My daughter couldn't wait to listen to this as she just finished reading the book, but she and I both found the narrator's rendition of the various characters annoying. He didn't seem to match voices with personalities and made all the children sound a bit dumb. If it wasn't for the poor narration, the book would have been a delightful listen though I believe the first book in this series is better. Then again, I read the first book and did not listen to it. This may be better served read and not listened to.
It's a kids book, so as an adult, the plot devices are nothing to write home about. It's got some interesting ideas, which is what made me come back and listen to this, the second book in the series. The narrator is prone to overacting, and his voices are marginal, but it's still a halfway decent listen.
Rick Riordan is a master story teller, I really love his modernization of Greek mythology in these books. The introduction of Tyson made this book for me. One question though why did Blackjack change genders? This is the only book where the character is a mare.
Great book, Rick doing amazing as he always does, going right where he left off in the first book, amazing story, great characters and easy to follow. Terrible reader but all well. Still an outstanding story.
I loved this book! After previously reading "The Lightning Thief" book #1 of the series I knew I had to go to the next book. I chose my five star rating because I believe the story and the tales of Percy and his friends are amazing. I would refer this book to anyone who wanted a good read and wanted to start a new series of books just like me.
the ending were u meet the __________ person from the ___________ was my favorite part. . I think this audio was very good. I really just loved it! !!!!!!!!
I really like the Percy Jackson books in general. It's a cute storyline, creative, very fun to read even though it's technically for kids. However, I think in my case I prefer actually reading these books to listening to them. The narrator was great about making different voices for different characters, but I can't say I liked all the voices... Now, this could be a completely different story for someone else, and I think kids especially would really like this because it really brings the story to life just like when a parent reads their kid a story with funny voices. For me, I just prefer reading it myself. Still great though!