An amazing book with a new take on greek mythology but it stays very loyal to the original myths ot changeing the rules to suit itself like some books (e.g. twilight) this is a great sory for fantasy and myhtology fans alike with a great plot spanning several books all in all a very well written and mental engageing book.
The perfect action read for kids and their parents.
i bought this book for my 8 year old son, and my whole family can't wait to get into the car to hear what's going to happen next. It's a very well written and well read fun way to spend a car ride.
i highly reccommend this !!
I got this to play on a long road trip with a bunch of girls. They all loved it and laughed at Jesse's vocalizations of all the different characters. I must say that we enjoyed the book thoroughly, and it lived up to the actual book. Great job.
Highly recommend. I downloaded the whole series before our big road trip to Yellowstone from New Mexico. We covered over 2000 miles and barely noticed because we listened to books 1-4. We have a DVD player in our minivan and both our kids have DSs and they were barely on. My 8 yr old son already read the whole series on his own and would explain to us what we missed when we we lost track. My 6 year old son and my husband also enjoyed it. There were some scary parts for our 6 year old but they didn't seem as scary afterwards he said. They like the books more than the movie. I think most of the myths as relayed in the book are close to accurate and the kids seem to retain the names of the gods, what they do and the stories better than I did when I was in grade school. It was also a great source of conversation for the family and the kids are very interested in learning more about Greek mytholoyg. My 8 year old has started the Red Pyramid already and we are planning to listen to that as well. I would also think that girls would like the books as well. I have recommended it to my nieces who are 7 and 9 years old.
I picked this up after going to see the movie in the theaters. It is a very good book, much better then the movie. The audio narration of the book is also well done. I recommend it for both children and adults.
Enjoyable. Written at a pre-teen/teen level. Good story with interesting twists. I will continue the series.
I don't get it. The movie is never better than the book but it sure was this time. I know Percy is supposed to be 12 but the way this was written makes as much since to me as the backwards "R" in ToysRus. I know some people like the Percy Jackson adventures better than Harry Potter. But for me it didn't even come close.
I read the entire Percy Jackson series aloud to my kids, and then we got the audio books so they could listen again. We were all appalled not only by the ridiculous "acting" job done by the narrator, but also by the frankly unbelievable number of words he mispronounces, including the names of gods (Janus? How hard is THAT?). With so many great actors out there, it's beyond me why the publishers chose such a rank, untalented amateur for such a marvelous, popular series. If you just can't find a way to read the books, then go ahead and listen to the audio versions, but prepare yourself.