He's very descriptive of the characters
It's a lot more fun to listen to the book than to just read it.
Harry Turtledove fan
I have been an avid listener of all rick's greek and egyptian mythology books. The original percy jackson series was riveting and stunning.
This 3rd book of heroes of olympus indicates riordan has lost his touch and is tired.
He now treats this as a milking cow and goes through with the motions of introducing more monsters, more Gods, etc without thinking.
Battle of Labyrinth was the best that Riordan wrote. That had intensity, spirit and an innovative style of writing.
When Leo asks how many Franks he is worth? "is it two or three Franks" and Franks yells back "Hey !"
Going to stop buying anymore Riordan novels.
verr good read and listen. I enjoy Rick'sl youg peoples books, there is no bad language and no sex seans. Nothing to offend
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
It is one of the most exciting audiobooks to which I've listened. Rick Riordan's stories just gets better and better. It is the third book of the Heroes of Olympus Series, and it is filled with suspense, adventure and wit. I love the humor in it. All the characters are unique and original. When you think nothing new can come along, R. Riordan keeps surprising us.
I loved the fact that even though these kids (demigods) are from 13 to 16 they have maturity to face all those dilemmas and adventures. I see many adult characteristics in them. They have different personality traits, but combined, they can do some serious damage to monsters.
The one where they appear with the Argo2 to save Annabeth.
Yes. I couldn't stop listening to it.
Now, My hands are sweaty, my breath is shaky, and my heart is beating anxiously waiting for the next book - The House of Hades. I don't know what I am going to do to be able to wait another year for this.A thing I love about R. Riordan's books is that he doesn't miss detail, and even though there is a lot of mystery and suspense, you can't get tired of all the action. Actually, you can't get enough of it.
yes, it's engaging and very funny. And great to listen to while driving to work.
The rest of the series... it's very consistent with quality characters and story line
To laughter, yes... something from every section caught my attention
Joshua Swanson does a great job of reading these books. He gets each character right. The story pulls you along and you don't really know what is going to happen, other than it isn't EXACTLY how you thought it would end up.
That the characters are trying to do their best with what they know and what they have. And things do turn out in unexpected ways because they are sincere, because they mean to help and not just win at all costs.
it was too long to listen to in one sitting, but I definitely was stuck in the story across the several days it took me to finish the book.
the side stories for each character were the most fun. I learned so much about more about them. Each character had his/her own little moment in the "spotlight"
This book seems to have more suspense than others.
It was good to have all the heroes together, even if things didn't start out all that easily. I thought it would be hard to have Jason & Percy in the same story as leaders, but they're working it out. The cliffhanger was a doozy. Even though the books are geared toward kids, everyone from 4 to 40's are enjoying them at our house. Rick spins a fun tale.
Joshua does a good job of giving everyone their own voice and makes it a thoroughly enjoyable adventure.
Yes Loved it and love the series.
It was great!
He was excellent.
As usual Riordan brings back our team to battle Gia. The ending was unexpected which was good. The reading was just as excellent as all the other titles.
So if you're in to the series, then this is well worth the time to continue the story.
The only bad thing is that we have to wait for the next installment.