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"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)
Replace the narrator. My 12 year old son felt like he was in a kindergarten class the way the narrator was reading to him.
He made everyone except for some of the monsters sound like they were 5 year old.
I'm sure the story was good, but I didn't know because I was too annoyed by the narrator.
I hope the narrator is not reading the next book, if so I will not waste the credit.
Educational and Fun
Percy, he's learning a lot and the story is exciting
This series is great because it teaches the kids all about Greek mythology in a fun and exciting way.
A fun adventure for Percy and his friends, and a good follow up to The Lightning Thief. I'm enjoying this series a lot more than I thought I would!
Jesse Bernstein is the PERFECT voice actor for Percy!
Intertaining, exciting, wonderful
Any series by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson, The Lost Heros, the Kane Chronicles. Unlikely hero's that makes mistake and learn to accept the pain of responsiblities. To me it is a simple case of not giving up until the last card is played...which often takes the characters to the point of breaking.
I loved them all.
Courage isn't the lack of fear but the ability to act in the face of it. Loyality isn't something that you give because it's easy, you give it because it's deserved.
I am 59 years old. My kids got me back into reading with another series but when I finished that I decided to give Rick's series a chance and fell in love with the characters. It became an addiction with the only cure being the next addition to the series.
Instead of writting a series and ending it, basically throwing away that set characters to create another series with new characters, Rick has extended the scope of his worlds. He blends new characters with older characters to form new set of stories. He acknowledges the existence of these worlds with others.
Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and hints of possible Nordic series. Young inexperieced people learning to depend on themselves and to rely on the friendships they make. Each struggling with normal growing up problems with the addition of becoming heros
In the mid range. While it is an enjoyable story, there are many things that could have been done much better.
I like Annabeth's best for her cool head and sharp tongue. No mater what's going on she always puts her friends first.
Saddly, no. While he's not the worst I've heard, almost all of the characters sounded like the main one with a bit of flourish. It's not just the tone of his voice, its the way they all talk too.
Between a monster infested rock and a whirlpool.
The dollops of teenage humor that make even an old guy like me chuckle add to the reading experience, but Riordan's use of Greek mythology is the most interesting aspect.
I would recommend it to middle schoolers. Older readers who enjoy a fun, light read will enjoy it as well.
Bernstein captures Percy's dry teen wit, and voices characters like Luke and Grover perfectly.
This was my least favorite book in the series, though I still enjoyed it.
Amazingly, both of my sons, aged 8 and 15, and I all enjoyed listening to this story in the car. It's easy to relate to smart-alec Percy, a teenage son of the Greek god Poseidon and a lovely mortal woman from modern-day Manhattan. It's also fun to see such Greek myth characters as a young cyclops, a satyr, the hilarious Gray Sisters, and Hermes still kicking in the modern world.
Discovered audio books as a way to pass the time at work and now I'm hooked.
At the top of the list.
The faithfulness to the source material
A certain amount of expression from the characters.
Hopefully not as bad as the first....
I am not afraid to admit that I love these books! Obviously, the mythological basis for the stories is the magnet for me, but the action and adventure hold my attention. I find the narrator a little distracting at times, but he does a fair job. I do think the best narrators are the ones who don't act like they're reading a kid's book, of which Mr. Bernstein is unfortunately guilty.
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