The Lightning Thief

Riordan, Rick

Audiobook CD - 2005
Average Rating: 4 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.

Publisher: New York : Listening Library, p2005
ISBN: 0307245314
Branch Call Number: CD Children RIORDAN
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (ca. 72 min. each) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Bernstein, Jesse 1976-

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Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. Percy's mom decides 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--Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he le... Read More »

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. Note: To find other titles in this series, do a series search for Per... Read More »


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Feb 24, 2015

Really good! At first I wasn't too keen on reading it, but when I gave it a go it was great!

Oct 17, 2014
  • 320TH LIBRARY rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I've been assuming I wouldn't like this series. "It's not my kind of book" So when I saw it available as a downloadable audio book, I gave it a shot and really enjoyed it.
This is the first in the series. We meet the main characters, get introduced to lots of Greek myths both bad and good. In Percy's world, myths turn out to be real.
I'm looking forward to the next adventure.

Jun 30, 2014

amazing

Jun 01, 2014

wonderful

Feb 11, 2014
  • 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.

Nov 01, 2013
  • NWmomof4 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.

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

Sooooooo cool

May 29, 2012

Three words:
I loved it.

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.

Oct 06, 2011

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May 16, 2014
  • yellow_jaguar_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

yellow_jaguar_0 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Aug 26, 2012

rece98 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jun 17, 2012
  • Allegiant rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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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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