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The Burning Maze

The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
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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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  • Nathan
  • Hazelwood, MO, United States
  • 09-30-18

Entertaining

As an adult I've found many YA stories entertaining and Rick's books are no exception. I used to play a video game in the apple 2 as a kid that was a Greek good adventure writer and this reminds me of that. Fun.

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great book

the author did a great job for this third book in a fantastic series. the narrator was very good

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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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Amazing

This is a great book, keeps your attention, with enough action and story telling to keep you on your toes. The entire Apollo series is great and the reader was a perfect choice, I can't imagine a better voice. Rick doesn't disappoint with the story line either. 10/10 would recommend.

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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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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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not really for kids

the story was good till it was spoiled by the homosexual content. im really glad i review all my kids books.

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Devastating, But Amazing

Mr. Riordin is an amazing writer, and I have a feeling there will be more heartbreaks in the next book. Just hope it's not Tyson!!! I love the guy (cyclops?). I'm excited, and nervous for the next book, and this one was the best TOA book yet! A lot of character development and the amazing narrator is awesome!

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love love love

I love the Percy Jackson series and spin offs. I have been reading them since I was in highschool to my baby brother. this book is the first audio book that we listened to in the series and I must say that we all enjoyed it. talk about the perfect way to get everyone engaged and wanting to actually pick up a book and follow along. the only thing I would change in any audio book would be to have multiple voices or a narrator that can significantly change their voice so childern can tell who's saying what

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can't wait

every single one of Rick's books are awesome I have listened to them twice in most cases and am hungry for more, I can't wait.