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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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    I loved it, it was so interesting and intriguing and it just have me going on and on and on throughout the entire book and it left me with so many Cliffhangers at the end of the chapters!

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    loved it awesome book. it was really interesting and awesome adventures. awesome book Rick Riordan.

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    I love the narrator he brings the story to life more! And the story is amazing I like the idea of Greek Mythology... The only thing I have a problem with is I always fall asleep to Audiobooks they are just so calming to me! I gave it a 5/5 because the narrator and the storyline are such great adventures! I recommend this book and narrator to people of all ages who like Adventure Stories, Greek Mythology, and sassy heroine! This is a great read! 😜 try it out! 😘🤗😎😋!!

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    great book I've read this book myself and loved it and I still loved it listening to it being read

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    I liked the story, I think it is very suitable for young children, not so much for teens. I loved the narration, for an audio book it was very good.

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    I actually had to put this book down the first time I read it because it had a boring/slow beginning. I wish I could go back and slap myself. such an amazing book! I don't even believe in the Greek gods, but it feels be captivated, waiting for what was next!

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    changing it up from my normal read. my son needs the AR points for school and I wanted something for our road trip. he got his points and I got a quiet car

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    I eally Love the books. The narrator left a lot to be desired. But the story makes up for it.

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