The quintessential truth about this book is that this is a book for kids. That is no to say that as am adult you can't or won't enjoy it but the long ..Show More »and short is this book was designed for kids. The author takes some obvious liberties taking this into consideration and if I have to base my review solely on it being a kids book... This book was actually great... Pity though I am not a kid nor do I have any at this time.
I liked the concept of the book, the thought process that went into creating this mythical world intertwined with our current time was rather impressive to say the least. If turned into a more young-adult/adult genre book I would thoroughly have enjoyed it because I would think the characters would have a lot more depth and certain concepts about this world would have been thought out much better. From my personal vantage point the book would have probably gotten 2 or 3 stars but thinking of it as a kids book it would get 5 stars..... so a clear medium was found here in giving it 4 stars.
Selected this book based on the trailers of the up and coming movie. I was not disappointed. the book is fast paced adventure that does not bore you. ..Show More »It is filled with light-hearted humor. And the characters are likable and easy to relate to. Percy is a down-to- Earth typical teenager with the kinds of problems that most of us can understand, and then a few more. Loved the book so much i have moved into the rest of the series with wild abandon. The best so far since Harry Potter or Artemis Fowl
My 11 and 9-year-old kids (a boy and a girl) have really enjoyed this series and I have gotten caught up in it too. The story is fun and engaging. T..Show More »here are a series of battles and challenges and plenty of suspense, but it is all laced with humor. The books have also gotten my kids very interested in learning about Greek mythology-- bonus! The reader is pretty good with voices and does a convincing teenage narrator. I'm glad they've chosen to go with the same reader for both books in the series so far and hope they continue. The first book in the series is called the Lightening Thief.
I have enjoyed all of Rick Riordan's books. I pre-read for my children and have been amazed with his skills. I'm a very tough reader on a writer. I..Show More » over examine style, prose, and story. I have loved his books.
He has listened to these stories so many times that he can recite them by heart. He is an 11 year old, massively keen on mythology - Percy Jackson is..Show More » a modern day Hero and his adventures are joy to a young man's heart!
These stories add almost nothing to the Percy Jackson saga. They seem to be chapters that were cut out of the final draft -- who knows. The individu..Show More »al stories are good -- very much like what you would expect of Percy and his pals. I was so glad that Jesse Bernstein was the reader. If it had been Joshua Swanson, the reader who is murdering the Heroes of Olympus series, I would not have touched it. I have to admit, Bernstein was hard to get used to -- but now, I could not imagine Percy Jackson with any other voice. I bought this audiobook to fill the LONG wait I am experiencing between Riordan's books. I know he is turning out a book a month (or so it seems). It is just that he is leaving these series, like the Heroes of Olympus, unfinished. How long are we supposed to wait? While we are waiting for Percy and Jason to team up against the bad guys, this is a good filler.
I would say this is one of the best books ever! Demigods go on a lot of funny and dangerous adventures! This book has many different story in..Show More » it! You will find out about what happened to a kid who served in Krounoses army. Many other demigods fight monsters! Hope you enjoy this book!