I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
What happens when a recruitment mission goes bad, and that your best human friend gets kidnapped. Percy would chase after her and try to get her free. when everyone else goes on the quest Percy has to stay. and when he tries to run way Mr. D catches him. what will Percy do?
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.
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.