I would change most of it.I found it too disjointed, jumping between story lines at odd times, and the sudden introduction of a sexual preference that had never even been remotely hinted at was just an obvious attempt to please the PC crowd.
Too many ways to list.
Poor character differentiation made it a hard listen and kept me from immersing myself into the story. I found myself relieved when it finally ended.
I have enjoyed every book in the Percy Jackson series, but this was definitely not one I will be replaying often.
It is always great to find an epic adventure and I would have enjoyed it better if the author kept it more family friendly.
This was an interesting series but the author has brought in the issue of homosexuality and turned me off the series.
Nico. It might be my attitude but he seems to hate being alive.
I am neutral on recommending this book. I think it is important to read for the complete story line, but Mr. Riordan's choice about Nicco was disappointing. The narration was way less fun than previous books.
I would leave the whole Cupid crap and revelation out.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
The House of Hades was a great read.. I have really enjoyed reading/listening to it, too many events right from the start of the book.. There was many new characters and too many old characters coming back.. some of them get a crucial part in this book and others just pass by.
One of the reasons why i liked this book is that you feel that all the characters are growing up, some of them physically, others by how they act... also secrets come out too..
honestly i feel The House of Hades is the best so far, and i can't wait to see how the next book will be like.
Riordan introduces a homosexual character and situation that ruins what was an excellent story line for all ages. The saddest part is, the development does nothing to enhance the story, but only introduces a social issue that has no place in the story line and is inappropriate for younger audiences. I have been reading these books to my young family members and recommending them to students because they have been fun adventures. I will not continue this practice as there was no need to introduce homosexuality the way it was done.
The Olympian gods did some bizarre things, we get it, but making a main character gay served no purpose other than to promote Riordan's work within the gay community. If the book were geared more for young adults I would not take such an issue with this development, but younger audiences love these stories and are ill-equipped to understand such a controversial subject.
Amazingly, Rowling pulled no such political / social ploy and Harry Potter's popularity did not suffer for it.
Not without proof reading it first. I would not want to blind side parents or my children with someone else's agenda.
The narrator was fine, if a bit less polished than the previous reader. I was not expected the shift after so many other books. I look forward to hearing this narrator in another performance.
The entire homosexual issue needs to be cut. It serves no value and makes light of a serious social issue of gay teens... The character had issues to begin with, but now homosexuality is used as an explanation for not fitting in. This reinforces a stereotype that many wish to break. My issue is primarily the topic is not suitable for young audiences. If these books are truly geared for young adults, why the constant and juvenile references to flatulence? Most teens are not amused by such references. For example, Twilight did not experiment with gross humor, but because it was focused on a young adult audience, much of the relationship oriented material made good story sense..
I wish Mr. Riordan had picked another story line to introduce his reference to a sensitive subject without slapping it into the final pages of what has been a fun adventure for all ages.
Rick riordan is fantastic. This narrator is not. Cannot get past the narrator even though I'm already invested in the story.
I was so excited to listen all the way through. I do not like the narrator. I want Joshua Swanson. I had enough problem switching from Jesse Bernstein Buy Swanson won me over.Nick is awful. I will not be buying the next .audiobook Nic
I was unpleasantly surprised that Joshua Swanson was not narrating the House of Hades. I have fallen in love with other series narrated by Josh like the Secret Series , which is a Young Adult book like the House of Hades. I hope Joshua will return in the next book!