This book was a fun listen and the reader was great. Interesting premise that the gods are still around and having kids. If anything listen to it because it has a whole series that covering demi-god adventures. I think it's a great guilty pleasure for kids and adults. Pretty predictable plot and not amazing writing but I think it's worth listening.
I started to get interested in the Percy Jackson series after I first saw the movie. The movie was pretty good so I wondered what it would be like to listen to it in audiobooks. After listening to it, I realized that the Percy Jackson series is so fun, that I am now a big fan of Rick Riordan! I have listened and read the whole Percy Jackson series and now is planning to listen to the 39 Clues series and the Kane Chronicles.
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.