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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2 | [Rick Riordan]

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

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.
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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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    Tara florida 03-31-14
    Tara florida 03-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this series, least favorite book"
    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


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    C. MANHATTAN, KS, United States 03-31-14
    C. MANHATTAN, KS, United States 03-31-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Hanging on every word!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Sea of Monsters to be better than the print version?

    I feel that the audio edition gives younger readers a more realistic interpretation. Having read and listened, I enjoyed both versions.


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    Kevin Odom Taft, CA USA 01-11-14
    Kevin Odom Taft, CA USA 01-11-14

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    "Great book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yea, i would recommend this book to a friend. It has a lot of action and is a great addition to the series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sea of Monsters?

    I love the moment when Percy accepts tyson as his brother


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Percy and his friends get eaten by the craccin


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Scene at this point the book has been turned into a movie it would be not as good as the book


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    Rachel MASON, MI, United States 12-22-13
    Rachel MASON, MI, United States 12-22-13
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    "Love these books, great to read and listen to"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book. I think they are very fun to listen to regardless of your age.


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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 12-11-13
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 12-11-13 Member Since 2011

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    "Amazing story"
    If you could sum up The Sea of Monsters in three words, what would they be?

    Demigods kicking butt and taking names


    What did you like best about this story?

    Tyson is badass


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

    He had a consistent performance through out the percy jackson.


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

    Sure but ain't no body got time for that.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know why Jesse thinks all bad guys are surfer dudes.

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    Mary Fan Princeton, NJ 10-30-13
    Mary Fan Princeton, NJ 10-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Sci-fi/fantasy junkie, storyteller, devourer of books, workaholic

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    "Not as fresh as Book 1, but plenty enjoyable"
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    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

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    JONATHAN Central California 07-26-13
    JONATHAN Central California 07-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, barely listenable performance"

    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.

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    Jamie Maumelle, AR, United States 04-17-13
    Jamie Maumelle, AR, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great family listen!"

    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

    Highly recommend!!

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    Megan PORTERVILLE, CA, United States 01-06-13
    Megan PORTERVILLE, CA, United States 01-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book Series, Great Narrator, Odd Voices :)"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Clayton Sandy Level, VA, United States 11-29-12
    Clayton Sandy Level, VA, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2002
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    "More good story telling"
    Would you listen to The Sea of Monsters again? Why?

    This story continues a great story line with plenty of fun and excitement. I am ready for the next part.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyson, Hey makes the story hopeful of what is good in humanaty


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