Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea . . . Now a major film! This is an abridged edition, read by Walter Lewis. Running time: 3 hours.
The Chris Columbus directed movie, based on the book, is due out on Feb 12, but this is a fabulous entertainment in its own right. Kati Nicholl Daily Express
Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. For the past fifteen years he has taught at middle schools in the San Francisco Bay area and in Texas. Rick lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Walter Lewis is an accomplished voiceover artist working extensively in animation, documentary and audiobooks. He has been a member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company since 2001, and his film and TV credits include The Dark Knight, Hackers and Bo Selecta!