Author: Rick Riordan
Title: The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1
Narrator: Jesse Bernstein
Publication Info: Listening Library (2005)
Percy Jackson is a troubled preteen whose life is turned upside down when he learns that not only are the pantheon of Greek gods are real, but that he is a demigod (or Half-Blood). The premise is similar to the Harry Potter series but Riordan comes up with some creative adventures and clever worldbuilding. This is also my daughter’s new favorite series.
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