Yes! My son could not put it down. He needed to read it.
My son chose to listen to it over playing Xbox! I see that as a victory for a good story! He's already listening to the next book!
My son is an audible learner. He has tried to listen to stories read by other people and he by far has enjoyed the voice and pace at which this story is read.
If I'm not reading, I'm listening.
Somehow they got a completely different narrator and this book still came out sound exactly LIKE the Percy Jackson series.
Rick Riordan has written another great installment in the Percy Jackson saga. I liked the new characters that he introduced, and I liked the returning characters I already knew. I am looking forward to see how the two camps of demigods work together.
Just finished listening to it 2 days ago and loved it. I was a bit disappointed he left out something I wanted to catch the camps reaction through instead skipping the reaction and and starting right on the argument. And still don't like the narrator, but could be worse, they could have used Sam Tsoutsouvas still can't stand to even listen to his narration. And I think this book was much better than the first of the series. I was getting worried near the end that he just gave up advancing Percy and it was just going to be about the other character surprising skills.
I can't wait for the next book. I hope this time we get Annabeth's point of view. It is looking like she might be the seventh but it is hard to tell, I hope so. It also seems like Gaea may use her to blackmail Percy or something like that.
A big issue with audio books is that when you have a book that isn't in first person and only one reader it tends to not work on it's own without the book to read along. Actors like Swanson don't have much range in voicing so many of the characters sound like the same ones from the first book.
Outside of that the story is solid if only a little disappointing since my expectations were too high, and Swanson does well enough to make it worth the use of a credit, though I don't reccomend it to anyone who isn't a member getting at least a reduced price since this audio book isn't worth over 30 dollars.
The Wonderful Story
Everything I have been waiting years for this book to come out
His terrible character voices
The Very Very End
I started reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series in 7th grade. Those books were amazing and so are the movies. When I heard there was a new series I was so excited to read. But being a busy person I had troubles try to find time to read until I found Audible.com and I have been listening every day in my car and before going to bed. Definitely 5 stars!!!!!
a wonderful story . have read it several times ,and really enjoyed hearing the telling of the tale . the narrator did an excellent job and had me waiting for the next chapter.