Percy Jackson and the Olympians

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,635 ratings

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson, Book 1 Summary

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive.

This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

Can Percy find the lightning bolt before a fully-fledged war of the Gods erupts?

©2006 Rick Riordan (P)2010 Penguin Audiobooks Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson, Book 1

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 946
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679

    Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Mrs on 25-06-15

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 2

    • The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson, Book 2

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474

    Percy Jackson has had a quiet year. Not a single monster has set foot in his New York school. But when a game of dodgeball turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get . . . well, ugly. And then Percy's friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned, and the only safe haven for young demigods is under threat.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This narrator is abysmal

    • By Richard on 11-02-15

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 3

    • The Titan's Curse: Percy Jackson, Book 3

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432

    The third fantasy adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available to download, complete and unabridged, on audio. It's the last Friday before the winter holidays but Percy Jackson isn't at school: he's battling the fearsome Manticore (half human, half lion), which in itself isn't ideal . . . but with Annabeth missing and the goddess of the hunt held captive, things get a whole lot more serious . . . Greek mythology relocated to modern-day America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing *****+++++

    • By Pauley Colhoun-Matthews on 12-03-15

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 4

    • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    The fourth incredible adventure in the Percy Jackson series. "Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do. As the son of a Greek god, I've had my share of near-death disaster. This summer, I didn't choose to battle the cheerleading squad, but when two hissing she-devils with fangs are heading straight for you, what's a half-blood meant to do?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By S. Lacey on 12-11-17

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 5

    • Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    The fifth fantastic adventure in the Percy Jackson series is now available to download, complete and unabridged, on audio! The greatest monster of all, the storm giant Typhon, is on the loose, wreaking havoc and destruction across the U.S. - while Kronos's army lays siege to Manhattan. Soon Percy Jackson must make the hardest choice of his life - a choice that will save or destroy the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good end to the sarga

    • By MISS I A SMYTH on 12-07-14

    Regular price: £22.00

  • Book 5.1

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    • Percy Jackson & The Olympians

    • The Demigod Files
    • By: Rick Riordan
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    • The Heroes of Olympus: The Demigod Diaries

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Rick Riordan, Nick Chamian, Jesse Bernstein, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Young Demigods, Your Destiny Awaits! You must prepare yourself for a difficult future: fighting monsters, adventuring across the globe, and dealing with temperamental Greek and Roman gods. You’ll join your favorite demigods from the Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series as they face dangerous foes and perilous tasks. What you learn from their experiences could very well save your life!

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 114

    In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just brilliant.

    • By Louisa Gray on 11-08-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, read by Jesse Bernstein. Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Jo on 26-07-15

    Regular price: £24.00

    • Camp Half-Blood Confidential

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as 'what is this place?' and 'do I get to keep the T-shirt?' Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the chapter of Training Arenas. But Camp Half-Blood Confidential explores much more than just the buildings and grounds. It includes info that can be learned only from those who live there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • unbelievable

    • By Claire on 15-06-17

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Demigods and Magicians

    • Three Stories from the World of Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicles
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Rick Riordan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Magic meets mythology in this explosive trilogy of short stories from Rick Riordan. When a mysterious magical disturbance draws magicians Carter and Sadie Kane to New York, they meet another pair of kids with abilities as incredible as their own: Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase! And it's no coincidence that they've all been drawn to the Big Apple. A crazed sorcerer, Setne, is stirring up double trouble, unleashing dangerous creatures from both Greek and Egyptian myth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much enjoyed mash-up

    • By EC W on 23-02-18

    Regular price: £15.99