The Son of Sobek (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this audio e-book short story narrated by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . . Includes a sneak peek chapter from HOUSE OF HADES, Book Four in the Heroes of Olympus series.
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The Son of Sobek (Enhanced Edition)

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Overview

In this audio e-book short story narrated by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . . Includes a sneak peek chapter from HOUSE OF HADES, Book Four in the Heroes of Olympus series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423194552
  • Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Sold by: DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 36,069
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 114 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan is best known for his bestselling YA series Percy Jackson and the Olympians and for a series of award-winning adult mysteries featuring San Antonio P.I. Tres Navarre.

Biography

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a terrific YA series by former middle school teacher and mystery writer Rick Riordan that revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find enthralling. A trouble-prone teen with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, Percy is the half-blood son of Poseidon, one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Praised by critics, librarians, and teachers, the Percy Jackson books have been honored with numerous awards and appear consistently on The New York Times bestseller list.

The series grew out of a sequence of bedtime stories Riordan invented for his son Haley -- who, at eight, had just been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Although Haley was having trouble in school, he loved the Greek myths and asked his dad to tell him some stories about the gods and heroes. Riordan ran through the standards from mythology, then began to invent new tales featuring some of the same characters and introducing a brave boy hero enough like Haley to make things interesting!

Haley begged his father to write the stories down, and in 2005, The Lightning Thief was published to excellent reviews. It was an instant hit with preteens, who loved the concept of a kid much like themselves -- i.e., embroiled in the everyday problems of school, family, and relationships -- embarking on heroic quests, soothing vengeful gods, and battling monsters.

In addition to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Riordan also writes books for adults, most notably a series of high-octane Tex-Mex thrillers featuring private investigator Jackson "Tres" Navarre, a complicated loner with an offbeat pedigree. (Tres -- pronounced "Trace" -- is a tai chi master with a Ph.D. in medieval literature who turns to detective work when he is unable to find a teaching job!) The first novel in the series, 1997's Big Red Tequila, scooped the Anthony and Shamus Awards, two of the three most prestigious prizes for Mystery & Crime fiction. Riordan completed the trifecta when his sequel, The Widower's Two-Step, won the coveted Edgar Award in 1999.

Between the two series, Riordan remains incredibly busy. For several years, he balanced writing with teaching English to middle school students. Reluctantly, he has left teaching (a career he thoroughly enjoyed) in order to write full-time, but he still harbors hopes that someday he'll return to the classroom. Meanwhile, he makes frequent visits to schools and enjoys meeting young readers on his book tours.

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    1. Hometown:
      San Antonio, TX
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 5, 1964
    2. Place of Birth:
      San Antonio, TX
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Best book ever

    The BEST BOOK EVER

    142 out of 197 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    I NEEEEEEEEED

    I NEED THIS BOOK I LOVE ALL OF YOUR BOOKS RICK RIORDAN!!!!!!!!!

    112 out of 164 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Great!!!!!!!!

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    89 out of 127 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Can't wait

    Read the story, can't wait for the audio
    Love the cover
    Mr. Riordan please have Carter save Percy's (and Annabeth's) butt in House of Hades
    My friends and I are dying with anticipation and suspense

    87 out of 139 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    I had a dream about this once...

    Looks cool and the head line is true

    75 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Had to read it right away. It did not disappoint. It would be ni

    Had to read it right away. It did not disappoint. It would be nice to get some more of these with other characters.

    66 out of 78 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    If you preordered...

    If you preordered and it wouldn't let you read it, try turning your nook off then turning it back on. It worked for me when I did that.

    60 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    5 stars for Rick

    I have always loved the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles and combining those two was genius. The way Rick make the story come alive was with the amazing details they were wonderful. Also combining two completly diffrent mthyolgies was a great way to incorpacrate the element of mystery into the story. By creating a world wih do different ways of magic and mystery is certinly one of the reason Rik Riordan u one of my all time favorite authors.

    57 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Jesse jimenez wrote this is boss be cause pj ck+sk

    Percy fighting cater kane on the side of a a war god horus side gonna be epic

    46 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    I would love to read this story, but apparently Enhanced Nook Bo

    I would love to read this story, but apparently Enhanced Nook Books can only be read on Nook Color or Nook HD devices. (neither of which I have, because I have no need for one.) I can't even read it on my computer, because the software doesn't permit it. This purchase was a waste of $4.

    43 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Comical and action-packed, this book is definitely the worth two

    Comical and action-packed, this book is definitely the worth two bucks spent. I hope that Rick starts a new series based on this idea after he's finished with the 'Hero's of Olympus' series. Just imagine how cool that'd be! I don't how he would mix Greek, Roman, and Egyptian in one, and definitely want to see how he writes that! Sorry, got a little off topic there . . . . . . . JUST BUY THE STINKING BOOK ALREADY!!! I'VE ALREADY WASTED THIRTY SECOND OF YOUT TIME SO JUST STOP READING AND BUY THE BOOK!! haha lol, seriously, just get it. :)

    27 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    26 out of 293 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Omg!!

    I just finished reading this book! I really wish it was longer but im not complaining! It also comes with a sample of House of Hades! Eeeeeekkkkkkk

    23 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    For all who want it but don't have the right nook

    The son of sobek is also printed in the back of the paperback edition of The Serpent's Shadow

    22 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Viking series

    I cant wait for the new viking series that rick will do in 2015 that will be awsome press yes if u agree

    20 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Awesome

    Awsome

    19 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Awesome

    My friend told me that (sorry for spoiler) that at first, Percy thought that Carter was a son of Ares

    18 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Brilliantly wrote.

    This book was AWESOME!!!!!!!! It blended in perfectly with the series.

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Only the sample

    This book is only.the sample

    14 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2013

    I just read this out loud to my son. Fun book! Does this mean th

    I just read this out loud to my son. Fun book! Does this mean that the Egyptians are going to get involved in the Greek/Roman battle that's brewing? Hmmm.... We can hardly wait for House of Hades.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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