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Percy Jackson and the lightning thief [sound recording (audio book)] / Rick Riordan.

By: Riordan, RickContributor(s): Lewis, WalterMaterial type: SoundSoundSeries: Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson ; | Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson & the Olympians ; 1. | Riordan, Rick. Percy Jackson & the Olympians ; 01.Puffin audiobooksPublication details: London : Puffin Audiobooks, p2006Description: 3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 inContent type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 0141806729Other title: Lightning thiefSubject(s): Hades (Greek deity) -- Juvenile fiction | Zeus (Greek deity) -- Juvenile fiction | Mythology, Greek -- Juvenile fiction | Camps -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Poseidon (Greek deity) -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy | Gods, Greek -- Juvenile fiction | Monsters -- Juvenile fiction | Children's compact discs | Camps -- Children's fiction | Friendship -- Children's fiction | Gods, Greek -- Children's fiction | Mythology, Greek -- Children's fiction | Fathers and sons -- Children's fiction | Jackson, Percy (Fictitious character) -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's audiobooks. | Children's fantasy fiction. | Children's fiction. DDC classification: [Fic.] Read by Walter Lewis.Summary: 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.
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Childrens Talking Books Davis (Central) Library
Children's Talking Books
RIO (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available T00487292

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The gods of Olympus are alive in the 21st century. They still fall in love with mortals and have children who might become great heroes, but most of these children meet horrible fates at the hands of monsters by the age of 12. Only a few learn the truth of their identity and make it to Half Blood Hill.

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Abridged.

Read by Walter Lewis.

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.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-At the outset of this fast-paced tale by Rick Riordan (Hyperion/Miramax, 2005), it would seem that Percy Jackson is just another New York kid diagnosed with ADHD, who has good intentions, a nasty stepfather, and a long line of schools that have rejected him. The revelation of his status as half-blood offspring of one of the Greek gods is nicely packaged, and it's easy to believe that Mount Olympus, in modern times, has migrated to the 600th floor of the Empire State Building (the center of Western civilization) while the door to Hades can be found at DOA Recording Studio, somewhere in LA. With his new friends, a disguised satyr, and the half-blood daughter of Athena, Percy sets out across the country to rectify a feud between Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon. Along the way they must cope with the Furies, Medusa, motorcycle thug Aires, and various other immortals. Although some of Jesse Bernstein's accents fail (the monster from Georgia, for instance, has no Southern trace in her voice), he does a fine job of keeping the main characters' tones and accents distinguishable. He convincingly portrays Percy, voicing just the right amount of prepubescent confusion, ironic wit, and the ebbing and waning of concern for himself and those around him. Mythology fans will love this take and kids who haven't been inculcated with the Classical canon will learn aspects of it here while having no trouble following a rollicking good-and modern-adventure.-Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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