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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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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 12-11-13
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 12-11-13 Member Since 2015

    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

    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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    Amazon Customer 07-26-13
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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 2014
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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 2016
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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 11-29-12
    Clayton 11-29-12
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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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    Monica 11-23-12
    Monica 11-23-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Bonding time with 8 year old son - this was great!"
    Where does The Sea of Monsters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the first audio book my son and I listened to together. It was great. We had a few hours of car time and downloaded it for a trip but, we continued at home it was that good!


    What did you like best about this story?

    My Son says: The fights.


    Which character – as performed by Jesse Bernstein – was your favorite?

    My Son says:Tyson.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    My Son says: Percy captained the boat to escape.


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    carlos 10-01-12
    carlos 10-01-12
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    "Great book, not as involving as the first one"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because is a great story and the characters are memorable, the situations in where percy and his friends are involved are intriguing and funny, specially when there's sarcarms involved in percy's thoughts and replays.


    Which character – as performed by Jesse Bernstein – was your favorite?

    tyson withouth a doubt, all the other characters where awesome, but tyson was memorable at least for me


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes when percy actually recon his brother tyson as equal and not another monster


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    Kim J. Parmer CO, United States 09-19-12
    Kim J. Parmer CO, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2011

    moredrama

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    "GREAT!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book, it was also recommended to me. It is well written and performed great so it makes it interesting.


    What other book might you compare The Sea of Monsters to and why?

    I think there were a lot of things that reminded me of the Harry Potter series.


    Which character – as performed by Jesse Bernstein – was your favorite?

    Tyson


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When we found out that Percy & Tyson were brothers.


    Any additional comments?

    I am now listening to the third book in the series!!

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    Le-Georgia 09-13-12
    Le-Georgia 09-13-12
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    "I felt like a kindergartener"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    First graders


    What could Rick Riordan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Replace the narrator. My 12 year old son felt like he was in a kindergarten class the way the narrator was reading to him.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He made everyone except for some of the monsters sound like they were 5 year old.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I'm sure the story was good, but I didn't know because I was too annoyed by the narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the narrator is not reading the next book, if so I will not waste the credit.

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