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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book One, by Rick Riordan, read by Robbie Daymond.

How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy.

Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus' favour. But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed.

Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go: an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

©2016 Rick Riordan (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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It's Apollo

Rick did it again and bringing Apollo with him is 2 birds single shot it's adventure all along but the humor Apollo provided is the best of class

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good book.

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Please do not make book 1 available if book 2 isn't. This has happened twice lately. I could understand if the book got low ratings or a new release. My Mom has asked for the next books but still not available.

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Rick Riordan keeps delivering

If you like the Percy Jackson series, you Will love this one.
you know how apollo is in the books? arrogant? self-centered? like pretty much all gods. Well, he is mortal now. And constantly fearing for his life.

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  • Miss P M Davies
  • 05-09-16

Amazing!

I was sceptical at first. But I seriously had nothing to worry about. Rick Riordan has done it again. Great story, brilliant pacing, twists & turns. So good.
The narrator was great.
This is a must read for any Percy Jackson fan.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Mils
  • 04-07-17

love the story

love the story but some of the characters were already pre existing and would have sounded better if they had had the similar twangs as previous books (like Leo Valdez)

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • andrew
  • 04-06-17

awesome

brilliantly told. epic story with amusing parts cant wait for the next book hope its just as good

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Shep's mummy
  • 01-23-17

Good book well worth reading

Liked this very much well worth listening to. Great story and quite funny in places.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Ben
  • 09-22-16

Amazing

Amazing book I listen to it over and over it is the best book ever

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Ms. A. Campbell
  • 03-16-17

Trolllllllla

The narrator sounds like a 12 year-old just woken up and had insomnia
Apart from that it's good




6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 09-08-16

As awesome as Apollo (that's what he says, anyway)

What did you like most about The Hidden Oracle?

Omgs where do I start...everything?

It wasn't just a new story. It was THE story we all have been waiting for even if we didn't do it consciously.

This book, Apollo, the conflict... is the answers to things we since Lightning Thief.

Reading (or hearing, in this case) this was a click! in everything and a mind-blowing experience thanks to the voice actor.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Actually I have to say it's Apollo.

He's the most complex character he's written in years.

Just put in a box the 4000 year-old experience and wisdom of Apollo (yes, he has wisdom) and the cocky attitude we were used to since The Titan's Curse and we have one of the most interesting characters a writer could make.

He was a god but know he realises he isn't anymore but something different.

Really fun and deep when needed.

What does Robbie Daymond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The emotion the readers experienced with The Lightning Thief.

Rick Riordan does it again with the first person pov, like the old series and Robbie Daymond is able to bring back all we know from that kind of pov's.

He just adds more intensity and emotion to the text and things Apollo feel and say and think.

He is able to bring Apollo and all his real feelings next to you (and well, he has a very suitable voice for this ex god not mentioning the way he portrays Chiron. It's just unbelievable).

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

This is a little bit spoilery so

MINOR SPOILERS:


That one time he sings trying to find and reach his companion in the Wood.
There you realise (and this is just the first book, more has to come) who Apollo really is, the deeps of this heart, etc.He is just focused in rescuing a girl and not in himself for once.
The Daphne and Zephyrus moment just made me all teary. No joke.

Any additional comments?

Omgs just buy this if you are able to.

It's a great experience after Heroes of Olympus and not regrettable at all (just make sure you read the whole series before this, because if you don't you're gonna be spoiled in the most hum silly way).

Robbie Daymond did a great job. We can say he knows what he was reading (more like narrating) about.

Makes this way better compared to someone who doesn't.

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  • P. Cleary
  • 06-04-16

great story

good story but a bit short hope for the next one to come out soon.

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  • Shacquille
  • 11-17-16

good read

i really want to know how it ends. would be nice to good read though

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • S
  • 07-20-16

The best of the best

I love it when empmor came back
I'm so excited to be able to read this

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • mishmashn
  • 03-16-17

was good

good book. but not amazing. the main character talked a lot about irrelevant content that just made the book feel like it could have been finished in 1 hr instead of 10

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  • deb
  • 02-07-17

Really enjoyed this book, very funny.

What did you like most about The Hidden Oracle?

It was very funny in a subtle way. I like the narrators voice too

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hidden Oracle?

the whole book was great

What about Robbie Daymond’s performance did you like?

Very good, enjoyable to listen to.

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

yes, but I didn't have the time.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the next in the series. I downloaded it for my boys to listen to in the car, but I enjoyed it so much kept listened to it when driving by myself. I'm happy to listen to it again when I'm driving them to school again.

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  • Amanda
  • 09-11-16

Best book ever

The only thing I have to say is that it was legit the best book I've ever listened to! 👍🏻

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  • Ian
  • 08-23-16

Amazing book

I loved the book so much that I felt like I was in the book.

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  • Robyn Woodward
  • 06-30-16

Highly entertaining

this story is amazing. couldn't stop laughing in parts. gave me answers that were left from heroes of olympus. highly recommended

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  • Megan
  • 06-22-16

I want more

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I loved this book, such a great book, I need more, they need to hurry up with the second one

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  • shell
  • 05-11-16

Great book

good story line and plots alright reader one of the best books I have buyed

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