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.
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©2005 Rick Riordan; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
As a visually impaired person), it has always been difficult for me to read books in print, but Audible makes books enjoyable again!
Yes. I just finished the Series and LOVED IT!
Hmm. Well, it's a toss-up between Percy and Annabeth. I like Percy because i can sort of relate to his mortal life, and i like his ability to take action on the quest. And Annabeth is just awesome. Period.
Jesse has a knack for expressing the emotions and attitudes of the characters very well.
No. To be honest, it took me a bit to get into it, but that's more because I'm not 12 anymore, but i still loved it!
You won't regret reading (listening) to this!
just fueling my book addiction
I love these books! My son is only 5 and love to listen to this series in the car.
I love the greek mythology aspect, the fantasy, and the great characters.
I read these books when I was a teenage and am not listening to them with my son as an adult and still enjoy them.
The narrator made the book sound corny. I liked the story, but not the way it was read. He only had a couple different voice variations which made the story hard to follow. The characters sounded too much alike.
We listen to books in our long daily commute. My kids and I really enjoyed this book! We bought the whole series.
Lots of laughs!
This was awesome! !! Enjoyed the voice, storytelling, And the deliverance.
Annabeth her display of wisdom
I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to introducing it to my children.
It already is a movie and it was good. I am looking forward to more movies.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
This was a great story told by a good narrator.
Percy Jackson Because he is awesome
Surfer bad guys
We ordered the audio book last year and all of my kids were so taken they ended up reading every single other book in the series within the next couple months. We've since ordered 2 more audio books from the series and my kids listen to them repeatedly and I keep finding the Kindle 'reading' to the kids late at night under a pillow somewhere long after they have fallen asleep.
I have read some of the other reviews about the quality of Jesse Bernstein's narration. I thought he did a great job! Yes, the accent was off in a couple places but his style and tempo were perfect for the kids. He sounded just as I imagine a young demi god might sound if he were retelling a story.
I would suggest to anyone with a boy in the 9-11 age range having any reading motivation issues that it might help to start with an audiobook and then provide them with a 2nd book in the series.
This audiobook was very good but it isn't the best I have listened to. The narration was well done and the story line is interesting.
Percy is a very typical 12 year old boy with ADD. Anyone who has dealt with kids that age will recognize all the sign of an Attention Deficit child but the fact that there is another reason for Percy's behavior is what is intriguing.
The Lotus Hotel was a place that most of us think we will like to spend time but it fact it is a trap that takes away free will. The description made it very real to me and I kept thinking of the old Eagles' song "Hotel California".
Greek Mythology meets the Future
If you like the Harry Potter series, you will probably like this one too.
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