Percy Jackson and the Olympians

19 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 41,314 ratings

The Lightning Thief 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.

©2005 Rick Riordan (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • The Lightning Thief

    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,526
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,780

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, terrible narration.

    • By Ariel on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson, Book 1

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!!

    • By John on 02-03-14

    Regular price: $23.45

  • Book 2

    • The Sea of Monsters

    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,700
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,735

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great family fare

    • By BR from Richmond on 09-03-06

    Regular price: $30.60

    • The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson, Book 2

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Percy Jackson has had a quiet year. Not a single monster has set foot in his New York school. But when a game of dodgeball turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And then Percy's friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned, and the only safe haven for young demigods is under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cant wait to read the rest

    • By Lukas on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 3

    • The Titan's Curse

    • Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,534
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,000
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,003

    When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he'll need his powerful demigod allies, Annabeth and Thalia, at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and...a ride from his mom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great family listen!

    • By Jamie on 04-17-13

    Regular price: $30.60

    • The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson, Book 3

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    The third fantasy adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available to download, complete and unabridged, on audio. It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school: he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal . . . but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive, things get a whole lot more serious . . . Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Amanda on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 4

    • The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson, Book 4

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,847
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531

    Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ready for book 5!!

    • By Angelbaby on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $30.60

    • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The fourth incredible adventure in the Percy Jackson series. "Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do. As the son of a Greek god, I've had my share of near-death disaster. This summer, I didn't choose to battle the cheerleading squad, but when two hissing she-devils with fangs are heading straight for you, what's a half-blood meant to do?"

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Battle of the dumb decisions

    • By Lukas on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $23.45

  • Book 5

    • The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,879
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,483
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,500

    All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos's army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan's power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it's up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 10 y.o. boy became a READER with this book!

    • By Christine (and Alex) on 02-24-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The fifth fantastic adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available to download, complete and unabridged, on audio! The greatest monster of all, the storm giant Typhon, is on the loose, wreaking havoc and destruction across the U.S. - while Kronos's army lays siege to Manhattan. Soon Percy Jackson must make the hardest choice of his life - a choice that will save or destroy the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dissapointing conclusion

    • By Lukas on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $23.45

  • Book 5.1

    • Percy Jackson & The Olympians

    • The Demigod Files
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435

    How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riordan throws us a few scraps from his table

    • By Jimmy on 12-09-11

    Regular price: $15.93

    • The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Rick Riordan, Nick Chamian, Jesse Bernstein, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532

    Young Demigods, Your Destiny Awaits! You must prepare yourself for a difficult future: fighting monsters, adventuring across the globe, and dealing with temperamental Greek and Roman gods. You’ll join your favorite demigods from the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series as they face dangerous foes and perilous tasks. What you learn from their experiences could very well save your life!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Demigod Diaries

    • By Melandbobby on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 924
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 826
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 823

    Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? And whatever happened to that Golden Fleece? It takes a demigod to know the answers, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny retelling of Greek mythology; great narrator

    • By EmilyK on 01-24-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory. Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers...

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188

    "A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, 'Can we do this anonymously?' Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week." So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic - and sarcastic asides - to the classics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It is so Great to have Jesse Bernstein back!

    • By Rhonda on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, read by Jesse Bernstein. Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids?

    Regular price: $25.59

    • From Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential

    • Your Real Guide to the Demigod Training Camp
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as "what is this place?" and "do I get to keep the T-shirt?" Newbies can check out the section on the divine cabins, learn about magical landmarks, and consult the chapter on training arenas. But Camp Half-Blood Confidential explores much more than just the buildings and grounds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • funny and entertaining

    • By tmcswain09 on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $18.90

    • Camp Half-Blood Confidential

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as 'what is this place?' and 'do I get to keep the T-shirt?' Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the chapter of Training Arenas. But Camp Half-Blood Confidential explores much more than just the buildings and grounds. It includes info that can be learned only from those who live there.

    Regular price: $14.91

    • Demigods and Magicians

    • Three Stories from the World of Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Rick Riordan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Magic meets mythology in this explosive trilogy of short stories from Rick Riordan. When a mysterious magical disturbance draws magicians Carter and Sadie Kane to New York, they meet another pair of kids with abilities as incredible as their own: Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase! And it's no coincidence that they've all been drawn to the Big Apple. A crazed sorcerer, Setne, is stirring up double trouble, unleashing dangerous creatures from both Greek and Egyptian myth.

    Regular price: $16.52