The Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief

byRick Riordan

Hardcover | January 27, 2006

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A New York Times Bestselling SeriesPercy Jackson and the Olympians (Book 1)Twelve-year-old Percy is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. But can he really be expected to stand by while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy he's not even sure he believes himself. Until the Minotaur chases him to summer camp . . .
Rick Riordan was born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in English and history, he taught in public and private middle schools for many years. He writes several children's series including Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Hero...
Title:The Lightning ThiefFormat:HardcoverDimensions:483 pages, 8.6 × 5.7 × 1.2 inPublished:January 27, 2006Publisher:Thorndike PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0786282258

ISBN - 13:9780786282258

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Recommend I read this book for the first time as a teenager but still really enjoy it as an adult! I love how Rick Riordan weaves his own characters into existing mythology. This book is interesting, funny, and action packed. Highly recommend to readers of all ages.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good This book is popular for a reason. It's a mix of the plot and the characters. Both are fun and amazing. I had a really good time reading this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable adventure for any age. Rick Riordan has created a series that will captivate not only its intended target audience (middle graders), but book lovers of any age. I thought the narrator Jesse Bernstein really conveyed the excitement, however some of his voice impersonations were a bit cringe-worthy. Listening to the audio was fun, but I would still like to read and buy the physical copies of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s series. Rick Riordan has created a character that will be treasured for generations to come. I would recommend this series to fans of middle-grade fantasy.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of my favourite audiobooks by far Percy Jackson is a young boy who happens to be the forbidden son of the god Poseidon. That was all it took to hook me on the premise of this book. That being said, however, I put off reading it forever! Maybe it was because the series was already in progress (and I tend to feel overwhelmed when that happens), maybe it was because I was wrapped up in some other amazing book, maybe it was because the movie trailer looked like it was trying really hard to be Harry Potter. Who can say really? But now I've listened to it and I've got to say I really liked the way this story built on the original Greek myths. Rick Riordan clearly spent a good deal of time getting to know those old legends. All the classic characters were present and all were wonderful. However, what was especially neat about this book was that the gods (and associated beings) weren't just static and traditional, they were adapted for the present day and it was not only creative but they were funny! This book made me giggle repeatedly out loud and it's not often I can say that about a novel. I had a lot of fun with The Lightning Thief. It starts off simple enough – young boy on a quest. We've all seen that before. But combined with some loveable characters and some interesting updates to the traditional Greek myths it didn't feel old at all. I can't wait to dig into the rest of this series and see what Rick Riordan comes up with next. Notes on the Audio This audiobook rocked! It was great story made even better by Jesse Bernstein's incredible narration. Each character had it's own unique voice and as a result it's own personality. I really felt like I was getting to know them personally. Bernstein's voice also had just the right level of enthusiasm and excitement without sounding to earnest. I found myself utterly addicted to this audiobook – my dog ended up going on multiple walks a day and I was constantly looking for things to clean so that I could start listening again. I will definitely be continuing this series in audio and I am interested to see what else Jesse Bernstein has narrated. This and other reviews at Christa's Hooked on Books --
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Date published: 2010-06-30