Engaging, Captivating and Imaginative!
It explained things from the other books that were left hanging.
He was clear, easy to follow and voices not over done.
I laughed out loud a few times.
Once I started listening it was hard to stop. I have listened twice so far and will listen again. The story was entertaining and action packed.
I did not like his performance in the first book of this series, but I think he has really improved.
Yes! It was very good!
Fantastic story line. I loved seeing both Anabeth's and Percy's point of view.
I have listened to all of the Percy Jackson books and I have pretty much lost steam at this point. Each book is more and more similar to the previous one. Sometimes that works, but in this case, there is almost no innovation to each book. I originally thought the premise of the stories was clever -- why create new stories when you can just borrow from Greek and Roman mythology? Genius! -- but it is as though the author is on auto-pilot. I made it through because I listened to it at 3x speed and even then didn't really have to pay attention to get through it. I'm not planning to read any more Percy Jackson books.
All in all this was a great book. It had some great points where each of the characters developed in some way or another. It had lots of good action and was a great read. I wish the ending hadn't been such a cliff hanger but that just makes me look forward to the next book that much more. I will definitely listen to it again.
The two other Heroes of Olympus books were read by Swanson and I've like them all so far. His reading is great and his voice is so much easier to listen to that the guy who read the original Percy Jackson books.
Possibly because of all the different voices
The Aquarium in Georgia
When Anabeth tricked arachnid
No, over a few weeks
1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)
The main thing is, that I'm far from the target age of the series,
but ever since the Percy Jackson movie (2010),
I started reading from the beginning,because I couldn't believe
that book would be the same piece of **** as the movie,
and indeed it was very interesting and much better than Chris Columbus production, but ever since Rick Riordan's new serieses (Heroes of Olympus; Kane Chronicles) the quality has significantly dropped.
The Idea of multiply divided world and the gods with schizophrenic paranoia and multiple personality disorder, might be interesting but presentation was not as good as first five books.
I dropped Kane chronicles in the middle of the first book,
the Heroes of Olympus took me 2.5 books to finally understand,
that I should wait the end of the series and perhaps read it then.
Heroes of Olympus series doesn't have the same appeal as the first five books.
its in the top of the list
overall i like the person that read the first set better. I guess its that i was use to the voices of the char. from him
no, its just a great story line
Author of The Zochtil, Read by Nick Sullivan
This is Rick Riordan at his best! I think this is my favorite book in the Percy Jackson universe. Plus I loved finally getting to see parts of the story from Annabeth's viewpoint! That was great!
Many of loose ends were tied up, while still leaving enough to make the wait for the next book horribly long.
I've got to say that I am majorly jealous of Rick's writing skill. All of his books are awesome because of the great characters, great plot line, and his incredible research! But what makes his books shine above the others? His awesome sense of humor. It's amazing how he can add the strangest things to mythology, like having a giant that loves the ballet, or satyr that's obsessed with MMA.
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
As an adult reader, I have been impressed with the Riordan mythology series. There's a good mix of action, education, and just plain silliness that obviously appeals to the young readers who have made Percy and friends so popular. This entry brings back the characters from the "Greek" side of mythology and mixes them with the "Roman" counterparts pretty ingeniously. I also like the way the author sets his stories in America and draws in our country's history and geography as well as the ancient themes and characters.
My question is about the narration of all the Riordan books to which I have listened. Narrators seem to dumb down the voices, bringing out the dopey rather than the imaginative in the series. I find the reading diminishes the value of these books and insults the listeners, and I can't think that children react much differently. Compare them to the wonderful narrations of Jim Dale and Tim Curry in the Harry Potter and "Series of Unfortunate Events" books-- I wish someone would do equal justice to Riordan's work! I'd recommend the written versions over the Audible to both children and adults.