In this ultimate guide to Percy Jackson and the Olympians audiobooks, find out everything you need to know about the fantasy series and its audiobooks.
The ultimate guide to Percy Jackson and the Olympians audiobooks
With more than 180 million copies sold, Percy Jackson and the Olympians is the staple fantasy series for young adults and teens all over the world. Written by Rick Riordan, the five Percy Jackson books are part of the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles. The series combines elements of Greek mythology, contemporary America culture, coming of age, and adventure.
If you want to learn more about Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the audiobook adaptations, keep reading.
What is Percy Jackson and the Olympians about?
There are five books in the original series:
The Lightning Thief (2005)
In the first book, we’re introduced to Percy Jackson and his friends, who are demigods (part-human/part-god). When the twelve-year-old finds out his father is Poseidon, he enrolls in Camp Half-Blood, a training camp for demigods. When he’s accused of stealing Zeus’s lightning bolt, he and his friends, Grover and Annabeth, must travel across the U.S. on a dangerous mission to find the stolen weapon.
The Sea of Monsters (2006)
Percy and his friends must travel to the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Sea of Monsters, in order to save Camp Half-Blood. In The Sea of Monsters, Percy also learns about a prophecy stating that a child of one of “the Big Three” gods, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, must save Olympus by defeating Kronos, the Titan King.
The Titan’s Curse (2007)
“The Titan’s Curse” follows the heroes on a dangerous new mission. Not only do they have to fight against Kronos, but an ancient monster. Percy must find Artemis, the only goddess who knows how to capture the monster.
The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008)
Camp Half-Blood is not safe anymore. Percy, Annabeth, and Grover must find their way through Daedalus’s Labyrinth to try to prevent Kronos’s army from attacking their home. The end of the book marks the beginning of the Battle of the Labyrinth and the War on Olympus.
The Last Olympian (2009)
War is finally here. Kronos and his Titans attack New York City together with the monster Typhon. The long-awaited prophecy will come true on Percy Jackson’s 16th birthday when all the camp demigods and the gods of Olympus must fight Kronos and his army.
Even though the sixth book of the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles hasn’t come out yet, the story continues in the sequels The Heroes of Olympus and The Trials of Apollo.
Other companion books related to the Percy Jackson series include:
The Demigod Files
The Percy Jackson graphic novels
Demigods and Monsters
The Demigod Diaries”
Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods
The Kane Chronicles
Some of the main characters of the series include:
Percy Jackson—The son of Poseidon and the main character of the series
Annabeth Chase—The daughter of Athena and Percy’s girlfriend
Grover Underwood—Percy’s best friend and a satyr
Luke Castellan—Son of Hermes, the main antagonist of the story
Nico Di Angelo—Son of Hades, also known as the “Ghost King”
The Greek gods and goddesses that appear in the series include:
Zeus—The god of thunder and the sky and the king of all Greek gods
Poseidon—The god of seas, earthquakes, and storms, and Percy’s father
Hades—The god of the underworld
Aphrodite—The goddess of love and beauty
Athena—The goddess of war and wisdom (also Annabeth’s mother)
Demeter—The goddess of harvest and agriculture
Ares—The god of war and bloodlust
About the author and narrator
Percy Jackson and the Olympians was written by Rick Riordan. He came up with the Percy Jackson series for his teenage son, who is dyslexic and loves Greek mythology. The Percy Jackson books have sold over 180 million copies, making them one of the best-selling series in the world. The books were published by Hyperion Books in the U.S. and Penguin Books in the UK.
The first book, The Lightning Thief, became a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a movie. Following the success of the first movie, the second book also got a movie adaptation, but it wasn’t successful.
Apart from the Percy Jackson books, Riordan also wrote other Greek mythology books and short stories, like the Heroes of Olympus series:
The Lost Hero (2010)
The Son of Neptune (2011)
The Mark of Athena (2012)
The House of Hades (2013)
The Blood of Olympus (2014)
Riordan authored other books unrelated to Percy Jackson, including Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Hotel Valhalla, and The 39 Clues.
He also wrote Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Ultimate Guide, which covers all things Percy. This manual-size POB comes with a magnetic flap enclosure and trading cards.
The entire Percy Jackson series and many other books written by Rick Riordan are available in audiobook format. Jesse Bernstein is the narrator of the Percy Jackson audiobooks.
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Where can I listen to Percy Jackson audiobooks?
You can listen to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians audiobooks on Audible, Scribd, Golden Audiobooks, HD audiobooks, and more.
Is Percy Jackson suitable for 12-year-old?
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is written for a young-adult audience, so it is suitable for 12-year-old.
How long are the Percy Jackson audiobooks?
Each audiobook from the Percy Jackson series ranges from 8 to 10 hours long. All five audiobooks from the original series are around 50 hours long.
Will there be a book 6 of Percy Jackson?
Rick Riordan has announced the 6th book of the Percy Jackson series, 14 years after the release of the 5th book, The Last Olympian.
What is Percy Jackson’s patron god?
Percy Jackson’s patron god is Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy.