since their mother's death, Sadie has lived in England with her grandparents and Carter has been with his father, an Egyptologist who roams the world. After six years, they are reunited when their father brings them to the British Museum. A fiery explosion causes their father to disappear, the kidnapping of the children, the apparent destruction of the Rosetta Stone, and the release of a group of gods intent on destroying the world. The siblings discover that their deliberate separation was caused by a fear about their combined magical powers and that they carry the blood of the pharaohs in their veins. In their effort to save the world and their father, they are assisted by many Egyptian gods. Narrators Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren capture the different natures of the siblings and the personalities of the gods. Kellgren perfectly voices Sadie's impatience and arrogance, while Free makes Carter sound more cautious and cerebral. The story is told alternately by the siblings, offering two interpretations of the action. Listeners will be enthralled.-Edith Ching, Washington Latin Public Charter School, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.