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
Although intended for a younger audience this book was still a good read for an adult. I have loved greek mythology ever since i was a kid and this book does a great job of turning those stories into a more friendly version that anyone can enjoy. It softens the edges of rather intense stories and makes them fun and insightful while still keeping true to the basic aspect of what they were. All together it was a nice easy listen that was perfect to use for background noise or something for your kids to listen too that you can enjoy with them.
I think the narrator did pretty well. I didn't like his God voices though. He made Zeus sound ridiculous. I hadn't read the book already so I didn't have a character visualized. I think that's why a lot of people didn't like the narrator. My daughter didn't like him at all but she has read the books a dozen times.
in school as a class we are reading the lighting thief and I was so behind.
Percy he has good and surprising things about him.
No I have not
Yes this is the type of book that I would listen to in one sitting.
No comments, just a great book
My 7 year old boys would beg to listen to The Lightning Thief each morning when we got in the car to head to school. It presented a great opportunity to talk to them about the Greek Gods of mythology and share with them what little I could recall from first year mythology. We've just downloaded the second book and are excited to see what happens next to Percy Jackson.
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