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Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Audio)

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Publisher: Listening Library (website), Miramax (website)
Publication Year: 2006 (audio), 1423103343 (paperback)
ISBN: 0739331191 (audio), 2007 (paperback)
Format: Audio
Pages: 304
Audio Length: 7 discs (~8 hrs)
Narrator: Jesse Bernstein


Rating: 5 out of 5 star

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan is the second installment in his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. This book finds Percy in the midst of another race against time. This time it is Camp Halfblood that is in danger as the magical borders that protect it are beginning to fail. Percy finds himself swept up in the quest that will take him through many perilous paths as her runs into more mythological monsters.

I listened to this on audio and found it to be really fun. I enjoy the adventures that Percy and his friends have. Is the book perfect? Not by any means, but I wasn’t looking for perfect. I was looking to be entertained on my drive into work and that’s what this series does. It entertains. The one real issue that I had with this one was the narrator. He does a good job overall but there are many times in which he loses the voice of some of the characters. It will change mid-way through…and then there are times when he seems to use the same voice for multiple characters so it can get confusing. But I have heard much worse when it comes to narrators so I’ll keep listening.