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Book three in the number-one New York Times best-selling Trials of Apollo series

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.

With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor - and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles - somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon....

©2018 Rick Riordan (P)2018 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Just as he has been for the previous two audiobooks in Riordan's Trials of Apollo series, narrator Robbie Daymond is wholly in sync with Apollo's voice.... Daymond creates individual voices for the large cast of supporting characters, including satyr guide Grover, demigod Meg, and dryad Aloe, and listeners will find it hard to press pause as he delivers every twist and turn in Apollo's continuing adventures." (AudioFile)

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I hate you Rick Riordan

I don't know how, but uncle Rick managed another masterpiece. Keep tissues handy fellow demigods.

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  • kim
  • Harrisburg, PA, United States
  • 06-03-18

Not Sure How I Feel!

First off I liked the story but there was a drastic change in this installment. Book was much darker than I was expecting not that it was a bad thing but I did cry several times and that’s what has me feeling lost. Still I will be eagerly awaiting the next book. Oh yes and Apollo is still whiny but he is growing up.

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How long until book 4?

Robbie Daymond does a great job narrating these book. There is something for everyone. Puns that will go over the head of the kids and keep the adults in stitches. I love the self-deprecating Apollo who does the "right" thing inspite of himself.

What a great listen.

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This book gets a bit real.

Readers beware this story gets a bit real and has some actual consequences to Apollo's choices. Pretty decent story.

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Tear Out my Heart

I love Rick Riordan and his entire mythoverse. And I love the newest addition as I always do. I love Apollo and his growth and getting to know more about Meg is awesome....but this book kills me!!

Gahhh! Tear out my heart and stomp on it why don’t you!? I didn’t need this and killed me and I’m still crying months after the release and my first read and the audiobook just makes it all the more emotional!!

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  • C.
  • 07-16-18

Listen with tissues at hand.

I have listened to quite few. of Mr Riordan's books. He takes great care in development of the characters and they become human. This latest book is no exception. Apollo is truly learning what it means to be human, with all its positives and negatives. The vocal performance is excellent, allowing for easy character identification. Listen and enjoy!

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why do I am a little bit of gay christian faith and the lgbt community means we fight not just for them but transgender people as possible and go back to the same problems as the lgbt community means we fight not just for them but transgender people as possible and go back to the same problems as the lgbt community means we fight for issues and go back to the old days when you get a chance of the vast amounts to have to the same thing I was going through my phone number and go back to the old one is in the acronym to make it easier for the lgbt of your life in prison and the same problems with this approach is to the same thing as I got older brother of gay guys is not just a lesbian with my partner and go to have elenents of gay christian and the same problems with my partner and go back in a bit more of gay Christian grey has to be done to make fun with your life and the same problems

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  • philadelphia
  • 07-09-18

really good

loved the story, the narrator was good, the voices we're good, was funny, recommend it for 9,10,11,12, year olds

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Another great book in the Apollo series

Riordan plus Daymond equals genius. This is an emotionally tough book and the second half is not flowers and sunshine. However Riordan’s sarcastic, witty, and heartfelt Apollo makes it not only bearable but powerful. Sometimes things cannot be fixed, the only thing we can control is our reaction to it. Be ready for an unfinished ending and a long wait, Book 4 isn’t set to come out until Fall 2019.

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Great moving story well told.

We love Rick Riordan and this book will not disappoint his fans. This is book three in the series so be sure to listen to books one and two first. Daymond is a talented narrator and handles multiple voices well.