Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp.
Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the 21st-century. And worse, he's angered a few of them: Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy has just 10 days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friends, one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena, will face a host of enemies determined to stop them. To succeed in his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
Don't miss the other titles in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
©2005 Rick Riordan; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
exciting adventurous and cool. from 7 yr old Aspenini
more fantasy books
Dad- i can't stand his reading - i want to scream when i hear him
Aspen- loves his reading - I want to read the whole series!
no none - dad
yes for sure - Aspen
I heard great things about this book, but I really found the plot line boring. even the climatic events were dull. I gave it 3 stars because if I was 9 years old I'd probably have enjoyed it. the narrators voice annoyed me
I bought this series for my daughter, who loves these books. I decided to read the first book. Now, I am hooked too! I read and loved the Greek classics when I was younger, but the master stroke of the author is bringing the ancient gods and monsters home to our contemporary society -they live their day to day lives among us. Now our kids must be relating to and understanding the myths in just the same way as Greek youth did thousands of years ago. Masterly!
Love the book. Narrator does a great job, gave him a 4 on performance because I personally didn't like his voices for the different Gods but that was minor
I don't think it's better or worse, just a matter of what you prefer. I downloaded this for my 11-year old who struggles with reading, but all the kids at school are reading the Percy Jackson books. His dad bought him the book, but he was having a hard time with some of the big words and challenging names. I had him listen to the audio and read the book at the same time. The audio is unabridged, and it worked beautifully. He doesn't have any issues with the narration, and we recently downloaded the second book in the series.
All of the other Percy Jackson books. They're the hip hop happenin' thing right now.
I've never had to narrate an entire book before. I've narrated short films, commercials, infomercials. I'm not judging.
The story was good. However the writing was not so so great. Also, not a fan of the narrator's voice. After hearing so much about this series I was excepting a bit more. Overall, I'd be curious to see where the rest of the books go.
I wasn't too into this book. It was a little too young for my taste. Also, I found the fight scenes to be rather boring. Just wanted to read the book before I watched the movie.
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