We listen to books in our long daily commute. My kids and I really enjoyed this book! We bought the whole series.
Lots of laughs!
This was awesome! !! Enjoyed the voice, storytelling, And the deliverance.
Annabeth her display of wisdom
I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to introducing it to my children.
It already is a movie and it was good. I am looking forward to more movies.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
This was a great story told by a good narrator.
Percy Jackson Because he is awesome
Surfer bad guys
We ordered the audio book last year and all of my kids were so taken they ended up reading every single other book in the series within the next couple months. We've since ordered 2 more audio books from the series and my kids listen to them repeatedly and I keep finding the Kindle 'reading' to the kids late at night under a pillow somewhere long after they have fallen asleep.
I have read some of the other reviews about the quality of Jesse Bernstein's narration. I thought he did a great job! Yes, the accent was off in a couple places but his style and tempo were perfect for the kids. He sounded just as I imagine a young demi god might sound if he were retelling a story.
I would suggest to anyone with a boy in the 9-11 age range having any reading motivation issues that it might help to start with an audiobook and then provide them with a 2nd book in the series.
This audiobook was very good but it isn't the best I have listened to. The narration was well done and the story line is interesting.
Percy is a very typical 12 year old boy with ADD. Anyone who has dealt with kids that age will recognize all the sign of an Attention Deficit child but the fact that there is another reason for Percy's behavior is what is intriguing.
The Lotus Hotel was a place that most of us think we will like to spend time but it fact it is a trap that takes away free will. The description made it very real to me and I kept thinking of the old Eagles' song "Hotel California".
Greek Mythology meets the Future
If you like the Harry Potter series, you will probably like this one too.
I bought this book for my grandson who does not read well. We read the book and listened to the audio book at the same time. It helped him get interested in reading more and improved his ability to read. I got hooked on the story line and decided to buy the entire set for me. I also decided to continue to buy the audio version in addition with the hard copy of the books, because I can listen to them in the car when I drive to work or when I take public transportation to work. I get to hear the story and have something to discuss with my grandson. Jessa Bernstein did a good job in portraying the various characters in the book. His voice was pleasant and maintained my interest in the story line.
I loved reading myths when I was a kid and didn't realize I was getting a solid foundation for future studies in literature. I thought I was just enjoying exciting magical adventure stories. This series is great because it captures the excitement and intrigue of the ancient myths and weaves those elements into fast-paced, contemporary novels, accessible to any reader. The narrator is perfect, believable in every character's voice.
I've enjoyed every book in all of Rick Riordan's series and, dare I admit it, the books have deepened my understanding of mythology. Highly recommended.
Sci-fi/fantasy junkie, storyteller, devourer of books, workaholic
Generally, I don't listen to audiobooks twice simply because I don't have time, but I am eager for the sequel - more Percy, Annabeth, and Jesse Bernstein!
Jesse Bernstein does a fantastic job of bringing Percy's snarky, sarcastic voice while at the same time making the character sympathetic
I started off reading the series before my son is born,hoping I could find a fun way to introduce classic mythology to him. One book later, I was sucked in. I like how the author transports the ancient Greek monsters to modern versions of their original traps and keeps their base purpose alive. The only real downside so far has been a need for character development in secondary characters. Hoping this picks up in later books.