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The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero Audiobook

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

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Publisher's Summary

After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own:

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods.

Listen to An Interview with Rick Riordan.

©2010 Rick Riordan (P)2010 Listening Library

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    Kyle summers 10-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "love it"

    love it! it is just a wonderful story and i love the introduction of the new demigods. The Roman aspects of the Gods wow. love it

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    Sarah Silverstone Washington, DC 09-13-16
    Sarah Silverstone Washington, DC 09-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator needs to learn pronunciation!"
    Would you listen to The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero again? Why?

    I admit that I prefer Jesse Bernstein's narration, and it's jarring hearing someone else voice many of the same characters, but Joshua Swanson often puts the emPHAsis on the wrong syllAble. I winced every time he said ChiRON. The worst though was him pronouncing Gaia as Gia. The word seemed to crop up every five minutes or so, and I wanted to yell at him each time. I can't believe he didn't learn basic pronunciations of key ancient Greek mythology figures!<br/><br/>Once I get past my Gaia/Gia rage, it was a pretty good book. Not as good as the original Percy Jackson series, but I liked the characters and I'm glad to be back in the Camp Halfblood world. If this was the first book of all the demigod books, I don't know that I would have liked it as much, since it's just not quite as enthralling as the earlier ones; knowing that I'll get to hear more about Percy and his crew helps keep me interested.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joshua Swanson’s performances?

    I hope that he fixes his pronunciation issues for the next book!


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    brett mangan 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Story is great"

    but the narrator needed some time to get used to. Please at least give it a shot.

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    Kat's mom 09-02-16
    Kat's mom 09-02-16
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    ""Wrong voices" were extremely off putting"

    I understand the choice of using a new reader for this book - I totally get it. It's not really a Percy Jackson book, so that voice shouldn't be telling the story. Fair enough.
    The problem is that NONE of the characters my children have grown to know and love, sounded like "themselves".
    Probably the best example was the voice of Chiron, the centaur. We know that he's thousands of years old, but we are told that he looks like a middle aged man. In this book, however, his voiced like a frail old man. My children kept asking if I thought he was going to die in this book.
    Another voice that made it very difficult to visualize the character correctly was that of Drew, daughter of Aphrodite. She sounded more like Rupaul than a teenage girl. And of course, Annabeth wasn't herself either, but she didn't appear often enough for anyone to be too bothered by the change.
    Judging from the sheer number of audio books narrated by Mr. Swanson, I'm sure he's a very talented reader. Perhaps, if he had listened to the previous PJ audio books, he could have tried to voice the more well-known characters in a similar way. Faithful listeners expect to hear from their favorite characters, in their voices. It's almost like watching a soap opera where your told that the part of your favorite character will be played by a stranger today.
    In short, we all enjoyed the story, but we were all very thrown off by the "wrong" voices.

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    fifi 09-02-16
    fifi 09-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "well read. hours of entertainment"

    the story was very interesting but a bit long. there are so many villains to fight. I personally wish there would have been two to three less battles. that said, I was hooked and wanted to know the ending. I will buy the next one for sure! it was very well read and the narrator used different voices for the different characters, which I appreciated. buy it. you won't regret it.

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    Tiffany 08-31-16
    Tiffany 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book!"

    I loved every minute! the only thing that brings my star ro a 4 is the 2 miss pronounced words. The book is Awesome!

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    Joshua Gray 08-28-16
    Joshua Gray 08-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow!"

    😮😮😮 I'm really enjoying the books from The Lightning Thief to now. Learning things I never knew about Roman and Greek mythology.

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    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA 07-27-16
    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA 07-27-16
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    "Love Heroes of Olympus but..."

    Some of the names are mispronounced, that makes it annoying to listen to. Please learn some Greek/Roman names if reading about Greek/Roman mythology. Otherwise it was fun to listen to one of my family's favorite book while on our road trip.

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    Mike Burns 07-25-16
    Mike Burns 07-25-16
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    Another great read by Joshua, and of coarse the story was amazing as usual by Rick.

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    Matthew Rodriguez 07-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Take a God damn Latin class"

    If he says Gee-ah again I'm gonna lose it. Other than that, it was great.

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