The narrator did it awesome and my kid loves it she can't wait to read the next one son of Neptune
These books are so well done! They have engaging characters interwoven into modern versions of ancient myths & morality tales. I recommend them highly. Kids/teens will identify with the characters, learning by accident. (Too bad they really, really messed up the movies.)
The author did a good job of wrapping up the many plot lines without making it seem contrived or rushed. The characters have to examine what is the honorable, right, fair, just, honest, & loyal thing to do as they complete their adventures with humor and derring-do. They form close friendships & learn about themselves.
This is the first book of the second series, and it will be much more fun if you read/listen to the first series before starting this one. Other than that, have fun!
My 11 and 9 year old sons were just as eager to get back to this book as I was... It started out as listening on rides to school.... Ended up pushing bed time out to sit around the iPad! Fun book we are progressing nicely with son of Neptune
Riordan, of course! Swanson? Absolutely not.
I've always been fan of Annabeth. I like smart and strong women characters.
His voice didn't fit the characters, and his general performance was poor. He would apply random accents to characters. Those accents weren't part of the characterizations in the books, and were often temporary. Also, they were typically off base because they were such poor accents. He also mispronounced a few words which was annoying and distracting. I couldn't even get through the whole reading.
It has a follow-up book.
I didn't listen to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, so some of the other reviews that said people just didn't like that this was a "new" narrator from that series are flawed. The narrator just did a poor job. I would recommend reading the book over this recording any day.