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The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4 | [Rick Riordan]

The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4

Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
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Publisher's Summary

Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

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.

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    Felicity Fairchild 04-28-09 Member Since 2009
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    "The best of Percy Jackson series."

    The Battle of the Labyrinth is the best of all!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janine apo, AP, United States 09-17-13
    Janine apo, AP, United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Offensive accents!"
    Would you try another book from Rick Riordan and/or Jesse Bernstein?

    Yes to Rick Riordan. Stuck with Bernstein if I want to finish listening to the series.


    What three words best describe Jesse Bernstein’s performance?

    Cliche. Offensive. Uninspired.


    Any additional comments?

    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?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 05-30-11
    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 05-30-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Riordan is a Great story teller."

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Fillmore, CA, United States 02-16-10
    Laura Fillmore, CA, United States 02-16-10
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    "Loved this series"

    My kids (11,9, 7) could barely unplug themselves from this series.

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    Jason Temecula, CA, USA 02-14-09
    Jason Temecula, CA, USA 02-14-09
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    "Intricate plot over many 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.

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    Emma 09-09-14
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    "More offensive accents, boring voices"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Jesse Bernstein’s performances?

    I'm going to finish out the series so unfortunately I'm stuck with Berstein. He does the Percy Jackson voice well, I think that's the only thing I like about his performance. Everything else is really pretty flat, unoriginal and offensive. Once again, this book had an Asian character (like Annabeth's stepmom in Titan's Curse), and once again the Asian character had an over-the-top, stereotyped, what I'm sure they thought would be "comical," accent and it's racist and offensive. Also Tyson's voice is still horribly ableist. A lot of the other voices start to sound exactly the same, and the voices of female characters are always whiney and, like another reviewer said, up-talking (saying every sentence like it's a question).
    All in all, the performance is boring and offensive on many levels, but I really love the books.


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    Jill Lauren Walles 08-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    "We liked them all!"

    We really enjoyed listening to this series as a family. Interesting story line, good narration.

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    Amazon Customer Glendale, AZ, United States 03-31-14
    Amazon Customer Glendale, AZ, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Uptalking"
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    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?


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    C. MANHATTAN, KS, United States 02-23-14
    C. MANHATTAN, KS, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good for all ages!"
    Where does The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Strong story line and educational for Greek mythology.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4?

    Great when the kids showed up in places we have visited as a family!


    What does Jesse Bernstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like the realness of the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Travel the world in 3 hours or less.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the entire series. Now moving on to Egyptian series while waiting for book 6!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kaui Bay Area, CA 02-06-14
    Kaui Bay Area, CA 02-06-14 Member Since 2009

    I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks

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    "Make better voices for Tyson"
    Would you listen to The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4 again? Why?

    yes. We have three boys and all love the Percy Jackson series.


    What aspect of Jesse Bernstein’s performance would you have changed?

    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.


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