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Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Blood of Olympus - the fifth book in the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series, set in the high-octane world of Percy Jackson. Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.

©2014 Rick Riordan (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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  • DF
  • 07-10-14

Excellent Again

What did you like most about The Blood of Olympus?

okay I'm not the traditional audience for Rick Riordan's books, I'm an adult who just happens to read a lot, and has a soft spot for fantasy and mythology.

The Percy Jackson series got me hooked, and this series has continued to keep me interested enough to pre-order book five. I'm saying nothing about the story itself because I don't like spoilers, but from the previous four books you just know it's gonna be good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

too many to choose from, Riordan writes some really good characters.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

don't make a film of any more Rick Riordan books, the disaster that was lightning thief was enough to put me off watching any more!!

Any additional comments?

The mythologies are accurate, for kids who don't know their greek and roman mythology (and egyptian with the kane chronicles), these are a fun introduction to them.

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  • Nadia
  • United Kingdom
  • 31-10-14

A fantastic end to a fantastic series

Would you listen to The Blood of Olympus again? Why?

I re-read books I love over and over again and this makes the cut. It's a rare book that can educate and entertain you at the same time and Rick Riordan's imagination is just a pleasure to listen to.

What other book might you compare The Blood of Olympus to, and why?

I hate comparing books as every Author deserves recognition in their own right. So I'll compare this to Rick Riordan's other books and say that it more than measures up. It's not anyone who can write a long series and produce books that are of the same standard throughout. The only other two Authors that spring to mind are JK Rowling and Michael Buckley.

What about Nick Chamian’s performance did you like?

He's not the best reader, particularly when compared with Joshua Swanson who read the earlier books in this series, but I find the voices he does amusing. It says a lot for this book that it carry's itself no matter who reads it.

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

I almost managed it. If I hadn't had to stop for small necessities like eating and sleeping I would have.

Any additional comments?

I'm assuming anyone picking up this book is already familiar with the world of Greek Gods and their half-blood offspring that Rick Riordan portrays so brilliantly. I've always loved Greek Mythology which was what initially drew me to his books. I fell in love with the Percy Jackson series for their humour and vivid descriptions, and this was increased ten fold in the Heros of Olympus series. The characters are just so life-like and colourful that you'll never forget them. As with all Rick Riordan's books, I was gripped throughout, and I only hope he isn't done with either this world or these characters.

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I LOVED IT!!!

This book had so many interesting words in it, and being a child who wants to be an author when they grow up, it is very educational. I do have a suggestion for somthing you could put on the app. I was thinking that maybe you could let us see the words of the book as we listen if we click a curtain button. These are just suggestions but I love this book and the app.

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A masterpiece

A literary masterpiece. Riordan uses words like a paintbrush, with indescribably beautiful, yet hilarious storylines and plots. Recommended for Harry Potter fans.

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AWESOME

This was my new favourite audio book 📚!!! My favourite characters are Coach Hedge, Percy Jackson ,Jason Grace ,Piper McLean and Reyna and Leo!

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Dam

Too. Many. Cliffhangers. And. Plot. Twists.




But it was... Flawless



Really flawless



Reyna could have been lesbian though

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Fantastic!

A brilliant end to a great series. I like the way the story winds down to the finish. Brilliantly told.

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Good story but did feel a little rushed at the end

Loved it, but toward the end it did feel a little rushed, built toward a big climax but then it was all done very quickly I feel

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A amazing

really good audio book really good story
entire series was amazing so Amazing book
amazing series amazing level over 1000

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Awesome, didn't want it to finish.

I would have given it more than 5 stars if I could, kept leaving it for a few days so it would last longer.
Third time I've listened to the series and I'm still enjoying it just as much as the first time.

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  • Anis Yazmin
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If I could buy this book twice, I would.

Amazing performance and great story as expected of Rick Riordan. Was laughing, crying, and enjoying it to the very end

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