Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Audiobook Review @camphalfblood - The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2)

The Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2
by Rick Riordan

Goodreads blurb:  The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan's amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a "half blood" whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan's series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment. In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book's drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come. 

About the Author:  Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, the Heroes of Olympus, and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. While teaching in San Antonio, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children's fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.

Today over forty million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 37 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.  (Get more info HERE!!!)

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Narrated by Jesse Bernstein, see more of his work here!!!

My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!!

***Borrowed the audiobook from the local library and I have a copy in paperback of the whole series :)

There several covers that have been released for this book, and I think they are all pretty cool and attract people to pick up the books :)

My son and I listened to this book in the car together on our daily drive to and from school.  I love that the same narrator was used for this book because he really does a phenomenal job with all his voices, tones, and the animation that he gives every character just makes it come alive. 

This book is soooo much better than the movie especially Tyson’s character, but I do not want to give anything away.  Of course, there is a ton of action and adventure for Percy, Annabeth, and Grover.  There are always lessons of morality, honor, and integrity built in that makes me love this series even more.  Rick Riordan has amazing creativity and his writing skills are awesome because his words create an instant movie in my mind with his descriptions and complex plot lines.  There is also so much going on that keeps you sucked into the story that you never want to stop reading or listening.  This is a great book for all ages. 

I highly recommend if you and your family go on a road trip that you listen to this series while you drive because it is sooo much better than listening to music and might help your kids see how awesome books can be and that reading them is not the only way to enjoy them.  On to book 3 for my son and I!!!

See my review of The Lightning Thief (Book 1)!!

Interested in Reading????


  1. This series is high on my "read before death" list.

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    2. This is why I listened to it while driving, I was multitasking :) Since you really shouldn't read while driving, but listening is good :)