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The Lightning Thief Audiobook

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

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

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    Eric 07-11-15
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    Not the best narrator, but the story makes up for it. It is original and fun. You live the characters and they develop well.

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    Luis Mesquita de Melo 07-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic"

    This book is so fantastic, it is sad, thrilling, funny and always has you hooked on! I definitely think I'll read the rest of the series!

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    SWK Boston, MA USA 07-05-15
    SWK Boston, MA USA 07-05-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Everything is about to change..."

    As Percy Jackson enters the mysterious world of Greek Demi gods everything is not as it seems, betrayal is at stake, the era of a new world of gods and battles of the western civilization is about to begin... Does Percy have what it takes to lead his friends?

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    Jarrod 07-03-15
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    "Creative Storyline"

    The storyline is quite a creative twist on old myths. If you love Greek mythology then this is a great series to read. The narration was good, but I would have preferred if each characters voice was done by a different actor.

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    Christopher Nelson 07-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Read to bond with my boy"

    This is a kid's book. My boy was nine when he first became obsessed with the series so I wanted to know what he was in to and listened. Surprisingly enjoyable. Nothing more. It has started his interest in Greek mythology and that is a great thing.

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    Daniel R Meyer 06-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, horrible narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, the narrator's performance ruins the story. Should read instead.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jesse Bernstein?

    Literally anyone else. An ensemble cast would be cool


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    "Great book"

    This book was great and I liked all the characters but my favorite was anna beth I liked Anna beth because she was the daughter of the God Athena and she always has a plan

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    Susan Cammack 06-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Annoying narrator!"

    I love, love, love this book. Too bad the narrator is so annoying! His voice just gets under my skin and not in a good way! He doesn't do the other characters well at all either!

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    Annette 06-23-15
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    "Awesome book"

    I loved parts of chapter two eleven and 20 i think I am going to like the series .

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    Bruce H Ashton 06-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A great read"

    My 10 year old and I loved the story. We can't wait to hear the rest of the Percy Jackson stories.

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