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The Sea of Monsters Audiobook

The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson, a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

Don't miss the other titles in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

©2006 Rick Riordan; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Company

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Christina Donovan 12-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    My favorite in the series and Rick Riordon sounds just like Persy I loved it and by the way where's my cookie from the Greek gods book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-28-15
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    "excellent book good performance"

    Rick Riordan is a master story teller, I really love his modernization of Greek mythology in these books. The introduction of Tyson made this book for me. One question though why did Blackjack change genders? This is the only book where the character is a mare.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemarie Glendale Heights, IL, USA 01-01-09
    Rosemarie Glendale Heights, IL, USA 01-01-09
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    "Horrible narration takes the fun out of the story."

    My daughter couldn't wait to listen to this as she just finished reading the book, but she and I both found the narrator's rendition of the various characters annoying. He didn't seem to match voices with personalities and made all the children sound a bit dumb. If it wasn't for the poor narration, the book would have been a delightful listen though I believe the first book in this series is better. Then again, I read the first book and did not listen to it. This may be better served read and not listened to.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jere Rock Springs, WY, USA 05-19-09
    Jere Rock Springs, WY, USA 05-19-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Another wonderful Percy Jackson book"

    A must read for all kids, and adults. My only problem is that it was too short.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Karrin A. Huyett Lake Villa, IL United States 03-09-15
    Karrin A. Huyett Lake Villa, IL United States 03-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, bad preformance"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love this series and after reading the first book with my son, got the second on audible so we could listen in the car. Once again the story is fantastic. Rick Riordan does an amazing job blending Myth, history and the modern world into something really magical. The problem is the narrator. He's terrible. He mispronounces words left and right and, when not using a character voice (the only decent part of his performance) he uses what amounts to baby talk. It's insulting to the intelligence of the kids these books were meant for, and frankly, highly annoying and grating. We will likely switch back to reading to each other in what little spare time we have instead of listening to the rest of this series.


    Was The Sea of Monsters worth the listening time?

    The story is totally worth it and I recommend both this series of books and the following one.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 01-23-15
    Joshua 01-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, poor narration"

    Love the Greek mythology, so I enjoyed the book itself. However the narrator was extremely lackluster in his rendition of the character dialogue. For example if a character spoke "calmly" the narration didn't come off as calm.

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    Lady Diana New York 08-26-16
    Lady Diana New York 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "An almost child's version of The Odyssey"
    What did you love best about The Sea of Monsters?

    I have always enjoyed the book the odyssey and when I read this book it reminded me of a modern day one. I love the fact that we get to learn more about annabeth and her background. We haven't learned too much about her with the first novel but it was great to learn more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how the entire book has a lot of the islands visited on the odyssey journey. I think that the way that Mr. Riordan made it was simply amazing. It was so humorous and entertaining.


    What does Jesse Bernstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Jesse Bernstein is simply as I must state it the voice of Percy Jackson. He is my favorite out of all of the narrators for Percy. I'm getting more use to annabeth's voice but I love his Percy voice. Tyson is done great as well. I really get the feel of Tyson when he does the voice as well.


    Any additional comments?

    The difference between reading it and listening to it is amazing. I'm sure that any if not most percy jackson fans would enjoy listening to this.

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    learningmom 07-30-16
    learningmom 07-30-16
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    "Two thumbs up👍🏻👍🏻"

    It was probably the best book I've ever read. I love how Perseus thinks that Tyson died and then Tyson appears near the end of the book. 😀👍🏻👍🏻

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    Martha F. Hoopes 07-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, annoying reader."

    My daughter loves these books, and I enjoy listening with her. Jesse Bernstein's reading is fine for Percy, but almost every other voice is a weird whine with poor intonation to show different emotions.

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    Nadia Fisher Connecticut 07-06-16
    Nadia Fisher Connecticut 07-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Still a great series, still a terrible reader"

    The reader has little finesse when it comes to inflection, changing speakers, or punctuation. It's almost grating to listen to. Thank god the book is so fantastic - I'd never be able to make through these readings otherwise

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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