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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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    Brad 12-18-15
    Brad 12-18-15 Member Since 2015
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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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    "Jove this book"

    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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    laura thomas 12-13-15 Member Since 2006
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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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    Thomas C Lajudice 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good"

    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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    Rebekah 11-11-15
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    "Overall a good performance"

    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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    felisha deville 11-11-15
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    "fantastic"

    it's a really awesome book with to go deeper into it I love how Percy Jackson is ADHD and learn how to manage to fight without training

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    Eileen Caraballo 11-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"
    Would you listen to The Lightning Thief again? Why?

    in school as a class we are reading the lighting thief and I was so behind.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Percy he has good and surprising things about him.


    Have you listened to any of Jesse Bernstein’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not


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

    Yes this is the type of book that I would listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    No comments, just a great book

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    Yotam 11-06-15
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    "Great audiobook!"

    Great reading, i really liked his voice ! Enjoyed every second!
    Absolutely gonna buy the sequels.
    Highly recommend!

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    Maricke 11-04-15
    Maricke 11-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "My Boys Loved This!"
    What did you love best about The Lightning Thief?

    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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    Aniyah Campbell 11-01-15
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    "i luv it ill be reading new book next time"

    loved it so much it made me cry a little i love percy and Annabeth

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