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
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.
yes if I ever forget the book because it was amazing
it was amazing adventures
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.
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!
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
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