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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 1 minute
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Audible.com Release Date: May 5, 2009
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0028TY17O
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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson, Book 5 Audiobook – Unabridged
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In order to save Olympus, Percy bathes himself in the River Styx and becomes invincible, like Achilles. Then he and his friends from Camp Half-Bllod set out to save Olympus.
They are joined in battle by the Hunters, Party Ponies, giant automatons, Hades, Hades's army of the dead, and eventually the gods themselves in the ultimate battle more Olympus. In the end, Kronos and Percy face each other in the final battle. Read this book to find out the ending.
It was an exciting page turner.
As The Last Olympian opens, preparations from Camp Half-Blood against the Titan Lord and his army are underway. However, Percy and company have a bit more to worry about than just Kronos himself. They must also figure out a way to help the Gods of Olympus defeat the literal "Father of all monsters" in Typhon, who was accidentally released when Percy nearly destroyed Mount St. Helens the previous summer. As Typhon walks again, he sets his sights on now rampaging in a path of destruction towards New York City where there will be no stopping him if he reaches The Summit of Olympus.
The search for the upper hand takes Percy on a very interesting journey, of which includes a very interesting visit to the mother of Luke in order to find anything that would explain just why Luke became who he became and why Luke would ever serve someone like Kronos. What will Percy learn from this meeting? What could the mother of Luke have to offer Percy that would help when it matters the most? Riordan crafts the answers to these questions very nicely and does an excellent job of not giving them away until the very end. With that said, The Last Olympian is certainly not without its fair share of surprises and "ah ha!" moments. Percy's story is complimented very well by the lovable characters of Grover and Annabeth but equally as well by characters like Nico where you're never sure what side they're on. Readers up to this point will be very intrigued after they see what Rachel's role is towards the end as well. It ends up making perfect sense for her, but you don't quite realize what her true potential is until the last few pages.
I wasn't ready to give any book in the series 5 stars so far, but this one truly won me over. I don't like to give a lot of books 5 stars unless they really earn them and this book definitely did that. Everything seemed to work just right with The Last Olympian. From the pacing to the action scenes to the character development, it all just fit nicely. Even though it's a series primarily aimed at young adults, the humor and knowledge you gain of mythology throughout this book and this series is truly refreshing to see for any age. Whether you're looking for a good summer read or a good summer read that teaches you something in the process, don't make the mistake of missing out on this series!
I'm a grown 30-year-old woman who began reading this series out of a curiosity because of my love of Ancient Greek Mythology. I thought the first book was better by far than the movie so I kept on reading the series.
A lot of books get thrown in as being Harry Potter knock offs as if the author is intentionally trying to compete with the stunning accomplishments of J.K. Rowling now that Harry Potter is complete. You can't measure all young adult fiction by that measuring stick. It's apples and oranges!
When I got to this book I was enjoying the series immensely because I love mythology in general. Plus I found the exploits of the demigods to be intriguing and out right humorous at times. Then this book came and put another layer entirely to the series and became my favorite book of the now 5 out there.
It isn't often that I'm surprised in the land of young adult fiction let alone do I become floored by plot twists. This book had a darker tone with more complex ideas.
Getting to this book alone was worth reading the others even if I hadn't enjoyed them each for their own reasons.
This book also had a message. A value, if your will....
And that sort of was the cherry on top. I loved this book.