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The Lightning Thief Audiobook

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp.

Suddenly, mythical creatures seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. The gods of Mount Olympus, he's coming to realize, are very much alive in the 21st-century. And worse, he's angered a few of them: Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy has just 10 days to find and return Zeus's stolen property, and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. On a daring road trip from their summer camp in New York to the gates of the Underworld in Los Angeles, Percy and his friends, one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena, will face a host of enemies determined to stop them. To succeed in his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of failure and betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Don't miss the other titles in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

©2005 Rick Riordan; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Jenay 03-10-16
    Jenay 03-10-16 Member Since 2014

    25 year old TEXAN-- I like fictional characters more than actual people

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    If you could sum up The Lightning Thief in three words, what would they be?

    Demigods are awesome


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grover because he's always there when Percy needs him.


    Any additional comments?

    I noticed a lot of reviews ragging on Jesse Bernstein's narration... My opinion is that his performance was overall great. It took me a little while to get used to the way he speaks but I didn't have any issues with it. I don't think it took away from the story at all. I actually think it adds to the story.

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    JackRemstin 03-03-16
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    I love this story I can listen to a million times and mabye even more its awesome if you like Greek gods and action in books this is a suggestion

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    Jomomma 02-23-16
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    "This book was perfect!!!!!"

    Everything about this book was"perfect" I loved it the narrator was as perfect as the story please ask him to narrate all your books. This book made me really feel in the world of Percy Jackson.

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    ANA PATRICIA CASTORENA 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    this is a wonderfull plot from a great auther with a creative narrator... splendid story

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    the story grabs you and keeps you. and the performance was terrific I would recommend the audible app as well as Percy Jackson to anyone.

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    The narrator had great enthusiasm, however he used odd emphasis, making it difficult to understand sometimes.

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    Doodee 02-04-16
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    great narrate and great story line every one should read this book it is just so good you have to read it

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    Steven 02-04-16
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    An awesome book. A tear jerker right from the beginning with relatable and lovable characters. The reader was terrible, but because Rick did such a good job I could stomach it fairly easily.

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    This novel by Rick Riordan is an amazing book written by a great mind.I always loved the stories of Greek adventures and awesome quests he has produced. I see no problems with this book and would refer it to my friends that are in for a great read.
    -JCD Texas

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    naor 01-10-16
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    loved the book. very diffrent from the movie. the voice was nice. very well done

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