Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (Anglais) CD – Livre audio, Version intégrale
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So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives listeners his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."
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Anyway,this book tells you everything you need to know about greek gods plus a little sense of humor narrated by Percy Jackson(if you have no idea who he is,seek out the Lightning Thief by the same author).
Well,if you want to learn more about GREEKS,don't be a GEEK,SEEK them out before it LEAKS!!(oh come on,that's the part wher you go"Ha!!Ha!!Awsome joke man!!")
Ok.I am guessing you guys don't have any sense of humor??So sad,right??
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P. S. I say don't listen to the haters at all
P. P. S. This is a review by a 10 year old, so you know that I told the absolute truth I swear by the river Styx ( it's the best oath that you can make, so you can't break it)
John Rocco’s illustrations are breathtaking and the book is so professionally done that it could easily become a coffee table book that even adults would be proud to present.
Of course, that leads to the next issue, this book while gorgeous, is gargantuan. This is not the type of book that someone should or even could bring on a vacation to read by the beach, instead this is a book that you read inside while it’s propped up or laid down on a table to help support the weight.
Now that said, the e-book version which is easy to transport does include the gorgeous illustrations in color (if you have an e-reader or ipad that displays in color). So if you’re insistent on bringing this book to the beach then there is an available option.
As for the content, Riordan has done a fantastic job, this book contains the quick wit and entertaining tone that readers have come to expect from Percy Jackson, while at the same time it does an amazing job of presenting the Greek myths in a fashion to rival Edith Hamilton’s Mythology.
All in all if you’re a fan of Rick Riordan or want to learn about Greek Myths from an entertaining source then this is the book for you. Personally I think this is a book for all ages, and I whole heartedly recommend it.
He got this book yesterday and, except for an enforced night's sleep, hasn't surfaced from it for hours! This is not a light book but he has been lugging it around everywhere with him! This book is utterly irreverent and hilarious and is filled with Percy's signature wit. The larger details of the myths are all there but they are tweaked more than a little and written with the humor of a modern child, For example, the story of Hestia is titled 'Hestia chooses Bachelor Number Zero' and one of the quotes from Zeus is "Both of these fine gods want to marry you. Because I am a stand-up king and all-around thoughtful dude, I will let you pick. Bachelor Number One. Poseidon, likes long walks on the beach and scuba diving. Bachelor Number two, Apollo, enjoys music and poetry and spends his free time reading prophecies at the Oracle of Delphi. Which do you like better?" or try this line "You can't swing a cat in Ancient Greece without hitting one of Zeus' ex-girlfriends." Or just have a quick look at the Table of contents with chapters titled "The Olympians bash some heads" or 'Demeter turns into grainzilla"!
The book is not lacking in text and is a good read for an advanced elementary reader. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous but only appear occasionally making this a good solid read. This is a wonderful expansion on the Percy Jackson series and I hope it will encourage an interest in mythology in my young readers.
Update: Two days after writing this review we made a trip to our local library and the child brought home an armful of the Myth-o-mania series, a comic book version of the Odyssey and D'Aulaire's book on Greek Myths! I couldn't be more pleased!
I am sure his family could answer that question better than I but as far as his writing goes, I would have to say, no. No, there isn't anything this man can't write and have it not be spectacular.
This book ended up being so much...more than what I was expecting. So very funny in only the way Percy can be as well as a great addition to the series (both really) with all the helpful and insightful, not to mention gorgeous illustrations and summary on all the gods, demis, and minors.
I truly enjoyed this and know I will be using it to reference things with in the future as well.
I guess if it gets a young reader to take an interest in the stories it may be OK but some of the nay-sayers have a valid point on how Jackson treats some sensitive issues like rape and women in general. Would I get this book for my granddaughter...I very much doubt it!
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