In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord, Kronos, draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half-Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos' army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop the invasion, Percy and his demigod friends must set out on a quest through the Labyrinth - a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn.
Full of humor and heart-pounding action, this latest audiobook promises to be their most thrilling adventure yet.
Don't miss the other titles in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
©2008 Rick Riordan; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
Yes to Rick Riordan. Stuck with Bernstein if I want to finish listening to the series.
Cliche. Offensive. Uninspired.
Good story, terrible delivery. I've listened to the first four Percy Jackson series and the first one was so dry, with all characters read in the same voice - I found myself wishing Bernstein would vary the character voices. Now that he has I prefer the original dry delivery. His performances of the Asian characters is especially offensive! Why on earth would an Asian character automatically have some idiotic caricature of an accent?
I have enjoyed every Rick Riordan book I have read. He has become a masterful writer. I greatly enjoy books that have plot, theme, and just enough reality for my imagination to impose the possibilities of reality. Rick incorporates real places with real written history to make fantastic representations of present possibilities. He is very good. I am also an adult, a parent, and a doctor. I read every day as well as my daughter and we both love his books.
If the Harry Potter series is the standard, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series is an admirable try, but still minor league. This 4th book in the series is probably his best; the story plot gets thicker and more intriguing. However, there are chapters that are adventurous but do not add to the developing plot in any way: OK for kids, but less than fulfilling for adults. Overall, a good purchase. I will read/listen to the next book.
I wanted to love it, but my heart tells me Annabeth is not an uptalker? It drove me crazy to listen to this strong female character sound so unsure of herself?
Strong story line and educational for Greek mythology.
Great when the kids showed up in places we have visited as a family!
I like the realness of the characters.
Travel the world in 3 hours or less.
Loved the entire series. Now moving on to Egyptian series while waiting for book 6!
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
yes. We have three boys and all love the Percy Jackson series.
I appreciate the desire to make different voices, but the voice for Tyson in particular is annoying - makes him sound dumb. And also, all Asian voices use broken English. As a 4th generation Chinese American, I found this to be profoundly insulting.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
I would not only because I am more found of my rendition but Jesse did a great job.
Sci-fi/fantasy junkie, storyteller, devourer of books, workaholic
Percy is still Percy, but this book just didn't seem as much fun as the previous ones. The plot meandered a lot more, and the new characters weren't that interesting. There are tons of action scenes in all the Percy Jackson books, but in this one, they seemed a bit much, like they were being used for filler. I actually find the antagonist, Luke, and Annabeth, who remains a sidekick character despite nominally being allowed to "lead", a lot more interesting than Percy himself, who seems a bit too perfect now that he's settled into his hero role (the snarkiness is getting a bit tired at this point, and with the plot darkening, seems very incongruent with everything going on around him and makes sound like a jerk at times). Still, interesting enough for me to want to find out how the series ends.
And Jesse Bernstein's narration is as good as ever.
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