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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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    An awesome book. A tear jerker right from the beginning with relatable and lovable characters. The reader was terrible, but because Rick did such a good job I could stomach it fairly easily.

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    Dusty Ducros 01-21-16
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    "The lightning thief"

    This novel by Rick Riordan is an amazing book written by a great mind.I always loved the stories of Greek adventures and awesome quests he has produced. I see no problems with this book and would refer it to my friends that are in for a great read.
    -JCD Texas

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    naor 01-10-16
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    loved the book. very diffrent from the movie. the voice was nice. very well done

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    christina 01-07-16
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    "I love Percy jackson"

    I found this series when I was 9 and I re read the series once a year since and I'm 13

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    SOOK 12-29-15
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    This story is perfect story ever
    Everyone loved this story
    This story is perfect story about adventure


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    "Amazing book for greek mythology lovers"

    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.

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    Melanie 12-13-15
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    I love this book so much and i am not much of a reader. I CANT wait to read the next book.

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    "Love Percy Jackson"

    Fun, adventurous, and educational. Should be on the reading list of everyone in 3rd grade and above!

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    I thought it was much better than the movie, not my most favorite, but still very good. I would recommend this.

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    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.

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