Very well constructed, Characters are very relatable.
Percy, Its nice to see a hero with ADHD and Dyslexia, I've been dealing with these disorders my entire life, and for a child they can seem overwhelming at times.
If I was going to to compare this story to a series it would be Harry Potter. Harry Potter was better, but the Percy Jackson series is almost as good
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
I enjoyed this series (still have one book to listen to yet). The narrator is very good. And the stories are interesting. Not great fiction (even fantasy fiction) but still enjoyable. My favorite part of the series is the Greek gods and goddesses angle. I loved reading the myths as a kid, and it is interesting the different personalities the author has chosen to give each one.
Discovered audio books as a way to pass the time at work and now I'm hooked.
Entertaining and educational
The modernization of the gods.
On par with he other work.
Don't see this movie it ruins the material. (Which is what Hollywood did)
Ok, so I saw the movie first. I'm a sucker for mythology. It was pretty good. Then I read the book....Then I re watched the movies I know people say this all the time. But the book is Sooo much better. I liked what they did in the movie but damn. They left out a Lot of cool parts from the book in the movie. in the move the kid was great, i can't wait to see him in the other chapters in the story. Don't get me wrong i liked them both, i just have to separate them from each other. However the book was better.
Given that I so the movie before listening to the book. I'd like there was much more character depth and you have more insight in the motives of the characters, like Percy and Grover ( I don't the movies ever showed that aspect of him as a peace loving environmentalist). I guess in the transition from book to movie some things are lost. The only thing that I would add is possibly addition voice actors. I think the presence of additional people would possibly enhance the narration.
That's hard to say but I think it would be Percy especially given the relationship with his mother,father and step-father.Second would be Annebath and Grover. Also, I like Chiron, one because his a centaur and I like people who can give wisdom, advice without being heavy handed and allows one to make there own choices.
No I haven't but I think I'll start
Yes I was
I can't believe I made it through the entire book. His character voices and narration were off and annoying. It's too bad since I wanted to do the whole series on audio book.
My son has loved mythology, but has been hesitant to branch out into forms where the stories were made modern. However, the combination of humor and action in this book changed his mind and wants this entire series. The only complaint we both have is that the reader sometimes "forgets" whose voice he's speaking in and uses the wrong voice for a character.
Yes, this is a couple of grade levels above my son's reading level. He would have had great difficulties reading the text on his own, this way he was able to enjoy this book by listening to it on his iPod. He loved the book and it's helping increase his vocabulary and auditory comprehensions skills.
I would compare this series to the Harry Potter series.
I listened to this book with my son. We listened to everyone morning and night to and from school. Jesse did a great job reading various characters!
My son was excited in general, the story line grabbed him...now we need to download the whole series.
Great book, my 8 year old son loved it! He's hooked to audiobooks...this makes me very happy!
I would recommend The Lightning Thief to readers of all ages. The book is imaginative, action-packed and engaging.
Bernstein doesn't have good expression and sometimes his phrasing isn't appropriate, taking breaths in unnatural places. Also the speed is way too slow. My sixth graders commented that it was annoying to listen to because of the speed of the narration.