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.
Loved the story, great listen while traveling. Once again Mr Riordan does not disappoint.
Joshua Swanson does need to work on his range, but he has definitely made improvements since The Lost Hero (Book 1). Many of those passages sounded computer generated, a quality not found in this performance. Perfection would be nice, but improvement is good enough for now.
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 enjoy reading history, fantasy, humor, and science fiction. I recently started an online book club on Facebook. looking for good reads!
loved it, the characters come alive through Riordan ' s storytelling. Action packed!
I loved it. The narrator had some problems with a few of the words but other than that outstanding.
I love ALL of Rick Riordans work, and The Son Of Neptune is no exception. I would definitely rate this book a solid 5 stars if only Mr. Josh Swanson (the narrator) would just pronounce some of the words correctly. Its not that big of a problem, but it tends to bother me. Other than that, the book is spectacular.
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Nicely done. The narration was great. Joshua does an above average job of keeping the story line flowing. He had me laughing with his interpretations of how Ella and Tyson should sound. Easy listening. look forward to next installment.
A well written and told story. It is unique, educational, in depth, with interesting, fully developed characters and story line and moves at a fast pace. The audience is universal, all ages. This entire series is One of the most well narrated series I have heard. My family loves this series!