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
The new narrator speaks very slowly, has trouble staying consistent while using different voices for the various characters, usually tilts his voice upward at the end of sentences- especially when he does female voices, which are overall a joke anyway.
So far, this has been my favorite book in the series. Unfortunately, the narrator switch detracted from the story. The original narrator was fantastic, and I definitely think he would have made listening to this story more enjoyable.
Fun story, lots of adventure, drama, friendship, and mystery. I listened to the first books and knew the voices, inflections, and could tell who was speaking easily. This narrator is doing an ok job - not quite as good of a range- but it's a hard change (and a stupid one if you ask me) to listen to someone else part way through a series.
Love it! it was a pleasant surprise after reading the reviews about the new narrator. I was apprehensive and preemptively disappointed, thinking I would hate the new narrator. He's better, in my opinion than Bernstein in his reading skills. Bernstein's inflections sound like an elementary school teacher. However, Chamian isn't as enjoyable as Swanson. He is good & if you like the series, you'll like this one, too.
At first, I didn't like the change in readers, thinking I would prefer continuity, but Bernstein for the first series was good, as Percy & the rest of the characters are young, very young children. Using more mature readers, like Swanson & Chamian for the later books, lends a maturing, changing atmosphere to the stories. I don't know if this was the strategy, but if it wasn't, it should have been. if it was, good job directors.
I am the only one who doesn't care about how the narrator sounds and just cares how well the book is written?!!!!
In my opinion I think that Nick Chamian narrators very well!!!!!!
the only complaints I have in the story is Anna Beth went from being super bad ass to being weak in this book. I love the development of Nico's character. All the character development was perfect, except anna beth didn't evolve much . The performance was no where good as the other books: they made Pipper sound really preppy and Anna beth sound like a damsel in distress. The character voices were all very poorly done. I've listened to all the Percy Jackson books and this was very disappointing and not as enjoyable .
I liked the story best, but the voice of the narrator when he was narrating was grating.
The rest of the Percy Jackson series.
What was wrong with Joshua Swanson? Nick Chamian's narration voice is like a valley girl with vocal fry who never learned how to vary his inflection.
The narrator is much slower at reading than previous one. It is hard to keep your mind focused on the story. I may switch to 1.5x speed.
I loved the book, it was amazing. The story met all of my expectations and more. I loved all of the book so I can say what part was my favorite part. I loved the narrator also, people said the narrator changes but I couldn't tell. I recommend this book.
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