Some parts of the story were interesting I guess, but the teenage drama tended to be annoying. "We were together for 9 months and then, he was just gone" ermagerd... someone stop the show and hand a girl some tissues. I usually read reviews a bit more before downloading something, but wifi was spotty before downloading this.We tried to listen to it on an 8 hour drive back home from vacation. The Boxcar Children would have been a better choice had I realized that I was downloading 5th grade literature. I appreciated that there was no cursing or anything too risque in the story since we had a 4 year old in the back seat, but it still sounded like it was written by a teenage girl. I think we managed to listen to 4 hours of this before being completely fed up.
We actually thought that the vocal artist was pretty talented! We especially liked when he played "Lacey", the girl with braces. Spot on and FUNNY!
It could be, teenagers might like it.
Wonderful story and characters with some new Roman myths intertwined with the Greek myths.
I loved the golden dragon
He said Gia instead of Gaia and it made me cringe every time he said it.
Loved everything about the book except the mispronunciation of Gaia.
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
Amnesia, the son of Jupiter no wait Zeus. Wait this is very confusing and where is Percy. To many questions to few answers. whats with the gold coin/magic sword spear thing.
The earth is waking, giants are coming back, and so are the dead. Heroes had it hard before. well that was easy compared to now good thing they had a warm up game and new demigods to help.
Introducing the Roman gods was a bit confusing, at first, but it led to great discussions about history and how religions shifted with time and geography with my 7 year old and my 10 year old.
I loved this book but i have to say the reader mispronounced two of the major goddesses names. I thought that based on how well known they are it would be the last thing he would say wrong.
I really like the Inheritance series, if you haven't listened to those then go try it out (narrator is really good). But this is right after those, clever story, fun and although it took a while to get used the narrator I think he does a good job. At least he has pretty distinct voices which a lot of narrators lack.
When Jason confronts the giant and says his full title, really cool. The whole roman camp thing is really interesting, definitely a lot more intense then the Greeks.
Same as the most memorable moments, when Jason confronts the giant and says his full title and then they fight the giant. Really good.
Yes and I almost did at times. Listened for over 5 hours one day. Really good.
If you're a fan of Percy Jackson and the Olympians you'll love this. It's got it's cheesy things like in the other books but is extremely clever in it's new ideas. Really funny, actiony (if that were a word) and just a good book overall. Need to have read the Percy Jackson series if you're going to get into this though.
This will definitely be a repeat offender for our families play list.
All of the characters have an appeal about them. Jason is fantastic and Hera/Juno wiping his memory was the epic attention getter for this book. I was instantly hooked and had to know more about him. Piper is a walking contradiction trying so hard to not be what she inevitably is. Leo, while a third wheel at times is integral for this books success. They are all my favorites!!
Joshua Swanson is a wonderful reader. His inflection into the character voices help us to see new sides of the characters in the story.
Wow. I am probably not going to finish this book. It's like Riordan took his notes from "The Lightning Thief" and the rest of the first series and used them to make a second series with Romans. Add to it an inferior narrator who gives many of his voices inflections like he was playing in a bad parody of a movie set in a barrio in the U.S. and you have utter tripe.
At least the similarities in the Kane Chronicles were just enough that someone who was a fan of the first series would feel like they were a familiar friend. Here, they seem to replace any creativity. Percy Jackson can't fly? Well Jason has to fly so that is totally different. There is a traitor in Aphrodite's cabin? Yep. Someone is having dreams and is being secretive about them? Yup. The big threat is from the Gods' family tree? You betcha!
I returned the second book in the series because this one is so bad. This is from someone who has loved Edgar Rice Burroughs for years. He had only one plot, but made it work more often than not. Boy gets in an unusual situation. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl to a bad guy. Boy finds and rescues girl. Rinse and repeat with all kinds of pulp aplomb.
Joshua Swanson helps bring the book to life. Being able to hear the different voices characters was nice
Adventure here we come.
This book is really good it's like being able to continue the percie Jackson books. Couldnt stop listening to this book. Liked Jessie Bernstein a little better being the narator but like any book you get use to the new guy. This one has Joshua Swanson narrating.