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The Mark of Athena Audiobook

The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3

Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy - after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera - it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon figurehead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans.
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Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with Percy - after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera - it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can’t blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon figurehead, Leo’s fantastical creation doesn’t appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace.

And that’s only one of her worries. In her pocket, Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving command: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find - and close - the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?

Annabeth’s biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed. What if he’s now attached to Roman ways? Does he still need his old friends? As the daughter of the goddess of war and wisdom, Annabeth knows she was born to be a leader - but never again does she want to be without Seaweed Brain by her side.

©2012 Rick Riordan (P)2012 Listening Library

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    Hank 01-27-13
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    "Great Series"

    Great series for all ages. Writer is witty and the story is very interesting. I love to hear about the Greek and Roman gods in a modern day setting.

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    Sarah y Houston tx. United States 01-24-13
    Sarah y Houston tx. United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2014

    I love to read. I love all genres but romance in particular. The hotter and steamy and sexier book is the more I want to read it.

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    I love this series of books, I can't wait for more. The way the pov bounces from person to person draws you need and you can't wait to get back to find out what happens next, while you can see what coming on some things it is a teen series so I let it pass,

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    Amazon Customer Jewell, IA 12-06-12
    Amazon Customer Jewell, IA 12-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Phenomenal Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A perfect molding of heroes from Greeks to Romans and fantastic cliffhanger ending!!!


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

    Yes from one adventure to another this book kept me at the edge of my seat!


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    chris Affton, MO, United States 12-05-12
    chris Affton, MO, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Rick Riordan children's books enthusiast"
    What made the experience of listening to The Mark of Athena the most enjoyable?

    He's very descriptive of the characters


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

    It's a lot more fun to listen to the book than to just read it.


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    J. B. Taylor Mesa AZ 11-26-12
    J. B. Taylor Mesa AZ 11-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Rick has done it again"
    If you could sum up The Mark of Athena in three words, what would they be?

    verr good read and listen. I enjoy Rick'sl youg peoples books, there is no bad language and no sex seans. Nothing to offend


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    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 11-25-12
    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 11-25-12 Member Since 2016

    Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.

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    "Adventurous to the core!"
    Where does The Mark of Athena rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of the most exciting audiobooks to which I've listened. Rick Riordan's stories just gets better and better. It is the third book of the Heroes of Olympus Series, and it is filled with suspense, adventure and wit. I love the humor in it. All the characters are unique and original. When you think nothing new can come along, R. Riordan keeps surprising us.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the fact that even though these kids (demigods) are from 13 to 16 they have maturity to face all those dilemmas and adventures. I see many adult characteristics in them. They have different personality traits, but combined, they can do some serious damage to monsters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one where they appear with the Argo2 to save Annabeth.


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

    Yes. I couldn't stop listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Now, My hands are sweaty, my breath is shaky, and my heart is beating anxiously waiting for the next book - The House of Hades. I don't know what I am going to do to be able to wait another year for this.A thing I love about R. Riordan's books is that he doesn't miss detail, and even though there is a lot of mystery and suspense, you can't get tired of all the action. Actually, you can't get enough of it.

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    Annie 11-19-12
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    "Excellent and fun read"
    Would you listen to The Mark of Athena again? Why?

    yes, it's engaging and very funny. And great to listen to while driving to work.


    What other book might you compare The Mark of Athena to and why?

    The rest of the series... it's very consistent with quality characters and story line


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Swanson – was your favorite?

    leo


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

    To laughter, yes... something from every section caught my attention


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    Marty Los Angeles, CA USA 11-14-12
    Marty Los Angeles, CA USA 11-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book for any Percy Jackson fan!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Mark of Athena the most enjoyable?

    Joshua Swanson does a great job of reading these books. He gets each character right. The story pulls you along and you don't really know what is going to happen, other than it isn't EXACTLY how you thought it would end up.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the characters are trying to do their best with what they know and what they have. And things do turn out in unexpected ways because they are sincere, because they mean to help and not just win at all costs.


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

    it was too long to listen to in one sitting, but I definitely was stuck in the story across the several days it took me to finish the book.


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    Diane 11-13-12
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    "Percy and friends continue their quests..."
    What did you love best about The Mark of Athena?

    the side stories for each character were the most fun. I learned so much about more about them. Each character had his/her own little moment in the "spotlight"

    This book seems to have more suspense than others.


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Swanson – was your favorite?

    Coach Hedge


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    J Frog Burlington, WI, United States 11-08-12
    J Frog Burlington, WI, United States 11-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun Series, Fun Characters"

    It was good to have all the heroes together, even if things didn't start out all that easily. I thought it would be hard to have Jason & Percy in the same story as leaders, but they're working it out. The cliffhanger was a doozy. Even though the books are geared toward kids, everyone from 4 to 40's are enjoying them at our house. Rick spins a fun tale.

    Joshua does a good job of giving everyone their own voice and makes it a thoroughly enjoyable adventure.

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