Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters Hardcover
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As with the first book, I listened to The Sea of Monsters in audio format. It was narrated once again by Jesse Bernstein. Unfortunately I am not a big fan of his narration of this series. Although I believe his impressions of the different characters voices may be more appealing to a younger audience.
For some reason I wasn't as excited and captivated by this book as I was with the first. I wonder if this was because of my annoyance with the narration and if my opinion would be different if I had read a physical copy.
Still I do plan to carry on with the third book as soon as possible and would recommend it to those who enjoy a fun adventure story.
When Annabeth (daughter of Athena) arrives on the scene with more bad news, Percy has to embark on another quest, this time unsanctioned, to save Camp Half-Blood, which is vulnerable to attack since its defenses have been breached. He also has to save Grover, who's found himself in an inter-species entanglement in which he doesn't quite see eyes to eye with his suitor.
Accompanying them is Percy's class mate Tyson, a street kid who counts Percy as his only friend, but who is much, much more than he seems. The three travel to the treacherous Sea of Monsters in the face of insurmountable odds to capture the Golden Fleece, which hopefully can counteract the poison and restore the magical protection of the Camp.
Steeped in Greek mythology, yet written for young readers, this one is highly recommended for developing the imagination with its combination of thrilling adventure and legend.
In book two we have a long, mostly maritime, quest to save Grover (a main character from book one), and to find the legendary Golden Fleece. It's all really well done, and the budding friendship/relationship between Percy and Annabeth is very low key but is kind of intriguing.
The dark lord character, Kronos, is still rebuilding his strength, and the atmosphere of impending doom is quite strong, and makes you want to grab book three to see how the war turns out. I'm not quite sold on Luke, who is Kronos's right hand man. Luke isn't quite evil enough, but that's just a minor criticism.
Anyway, a second good adventure, and the ending is great... more mysteries to make you hungry for book three!
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My daughter and I are really enjoying the Percy Jackson series. The characters are great and the story is very well balanced.Published 1 month ago by Craig Nakamoto
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Better than the movie by far would read it again in a heartbeat. A must read for all ages. Loved itPublished on June 23 2014 by Jane