Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon - the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost; it has fallen into enemy hands.
If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki - and the price he wants is very high.
©2016 Rick Riordan (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks
If you've been reading Riordan's books, you'll know they all follow the same structure : Gods meddling in the business of our heroes and sending them packing on a wild adventure. The humour is here as usual and I'm absolutely loving the diversity on the characters of this book (though it feels a bit too much like a lecture at some part - but i think it's good for a younger audience).
This is the first audiobook I've listened to by Kieran Culkin and I think he nailed it. He did a great job at giving each character their own voice and personality.
Overall good book and good performance.
Whilst the book and characters are just as good as in the previous instalment, it was a little hard to listen at first as the voice has changed. However, that doesn't take away from the overall experience and after a while, you don't notice. Altogether good and enjoyable (Very glad to have Alex Fierro).
It may just be me but I feel the narrator reads too fast at x1 speed, if you slow it down it's too slow. I couldn't find a happy median and so found the story rushed and not the relaxing listen that I hoped for. Although the story itself is well written and enjoyable.
Dyslixc Voracious Reader
Loved the story line, also the gender fluid story ark was very thought provoking.
I dislike the narrators pronunciation or norse words, this alone was the only drawback of the book
Death is only the start
I was hooked from the start to the very end (that cliffhanger). It was great to see the characters relationships develop and the implication of new ones was perfect. Had a very modern appeal with gender fluid characters. Difficult to explain in word how much I enjoyed it, and I am already impatiently waiting for the next instalment.
Amazing voice modulation....if this guy doesn't voice the sequel I'll be very disappointed..
but if they got a girl to say the female roles even better
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