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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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    Laura 01-10-14
    Laura 01-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great books"
    What does Joshua Swanson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Joshua Swanson helps bring the book to life. Being able to hear the different voices characters was nice


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Adventure here we come.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is really good it's like being able to continue the percie Jackson books. Couldnt stop listening to this book. Liked Jessie Bernstein a little better being the narator but like any book you get use to the new guy. This one has Joshua Swanson narrating.

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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 12-15-13
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 12-15-13

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    "For those missing there greek god fix"
    If you could sum up The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero in three words, what would they be?

    A canteen in the desert. Because when you just read percy you need more


    What does Joshua Swanson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Swanson was amazing, bring in a plethora of good voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deserie APO, AE, United States 11-21-13
    Deserie APO, AE, United States 11-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Love it"
    If you could sum up The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero in three words, what would they be?

    A great book


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero?

    Figuring out Jason was Roman and not Greek


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Swanson – was your favorite?

    Piper


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No we listen to it in the car on the way to and from school


    Any additional comments?

    It was a transition to get use to the new narrator from the 1st series. Now on book 2 and I love him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gr 09-29-13
    gr 09-29-13

    Give me more Percy Jackson stories...PLEASE and THANK YOU. B-)

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    "the contueing advantures of Percy and. Anabeth."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book and the new Demigods advantures.I enjoyed the first 5 books and am glad to see more books of the Percy Jacksons advantures.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The new demigods, Leo is funny in a good way.


    What about Joshua Swanson’s performance did you like?

    Was good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Its all about Leos' past story. That was a touching part for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next 4 books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Chetopa, KS, United States 08-18-13
    Jan Chetopa, KS, United States 08-18-13
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    "just as good as the first series"
    Where does The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the book is just as good as any other book in my library.


    What did you like best about this story?

    bringing mythology to the modern world


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Swanson – was your favorite?

    does a good job with all the main characters


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    Lucy St. Petersburg, Russia 08-13-13
    Lucy St. Petersburg, Russia 08-13-13 Member Since 2015

    I love to read. On average I read and/or listen to more than 100 books a year. Audible has been a fantastic addition to my life. Love it!

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    "Interesting, but nothing like the first series"

    I enjoyed this book, but missed the narration and the characters from the original Percy Jackson series. That is not to say that I won't give the rest of this series a shot, but a word of caution to those who pick it up hoping for a smooth continuation of a series they love.

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    Karissa Eckert 07-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Devourer of all books fantasy

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    "Excellent start to a new Rick Riordan series"

    This is the first book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Riordan. There are five books planned for this series, the series is a spin-off from the Percy Jackson series and takes place after the last Percy Jackson book. I enjoyed the book, it was well done. If you enjoyed the Percy Jackson series I think you would enjoy this book as well. You don’t have to read the Percy Jackson series to understand what is going on in this book, however that series does provide a lot of excellent background for this new series.

    I listened to this on audiobook and really enjoyed it. The narrator did an excellent job with the different character voices and with conveying the characters’ emotions. This book uses a different narrator than the Percy Jackson series which was a good idea for starting a new series like this. I would definitely recommend listening to this on audiobook if you enjoy audiobooks.

    The book is told from three points of view. Jason, Piper, and Leo all go to the Wilderness School for troubled children. Jason, however, has no memory of how he got there or who he is. Piper is the daughter of a famous actor and has a secret of her own. Leo can build things, pretty much out of nothing. All three of them end up at Camp Half-Blood and are sent on quest to help the Gods face a new and dangerous enemy.

    This book was a solid addition to the extended Percy Jackson world. This book features a different set of characters. It's a bit formulaic, but I liked the Percy Jackson books so I am okay with more of the samish type of story done in a different sort of way.

    All of the characters are very engaging, easy to relate to and interesting. They all have a lot of depth to them and have secrets and mysteries they need to unravel. As in the Percy Jackson books, all three of them need to figure out who their godly parent is.

    They go on a quest to free Hera from capture and along the way find out they are facing an enemy even more dangerous than the Titans. I won’t say a lot more than that about the plot. As with previous books by Riordan there are lots of excellent action scenes and encounters with crazy and creepy mythological creatures. There is a lot of humor throughout as well which makes these books a fun read.

    I pretty much liked all of the characters equally. It was nice to have part of the story from a girl’s (Piper’s) perspective. This should make the book a bit easier for young girls to relate to as well. I enjoyed the characters’ interesting powers too.

    As I said above the layout of the book is very similar to other books Riordan has written; the characters get a quest, fight an evil monster, travel, fight another evil monster, travel to beat a tight timeline and then confront a very big bad monster. I enjoy the action and the mythological creatures, so I happen to enjoy the story even if it is similar in structure to previous ones.

    I love how this books builds on the Percy Jackson series some. We do hear about the characters from the Percy Jackson series and they are in the story some. They don’t play a major part in the story, but they are there in the background and occasionally the foreground influencing events and helping out our new characters.

    Overall this was a very enjoyable and entertaining read. I loved the expansion on the world we were introduced to in the Percy Jackson series. I enjoyed the new characters a lot and found them interesting and easy to engage with. I love the new plot and the new big bad enemy that these heroes have to face. I also enjoyed the mythological fights and creatures that we run into throughout the story. I definitely recommend this to fans of middle grade fantasy. I also recommend to anyone who enjoyed the Percy Jackson series. I can’t wait to read The Son of Neptune now!

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    Wayne 05-30-13
    Wayne 05-30-13
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    "Where did they find this narrator?"
    Where does The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great story, lousy narrator!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was monotone, his pronunciation of the character's names was off from the previous series and he just made it an overall subpar experience. I'd rather read the book myself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No...couldn't stand his voice that long.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first Audible book where the narrator ruined it for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Hoffman Estates, IL, United States 02-24-13
    Christine Hoffman Estates, IL, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2012

    Chris, mom to Alex (born 2002). Audible account is for him, reviewing on his behalf. He's a fan of star wars, legos, cub scouts and now reading.

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    "10 y.o. boy (ADD and dyslexic) gives 2 thumbs up"
    Any additional comments?

    10 y.o. boy (ADD and dyslexic) started audio books as companions to hardcopy books. The Percy Jackson series led to this series as he couldn't get enough of it.

    Mom: Loaded this book onto the iPad and played it on longer drives. VERY well presented, fascinating story, and has spawned a whole family interest in the series. Family demanded we only listen to it TOGETHER, so Alex began reading the hardcopy on his own - sneaking it into bed with a flashlight. Happy, happy Mom!! Prior to this book, it was actually easier to pull teeth than get him to read (ask our dentist).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hilary Ely, NV, United States 02-15-13
    Hilary Ely, NV, United States 02-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the greats!"

    I truly enjoyed this audiobook, Joshua Swanson did an excellent job narrating. I especially liked his "Leo" voice. Rick Riordan is an amazing children's book author. Comparable to JK Rowling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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