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Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx

Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx

Escrito por James Rollins

Narrado por Pedro Pascal


Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx

Escrito por James Rollins

Narrado por Pedro Pascal

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7 horas
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Lançado em:
May 3, 2011
ISBN:
9780061991615
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Using his father's watch as a key, Jake intends to return to Calypsos. Instead he's thrust into a strange desert land where he's joined by his friends Marika, Pindor, and Bach'uuk and his sister, Kady. As they try to figure out what to do next, a surprise attack by the beautiful young Princess Nefertiti takes them all captive.

Soon even she is battling the Skull King's minions. For Jake has something the Skull King wants – a prize that will give its owner awesome power, including control of the fearsome Howling Sphinx. In a new pounding adventure, Jake races against time to outfight and outwit Kalverum Rex, knowing that if the Skull King wins, he'll be unstoppable.

Filled with unexpected danger, challenging puzzles, and dazzling action, this is a first-rate, fast-paced thriller – a read only James Rollins could have created!

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Sobre o autor

James Rollins is the author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight. He lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.


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  • (5/5)
    Fun and interesting story, with likeable characters. I found it an enjoyable read, that will be shared with my children.
  • (5/5)
    This second installment is as captivating as the first, if not even more captivating! Absolutely love this series and cannot wait for the third one to come out. I hope he continues to write many many more of these books. Love Jake! This is almost like the Hardy boys and Nancy Drew except it's an adventure and archaeology! A must read.
  • (4/5)

    This was an action-packed young adult adventure story that got the action starting immediately.  The premise was truly intriguing and I enjoyed listening to it.  However, I'm going to say something I don't say often:  You really must read this series in order.  There were a lot of references to events that happened in book one that this plot relies heavily on.  However, even missing chunks of information (because I started with book 2, of course), I still enjoyed everything that happened and will definitely go back to book 1.  This is definitely going on my recommendation list for my students.  My boys, especially, will love it!

  • (5/5)
    Walk like an Egyptian…James Rollins is a natural-born storyteller, of that there can be no doubt. As a long-time fan of his adult novels, I have absolutely no problem embracing a whiz-bang of a YA page-turner, and this one’s a doozy! The story began in Rollins’ YA debut, Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow. Mr. Rollins helpfully recaps the highlights of the first book, but I really think you’re going to want to read these books in order. As you may have gathered, Jake Ransom and his sister Kady are back. This book picks up their story just three months after the events of the first. The VVV (Vaguely Voldemortian Villain) that they defeated in the first novel is still gunning for them. In fact, a brief prologue set in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings involves the discovery of an ancient artifact and ends with these ominous words: “With this, I will make Jake Ransom suffer.”Meanwhile, after barely escaping the lost world of Calypsos with their lives, both Jake and Kady have taken a sudden interest in self-defense. Jake studies tae kwon do, and when not cheerleading, Kady fences. The last book ended with a small clue to the fate of their missing archeologist parents. But suddenly others want to get their hands on the clue that Jake and Kady found. Something is definitely up. And the two have a strong suspicion that it has to do with an Egyptian exhibit that’s about to open in New York. They’re correct, as an artifact in the exhibit turns out to be the lock that fits their key—and abruptly they’re transported… Not back to Calypsos. They’ve landed in a scorching hot desert, in a land very much like Egypt—if Egypt had velociraptors!I don’t want to tell much more. The fun is in the twists and turns, the thrills and chills. And, believe me, there are plenty! The pace of the novel gallops along breathlessly (much like a kid running from a dinosaur). Rollins introduced such terrific characters in the first novel, you’ll be happy to hear that even though the setting has changed, many of those characters are back. And there’s something so sweet about the relationships and interactions of these young protagonists, most of who are still at the hand-holding stage of life. Despite their youth, however, this is an impressive group. The adult characters don’t talk down to them. In addition to the returning friends, several new characters are introduced in this book, but none is more endearing than the wisling. I’m in love!Always the most important relationship, and the catalyst for these stories, is Jake and Kady’s search for their parents. There are more questions, but also more answers in this latest installment. It ends with plenty of foreshadowing for the next novel and beyond. (“A great war is coming, spreading across time.”) I believe I heard there will be seven books in this series. Who knows where Jake, Kady, and I will be in our lives before it’s all over? One thing I do know is that I’ll be along for the duration of this wild, time-traveling ride!
  • (3/5)
    My 7-year-old and I enjoyed the first Jake Ransom book and sowere looking forward to James Rollins' follow up. The books are very similar...the plot line continues in "Howling Sphinx" from where "Skull King's Shadow" left off more or less.The book is full of fantasy, dinosaurs and magic...plenty to ignite the imagination of young boys. I did, however, find the story a bit meandering and hard to follow in places and felt that I had to summarize and recap certain events for my son so he understood thoroughly. This book hits on so many positives for the young male reader that the convoluted plot lines are easily overcome. I'd definitely recommend this for 4th-6th graders, with 2nd and 3rd graders being read to by a parent.I received "Jake Ransom and the Howling Sphinx" as part of the Goodreads First Reads program.