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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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    The Modern Mama 06-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Read this"

    I love the book but every time i try to donwlode a book it never shows up. Dose this happen to anyone else🤔

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    Jamie Holmes 06-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    The book is great. The narrator fits the voice of the character, which is great for this first-person book. Some of the accents, e.g. the poor British/Australian accent as well as other accents from other books are just terrible. That should not deter anyone from listening, in my opinion; he does a great job capturing the spirit of Percy.

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    Aleah Nelson 06-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    so excited for the next book! great story about courage and perserverance! love the twists throughout and of course a happy ending.

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    Leon T. 06-06-16
    Leon T. 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing book I recommend to all ages not just teen"
    Would you listen to The Lightning Thief again? Why?

    yes if I ever forget the book because it was amazing


    What did you like best about this story?

    it was amazing adventures


    Which character – as performed by Jesse Bernstein – was your favorite?

    percy jackson


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    DLN Michigan 06-04-16
    DLN Michigan 06-04-16 Member Since 2013

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    "yes, it's for kids but an entertaining listen"

    good book to listen to if you can't pay 100% attention and find yourself listening in peripheral.

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    paradoxweaver 05-25-16
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    "Good story, flat narration"

    Just sad the reader always speaks the characters as calm and neutral, even when he specifically say they're speaking hastily, angry or panicked...

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    Opal Moore 05-25-16
    Opal Moore 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good book, awful narration"

    the story itself is good, despite the frustrating inaccuracies of the mythology (I get it, you don't really want to go into what really happened to Medusa in a YA novel.)
    But the narrator was awful. I almost didn't finish the book because he was so bad. most of the characters sounded exactly the same, but with different (badly done) accents. And his cadance was /really/ weird, almost like he had never actually read the book before.

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    Amazon Customer 05-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much complicating details 😩😢"

    I gave this book a overall 4⃣ star rating because of the complicating details in each sentence. there was also a lot of times in the book that I thought Percy had a crush on Anabeth and I'm starting to read book 2⃣ and that vibe is getting stronger, so I know people would be spoiling the book for me but please tell me if that romance happens in any of the books!😀🙇🏽bye!

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    miamifrog Miami, Fl 05-21-16
    miamifrog Miami, Fl 05-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "best reader ever"
    Would you try another book from Rick Riordan and/or Jesse Bernstein?

    exciting adventurous and cool. from 7 yr old Aspenini


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    more fantasy books


    What didn’t you like about Jesse Bernstein’s performance?

    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!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no none - dad
    yes for sure - Aspen


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    Amazon Customer Walnut Creek 05-18-16
    Amazon Customer Walnut Creek 05-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I was sadly disappointed"

    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

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