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The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero | [Rick Riordan]

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own.... In a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods.
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Publisher's Summary

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods.

Listen to An Interview with Rick Riordan.

©2010 Rick Riordan (P)2010 Listening Library

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    Matthew South Jordan, Utah, United States 12-16-10
    Matthew South Jordan, Utah, United States 12-16-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book, The Narrator Was Alright"

    I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read the other Percy Jackson books. This makes me want to go read the rest of the books by Rick Riordan. The narrator took some getting used to, but after a few minutes I had no problems with him.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sioux Falls, SD, United States 12-06-10
    Amazon Customer Sioux Falls, SD, United States 12-06-10 Member Since 2010

    I am a self-proclaimed nerd and I love books. Tall books, short books, skinny books and fat books....as long as it's a captivating story with interesting characters I'm in. And whenever I hear the Audible guy go "This is Audible" I get excited for my next adventure! See? Total nerd. :)

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    "Great listen!!! Highly recommended!"

    I haven't even finished listening to this one yet, but I know I will be disappointed when it's over. I've listened to the entire Percy Jackson series and was prepared to be disappointed with the new "heroes", but I was wrong! The story is wonderful and I found that I was totally intrigued by these new characters. Can't wait for more!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jack san antonio, TX, United States 11-17-10
    Jack san antonio, TX, United States 11-17-10 Member Since 2007
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    "A Good Spinoff sans Percy"

    This was a great way to introduce new characters to an already successful series. The new spin - hinted at throughout the book - and revealed at the end is an interesting angle and should produce more great reads.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joel Omaha, NE, United States 11-30-10
    Joel Omaha, NE, United States 11-30-10 Member Since 2005
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    "New Story New Characters New Narrator"

    I almost didn't download this one from the reviews that were posted. But all of Riordan's other books have been great, I just had to find out for myself. And I am glad I did! Tremendous story great characters and the narrator's alright. If you pass on this one because of the narration you're missing out. If you pass because of what others have written, well then you probably don't need to read about heroes.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Waldorf, MD, United States 10-26-10
    Michael Waldorf, MD, United States 10-26-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book, Bad Narrator"

    I loved the book. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. Made a long distance road trip seem like minutes. Unfortunately, the narrating needed alot of work. I look forward to the next book in the series but hope there will be a different narrator. Perhaps the same person that read Percy Jackson's adventures.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 05-05-12
    Craig Bellbrook, OH, United States 05-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Riordan is a Genius."

    I am a Cardiac Anesthesiologist. I enjoy science fiction and I love stories like Riordan's. He is a a genuis. I love how he can mix history, and ancient god religions into a present day story. yes I do love these books. He is fantastic. I have had my young teens read them also.

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    Sarah Turner BAIRD, TEXAS, US 10-15-10
    Sarah Turner BAIRD, TEXAS, US 10-15-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Love the Book"

    I really enjoyed the Book but the narrator was a not great. Most of the time the story covered up his voice but sometime it was bad. It is a really great book anyway and you can't wait till the next one.

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    Cyndi Richmond, TX, United States 10-23-10
    Cyndi Richmond, TX, United States 10-23-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Do I rate the book or the narrator?"

    With an audiobook, a bad narrator can certainly ruin a good book. While I don't think this book is as well written as those in the Percy Jackson series, it is much better than the narrator makes it.
    Ultimately, the narrator seriously hurts this book. At times, his "computer-like voice" is immensely irritating. At other times, all of his characters have the same voice (which makes telling the characters apart very difficult). On a personal note, I'd just like to tell our narrator Joshua Swanson that he is a horrible reader and he should not butcher future books.
    I would like to point out that this is NOT Audible's fault. They didn't choose the narrator. I don't know who at the Listening Library (the company which produced this book) is responsible for choosing this narrator, but that person failed miserably. If you want to prevent this narrator from destroying future books, make sure to visit the Listening Library's website and register your complaints.

    22 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Belinda Somewhere, CA 10-21-10
    Belinda Somewhere, CA 10-21-10 Member Since 2006

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    "Good book, awful reader"

    Totally agree with the other readers. Don't know why some didn't like Jesse, but my kids loved him. He brought the characters to life. But this reader's monotone just drove us crazy. He gave Annebeth a totally different unpleasant personality. Change the reader back to Jesse!

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    James chapel Hill, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-15-10
    James chapel Hill, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-15-10 Member Since 2004
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    "A New Voice for a New Chapter."

    I'll be the first to admit, it is hard to get used to a new reader. I have enjoyed the previous Readers work so much getting used the new "voices" is difficult. But that shouldn't prevent you from enjoying the new story. I suspect there may have been a new editor or something involved, there were a couple wording choices in the first part that weren't consistent with the previous books. However if your new to the series this is a great place to start, it does a wonderful job of re-introducing the setting in whole new light.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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