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The Lightning Thief Audiobook

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

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.
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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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    My kids loved it and listened before and after school during the week to finish it! I loved the way they got into the story! Now they are learning about mythology because they want to!

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    Would you listen to The Lightning Thief again? Why?

    Yes and no.. it is a good book I would only listen to go back and see if I missed anything important.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lightning Thief?

    When they were telling parts of people's past like Luke and anabeth and grover, as well as the history between the gods..


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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No it was a good book but not one that really kept me wanted to hear it all at once.


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    The story is fairly predictable, but it's engaging and the narrator does a good job conveying Percy's voice. I would suggest this book series to others and I'm looking forward to reading the second book.

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    The characters are enjoyable and the story is interesting. All in all, this is a fun listen for the whole family.

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    Great story on how even the gods who are famous can neglect their children and that their children just want to be loved and noticed.

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    What a fun way to include history in a story, cant wait to get two number 2.

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    the narrator was excellent! I've listened to this story several times. Thanks Rick Riordan for writing a wonderful story

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