Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
Percy is a Badass
It was another great story by Rick. I have already read them all and this make a good listen at work.
This book is great for reader's who just can't stop reading! I couldn't put this book down!!
For those kids looking for something now that Harry Potter is over, this is a good choice. Funny and exciting, with strong female characters as well as Percy, it's perfect for the 9-12 year old crowd.
Everything! He is the perfect Percy. Plus all his different voices for the different characters was great!
YES! (And I did!)
I love that I can see how much Percy and the gang are growing up and maturing. I even cried at the end!
Discovered audio books as a way to pass the time at work and now I'm hooked.
The education you get in Greek mythology.
The different locations the friends travel to.
The personalities of the characters.
There are definitively parts that make you want to laugh.
Love this whole series - stories are fun for the whole family, and the narration is great.
I've listened to and enjoyed the first two audiobooks of this series, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters. I am still not entirely sure how i feel about Jesse Bernstein as the narrator though. I can understand the choice, as Percy Jackson is supposed to be 12-16 years old in the series, and Jesse's voice kind of fits that age range. However, now and then he seems to change his voices that he has chosen for his characters, and doesn't seem to give them much inflection. The most awkward parts are when the book says that a character shouted, but it is still spoken the same as the rest of the dialogue. Perhaps though i've been spoiled by Gerard Doyle's flawless narrations of the Inheritance series. For the most part though, especially when only narrating the main 2-3 characters, Jesse does a good job.
My big problem with this book is the climax. No spoilers, but the climax seemed really similar to the original, rejected ending for the Independence Day movie. I thought it was a very strange choice, especially considering how relatively well-put-together and plausible (or, as plausible as a fantasy series based on ancient greek gods can be) as the rest of the stories have been so far. It really didn't fit the flow at all, and really seemed to come out of nowhere. There were some other strange choices in this book now and then as well. I suppose in a fantasy series i'm not expecting there to be a chapter called "Grover Rides a Lamborghini" I'm a car lover, but it seems out of place to have Apollo showing up in a Maserati in this type of book. The other books up to this point have pretty much kept brand names out of the story, and i wish that Riordan would have done so in this one as well. It just doesn't fit in this kind of fantasy story.
Overall, this one doesn't live up to the first two, and it is a shame because i think this one has the best potential bad guy so far in the series. The General could have been a very good antagonist. hopefully the 4th and 5th books are better.
I highly recommend this audiobook. I wanted to keep listening to find out how Percy would beat the skeletons sent by Dr Thorn and the General and who had captured Artemis and Anna Beth.
The Percy Jackson series reminds me of Harry Potter and Star Wars with the classic good v. evil theme. The heroes are not perfect and recognizing good character traits like loyalty as potential character flaws helps to examine our own lives.
Bernstein delivers a stellar performance equal to the previous books in the Percy Jackson series.
Yes! There were several times when we continued to listen even after arriving at our destination.
It is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. To me this series ranks along the lines of the Harry Potter series.
I really enjoy the adventure of the story.
I like Percy, the main character. However I am loving Annabeth, the daughter of Athnea.
It was, and I did.
I have listened to the first books of this series, I am really enjoying the audiobooks of this series. Audibles has been a great find for me.
I would because I loved the narrator and the overall story line. I had already read the book and I enjoyed it even better listening to it
I liked the way it ended and especially that it left me wanting to read more about Percy and his friends
All the characters became real. He is awesome at making each character an individual.
Not particularly. I was just held captive until the end!