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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 | [Rick Riordan]

The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4

At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?
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At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy's instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea's forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors from both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don't succeed, Gaea's armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

©2013 Rick Riordan (P)2013 Listening Library

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    Waron New Orleans, LA, United States 11-08-13
    Waron New Orleans, LA, United States 11-08-13 Member Since 2013

    Lazy Reader

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    "Great book, Not so good performance, but...."
    Where does The House of Hades rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the worst, but below average. The narrator started out very bad, but got better after ....5-6 hours. If I'm not the fan of the series, I'd have stopped in the first 15 minutes. I'm deciding if I should exchange the book or not, but certainly do not feel like paying a credit for this. I needed to skip from time to time in the first half.

    Still, the story is fantastic and Nick's performance in the second half is not bad.


    What three words best describe Nick Chamian’s voice?

    start out bad


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    Cherie United States 11-06-13
    Cherie United States 11-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Patiently waiting for book 5"
    What made the experience of listening to The House of Hades the most enjoyable?

    I like having different voices for each character. I very much like movies, so the different voices is like listening to a movie.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    You switched narrator - didn't like that. The first 3 books were narrated by the same person, so I already have "voices" for each character. The new narrator was okay, but I didn't like all of the voices he gave to the characters. I hope book 5 is narrated by Joshua Swanson - no offense to Nick Chamian.


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

    Since I had already read the book, I didn't feel the need to listen to it all at once. I did, however, read the book in a weekend.


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    Kenneth Brick, NJ, United States 11-04-13
    Kenneth Brick, NJ, United States 11-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Story Bad Preformance"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    the Naratior Nick Chamian Almost put me to sleep


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The House of Hades?

    couch Hedges Maried the Wind Sprite and is haveing a baby , Percy and anabeth getting through to the Doors of death


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nick Chamian?

    Marc Thompson


    Was The House of Hades worth the listening time?

    like i said Good Story


    Any additional comments?

    Please re do the Naration !!!!

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    Rhyta Mt. West USA 11-03-13
    Rhyta Mt. West USA 11-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Very disappointed in change of narrator"

    I re-listened to the Mark of Athena to get ready for this 4th installment of the Heroes of Olympus. I was so excited to start it and after 10 minutes I shut it off. Changing the narrator was a BIG mistake, this guy is just going through the motions. He has no feel for the characters and his voice is flat. Please let your customers know ahead of time when there has been a change like this. Had I known I would not have bought it. Joshua Swanson has been a delightful narrator who made the characters come alive. I am off to buy the e-book for my nook since I can't finish this awful recording.

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    Timothy Sacramento, CA, United States 10-30-13
    Timothy Sacramento, CA, United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2010
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    "PLEASE RE-RECORD THIS BOOK WITH JOSHUA!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book yes, the audiobook NO WAY ON EARTH!!!!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    When I turned it off!


    How could the performance have been better?

    THE WORST NARRATION I HAVE EVER HEARD!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BOOK NEEDS TO BE RE-RECORDED AND A REFUND TO ALL WHO PURCHASED THIS VERSION THEN A FREE COPY OF THE NEW VERSION WITH JOSHUA FOR PUTTING US THROUGH THIS UNBELIEVABLY POOR AUDIO EXPERIENCE.

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    Michael Gano Clarkesville 10-30-13
    Michael Gano Clarkesville 10-30-13 Member Since 2013

    Husband, Father, Son.

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    "New Guy, Not as bad as I was expecting."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The House of Hades?

    That would be spoiling it.


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

    He was ok. Not wonderful or great. But he did a decent job at the story.


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

    Of course!!! But who has time for that. Work and my family come first.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought it was a great book with great action. Can't wait for the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J Killeen, TX, United States 10-24-13
    J Killeen, TX, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "This series just keeps getting better and better."

    Every time there is a new book in this series it becomes the newest best one yet. The House of Hades is no exception. It is well-written and very entertaining. I have seen a lot of complaints about the narrator, Nick Chamian. I think he did a great job. My favorite narrator for these books was Jesse Bernstein, but Nick Chamian did a good job too. I recommend this audiobook for anyone.

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    Julian NORTHFIELD, MN, United States 10-24-13
    Julian NORTHFIELD, MN, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Wrong narrator"
    Would you listen to The House of Hades again? Why?

    Probably not. I preferred the previous narrators.


    What aspect of Nick Chamian’s performance would you have changed?

    I wish he had pronounced the Greek and Roman names (and words) correctly. I also did not like his female voices.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Galloway Murray, KY United States 10-21-13
    Brad Galloway Murray, KY United States 10-21-13 Member Since 2012

    Knightstorm

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    "Not up to his usual standard."
    If you could sum up The House of Hades in three words, what would they be?

    Good, not great.


    What other book might you compare The House of Hades to and why?

    The City of Bones. Yes technically it's a good book but it is way too predictable.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I hate it when they switch narrators mid-series and that is what they did here. He pronounces things differently and the characters just seem different when they get different voices. Also, I didn't feel that he was as good of a narrator as the first three books.


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

    There wasn't really one, that was one of my complaints. [Spoiler Alert] Percy and Annabeth's journey through Tartarus was supposed to be horrifying and scarring, yet from the moment Bob was introduced we knew how they were going to get out of it. I was never afraid for either of them. Bob and the good giant, I can't remember his name right now, I never got attached enough to them for their deaths to mean anything. Nico's confession was a bit surprising, though it was foreshadowed pretty early, but it did explain a lot and for me was probably the best scene in the book. [/Spoiler Alert]


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, not great by his standards, and a long way from the quality of 'The Mark of Athena,' but it's still part of this series, so if you are reading the series make sure and get it.

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    Tod Fayetteville, NC, United States 10-19-13
    Tod Fayetteville, NC, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Good Story"
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    The original narrator should have been kept for this book,. the story is great but I was surprised that there will be another book. It left you hanging a little too much

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