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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (169,374 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Riordan Narrator: Jesse Bernstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9780739331200
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In this dynamic sequel to The Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson is sent on yet another whirling adventure across the world of Greek mythology. Percy discovers in the first book that he is not just an average teenage boy, but is actually a demigod and the lost son of the great Poseidon. He is introduced to this new world of myth and legend, and expected to step in as the demigod that he is. Here, in The Sea of Monsters, we find our hero gaining confidence and reputation as he continues to mature in this strange realm.

This sequel presents Percy with two major challenges. First, his friend Grover (a Satyr) has been taken captive by a Cyclops and is in desperate need of saving. Second, Thalia (a demigod previously transformed into a pine tree) is dying and needs the long-lost Golden Fleece in order to be revived. Percy realizes, through a series of dreams, that Grover may have found the Golden Fleece. So, along with his fellow demigod friends Tyson and Annabeth, Jackson sets out to rescue Grover and recover the Fleece from the Sea of Monsters, the treacherous place where Grover is trapped. Along the way, the company encounters a number of unsavory characters, old and new, and fall into dangers fitting for the mythos from which this epic tale is derived.

Rick Riordan is a highly praised American author, best known for this very series. He has also written a similar series focused on Egyptian mythology, and is currently writing a second series inspired by Percy Jackson called Heroes of Olympus. He has also co-written several works and overseen spin-off projects of his Percy Jackson work.

After a year spent trying to prevent a catastropic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson--a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends.

But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: The magical borders which protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters--the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millenia--only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name...the Bermuda Triangle.

Now Percy and his friends--Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson--must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An action-packed adventure.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fives OnTheFly | 2/9/2014

    " Another wonderful read by Rick Riordan. The kids especially enjoyed the inclusion of the Tyson character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah McLain | 2/4/2014

    " Poor Grover, then again, he is part goat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twicky | 1/23/2014

    " Great book in all, but this book just seems like the Lightning thief with different quests. The only difference is that Percy recognizes the Greek world he is in, really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/22/2014

    " Great modern interpretations of classic great myths in this one, especially the Circe section. I loved the character Tyson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Creative A | 1/19/2014

    " Oh, was this one fun! I really liked the addition of Tyson to the gang and the way the gang is forced to work with each other in new ways, incorporating the talents of others. Also it's nice to see that now Percy knows he's a hero-in-training some of his negative behaviors/struggles in school seem to have...been outgrown? This book required a lot of growth for Percy, and I enjoyed it. Gotta admit the twist ending was cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonja Isaacson | 1/19/2014

    " I had forgotten how young Percy and his friends were. Probably the fault of the movie. Anyway. I liked it, it was a fun read. Percy's issues and language seemed age and situationally appropriate. The ending was not a surprise to me. But I think the next book will be interesting. Also I think Tyson is a great character addition. I am now all ready to watch this movie whenever it will come out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebeca Sewing de paula | 1/14/2014

    " Very interesting! Just too exciting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine Morrow | 1/6/2014

    " Another one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Book Worm | 12/31/2013

    " I must say, Sea of Monsters was not as action packed as the Lightning Thief but I didn't care that much because Percy was still as funny, relateable and adorable as ever. I still consider this a MUST READ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucero | 12/18/2013

    " From the very beginning of the book, the is a lot of emotion, action, and surprises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 11/28/2013

    " My favorite book so far in the series <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Cummings | 10/25/2013

    " so good!! read in like 4 hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wesley Shen | 1/19/2013

    " It was pretty good but I think it was a little short and did not have enough details. Other books awesome but Rick do you reallly have to end every single one of them with a cliffhanger!?!?!?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Serena Lam | 10/31/2012

    " It was really amazing and fascinating at the Luke on deck part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy Casto | 3/30/2012

    " Not as awesome as the first book, but still pretty spectacular. Starting Book #3 this afternoon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rupali | 3/23/2012

    " Recommendation from my son, and am loving it! Action packed and more than a little funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karolina Chmiel | 1/8/2012

    " I think I like this one more than the first one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 11/19/2011

    " I don't think it was as well written as the first book. But still a fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliana | 5/24/2011

    " 2nd BEST ONE!!! AFTER SEA OF MONSTER! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 5/24/2011

    " This book was probably my favorite out of the whole series. There is lots of battles and there is a very big lesson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Auden | 5/22/2011

    " This was an amazing ending to a great series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisyn | 5/21/2011

    " An amazing last book! Suspenseful, exciting, romantic... LOVED IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fawnshine | 5/20/2011

    " Great book with a plot twist! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 5/20/2011

    " It was really exciting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackenzie | 5/19/2011

    " An amazing way to finish one of the best series I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dameon | 5/17/2011

    " Fourth book of the series and yep, an awesome read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mas5thgrade2011 | 5/17/2011

    " THis book is the best book out of the whole series of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. THis book has a lot of action and drama in the book and that I hope whoever is reading this book not only like it or really like it but I want the to love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/16/2011

    " AWESOME!! LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT! Anymore books comeing out from this series? "

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About the Author
Author Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, he taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas and was honored him with the St. Mary’s School’s first Master Teacher Award.

About the Narrator

Jesse Bernstein is an audiobook narrator and winner of seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. His many works include The Battle of the Labyrinth, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Girls, Chasing Windmills, and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series.