Initially, i didn't like the narrator's voice since i was so tuned to Jesse Bernstein.
However, once i overcame my intial hesitation and started listening, it was amazing.
So far i have listened to only half of the book, but it has its own style and good.
I've just listened to part1, but the story is advancing way to slowand long, is predictable regarding interaction, and only covers 2 "clues".
What a disappointment!
On the otherhand, it's very well produced and very nice to listen to.
This is one listen I have mixed feelings about. We really didn't like Riordan's others but tried this one thinking it would be better for our tastes. However, it wasn't what we'd hoped it would be. My sons and I have listened to many audiobooks and we have many favorites that I'd recommend instead. At the top of our list are 'The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches' series and 'In the Service of Dragons' series both by Robert Stanek. Now those are series we've listened to multiple times and loved. This simply wasn't and not one we'd listen to again.
I think this is a fun alternative to many of things kids are doing today. The story includes a lot of history. It is a combination of National Treasure and the Davinci Code for kids. The combination of the website gives the kids a more intelligent alternative to webkinz. After listening to this book, I purchased two copies for my children ages 10 & 13. I think this will be fun to follow as additional books come out and the clues continue.
I don't really know. The book didn't engage my son and that is a bit unusual for a audio book. The book may very well be good but he didn't think so at the time