The Lightning Thief

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Author(s): Rick Riordan
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series No: 1
Awards:2013-New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: 14552
Released: Feb 16, 2006
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ISBN: #9780786838653
Publisher: Hyperion Audio
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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...?gain. 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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CD
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Author(s): Rick Riordan
Narrator(s): Jesse Bernstein
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Product Number CB311
Released: Feb 16, 2006
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780307245304
eAudio
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Author(s): Rick Riordan
Narrator(s): Jesse Bernstein
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Product Number Z100024243
Released: Jun 27, 2006
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780739345146
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Rick Riordan
Narrator(s): Jesse Bernstein
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Product Number 3A945
Released: Mar 03, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419378386
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Class Set
Author(s): Rick Riordan
Narrator(s): Jesse Bernstein
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Product Number 3K945
Released: Apr 11, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419378393
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Rick Riordan
Narrator(s): Jesse Bernstein
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Product Number 3C497
Released: Apr 04, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419378409
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Rick Riordan
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Product Number 44418
Released: Jan 18, 2007
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ISBN: #9781419379697

Professional reviews

"Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson knows he's different, but when a teacher becomes a deadly monster and his scrawny best friend turns out to be a satyr, he learns he's a hero--the half-blood son of an Olympian god. Narrator Jesse Bernstein artfully creates a variety of characters, including nervous goat-boy Grover and bossy wise-girl Annabeth (Athena's daughter), but his masterpiece is the boyish and sarcastic Percy himself. Bernstein also rises to the challenge of giving voice to the Olympians. From Aries's growling and guttural snarls to Zeus's haughty tones, Bernstein breathes new life into these ancient characters. Adults and children alike will be spellbound as they listen to this deeply imaginative tale unfold. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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