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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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    amazing 07-20-16
    amazing 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Action packed and full of fun"

    The Percy Jackson series has never been in my favorites. It was good but I can't remember ever being completely into it.

    Needless to say this book surprised me. I picked this up during a reading slump thinking this wasn't going to be amazing. I was so wrong!

    I dove right into the book and barely wanted any time away from it. It was full of hilarious characters like Leo. Also more serious characters like Jason and Piper. Riordan brought an excellent mixture of characters together and blended them perfectly to make a really great read!

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    Matthew 07-03-16
    Matthew 07-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mostly garbage"

    This book is basically a spoken word sitcom. it might as well have laugh track. Many of the mythological terms and Godly names are mispronounced thorough out the entire series. The writing is trash, every time the author tries to give the characters some actual character it just ends up sounding like he's pandering to what he thinks the cool kids are into nowadays. It's as if he watched MTV all day and then sat down and wrote this book. Imagine reading a transcript of your grandfather saying slang phrases like "on fleek", it's unbearably cringe worthy.

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    Sherry Goodman 06-22-16 Member Since 2015

    I've love being able to listen to my books while I work! Though, I admit, I'm picky when it comes to narrators. They make or break a book.

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    "Story? Woohoo! narrator? meh."

    Narrator mispronounces stuff left and right. Hera, Katoptris, Gaea, Thalia... sigh... I could go on. It's like hearing someone say Tor-Till-La for tortilla. I actually cringe.

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    Sarah Walther South Florida 05-11-16
    Sarah Walther South Florida 05-11-16 Member Since 2013

    Sarah the House Elf

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    "the story was fantastic narrator was just awful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero to be better than the print version?

    I love my audio books but this one... i dunno i muscled through it because i was hooked on the story, but the narration was a major turn off. I probably will not get the rest of the series on audible because of the narration.


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

    yes the story was intriguing and i wanted to keep listening... but the narration had such annoying... inflections and pronunciation of some of the Greek names, it just drove me crazy! (Hera and Cyclopses) i will go back to read the "real books" for this series!


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    heather richter 05-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good and awesome book!!!"

    It was a good book because it was very exciting, and I always looked forward to getting back on audible and listing to more this amazing book! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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    Kaz 04-25-16
    Kaz 04-25-16
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    "meh"

    didn't really care for the narration of the book that was my only gripe with it

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    Faith 04-22-16
    Faith 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "better than expected"

    I honestly thought I wouldn't be able to listen to it. All the reviews on how bad the voice is, but I was pleasantly surprised. He is nowhere near the voices that we have learned to love from the other books, but he has his own charm. he does do voices and while he may be slower that you are used to, he is not so slow I had to up the speed. I figured I would give it a chance, all the bad reviews and it still had a good rating. definitely worth a listen!

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    rita m d 04-11-16
    rita m d 04-11-16
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    "Great story"

    My 7 year old son and I listened to this story over several months while traveling. We both loved it. It did take some getting used to, this was our first in the series we read. We are looking forward to going to number 1 and reding from there! We have been researching mythology now and love how the storytelling.

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    Noah 03-24-16
    Noah 03-24-16
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    "Having the dialog accented and changed."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they like Greek stuff and action this book starts a series that fits it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Leo, I can relate the need to keep moving his hands and the ADHD.


    What about Joshua Swanson’s performance did you like?

    His accents were spot on and weren't exaggerated.


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

    Very much so.


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    S. A. MUNOZ SAN ANTONIO, TX 03-02-16
    S. A. MUNOZ SAN ANTONIO, TX 03-02-16

    TEXAS "F"STOP

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    "Riordan did a tremendous job"

    narrator did a great job doing multiple characters I can hardly wait for the next book

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