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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    Tara Rogers, AR, United States 12-29-13
    Tara Rogers, AR, United States 12-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Good, but not not my favorite"
    Would you try another book from Rick Riordan and/or Nick Chamian?

    I love Rick Riordan books, and would read more by him. And Nick Chamian is a wonderful narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    While I liked this book, I just want this story to end. Besides escaping, nothing seemed to happen- just a lot of character development.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon West Islip, NY, United States 12-26-13
    Sharon West Islip, NY, United States 12-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Horrible narrator!"
    If you could sum up The House of Hades in three words, what would they be?

    very busy book


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

    not sure


    How did the narrator detract from the 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.


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

    no!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to the narrator before you pay him. This guy should pay you to listen to him read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 12-13-13
    Karen 12-13-13
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    "It got better as I continued"

    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.

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    Annie 12-10-13
    Annie 12-10-13
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    "Good book, but I missed the original narrator"
    What did you love best about The House of Hades?

    very entertaining... I love how we got to learn more about each the heroes.


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

    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.


    What three words best describe Nick Chamian’s performance?

    not Joshua Swanson


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 12-09-13
    Kevin 12-09-13
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    "Good Book - Aweful Narrator - Just Read book"
    What did you like best about The House of Hades? What did you like least?

    Great Book, Good Series - Narrator was one of the worst. Stopped listening and just read the book


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nick Chamian’s performances?

    No


    Did The House of Hades inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, Read the book instead of Listening to it


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eugenia Karlson New York, NY United States 12-02-13
    Eugenia Karlson New York, NY United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story spoiled by poor narration"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jay SAUGUS, MA, United States 11-30-13
    Jay SAUGUS, MA, United States 11-30-13 Member Since 2005

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    "What a waste. New Narrator ruins this series."
    Would you try another book from Rick Riordan and/or Nick Chamian?

    Rick yes, Nick...not a chance.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story.


    What didn’t you like about Nick Chamian’s performance?

    Nothing. He was grating, lazy, and monotonous.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Please re-record this travesty.

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    cindy 11-30-13
    cindy 11-30-13
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    "worst reader ever"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nick Chamian’s performances?

    I would never willing order another book read by chamian


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    jsakeo 11-30-13
    jsakeo 11-30-13
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    "Another Great Book in the Percy Jackson Saga!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The House of Hades to be better than the print version?

    I can't comment on how the audio book compares as I haven't read the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I just love the entire cast of characters, but Percy and Annabeth are my favorites because of the way they play off one another.


    What about Nick Chamian’s performance did you like?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!!

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    Diane 11-28-13
    Diane 11-28-13
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    "The Narrator From Hades"
    What disappointed you about The House of Hades?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't get that far.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The way he did the voices he changed the characters. I spent half my time wondering who was talking.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed in the quality of the narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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