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©2006 Rick Riordan; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Company
"Adventure follows chaotic adventure at a rapid pace, and readers with even a passing acquaintance with the Odyssey will enjoy this fresh use of familiar stories." (School Library Journal)
This is such a fun interesting concept.
My son and I listen to these series in the car and he is in love with these books.
I feel that the audio edition gives younger readers a more realistic interpretation. Having read and listened, I enjoyed both versions.
Yea, i would recommend this book to a friend. It has a lot of action and is a great addition to the series
I love the moment when Percy accepts tyson as his brother
When Percy and his friends get eaten by the craccin
Scene at this point the book has been turned into a movie it would be not as good as the book
Yes I would recommend this book. I think they are very fun to listen to regardless of your age.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
Demigods kicking butt and taking names
Tyson is badass
He had a consistent performance through out the percy jackson.
Sure but ain't no body got time for that.
I don't know why Jesse thinks all bad guys are surfer dudes.
Sci-fi/fantasy junkie, storyteller, devourer of books, workaholic
Rick Riordan clearly has a knack for storytelling. Percy's voice and adventures are as fun and engrossing as in the first book. However, the plot was somewhat disappointing. I wasn't expecting much, since I know the series' whole gimmick is taking Greek myths and adding a contemporary spin to them, but too much of this book seemed ripped from one particular myth. Did Percy really have to follow Odysseus's journey so closely? Couldn't Riordan have just left it at Polyphemus and picked some other hero's obstacle to throw in Percy's way? "The Sea of Monsters" suffers a bit from sequel-itis on the plot front, but was still enjoyable enough to leave me wanting to read the next book.
And, of course, Jesse Bernstein's narration is spot-on
Rick Riordan continues to do an excellent job of bringing Greek Mythology to modern times. The characters are fun and accessible to the whole family. When one died at the end of this book, we cried.
Jesse Bernstein's performance on the other hand, is barely tolerable. His phrasing often distorts the meaning of the sentence by emphasizing the wrong words. He seems to have only three character voices in his repertoire, and often times these voices make the characters sound less than intelligent. If there were another narrator available, we would probably make a different choice.
That being said, we are listening to these books as a family on road trips this summer, and my children are following a long with the Whisper-Sync, so it is a worthwhile purchase for our family.
I purchased the first book of this series to listen to on our road trip for Spring Break. After 12 hours of driving we had only less than an hour left and they didn't want to get out of the car!! Very well written and read and my children enjoyed it so much we have purchased them all!! We are now on the 3rd book and listen to it every time we are in the car. This has also had a pleasant side affect of no more sibling squabbling while driving...lol
I really enjoyed all of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian books. Having an audio book format is wonderful so my kids can listen as we drive around and run errands!
Some of the voices Jesse Bernstein used were odd and some were annoying to listen to, but most were great! I guess it's hard to differentiate voices when you have so many characters.
This story continues a great story line with plenty of fun and excitement. I am ready for the next part.
Tyson, Hey makes the story hopeful of what is good in humanaty
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