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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5 Audiobook

The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5

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All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy's 16th birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

©2009 Rick Riordan; (P)2009 Listening Library

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    Christine Hoffman Estates, IL, United States 02-24-13
    Christine Hoffman Estates, IL, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2012

    Chris, mom to Alex (born 2002). Audible account is for him, reviewing on his behalf. He's a fan of star wars, legos, cub scouts and now reading.

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    "10 y.o. boy became a READER with this book!"
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    10 y.o. boy (ADD and dyslexic) started audio books as companions to hardcopy books (teacher recommendation) and it was a huge success. The Percy Jackson series absolutely turned him from "I hate reading" to a boy who is now told to "please put the book DOWN and EAT!!".

    Mom: Loaded this book onto the iPad and played it on longer drives. VERY well presented, fascinating story, and has spawned a whole family interest in the series, and a small research project (for the kids) into greek myths.


    Of the 5 Percy books, this is the one that turned a corner for our son. Family demanded we only listen to it TOGETHER, so Alex began reading the hardcopy on his own - sneaking it into bed with a flashlight. Happy, happy Mom!! Prior to this book, it was actually easier to pull teeth than get him to read (ask our dentist).

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08-06-12 Member Since 2009

    Harry Turtledove fan

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    "Jesse Berstein IS Percy Jackson"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5 the most enjoyable?

    In an audiobook, more than the story, the narrator has to tell it well.
    In the old days, story tellers used to wander between villages with stories of Heroes and Gods.
    They were legend. Their narration was SO good that it has followed us down the ages.
    To me, Jesse Bernstein represents the very few of those dying breed. The other being Ray Porter.
    He truly likes Percy Jackson and you could see the characters leaping off the book into your car.
    Guido, Blackjack, Tyson, Annabeth and Hades: To me they are as real as the NY Subway or the traffic in Chennai.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Narration. Duh !


    Have you listened to any of Jesse Bernstein’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    ALL of his Percy Jackon books. Each one is extremely good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Hades arrives to the Battle.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible: Please, Please use this narrator well. He's one of the very few Gifted ones. Listen to your customers.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Austin, TX, United States 08-26-09
    Joseph Austin, TX, United States 08-26-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Good conclusion to pretty good series."

    I've listened to every book in this series, and it really grew on me. Both the writer and the narrator improved as the series developed, and the characters and story became more interesting.

    As with Harry Potter, Percy Jackson develops through the series from an awkward outcast to a respected hero who must save the world. Based on Greek mythology set in modern day America, Percy and a team of half-blood children of Greek gods (think Hercules) battle Greek monsters and outwit gods and try to understand the motives of gods and titans as the danger escalates with each book. Some of the monsters are simplistic with complicated names, but they get better as it goes along.

    "The Last Olympian" is a good end to the series. There are moments to satisfy, moments to sadden, and moments to surprise. All in all a great end to an increasingly great series, and I can't wait for the movies.

    Just a couple of comparisons, because they are so obvious. The series is not as well written as Harry Potter or Artemis Fowl, but it gets better with each book (though the fourth book--"The Battle of the Labyrinth"--was my favorite), and it kept both my kids--the oldest of whom was sixteen when hearing this book--engaged. It probably won't catch on with adults the way Harry or Artemis do, but parents probably won't be bored, either.

    So that's my review, from the perspective of a parent, in case any are trying to decide on these books for their kids.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Albany, NY, United States 04-06-14
    Lee Albany, NY, United States 04-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great series to share with kids"

    My 8 year old grandson and I listened to the entire series - twice! I like the values of friendship, diversity, leadership shared among the male and female characters, My grandson loves the action, and I enjoy the fun of the use of contemporary cultural icons in a whimsical way.

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    Rose 12-26-10
    Rose 12-26-10
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    "Good Book"

    Good story that held the attention of the listener. The narrator could have been a bit more versitile but did a passable job.

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    Jessica Charleston, TN, United States 01-06-10
    Jessica Charleston, TN, United States 01-06-10
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    "Wonderful Book"

    I would recommend this book to children, teenagers, and adults a like. I am 25 years old and really enjoyed this entire series. I suggest reading the books before the first movie comes out in 2010.

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    Tim 04-01-17
    Tim 04-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    i think you could have used a girl to say the girl parts. he did a great job, but he isnt a girl, and girls know when to put emphasis where they need it

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    Kyle summers 03-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic as usual"

    I loved how the fight scene was layed out. I cried my eyes out towards the end of the book as the prophecy rang true. The ending left me wanting more.

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    ploogurt 02-23-17
    ploogurt 02-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book! Performance was ok."

    The story is great and very captivating. I love the Percy Jackson series. My only struggle was Jesse Bernstein's performance. Some of the characters just sound more dopey than they should. And wherever he said Percy's name, all the characters sounded annoyed with him.

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    abraham Durango 02-18-17
    abraham Durango 02-18-17

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    "Best series ever"

    I started reading these series when I was a kid.. I remember going to the library and seeing the big book and reading its title "The lighting thief" and funny as it may seem I was forced to read it.. At first I didn't understand but the more I read the more I enjoyed readying the book... And from that point I couldn't stop reading the book.. And you can imagine the surprise it was when I discovered there were more books!! I started reading all of them and I have not stopped yet.. I love these series like my life!!

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