• The Blood of Olympus

  • Heroes of Olympus, Book 5
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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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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Genuinely a great book

I appreciated the attention to detail that came with the descriptions of Heroes and monsters. I like this book because it leaves wanting more more, leaves you on the edge of your seat, and the storyline ever emotive and compelling, satisfies the readers requirement of tying up (some) loose ends attached to the Percy Jackson and heroes of Olympus trilogy. So overall, a genuinely great book that I strongly recommend for anyone interested in good literature. Enjoy.

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  • DianeF
  • 10-07-14

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-04-20

Heroes of Olympus blood of Olympus

An exciting but funny story great for all types of fans from dramatic cliff hangers to hilarious jokes Rick Eileen has done it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Nadia
  • 10-31-14

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-23-21

yup

yeeeeeeeessssssssssssss Leo ■■ you are a pro dude and you other guys Jason pipes etc.
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  • Lindsey Manoharan
  • 04-09-20

Great finish Rick Riordan

Good end to the series Rick and introduced another spectacular series of 'The Trails of Apollo'

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  • 10-15-14

Very disappointing

What disappointed you about The Blood of Olympus?

Having loved the original Percy Jackson series, I started reading the Heroes of Olympus series. I thougth the first 3, as far as the stories themselves are concerned, were good and based on an interesting premise. However from the start I found the narration pretty awful, with the narrator being incapable of pronouncing Greek and Latin words correctly - and yes they're pronounced the same in US English as they are in UK English. However I thought book 4 in the series was disjointed and rambling. Hoping for better with this one, I was very disappointed. The story is even more rambling, incoherent and repetitive. I simply couldn't be bothered to finish it. Sad.

Would you ever listen to anything by Rick Riordan again?

No

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His pronunciation of Greek and Latin is execrable.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom

Any additional comments?

The author's publisher should have kept a much tighter grip on the editing. The last two books in this series are rambling, incoherent and illogical (given the logic of the story). Almost all of this could have been avoided by better editing.

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  • Collette
  • 12-13-21

the reader is bad and pronounces words weirdly

its a very good story but the voice actor has a funny pronunciation this book is worth the money but sometimes its hard to understand what he is saying-josh close

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  • G QUESNELL
  • 10-24-20

super

really good " sad at time's but really really good
I loved it soooo much

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-24-20

PERFECT END LOVED IT

Great performance, improved from previous.
story was great and loved how it ended. personal favourite

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  • Catherine Caldwell
  • 08-22-19

great book

as with all the other books it was great I love the way Rick tells his stories

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  • Cyndi Marr
  • 10-20-17

I'm so excited for Trials of Apollo

This is the best book ever if you don't like riordan then your dumb
Goodbye

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-18

Heroic Hero’s

I love the book so much. I love how the Romans and Greeks came together and work together. I found it so cool when the last chapter was Leo going back to Ogigia to save Calypso. My favourite part is when they all destroy the monsters and Gia. My least favourite the end because it is sad how he ends it. I love Rick he is such a good writer.

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  • Coconuts
  • 11-23-15

Amazing

I chose this rating because this is perfect and I love it so so much

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  • Kelly Durrant
  • 03-10-22

Really Entertaining and Good

I liked how everything was about Roman history it is very clear as well👍 excellent

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-25-21

Weird voice

His voice is a bit weird but it does get used to it :) but really good book

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  • Re8eccaLMC
  • 02-01-21

Highly Entertaining

This is a world I love to lose myself in. I think it is Riordan's best series. Full of twists and turns with an exciting climax.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-20

It is such a good book

This book is so good I loved it so much it is so good I love it!,!,,,!,!,!

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  • Susan
  • 11-12-20

love it

love it. quite long so it kept me occupied. very long. Loves it so much.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-20

HOLY DANG!

These books are amazing! I can’t wait for everyone to finish them so we can all beg for more lol

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-01-20

Great

This book is annoying yet another clif hanger it is the worst put heroes of Olympus book 6out

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