Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard book one, by Rick Riordan, read by Christopher Guetig.
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits. One day he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - who tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday.
To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
©2015 Rick Riordan (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited
The story is really good and interesting. The narration is awful, the book sounds like it is being read by a robot and does make me feel I won't be listening to the next book in this series! My opinion read this book don't listen to it
The story twists and turns as the characters move through the story line similar to the other books written by Riordan. The narrator is not good though in my opinion - reads in the style of a junior school child rather than a streetwise teenager - sorry.
Too childish rather than a homeless teenager.
The narrator - he is awful. My children have listened to and adored all the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles but didn't get to the end of this book. Very disappointing.
The narrator was lively and really held my interest. His variety of voices gave a distinct personality to each character without distracting from the overall story.
Magnus's story is a little messy to begin, with plot elements that struggle to come together at first but persevere and you'll be rewarded with a rich, exciting journey of four friends that celebrate diversity and excitement.
I would listen to this again as Magnus and the others are brilliantly written characters portrayed well in this audiobook. I love Magnus's narration and the audiobook format brings the characters to life in a way the page can't. Rick Riordan's books translate well to this format.
I really enjoyed the book is the best book I have ever read really enjoyed☺
The narrator of this book took a while to grow on me but now I absolutely admire his work and the enthusiasm he showed when reading this book. The book itself is also unbelievable and amazing with the amount of research must have gone into writing it.
yes, because it cost me money
characters. the main characters are great
as long as he keeps weeeeell away from the Irish accent
the main character interactions.
could have improved delivery of, what was meant to be, funny lines. and his irish accent kinda sounds across between russian, romanian and cockney london (like, dick van dyke, london accent) ..... and i think i caught a bit of scottish. ok one sencence was scottish.
read the story before listening to it. love the story, recommend it to anyone who's a fan of rick riordans work.
"Great Book Terrible Narration"
Try listening to the other recent series, The Hidden Oracle. The narrator is a lot more involved and much better at character description. This one ruins the mood constantly.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.