The Trials of Apollo

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The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle Publisher's Summary

How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus' favor.

But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go...an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

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  • Book 1

    • The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,066
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,570
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571

    After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus' favor. But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!!

    • By anne on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Hidden Oracle

    • The Trials of Apollo, Book One
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book One, by Rick Riordan, read by Robbie Daymond. How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • voices are a little too different

    • By magnus stefansson on 04-01-19

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 2

    • The Dark Prophecy

    • The Trials of Apollo, Book 2
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,952
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,684

    Zeus has punished his son Apollo - god of the sun, music, archery, poetry, and more - by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky, acne-covered 16-year-old mortal named Lester. The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark. What is affecting the Oracles, and how can Apollo/Lester do anything about them without his powers?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rick Riordan, SUPER ALLY!

    • By J. Visser on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Dark Prophecy

    • The Trials of Apollo, Book 2
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    The god Apollo, cast down to earth and trapped in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on the second of his harrowing (and hilarious) trials. He and his companions seek the ancient oracles - restoring them is the only way for Apollo to reclaim his place on Mount Olympus - but this is easier said than done. Somewhere in the American Midwest is a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again...if it doesn't kill him or drive him insane first.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really nice book

    • By Anonymous User on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $25.58

  • Book 3

    • The Burning Maze

    • The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,152
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,933
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Nathan on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Burning Maze

    • The Trials of Apollo, Book 3
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan, read by Robbie Daymond. I was a god once. Until I was cast out by my father, Zeus. Now I'm an awkward mortal teenager called Lester. My way out? A series of scary and dangerous trials, of course. For my third mission, I must: Journey through the Labyrinth to free an Oracle who speaks only in puzzles. Defeat a vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperor - the most vicious of three very vicious and bloodthirsty Roman Emperors. Is that all? No, I've to do everything without any of my godly powers. Wonderful. Looks like I'll be needing all the help I can get. From new friends and old....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By magnus stefansson on 04-24-19

    Regular price: $26.17

  • Book 4

    • The Tyrant's Tomb

    • The Trials of Apollo Series, Book 4
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught.

    Regular price: $38.50