My son loved listening to this book. He is a slow reader and now he can enjoy the same books his friend are reading. He is now on the second book.
Anna Beth - smart
needed more character voice changes
good book, I think the Kane Chronicals are better written.
yes it was good
The most memorable was when Percy had to choose between saving his Mom and saving his friends.
gabe, because he had the weirdest voice.
I tried listening to the book from another audio company and didn't like the reader. Jesse was much better.
Truly truly enjoyed. I can definitely understand why this is such a big hit with kids. It makes me sad that the movie didn't get more recognition. I list this on my "unexpected enjoyed" list because I honestly did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did! Very fun read!
“Teenage demigod heroism.”
The whole book was exciting from beginning to end. The confrontation in the museum, early on in the book, is particularly memorable, perhaps in part because Percy’s identity is still unfolding to the reader at that point.
I can’t choose just one. Bernstein did a fabulous job of bringing Percy’s first-person narration to life. The narration was entertaining and evocative.
Yes! It’s a real “page-turner,” so to speak (for an audiobook). I kept looking for reasons to do yard work or house chores so I could pop in my earbuds.
My son (fourteen years old at the time I write this) started reading the Percy Jackson series a few years ago, and he really loves the series. Now, after listening to the audiobook of “The Lightning Thief,” I understand why! The stories are a great ride for both young and adult readers.
Yes, our kids loved it! This is our first audio book and our road trip flew by so much faster than ever before.
We were driving so one sitting wasn't an option. But the kids were actually disappointed whenever we stopped the car because they wanted to keep listening. :)
I have listened to this book twice now. I first wanted to listen to it because it was made into a movie. I'm one who prefers to listen to or read the book before I see the movie. I was drawn in to this book because of the mix of Greek mithology and adventure. The second time I listened to this book was with my son on a long road trip. He is seven and it captured is imagination the entire trip. He is now listening to the fourth book and hopefully he will be interested in actually reading Rick Riordans books as his reading comprehension improves.
I was impressed how well the author understood the mind set of the age group he is targeting. The insecurities and moral dilemmas his characters go through and the way they over come are great life lessons for the child audience targeted. These books are clean and fun and have opened a world of interesting concepts to my child that have interested him in books.
The narrator does well with the performance. All his characters have distinctive voices and are easy to follow. I can't complain about the voices I found annoying because in all reality most of the annoying voices were for annoying characters.
It would of been better if the same book in my amazon ereader could have followed the audi book. As it was I still had to borrow book from the library and follow in the library book. Even though I had bought both the ebook and audi book. As both could not be opened at the same time. Maybe amazon can look at making these changes. However the book was great and it has helped to speed up my sons reading.
The humor and the combination of the Greek Mythology and fantasy.
It reminded me a little of Harry Potter in the that Percy and Harry are a like in the way that they are both boys of a certain age and that his companions are one male and one female. They also seem to have leadership and heroism thrust upon on the but it suits them at the same time.
I have never listened to Jesse Bernstein before but I enjoyed his performance very much.
It made me laugh at times but I wouldn't that an extreme reaction.
It was a very enjoyable listen and I am looking forward to the next installment very much
I know this book is supposed to be written for kids, but I love it and I am in my late 20's. I'm really into mythology and I loved the modern day twist.
Annabeth was my favorite character.