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
I'm sure this narrator is plenty good when the stories are in his wheelhouse, but this one was a swing and a miss. First, the reader for the previous three books had established voices and styles for the characters that worked very well. I was able to immediately identify which character was narrating at any given time, or who was being spoken to without having to think about it. Second, aside from the fact that those familiar voices are now gone, there is terrible separation between character voices, they are all too similar. I would be willing to buy this book again, without even asking for a refund for this version, if they could get Joshua Swanson to comeback. In fact, what I really want to know is, where is he?
Love the story but this really should be redone with Joshua Swanson. Nick just was not able to bring the level of performance that Joshua did. Each character didn't seem to stand out from the rest and I honestly got tired of listening to Nick's voice. It completely took away from the story line. Parts of the book that were meant to be serious sounded just like the parts that were meant to bring some humor. .
i love this series, but i could not even listen to it because of the horrible performance. his voice was uninteresting and i was totally bored with it.
i will not buy any more audiobooks with this narrator!
NO. IT SOUNDED AS IF BEN STEIN WAS READING TO ME
HE COULD HAVE RIED TO SOUND AS IF HE ENJOYED THE BOOK
NARRATOR WAS THE WORST!!! RUINED THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE. IF THIS HAD BEEN MY FIRST TIME LISTENING TO THIS SERIES I WOULD NOT HAVE EVER PICKED UP ANYTHING THAT HAD RIORDANS NAME ON IT EVER AGAIN IN MY LIFE. ID LIKE MY CREDIT BACK!!!
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.
start out bad
I like having different voices for each character. I very much like movies, so the different voices is like listening to a movie.
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.
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.
the Naratior Nick Chamian Almost put me to sleep
couch Hedges Maried the Wind Sprite and is haveing a baby , Percy and anabeth getting through to the Doors of death
like i said Good Story
Please re do the Naration !!!!
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.
The book yes, the audiobook NO WAY ON EARTH!!!!!!
When I turned it off!
THE WORST NARRATION I HAVE EVER HEARD!!!!!!
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.
Husband, Father, Son.
That would be spoiling it.
He was ok. Not wonderful or great. But he did a decent job at the story.
Of course!!! But who has time for that. Work and my family come first.
I thought it was a great book with great action. Can't wait for the next book.
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