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The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two | [Rick Riordan]

The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest.
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Publisher's Summary

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest:

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.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea.

Also listen to the first book, The Lost Hero.

©2011 Rick Riordan (P)2011 Listening Library

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    Kay broken arrow, OK, United States 11-20-11
    Kay broken arrow, OK, United States 11-20-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Better than the 1st i"

    Enjoyed this one a little more than The Lost Hero, the first in this new series. Maybe because Percy Jackson is a familiar character. It was nice to have Percy back. Like the new heroes Frank & Hazel as well. Wish I didn't have to wait a whole year for the next one, The Mark of Athena. Maybe Annabeth will be the focus of that book - which would be really great.Once again narrator Joshua Swanson did a great job.

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    Lisa Kokomo, IN, United States 11-13-11
    Lisa Kokomo, IN, United States 11-13-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Story, Narrator has improved quite a bit"

    I really enjoyed Rick Riordan's latest installment in his 'Heroes' series. Percy, Frank and Hazel are engaging, and -- as always -- the side characters are hilarious. I believe Joshua Swanson's performance has improved a great deal since 'The Lost Hero'. In that book, there were some instances where his cadence was just seemed weird, but there's very little if any of that in this performance. His portrayal of the god Terminus also made me laugh out loud.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Radford Arlington, VA, United States 10-26-11
    Radford Arlington, VA, United States 10-26-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Plenty of humor"

    I think this one is the funniest out of all the books. I really laughed several times. As you can tell from the title, this book follows Percy Jackson and his two companions from the Roman Camp, Hazel and Frank.

    I like the new characters but have never been a fan of the Roman gods. I always thought the Greek gods had more personality. As always Riordan has followed what has made him successful throughout the Percy Jackson series.

    The action is good and there are some interesting bits in it, not really a twist but some new power discoveries by Percy's companions. I didn't give it a 5 manly because of the Narrator. This story leaves you hanging at the end with the prophecy of seven getting ready to come to fulfillment.

    If you like the Percy Jackson series, you will like this book as well. I found it very enjoyable.

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    Amanda Saluda, SC, United States 10-24-11
    Amanda Saluda, SC, United States 10-24-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Hate it will be another year until the next one"

    My sons and I have enjoyed yet another Rick Riordan book! We love Percy Jackson and weren't disappointed with this new book in the series.

    Now, as for the audio book, I can't say we love Joshua Swanson as much as the narrator of the first five books, but he does a pretty good job.

    For those with younger children, my 11 yo, who's listed to all the other books, did have some trouble understanding everything in this book because the plot gets even more complicated than the one before it.

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    10-22-11
    10-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Percy's Return, a Luke-Warm Splash"

    Percy Jackson is finally back, but is it really him? The older, still impulsive and not always street-smart son of Poseidon is back as the son of Neptune. This second in Rick Riordan???s Heroes of Olympus series has Percy, without friends or any memory of his life back in New York, find his way to Camp Jupiter, the Roman demi-god encampment hidden in the hills of Northern California. Yet another Titan army is on the move, this time from Alaska, and Percy and his new friends must of course save both the camp and the world.
    This is certainly a welcome addition to Riordan???s new series, but this is also not the Percy Jackson of the Olympians series. Riordan employs the shifting narrative perspective used by George R. R. Martin???s Game of Thrones, which means we never get that much of Percy and we certainly never get inside his head. The new series lacks the straight-forwardness and humour of the Olympian series. These are teen books, and here Riordan is attempting to expand his demi-god universe. However, these teens are superficially self-involved in a way that wouldn???t fool most teen readers, while the complications arising from the roman incarnations of the Greek gods get rather turgid. How seriously can we take Mars, with his militaristic speechifying and his talk of honour that makes him sound like Warf from Star Trek Next Generation?
    I???m glad you are writing these books Mr. Riordan, but three stars out of five for you on this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Batman Pensacola, Fl, United States 10-08-11
    Batman Pensacola, Fl, United States 10-08-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Another Hit for Rick Riordin"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joshua Swanson?

    Nathanal Parker


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

    Yes


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    Mr Riordin has done it again. The book is tight and well written. The Roman myths are a bit confusing, but understandable. Joshua Swanson is once again terrible. No range and his Canadian accent is everywere. I have never heard someone form New Orleans (I live in Fl) with NO southern accent. And sounding more Canadian then the Canadian character??? Two words for Joshua Swanson SPEACH LESSIONS!!!!!!

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    Mattie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 05-16-12
    Mattie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 05-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Such a great book"

    My 6th grade son and I love this series. There is nothing more fun than ancient god's and the adventures of a hero. This was just as fun and just as good as any of the rest of the books in this series.

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    Stephanie Sacramento, CA, United States 12-13-11
    Stephanie Sacramento, CA, United States 12-13-11 Member Since 2004
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    "Excellent Narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to The Son of Neptune the most enjoyable?

    Joshua Swanson is a truly excellent narrator. His voices for the characters add a whole new dimension to the already excellent books.


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    Philip Manchester, MA, United States 10-22-11
    Philip Manchester, MA, United States 10-22-11 Member Since 2009
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    "BEST SO FAR!"
    Any additional comments?

    This books is one in many but is very good best so far, but for new litseners read the rest of them first

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    Jere Rock Springs, WY, United States 10-20-11
    Jere Rock Springs, WY, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Good set up"

    Nice second book in this series. I enjoyed the Roman side of mythology. Like the first book, this seems more like a set up to what is coming. Must read for all Percy Jackson fans.

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