• The Burning Maze

  • The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4,567 ratings)
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By: Rick Riordan
Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
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Publisher's summary

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

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"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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Percy Jackson is the eponymous hero of the best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. He made his debut in The Lightning Thief at just 12 years old, where he discovered the shocking truth about his parentage: He is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and the god Poseidon. Beyond his own series, he was one of the protagonists in the Heroes of Olympus series and has since appeared in other spin-off novels and series from Riordan.

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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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An amazing Book. Had me tuned all the way

The Narrator was amazing. Brought the book to life. Amazing story. Love this series very much. Anyone should enjoy this book.

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It was great

I was able to imagine everything like a movie, it was fun and t made me laugh a lot . This book made me feel stuff💀

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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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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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Another great chapter in the series!

Love how he's been handing Apollo's character. Meg is wonderful as usual. Lots of cameos from the other series. Riordan continues to write interesting and engaging characters.

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Monotonous

I dont know if it's the story or performer, and I know it's a single pov, but the book and series portion is very slow. all characters seem the same.

My son loves it, but I can't pay attention. We've listened to every myth series available by Riordan, and this is the only one I legitimately dislike.

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final seeks suffix sucks full in is do of do like

so to of so if she is so in so if to it for me so no go

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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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