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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1

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Jesse Bernstein

10 Hours 4 Minutes

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June 2005

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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 twenty-first 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 ten 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 on 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.

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  • Vincent N

    The book was great! The narrators voice was amazing!The voice sounded exactly live Percy Jackson\'s voice. would rate this all auto book 5 stars!

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  • Shannon Gooch

    This is a great book for me and it was funny!!

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  • Shivaughn Petkus

    I love this book. The narrator is so good at the voices.

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  • Dene Dauzat

    I love this book I would recommend this to other people.

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  • Miranda Manzanares

    I love this book! But I just wish that the narrator would have their voice impersonate the characters more!

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  • Chante Knight

    It was very engaging! The narrator did a great job of characterizing everyone. I reallt enjoyed this book.

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  • Julie Lyden

    Amazing book great plot good narrator and this book helped me a lot on walks

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  • Sara Heumann

    I really liked this book I have read every one at least twice. ????

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  • Stacy bodon

    I think the book is awesome it has action and fighting.

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  • Dr Leta Sharp

    This book is amazing and everybody should listen to it and the narrator is awesome love this book

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