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 love Rick Riordan books, and would read more by him. And Nick Chamian is a wonderful narrator.
While I liked this book, I just want this story to end. Besides escaping, nothing seemed to happen- just a lot of character development.
very busy book
The narrator was horrible! Sometimes he was very mechanical and read without feeling. I could not follow the book at times since the narrator was so bad.
Listen to the narrator before you pay him. This guy should pay you to listen to him read!
Why in the world would a publisher even consider changing narrators in the middle of a series?! To give him credit, Chamain got better as he continued through, familiarized himself with the characters, and relaxed into the story.
I'm really hoping enough people will complain so Audible and the publisher will reissue the book with one of the original two readers.
very entertaining... I love how we got to learn more about each the heroes.
this book and the previous books in this series all stick together as a whole. But it kind of reminded me of the red pyramid meets Diana Jones.
not Joshua Swanson
When Bob came through for Percy at the Elevator and when Jason learned a little about nico and didn't share his secret... didn't see that coming, but thought it was written appropriately for younger readers.
I liked Nick's enthusiasm for the characters in the story, it's not always easy switching out narrators in a series, but he gave good effort.
Great Book, Good Series - Narrator was one of the worst. Stopped listening and just read the book
Yes, Read the book instead of Listening to it
The previous Narrator was great. New Narrator is awful. I don't recommend anyone buy this book to listen to. I found it much easier to just read the book instead of listening to it.
This narrator speaks with a very flat voice. The story drags due to his narration. I was excited to reach this book with my family but the narrator was putting us to sleep while driving. I had read the book as soon as it was published because I did not want to wait. I enjoyed it more reading it myself.
Rick yes, Nick...not a chance.
Nothing. He was grating, lazy, and monotonous.
Pick up the book in print, the story is great as usual, the narration ruins the story, especially after the wonderful job Jesse has done over the rest of this series.
Please re-record this travesty.
I would recommend reading the book yourself. The reader is terrible. He changes his voice very little for emotion and character changes and is almost mono tone.
I would never willing order another book read by chamian
I can't comment on how the audio book compares as I haven't read the book.
I just love the entire cast of characters, but Percy and Annabeth are my favorites because of the way they play off one another.
The reading of the book was OK. Nothing special. It would have been nice if the reader put more heart into it. At times it felt like he was just reading the book.
Frank's coming of age was great. There are two scenes where Frank takes charge and destroys armies. He is no longer someone to trifle with.
This is great addition to the Percy Jackson saga. Totally unpredictable and fantastically creative. I can't wait until the next book comes out to see how they deal with Gia!!
The story is excellent as usual from Rick Riordan. The narrator, on the other hand, was abysmal. I'm buying the e-book for this one. If Josh or Jesse return and narrate this book; email me. I'm getting my credit back this time.
Didn't get that far.
The way he did the voices he changed the characters. I spent half my time wondering who was talking.
I was very disappointed in the quality of the narration.
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