This morning, after a month of causal listening, I finished the audiobook of “Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse” by Rick Riordan (#64 A book that hasn’t been made into a movie or TV show – I wonder if it will?!) for the 2015 Reading Challenge. Having read any enjoyed the first two books in the series, I opted to pick up the third on audiobook for, as Hermione says, “a bit of light reading”. Unfortunately it backfired a little…
My Goodreads Review
“‘Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse’ is the third book in the ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ series, following a number of half-bloods (half-human, half-Greek God) on their adventures to save Olympus – why their God parents are unable to do so is beyond my understanding.
This volume sees Percy, Thalia and Annabeth go in search of two unassuming half-bloods, Bianca and Nico. When Annabeth gets captured, the other half-bloods, along with Zoe Nightshade and the hunters, go in search the Goddess Artemis (I was confused by this point).
These books are so fast-paced that listening to them on audiobook, as I did in this instance, is a mistake. I was frequently lost as to where the characters were and what they were doing – so much so that I had to pick up the book and skim read it on more than one occasion to catch up on what I had apparently missed. It is certainly action-packed and full of adventure, but I believe the story is rushed and too many characters are introduced all too briefly. That being said, I absolutely will continue with the series, albeit without audiobook narration.”
I definitely believe that I would have enjoyed this book more had I read it the old fashioned way. Not only did I keep missing key pieces of information, but I also didn’t care for the narrator, or his interpretation of one of the main characters, Zoe. Lesson learnt.
#64 A book that hasn’t been made into a movie or TV show – Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan (5/10)
Thirty-five down, fifteen to go. (Fifty read)
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