In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of 12 of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory.
Want to know who cut off Medusa's head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers....
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Absolutely. This is Jesse Bernstein in his inimitable Percy mode. He's possibly even better here than in previous recordings. He's a true voice actor, the sheer number of different characters he can conjure is astonishing, and with so much humour in his voice. My grandson says he sounds as excited to be reading the book as we are listening to it. This is a terrific - and laugh out loud funny - introduction to the Greek heroes. This review is from four of us in this family (so far), all of us hooked from the start. Really. I listened to the lot in one sitting, forgetting to eat! It's as much fun for adults revisiting the old myths as it is for young people coming new to the stories. Refreshing, too, to see some female heroes getting the attention they deserve. And one thing we all just love...Jesse Bernstein talking horse! Genius!
We all rather love the 'gross-out alert!' moments. The Grey Sisters are a standout. And Pegasus making his horsey remarks. The shocking story of Perdix. The downfall of King Minos. Too many high points to mention.
Yes. He's been the perfect Percy Jackson from the very first book, and just gets better and better. He's a born storyteller, and seems to really enjoy what he's reading. I really do hope that's the case, because we certainly love listening to him. The match-up of book with narrator doesn't come better than this.
Yes, and I did exactly that. My nephew and niece are currently doing the same. Grandson is on his second listen already, and only got the book yesterday.
Just that we hope Jesse Bernstein gets to hear what great fun listeners derive from his work. We'd all happily listen to anything else he does.
- Louisa Gray
I really enjoyed it