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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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    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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    Linda CARLTON, OREGON, United States 09-10-12
    Linda CARLTON, OREGON, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrific Series for my 8-12 year olds"
    If you could sum up The Sea of Monsters in three words, what would they be?

    Educational and Fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Percy, he's learning a lot and the story is exciting


    Any additional comments?

    This series is great because it teaches the kids all about Greek mythology in a fun and exciting way.

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    Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies United States 08-17-12
    Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A good follow up to The Lightning Thief!"

    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!

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    Gary 05-29-12
    Gary 05-29-12
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    "An excellent addition to the Percy Jackson series."
    If you could sum up The Sea of Monsters in three words, what would they be?

    Intertaining, exciting, wonderful


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

    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.


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

    I loved them all.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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

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    Morgan BURNSVILLE, NC, United States 05-27-12
    Morgan BURNSVILLE, NC, United States 05-27-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best, but an enjoyable listen"
    Where does The Sea of Monsters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the mid range. While it is an enjoyable story, there are many things that could have been done much better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like Annabeth's best for her cool head and sharp tongue. No mater what's going on she always puts her friends first.


    Did Jesse Bernstein do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    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.


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

    Between a monster infested rock and a whirlpool.


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    David B. Wood Atlanta, GA USA 05-20-12
    David B. Wood Atlanta, GA USA 05-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Not the Best in the Series"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sea of Monsters the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Would you recommend The Sea of Monsters to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it to middle schoolers. Older readers who enjoy a fun, light read will enjoy it as well.


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

    Bernstein captures Percy's dry teen wit, and voices characters like Luke and Grover perfectly.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my least favorite book in the series, though I still enjoyed it.

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    Luanne Wylie, TX United States 05-14-12
    Luanne Wylie, TX United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Kids love"

    Freat for the car. Our kids love listening to these. Over and over

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    Julie Seattle, WA, United States 05-07-12
    Julie Seattle, WA, United States 05-07-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Hip take on candy coated Greek myths"
    Would you listen to The Sea of Monsters again? Why?

    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.


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    Gregory Gentle Carlsbad, NM, United States 05-03-12
    Gregory Gentle Carlsbad, NM, United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2014

    Discovered audio books as a way to pass the time at work and now I'm hooked.

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    "The modern Odessey"
    Where does The Sea of Monsters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top of the list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The faithfulness to the source material


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

    A certain amount of expression from the characters.


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

    Hopefully not as bad as the first....


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    Stephanie Lynn, MA, United States 03-26-12
    Stephanie Lynn, MA, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "So what if I'm a grown up?"

    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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