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The Lightning Thief

Riordan, Rick (Audiobook CD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Lightning Thief


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Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse -- Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon, a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Authors: Riordan, Rick
Title: The lightning thief
[sound recording]
Publisher: New York :, Listening Library,, p2005
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 72 min. each) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Rick Riordan
Notes: Unabridged
Compact disc
Summary: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse -- Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon, a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Additional Contributors: Bernstein, Jesse - 1976-
ISBN: 0307245314
Branch Call Number: CD Children RIORDAN
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Report This Apr 01, 2014
  • Frost_Byte rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I read the graphic novel version.

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  • LaPhenixa rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A fun adventure. Though it never felt deep or gripping, it was colorful and always entertaining the whole way through.

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  • khmullen rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A great book, but a dreadful narration. The narrator does Percy fine, but the rest are a great disappointment.

Report This Aug 03, 2012
  • goldberg rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sooooooo cool

Three words: I loved it.

Report This Apr 12, 2012
  • titanic007 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

All I can say about this book is that it's yet another greatpeice of work by Rick Riordan. There are many Greek legends in this book that are explained in a more modern format.

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  • JoShHuTcHeRsOnIsMiNe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a good book! Loved it when Luke turned bad. That was such a good twist on the story!

Report This Feb 27, 2011
  • qwerty705 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found that some of the things that the characters didnt see, I found very obvious. But all in all the book was great :) Also, I'm a big fan of greek mythology, so it was cool to see it presented in the present text ;)

I CANT WAIT FOT THE NEXT MOVIE I JUST CANTS WAIT THOUGH IM STILL WORKING ON THE LAST BOOK!! IM GONNA FINISH IT SOON I HOPE!!! I LUV DA BOOK AND MOVIE TEY R AWSOME CANT WAIT FOR NEXT MOVIE!!

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  • Frost_Byte rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Apr 12, 2012
  • titanic007 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are some particularly intense bits, but it's fine if you don't have too much of a wild imagination!

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