Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.
We didn't read the print version. It is well-suited to an audio version.
Very much along the lines of the Rick Riordan books, though it suffers a bit by comparison. At the beginning, i was a bit disappointed, thinking it didn't live up either in the story or the narration to the Riordan audios. By the end, though, I very much appreciated it, My son (age 12) was drawn in from the beginning. It helped to tide him over to the next Riordan book!
Very educational in the way that the Riordan books are. We both learned a lot about Norse mythology in a very fun way.
Johnny Heller is one of our favorite narrators and some of the stories made me laugh.
I'm not sure exactly what we were expecting, but I think we thought it would be full of funny and obviously fake stories. Some were, but others were pretty disturbing. Some involved rape and murder. My 12 year old was surprised it was billed as a kids' book. I certainly wouldn't recommend it for young kids. And I didn't enjoy it as a parent.
He always adds humor. We enjoy listening to his voice.
No. Or at least we wouldn't buy it.
The main reason I gave it more than one star is that my son was interested enough to finish it, despite his complaints.
Yes, it was funny and educational. My son and I were just saying that we needed to review the mythology stories when this came out. And how better than via Percy Jackson and Jesse Bernstein.
Just as humorous as the original Percy Jackson series. It covered both the mythological characters we all know, and some I'd never heard of.
He is the best narrator for the Riordan books and one of best children's narrators we have run across. He's funny without being distracting. And he does wonderful, distinctive voices for the different characters.
The Riordan books are a blast for kids and very educational. This one is no exception. This middle aged mom loved it too.