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The Sea of Monsters Audiobook

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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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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    William Waltham, MA, USA 06-25-08
    William Waltham, MA, USA 06-25-08 Member Since 2010
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    "Decent"

    It's a kids book, so as an adult, the plot devices are nothing to write home about. It's got some interesting ideas, which is what made me come back and listen to this, the second book in the series. The narrator is prone to overacting, and his voices are marginal, but it's still a halfway decent listen.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 05-08-16
    Rachel 05-08-16
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    "excellent!"

    fun story, fantastic narration! we listen to this in the car as a family with 2 girls aged 6 and 8. made us look forward to getting in the car!

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    Lisa M Mecham South Weber, UT, US 03-19-16
    Lisa M Mecham South Weber, UT, US 03-19-16
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    Claudia Davila 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book"

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