The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan Paperback Book

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Rent The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Author: Rick Riordan

Narrator: Jesse Bernstein

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Listening Library

Published: Jul 2005

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - General

Retail Price: $19.99

Discs: 8

Synopsis

After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. Simultaneous.

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Reviews

BookLender review by CrazyOphelia on 2009-11-02 20:00:31

These books are wonderful - very family friendly! They successfully incorporate Greek mythology in a meaningful, yet fun and playful way. Once you get involved in one, it's difficult to stop listening. The only criticism I have is the guy they chose to read the books - the character voices he uses are so over the top at times that it's difficult to listen to the story.

BookLender review by Lisa the Librarian on 2007-07-14 14:30:56

The Lightning Thief is not the best book ever written. But it is hardly the worst, either. Incorporating Greek mythology with a magic road trip to California, it is enjoyable to listen to. Younger listeners probably won't notice that the protagonist took a class in Latin but somehow knows all the Greek names for the gods. Perhaps they won't notice to incredible spottiness of his knowledge of the stories. Expert at times, neophyte at others. Jesse Bernstein does a capable job narrating.